The Joseph Clarke School Trust

Our Trust comprises individuals from across Vision and Hearing Impairment Education, the world of Business as well as the local Waltham Forest Community.

Working together, they draw on their wide range of skills and experience to support Joseph Clarke School and to enhance the educational opportunities offered to the Pupils.

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Joseph Clarke School Trust - The Trustees

Frank Smith - Chairman

Deputy Head of Joseph Clarke School for 5 years, then Head for 20 years

Chair of Look London until amalgamation with National Blind Children's Society

Committee Member of ALD Life

Now Retired


Roy Hooper – Treasurer

First contact with Joseph Clarke School in 1985 when son attended School

Joined Trust Committee in 2004 and became Treasurer in 2006

42 years Commercial experience in Advertising, Marketing & Publishing


Patricia Theron

Teacher at Hawkswood School for Deaf for 28 years

Head of Nursery Department

Early Years Co-ordinator

Acting Head Teacher

Now Retired 


Michael Lewis

Joined the Trust in Autumn 2005

Waltham Forest Councillor from 1974 to 2014

Mayor of Borough 2004 - 5

Engineering Design Manager for a large multinational company until retirement in 2003

Now Retired


Janet Lewis

Joined the Trust in Autumn 2005

Past Governor of Joseph Clarke School and Vice-Chairman for two years.

Mayoress of Waltham Forest 2004 - 5

Trustee of the Walthamstow Almshouses and General Charity for 27 years, Vice-Chairperson 

for 17 years until retiring in 2006

Now Retired


John Chipperfield

Joined the Trust in August 2014

Over 40 years’ experience in the Property Field

Partner of Estate Agents/Property Management Company from 1984 to 2002

Sales Consultant for McCarthy & Stone from 2003 to 2010

Now Retired

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