Tyume Valley Schools, Eastern Cape, South Africa 


     

Tyume Valley Schools

Registered Charity Number 1103909

About Us

 Tyuume Valley School committee
TVS is a registered charity. Details can be found on the Charity Commission website.

Trustees are all experienced professionals who have spent a lifetime working in the education sector or children's services. Trustees are all actively involved with the organisation and visit Tyume Valley, at their own expense, on a regular basis. In consequence the organisation’s administration and overhead costs are extremely low.
Officers
Archie Sibeko (Honorary President) 
Susan Richards (Joint Chair) 
Caroline Glendinning (Joint Chair) 
Margaret Kiloh (Treasurer) 
     Members
Liz Button
Stephanie Gallier 
Jim Lewis
Geraldine Palmer 
     Trustees
Stephanie Gallier
Caroline Glendinning
Elizabeth Hanks
Margaret Kiloh
    
    
Jim Lewis
Geraldine Palmer
Susan Richards
Margaret Woodward
    Webmaster
Guy Lancaster

Archie Sibeko, also known as Zola Zembe, was born in the Tyume Valley and now lives in Tynemouth. He distinguished himself in the struggle against apartheid and was awarded the Order of Luthuli in Silver by President Thabo Mbeki. He has co-authored three books including his autobiography, Freedom in our Lifetime.

TVS Honorary President, Archie Sibeko, remembers Nelson Mandela
Archie Sibeko
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.
Margaret Kiloh
Susan Richards was formerly Director of Children and Family Services for Northamptonshire. After retiring from local government, she worked for Together for Children, helping to set up Sure Start Children's Centres, and chaired a Northamptonshire secondary school board of governors. She is currently a trustee of Perennial, a welfare charity.
Susan Richards
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.
Elizabeth Hanks
Stephanie Gallier is a primary school teacher at St Peter's Catholic Primary School in Waterlooville, Hampshire. Her school is partnered with Ncerazantsi Primary School in the Tyume Valley.
Stephanie Gallier
Geraldine Palmer is a secondary school teacher, currently working at a Secure Training Centre in Kent. She is a keen netballer and has organised coaching for the schools in the Tyume Valley.
Geraldine Palmer
Liz Button is a retired secondary school teacher. She now teaches English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), provides support for the production and distribution of educational DVDs on health issues and works as a volunteer Adult Basic Education Tutor.
Liz button
Caroline Glendinning is a retired Professor of Social Policy, with expertise in the areas of disability, family care and care services for adults and older people. She is also involved in a number of Manchester projects aimed at encouraging the community participation of older people.
Caroline glendinning
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.
Jim Lewis
Guy Lancaster is a Systems Engineer based in Manchester. He has worked and volunteered for many NGOs, including War on Want
Guy Lancaster