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Tyume Valley Schools

Tyume Valley Schools

Tyume Valley Schools
Improving life chances through education

Who we are

 Tyuume Valley School committee

TVS is a registered charity (no:1103909). Details can be found on the Charity Commission website.

TVS Trustees and Committee members are all experienced professionals who have spent a lifetime working in education or children's services. Trustees are all actively involved with TVS and regularly visit Tyume Valley at their own expense. TVS's administration and overhead costs are therefore extremely low.
Paul Bloomfield
Paul Bloomfield
became involved in the Anti-Apartheid Movement while still at school and continued to organise Anti-Apartheid activity as a student politician. In 1976 he travelled to South Africa at the request of the ANC to meet campaigners and build solidarity following the student protests that year. Paul went on to serve on the National Executive Committee of the Anti-Apartheid Movement from 1979 until 1994, when free elections were held in South Africa.

Speaking of his new role, Paul said:
"24 years after the end of apartheid, South Africa still faces many challenges in tackling its legacy. Iā€™m delighted to be backing a charity which is providing practical support to schools in rising to the challenge in education."
Click here for his constituency website.
Margaret Kiloh
Margaret Kiloh
was formerly Dean of Social Sciences at the Open University. She has a degree in African Studies and in addition to her publications for the Open University she co-authored A Fighting Union, the History of the South African Railway and Harbour Workers Union, with Archie Sibeko.
Elizabeth Hanks
Elizabeth Hanks
is a retired teacher. She worked with students with Special Educational Needs and taught Government and Politics at Carshalton High School for Girls. She is a trained mediator and works with the NUT and the neighbourhood mediation service.
Stephanie Gallier
Stephanie Gallier
is a primary school teacher at St Peter's Catholic Primary School in Waterlooville, Hampshire. Her school is partnered with Ncera Zantsi Primary School in the Tyume Valley.
Jim Lewis
Jim Lewis
is a retired Primary Teacher from the UK with over 35 years' experience in education, including 10 years as a primary school headteacher in two different parts of England. He also served for a year as a School Governor Coordinator, planning and delivery Governor Training across a large rural county. Much of his teaching experience was in multicultural schools, where English was not the students' home language. His involvement with TVS began in 2007 when, with their support and that of the British Council, his school established a link with Ntulikazi School. Staff were exchanged between schools on three occasions and work was done together on professional development. Pupils exchanged letters and worked on joint learning projects. Since retirement, he has kept up his links with TVS and Tyume. He has visited the Valley five times and has been involved in the English language project from its beginning.
Maxwell A. Ayamba
Maxwell A. Ayamba

Maxwell A. Ayamba is an Environmental Journalist/academic and has published a number of academic papers/journals in relation to Black & Minority Ethnic Communities and the environment in the UK.
He is the Projects Co-ordinator of the Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM), formerly an Associate Lecturer/Research Associate at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU).
Maxwell was a Board Member of the Imperial College's Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) Explore Nature project 2009 - 2013. Member of the Regional Environment Protection Advisory Committee (REPAC) of the Environment Agency for Yorkshire & Humber 2005 - 2010. Board Member of Sheffield Groundwork Trust 2005 - 2009. Board Member of the Ramblers Association of the UK 2005 - 2009. Committee Member, Peak District National Park Equality Standard Audit Group 2004 - 2006. Board Member of the International Environment Forum (IEF) 1999 - 2000.
Registered Charity Number 1103909