He has always sought out challenging roles and taken great pride managing high achieving and motivated teams, and problem solving in effective and collaborative partnerships. He has attended several PI Bootcamps, and is passionate about supporting and diverting young people away from crime and vulnerable lifestyles, helping them to reach their true potential.
Natalia is a huge advocate for trauma-informed education. She believes that Merrywood’s innovative approach provides a thorough support system for children with therapeutic needs.
Dr Lam is a strong advocate of how much the sciences are woven into our curriculum model and believes it will provide ample opportunity for practical scientific learning for our children.
After retiring, he worked as an Ofsted Inspector from 2014 to 2018 and an external adviser for Kingston University monitoring and reporting on their teacher training programmes. Outside school he is very passionate about football and has coached and managed District and County football teams for over 40 years and serves as aVice President for Surrey Schools FA.
Guy is a Former Detective Superintendent within the Metropolitan Police nearing 30 years’ service. Currently working in the MPS Intelligence Command, he possesses a wealth of safeguarding and other investigatory experience having served as a detective at every rank.
He is an accredited Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) in respect of homicide and kidnap and has successfully investigated numerous such offences. Guy has been seconded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary where he conducted peer reviews of force Public Protection Units and to the Child Exploitation and On Line Protection Centre (CEOP) where he ran the sex offender behavioural analysis unit and was the principal SIO for CEOP’s investigations into UK individuals sexually offending against children overseas. At CEOP Guy co-authored two published academic articles around the vulnerability of children to online grooming. He returned to the Metropolitan Police where he established the safeguarding strand across 4 diverse Boroughs across South West London incorporating child abuse, sexual assault investigation, domestic abuse and the management of sex offenders in the community. He sat on each LSCB and was instrumental in devising the plans that led to the formation of the new Child Safeguarding Partnerships.
Guy continues to be an expert advisor to Operation Hydrant, the co-ordination hub established in June 2014 to deliver the national policing response to and oversight, and coordination of, non-recent child sexual abuse investigations concerning persons of public prominence, or in relation to those offences which took place within institutional settings and is also the MPS Lead Responsible Officer in respect of sex work and prostitution.