Board of Governors

David Kelin is the Chair of SLJPS Trust and MJPS Governing Board.  He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (B.Sc Mgmt) and of the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin from which he holds a Diploma in Advanced Marketing Techniques (Degree).  He also holds a Certificate in Cash Management from the Association of Corporate Treasurers in London. He has worked in the area of treasury and cash management for a number of global banks and in 2001 set up his own consultancy company. He sold this in 2008 and became a partner in a large European treasury consultancy. In 2014 he sold his partnership and set up a new company specialising in Treasury consulting.  He has been involved with the MJPS since its inception. David’s daughters Liat and Yael were some of the first graduates from South London’s first Jewish nursery when it opened 20 years ago.


Jo Dallal has worked in education for the last 25 years.  Her first degree was in Sociology (B.Sc>Hons) University of the Southbank followed by a B.A.(Honours) in Social work from Bar-Ilan University. She has several Early Years and Management qualifications and is a of the Higher Senior Higher Senior Fellow Education Academy. She is Head of Higher Education, Counselling and Early and Early Years at Kingston College where she is the Director of the Foundation Degrees in Early Years which are validated by Kingston University.  Jo has previous experience as a school governor.   Miss Dallal acts as an external examiner for Bath Spa University and University of Wales.





Nicolette Hartell is a parent governor. She grew up in New Zealand and graduated from Massey University with a degree in English and Social Anthropology. Nicolette worked in the parliamentary service in New Zealand before moving to London to work in the civil service in both the Education and Health departments. Nicolette now runs her own childcare business and has two boys, the eldest began Reception at Mosaic in 2015.






Judith Ish-Horowicz graduated with a degree in music from Leeds University, after which she trained as a teacher in her home town of Manchester and went on to be Head of Music at a London comprehensive school. After the birth of her 4 daughters, Judith moved into Early Years Education opening Apples and Honey Nursery (Ofsted rated Outstanding) in Wimbledon in 1991. Judith is an Ashdown Fellow, an education consultant and a Limmud volunteer. She was awarded an MBE for Services to Early Years Education in 2010.





Shirley Lee is a governor and the founding chair of the Governing Board until April 2017.   She was previously vice-chair of governors in a Surrey primary school and has also been on the Governing Body of a Wandsworth school. She trained as a teacher in Scotland but completed her Masters Degree in England.  She was a Principal Lecturer at University of Roehampton until 2011, working with trainee teachers, experienced teachers and senior school managers. Shirley has led the development of new initiatives with schools, teacher training providers and organisations both in the UK and Europe. She is an education consultant leading currently on school improvement and quality assurance . She has experience as an Ofsted inspector and trainer, Advanced Skills Teacher assessor,  performance management consultant and curriculum innovator. Shirley was involved in the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership for many years and was Chair of the Jewish Resource  Centre at University of Roehampton.

Vicky Williams was appointed to the Governing Body in September 2014. She is an experienced HR Director starting her career in retail in Marks and Spencer. She then went to join the Compass Group as an HR Manager leaving 21 years later as an HR Director. Recently Vicky joined the Lawn Tennis Association as their Director of People. She has supported the new CEO in recruiting his senior team and sits on the LTA Executive. For 10 years up to 2011 Vicky was Chair of Governors at Sheen Mount Primary School in East Sheen. During her time as Chair, the school built a new hall, became a phased 3 form entry and playing to Vicky’s recruiting skills recruited 2 Deputies and a new Headteacher. During the last few years she has missed being part of school life and is looking forward to being part of the MJPS community. She is married to a barrister and has twins aged 17 who leave school next year.





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