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The Southend YMCA Community School is governed by a Board of committed Governors who possess wide ranging skills and expertise relevant to the school’s needs, including charity and company management, education, children’s services development, project management law and education. The Board meet every half-term to ensure that the overall direction of the school is in line with its ‘vision and resources’. Good governance ensures that Southend YMCA Community School performs tasks in a timely, inclusive, open, honest and accountable manner using effective internal controls and review processes ensuring scrutiny and challenge.

Governors may be contacted through Jerry Glazier Chairman at the School Office – Southend YMCA Community School, 110 East Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS2 6LH..

Syrie Cox

Syrie is the CEO of Southend YMCA and is the charities corporate governor. She has 13 years’ experience in Executive roles developing and delivering services including: education and training, housing, positive activities, through to award winning provision from clinical services for young people with emerging mental health problems through to the SOS Bus which has recently won the Queens award for Volunteering . Syrie is a regular key note speaker at national, regional and local conferences – she is an established and highly respected CEO with a proven track record in strategic planning, leadership, change management through to quality improvement.

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