Bow School

Meet Our Governors

The School has an active governing body and is made up of the following members:

Mr. Daniel Hassell (Chair)





Danny joined the Governing Body in March 2021.  He is an elected Councillor, representing the local area which includes Bow School, for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, where he currently serves as the Cabinet Member for Housing.  Previously Danny was the Cabinet Member for Children and Schools, with responsibility for education, safeguarding and youth services.  He currently works in compliance at a London University and has previously worked as a primary school teacher in East London.  Danny assumed the role of Chair of Governors 01.09.21,  He is passionate about ensuring every child has the chance to succeed and working with Bow School to ensure children are supported to learn, develop and improve their life chances. Danny is joint Link Governor for Effectiveness of Safeguarding.

Mr. Tom Christopher 



Tom has lived in East London for over 5 year and is an Assistant Headteacher at Langdon Park School in Tower Hamlets. He has experience in school improvement and is keen to use his role as a governor to support Bow School on its journey, as well as helping to improve the lives of those it serves

Mr. Selam Shibru

(Chair of Business)

(LA Governor) 


Selam joined the Governing Body of Bow School in 2016. He is committed to supporting the School and the local community with the skills acquired through qualifications and professional experience. Selam was appointed as the Chair of the Business Committee in November 2020. 


Selam has a background in Accounting and IT and currently works for BWC, a benevolent fund based in London. His primary responsibilities are managing the Finance, IT and Risk Management functions in addition to the role he holds as Company Secretary. Before joining BWC in 2007, Selam worked in the private sector for 7+ years in different roles focused mainly in Finance and IT Systems. 

Mr. Abdihaken Mohamed




Abdi has lived in the area since 1990, having been a former student between 2001 – 2006. He joined as a co-opted Governor in November 2018 and currently serves as Link Governor for Teaching & Learning and for Inclusion. He is passionate about supporting young people, ensuring every student is given the best support possible.

Dr. Phillip Bennett-Richards



Phillip has lived in Tower Hamlets since the 1980s and been a local GP on the Aberfeldy estate for over 20 years. He has a passion for seeing the children of the local community reach their potential, achieving the very best start in life both in health and education. Phillip has been a governor since Autumn 2014 and is currently  joint Link Governor for the Effectiveness of Safeguarding. He thoroughly enjoys being part of an organisation committed to excellence and providing opportunities for all, whilst retaining an ethos of developing sensitive, caring, responsible, confident young adults equipped for the future. His son is an ex pupil at the school.

Ms. Marina Bhonsale

(Parent Governor)



Marina is a global marketing and

communications professional. She has been voted as the top 20 Global Indian PR & Comms professionals  of 2021 by Reputation Today. Currently she looks after corporate communications at an investment bank in London.


Marina is passionate about equipping the

future generations with skills that will help them succeed in a world that will be far

different from the one it is today. At Bow, her focus is to help the school instill a belief and confidence in every child that they can achieve far more than they can imagine. 

Mrs. Shazna Khatun 



Shazna is a local resident and her child attends a local primary school.  She previously worked for a Housing Association for over 20 years and has the experience of working with people of all ages and from all walks of life.


At Bow School, Shazna is keen to see each and every pupil supported to achieve their full potential academically, as well as being equipped with skills that will assist them to succeed in life and be the best they can in the career path that they choose.

Mr. Daniel Lye





Danny joined Bow School as Deputy Head teacher in September 2011.  Prior to this he had worked for 11 years at St Paul's Way Trust in a range of roles.  Danny is deeply committed to ensuring that students at Bow achieve the best possible outcomes and is passionate about closing any gaps in educational attainment. Married with two young children, Danny currently resides in Essex.




Mr. Grant Mizen

(Staff Governor) 




Grant joined Bow School as a Geography teacher in July 2020 after training to become and working as a teacher in Peterborough. He worked in publishing, sales and jobs in the outdoor industry before becoming a teacher.  Grant is also the Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator at Bow School and believes strongly in developing all possible opportunities for the pupils at Bow School, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Grant has recently moved to Greenwich.


Mr. Dinkesh Miesuria




Dinkesh joined the Governing Body in September 2022.  He is a TV professional, producing programmes for a number of major broadcasters whose target audience cater for 16-34 year olds.


Outside of work, Dinkesh volunteers as a mentor with organisations such as the Film and TV union, BECTU and Royal Television Society.


As a Governor, Dinkesh is committed to equip students with the basics needed on how to be self sufficient when the time comes to leaving home for the first time and surviving in the world of employment.






 Miss Katie Kironde






Katie is originally Ugandan but grew up in Eswatini, Botswana and Lesotho before moving to South Africa where she graduated as the top student in BCom Econometrics at the University of Pretoria. She went on to work in Johannesburg as a Quantitative Analyst at a retail bank and then in Cape Town as an Investment Analyst at an Asset Manager. She moved to London to study a Masters in Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has since joined Citibank in London and now works as an Emerging Market Macro Economic Strategist and Economist. Katie is extremely passionate about Macroeconomics and its intersection with Finance in Emerging Markets and hopes to inspire more learners to study economics at the tertiary level.