Cormac Bourne

Partnership Director

Cormac is HEP's Partnership Director with over 25 years experience working in media including the launching Haymarket Media Group's content marketing agency - Haymarket Network. An experienced senior executive Cormac is passionate about building long-term successful partnerships having worked with blue chip clients including Volkswagen Group, IAAF, The FA, CIPD, UEFA and London 2012 as well as bringing a solid background in strategic planning, financial management, project analysis and business assessment. Passionate about education and supporting the success of young people, Cormac was a founding governor at The Richmond Upon Thames School as well as supporting the Haymarket Skills Academy providing apprenticeship opportunities in journalism, digital design and marketing.

Emma Pett

Project Manager

Emma joined HEP as a project manager in April 2019 with over 10 years teaching experience. She trained as a Chemistry teacher through Teach First and has led highly successful departments in South West London secondary schools. Emma is passionate about ensuring the best possible outcomes for all students through highest quality teaching and learning.

Victoria Eadie (Chair)

CEO Tudor Park Trust

Victoria is Chair of the Hounslow Education Partnership and is currently CEO of Tudor Park Education, which has two schools – Springwest Academy and Logic Studio School. Prior to this Victoria was Headteacher of Feltham Community for eight years. In all of her senior leadership positions she has shown a total commitment to high educational provision, effective planning and delivery with outstanding leadership. Victoria has worked as a Local Leader of Education, mentoring and supporting other colleagues.  She is a founding member, and governor, of the new Bolder Academy and executive board member of The London West Alliance of schools.  She has been a Primary School governor and is currently a governor for Woodbridge Park, an alternative education provider.

Caroline McKay

Headteacher Ivybridge Primary

Caroline has been Headteacher of Ivybridge Primary School since 2000 during which time the school has successfully expanded from one to two form entry. Caroline is committed to ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education whatever their individual needs and talents might be, and in 2015 the school was recognised for its success in supporting students from deprived backgrounds with a national Pupil Premium Award. Caroline is Chair of the local Education Improvement Partnership and has previously supported improvement in other local schools as a Primary Strategy Consultant Leader, Executive Head Teacher and Consultant Head Teacher. Caroline is committed to schools working together in partnership to provide a high-quality education to all students in the local area and was one of the founding Head Teachers of Collabor8 (C8) which is a strong partnership of 8 local primary schools.

John Norton

Headteacher Alexandra Primary

John has been teaching in Hounslow for nearly 30 years across 5 schools.  He is currently the Head Teacher of a three form entry primary school in the centre of Hounslow.  John has been the chair of the local Education Improvement Partnership and is currently a lead for Primary Peer Challenge, part of the schools led school improvement offer that can be purchased through the Hounslow Education Partnership.  John is committed to partnership working having been part of the original task and finish group that was instrumental in creating HEP.  He helped set up a soft federation of seven schools (the Mini Hub) and is currently a member of Collabor8 (C8).  As a founding director HEP, John has been able to promote school led partnership working that is supporting high quality teaching and learning across Hounslow.

Ed Vainker

CEO, The Reach Foundation

Ed Vainker became a HEP Director in July 2018. He is the CEO of the Reach Foundation. He was the co-founder and Principal of Reach Academy Feltham, an all-through Free School that opened in 2012. Ed oversees the Foundation's cradle to career model, including the Reach Children's Hub and Convening Model. He has overseen Reach's work around curriculum and teacher development and for the last three years has provided school improvement support and coaching to school leaders. Ed has sat on several policy commissions and was awarded the OBE in 2019. Prior to founding Reach he was based on Washington DC working for Teach For All. He lives in Hampton and has two children.

Clare Longhurst

Headteacher Lindon Bennett

Helen Willis

Headteacher Fairholme Primary