Tyssen Community School & Children's Centre
Oldhill Street, London, N16 6LR
Tel: 020 8806 4130 Fax: 020 8806 3620

Email: admin@tyssen.hackney.sch.uk

List of Governors

Chuck Dreyer – Chair

Originally from York, Chuck moved to London to seek his fortune in 2000. Chuck qualified as a teacher in 2005 and worked for four years in the Learning Support and Maths departments at Hornsey School for Girls before becoming a freelance GMAT tutor. He has lived briefly in France, Spain and Canada and speaks French and Spanish. Chuck attends Arsenal games but is sympathetic to Tottenham. He enjoys geocaching, road trips, poker and chess among other things. Chuck is the partner of Natasha, mother of Apollo, who is in Year 4 at Tyssen.


Audrey Jaisingh – Vice Chair

I have been a governor here at Tyssen for many years now. I started when my children started here and have continued after they have left. I enjoy being a governor, it is a very rewarding role and I learn something new each time I attend school.



Rachel Solomon Williams

A Community Governor who lives locally. She works in the public sector, and hopes to bring her experience of management and strategy to the Governing body. Rachel is also a trained classical musician and still plays regularly in her spare time. Rachel is married and has a young daughter.


Alexandra Mckenzie

Alexandra is a working professional artist. Currently working in theatre and film set design and as a fine artist. Originally from Australia she now lives here in Hackney with her family.

Her work is held in corporate and private collections in Australia, China, the USA and UK.

Natasha Badu

I have lived within the borough of Hackney throughout my life and during this time I have always had an interest in community affairs.

My experience of working in Mainstream and Special Education stems a period of fifteen years. Special Education is something I feel passionate about due to personal reasons. I would like to ensure all children have the opportunity to achieve regardless of their individual needs.

As a parent governor my focus will be on the schools ability to provide the necessary resources to enable the appropriate progress to be achieved.

Heddy Korachi-Alaoui

I am a father of 2 children at thriving inner city schools where they are enthused, challenged and nurtured on a daily basis by wonderful teachers and teaching assistants. My experience of working with children in France, Australia and here has shown me the terrible effect which early disengagement from education can have upon life chances. While I recognise the challenges, complexities and indeed frustrations that await Tyssen, it is my strong desire to enable all children to develop, as my children are developing, which makes me so passionate about our school. I enjoy making films, taking pictures, speaking with the children in all of their many languages and trying to find a corner of the school in which to set up my drumkit!


Jose Fernandez

Originally from the north of Spain, José moved to London in 2001 to develop his teaching career. José has worked in Hackney schools for the past fifteen years and wouldn’t choose to teach anywhere else in London. He has a great understanding of the children’s needs and he is passionate about teaching and keeping the children safe from online dangers. He loves travelling, especially visiting family in Spain and Ghana, and anywhere else where he can enrich his knowledge and culture. He is passionate about sport, especially supporting his local football team, Sporting Gijon, and plays football with his friends weekly (when not injured!). As a good Asturian (region in north Spain), he loves food and he can cook a variety of Spanish Tapas. He speaks Portuguese and Italian.  This is his fifth year teaching year 6 Tyssen, as well as being ICT co-ordinator. José believes Tyssen to be an excellent school, so much so that his son, Alejandro, has attended since nursey, and also loves it here!

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