Leaders and Advisors
Ali Golding - Founder, Artistic and Managing Director
Ali Golding is a highly qualified and experienced dance professional, dance movement scientist, researcher, lecturer and teacher. She holds an MSc in Dance Science, a PG Cert in Special Educational Needs and is trained to evaluate and teach Neurophysical Psychology within an educational setting.
In addition, Ali has a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre and over 30 years experience as a professional choreographer highlighting her expertise in the creation and skilled observation of movement. As well as a number of academic articles, Ali has contributed professional perspectives on national platforms including dance and education publications, Early Arts UK and The Royal Society of Arts and given presentations at 'MOVE IT’ National Dance Conference, British College of Occupational Therapists Conference, Plymouth University Autism and Alternative Therapies Conference, The National Autism Show, The National Autistic Society Autism-Europe International Congress, 'GOOGLE TMInnovation', TES SEN Show, the Expressive Arts Summit and the World Conference on Movement and Cognition at Harvard Medical School.
Ali had been an invited guest lecturer at New York University and The Royal Ballet School.
Ali is a postgraduate professional and research associate of the charity MEfA (Montessori Education for Autism) and an associate artist of The Royal Academy Of Dance.
Sir Robin Bosher KBE - Patron
Sir Robin is a National Leader of Education, Government-appointed Director Quality and Training and Regional Director, South East for Ofsted.
Prior to this Sir Robin Bosher was the Director of Primary Education for the Harris Federation. As a Headteacher for twenty-two years during that time he led three very different Primary schools. He became the Executive Headteacher of the federation between Fairlawn, Haseltine and Kilmorie Primary Schools in Lewisham. Fairlawn was a National Support School and was designated as one of the first Teaching Schools in the country.
Sir Robin was awarded the National College Primary School System Leader of the Year award in 2010. He is an NPQH coach and has worked on the NPQH programme for over ten years.
Robin has experience as a DfE City Challenge Adviser and has led the London Challenge Primary Programme as the Operational Director. He was the Primary Headteacher on the board of the DfE ‘Achievement for All’ steering board and a member of the Primary Reference Group.
Sir Robin Bosher was knighted for services to education in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday honours, June 2012.
Bryher Scudamore – Trustee and Chair
Bryher Scudamore has been part of broadcasting history. She worked at the highest level on some of the BBC's most popular factual programmes including the top rating programme 'That's Life!' for 16 years, reaching audiences of more than 20 million, before moving to be founding Editor-in-Chief of BBC Online.
While at the BBC she was a Trustee for the Eden Project, the iconic environmental charity with the biggest biomes in the world that tell the stories of people and plants.
She was a founding trustee for the Upper Norwood Library Trust and served as a trustee for Together TV. She has run her own business, autodotbiography.com, since 2010.
Glenys Ingham – Trustee
Glenys was a head teacher for over 30 years, and executive head of another mainstream school, and supports us to navigate special educational needs and services in education provisions.
Her organisational skills and understanding of current education legislation are invaluable. In addition, she is trustee of another arts-focused education charity and has a wealth of understanding about how charitable organisations can support learning outcomes with creative approaches
Karen Storey - Trustee
After practising for many years as a solicitor in the City of London and New York and teaching postgraduate law students at the Universities of Cambridge and London, in 2007 Karen Storey set up her professional organising business to help people make the most of their homes.
While In addition to her role as a Trustee of MovementWorks, Karen has held various voluntary posts, including President of the Alumni Association of Downing College, Cambridge where she is currently a member of the Executive Committee.
Jennifer Damian – Autism Advisor
Jennifer Damian is a neurodivergent educator, advocate, public speaker, and writer who focuses on special education and autism awareness. She is the mother of an adult son with ASD who is a university student and video game designer/artist. .
Trained as a classical musician, she worked in the music industry for decades before making a lateral move towards working in special education and advocacy, giving voices to those who struggled to be heard and teaching skills to those who needed help accessing their environment. She has been a strong advocate of the arts and involved with the ballet world for decades, eventually sitting on the board for an inclusive all abilities adaptive ballet programme in Los Angeles for children and young adults and assisting in Joanne Lara's Autism Movement Therapy programme since 2008 both in California and in the UK.
A long time teacher both privately and in the public and higher education school settings, Jennifer brings to our community her passion in reaching out to people to help them reach their potential and give back to the world around them. She is intimately involved with various volunteer and non-profit organisations throughout California, UK, Europe, and South Africa.
Currently, she is involved with an international sustainability and environmental non-profit organisation based in Dublin and Prague for whom she writes, teaches webinars on sustainability and youth engagement, and appears in podcasts. She is also a certified Independent Facilitator working with consumers with developmental disabilities in California and a special needs parent training - consumer training mentor for families in the US, UK, and South Africa.