The Southover Partnership converted to charity status on January 1st 2018. This decision was made to ensure that the unique way in which we work with children and young people is incorporated into our vision and values in perpetuity.

We are fortunate to have a highly qualified and experienced Trustee team to lead our strategic development and ensure we fulfil our charitable aims.

Meet the Trustees

Carol Frankl

Carol is the chair of Trustees and was appointed to the board on January 1st 2018.  Carol has worked as a teacher, Headteacher and leader in special education for over 40 years.  She started The Southover Partnership to support to children with special needs in mainstream schools, in 1994.  In 2007, Southover Partnership opened a special school for children with autism and very challenging behaviour.  Carol has lead the growth and development of this unique organisation since its inception.  Carol also tutors on the masters level mandatory qualification for special needs coordinators (the NASENCO course), accredited by the University of East London.

John Feltham

John’s professional background has been within the field of special education and more specifically working with children with severe and complex learning difficulties including those children with a diagnosis of autism.

He has been a Headteacher of two London special schools, these roles covering a period of over twenty three years. During this time John worked closely with multiple support agencies and most importantly developed an understanding not only of the needs of the pupils but also the much wider needs of families themselves.

Since retirement from Headship two years ago he has to continued to work on a part time basis with specials schools offering coaching and coaching development to both Leadership Teams and Teachers

Andrew Pereira

I am very proud to be involved with The Southover Partnership.  I understand what it is like to be written off at a young age.  When I was 13, I was told he would not sit the then O levels.  I did!  I was also told at 16 that I would never fulfil my dream of being an engineer and perhaps should join Mars in Slough as I would have a good steady job.  Needless to say, 4 years later I was offered a job at Mars Electronics as an Electronics Test engineer.

I have been very fortunate and blessed by people that have cared and supported me.

I want to use my skills developed over the years in finance, operations and finally as a Managing Director of a very successful financial planning business, to help others.

Meg Timlin

Meg worked as a teacher in mainstream and special schools for several years before training as an Educational Psychologist.  Her career in that role over 30 years has included working for Local Authorities in senior roles including as a Principal Educational Psychologist in a Unitary Authority. More recently she has worked in roles supporting Looked After Children in a local authority and also directly with schools.

Meg also works as an Assessor with The Heath and Care Professional Council who are the statutory body responsible for registering Psychologists amongst other professionals.



Carol Frankl

John Feltham

Andrew Pereira



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Deputy head: Karen Gubbay
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Kingsbury Manor, 288 Kingsbury Road,
Roe Green Park,
London NW9 9HA
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Deputy head: Heather Ellis
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54 Hutton Grove
London N12 8DR
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Deputy head: Jenny Merryweather
The Southover Partnership School
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75 Chase Road
London N14 4QY