Meet the Governance

We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support us in achieving our goals. 

The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust as sponsor, is responsible for a number of schools and colleges, including Parkside Studio College.  As part of its remit, the Trust continues to drive up standards, being fully committed to the further development of its provision for its stakeholders.   The Parkside Studio College Local Advisory (Governing) Body (LAB) is therefore required to meet formally each term before reporting to the Academy Board as part of Governance Day, involving the Members and Directors. 

The LAB consists of community (co-opted) members, parents, guardians, carers and staff.  The skills sets, expertise and commitment of each individual are fundamental, as the LAB is critical to the work of Parkside Studio College and overall governance arrangements of the Trust.   Accordingly, the Parkside Studio College LAB is made up as follows:

Karina Porter, Principal

Heidi Faure, Executive Principal

Debra Smith, Community


Thumbnail Karina Porter Karina Porter

Since joining the Science team in 2006, Karina Porter has worked in a number key posts, including Coordinator, Associate and Director of Teaching and Learning roles.  With Advanced Skills Teacher status, she has always championed her subject vigorously.  With a wealth of experience, she took up post as Vice Principal at Parkside in September 2016 before becoming Associate Principal; being well placed to lead and manage the Studio College, with the necessary drive and ambition to secure student outcomes. 

[01.09.16 to 01.09.21]  [No pecuniary interest declared]

Thumbnail HFAURE web-1 Heidi Faure

Heidi Faure is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of success. As a former Mathematics Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management, Heidi quickly moved into the role of Vice Principal at Rosedale, before being appointed as College Principal in January 2013.  She now overseas four secondary schools in her role of Executive Principal. As an advocate of clear targets and monitoring of progress, Heidi and the leadership team have continually secured fantastic outcomes for the students. As a former governor of a local primary school, she has an absolute understanding of the needs of the community and is resolute that the students should fulfil their potential.

[01.01.18 to 01.01.28] [No pecuniary interest declared]


THUMBNAIL DSMITH web-1 Debra Smith

Debra Smith has been associated with the Trust in various capacities since September 2008. Her experience together with an MA in Integrated Provision for Children and Families, makes her well placed to discharge her role as Director of Early Years and Family Services.  With day nursery management experience and strategic lead at a local primary school where she set up stand-alone, self-financing pre-school provision, Debbie has been active in the local community, championing the cause of families bringing up children in challenging circumstances.  As a governor, she continues to be a great advocate for high quality provision.    

[16.05.17 to 16.05.22]  [Little Marvels Nursery Services Limited - Early Years - Professional interest only. Pecuniary interest declared 15th November 2016]


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