Governors

We have an enthusiastic and skilled Governing Body who support school in its aims and policies to provide high quality education in a caring and supportive environment.  
 
Clerk to Governors
Mrs P Miles
Email: pam-miles123@outlook.com

Chair of Governors

Rev A Ward (Foundation Governor)

  • Email: rector.walbrook@gmail.com
  • Term of office: Ex Officio

  • Committee: N/A

  • Link governor: SIAMS /RE

  • Attendance at meetings 2020/21 0/8

Biography:

As a person of faith, I love living and working in this vibrant inner-city community which is such a rich mix of culture, ethnicity and faith.  I have been the Rector of the parish in which St Chad's is a church school since February 2011 and have lived in Normanton since taking up the role of Vicar at St Augustine's Church in May 2003.  During this time, I have been a foundation governor at St Chad's, and have served as Chair of Governors since October 2015.  Before being ordained I worked as a housing manager for the YMCA Housing Association in Sheffield and then in West London.

 

Mrs E Cartwright (Foundation Governor)  

  • Term of office: 31/07/2023

  • Committee: Standards

  • Link governor: EYFS/Computing

  • Attendance at meetings 2020/21 0/8

Biography:

I have had nine years experience as a Governor, six years at St Chad’s and three years at an Infant School in Birmingham. I have worked in education and childcare in multi-cultural areas and am committed to supporting St Chad’s in helping all the children from our diverse community flourish.

 

Mr A Richardson (Co-opted Governor)

  • Term of office: 31/03/2023

  • Committee: Finance (Chair)

  • Link governor: Finance & Premises / Maths

  • Attendance at meetings 2020/21 0/8

Biography:

 

Mr M Gladwell (Foundation Governor)

  • Term of office: 10/01/2022

  • Committee: Standards

  • Link governor: SEND

  • Attendance at meetings 20/21 0/8

Biography:

I have been a governor since September 2017. I have run language school next door to the school for 7 years and wanted a chance to serve the local community by using my skills in English for speakers of another language to help St Chads Infants. I really enjoy engaging with the school and look forward to contributing more in the future.

 

Mrs T Akhtar (Co-opted Governor)

  • Term of office: Resigned July 2020

  • Committee: Finance

  • Link governor Sports Premium / Science

  • Attendance at meetings2019/20 3/3

Biography:

"St Chads School is an important part of my neighbourhood. I have been a student and a volunteer in the past and now I am a proud parent of a child who attends the same school that I once did. I hope that my experience in running my own businesses in various fields can contribute towards supporting the school to achieve an enriched, happy and healthy learning environment for all."

 

Mr R Williams (Co-opted Governor)

  • Term of office: Resigned March 2020

  • Committee:  Finance

  • Link Governor: Safeguarding / History & Geography
  • Attendance at meetings2019/20 : 1/3

Biography:

I took on the role of governor in June 2018 having previously worked alongside the school and seeing how passionate the staff are to educate the children. The school has a real sense of community and pride, of which I wanted to become a part off.  I have been involved working with schools for nearly 10 years, linking in with schools within my professional capacity, ensuring children remain safe both in schools and within the community. I have various links within the community, which can assist both governors, staff and parents. 

 

Ms K Leach (Head of School)      

  • Term of office: Ex Officio

  •  Attendance at meetings  2020/21 0/8

Biography:

I was appointed Head of School at St Chad's in September 2017.  Previous to this I was Assistant Headteacher at Hardwick Primary School, responsible for the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, English and MFL. During my career I have been fortunate to teach in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I have worked in two outstanding primary schools in two Local Authorities and I have also taught abroad in France and Belgium. In 2015 I became a Specialist Leader in Education for English and EAL. 

 

Waheeda Ramzan (Parent Governor)

  • Term of office 01/11/2022
  • Committee Standards
  • Link - Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Attendance at meetings 2020/21 0/8

Biography

 

Nazia Iqbal (Parent Governor)

  • Term of Office 01/11/2022
  • Committee - Finance
  • Link - Pupil Premium
  • Attendance at meetings 2020/21 0/8
Biography

I have been a student at the school and am now a proud parent governor here also.   My son is now a pupil at the school and I am delighted to be able to give something back.  We are a very happy and cohesive team of governors, who work together to provide the best for the school and its pupils.  We are supported well and kept very well informed by the senior leadership team. Coming from a teaching background,  I am passionate about education and giving children a good start in life, ensuring they become happy and well-rounded members of our community.”


Simon Cox  (Foundation Governor)
 
  • Term of Office 01/12/23
  • Committee -
  • Link
  • Attendance at Meetings 2020/21 0/8
Biography
 

 Hannah Wright (Staff Governor)

  • Term of Office 01/12/23
  • Committee
  • Link
  • Attendance at Meetings 2020/21 0/8
Biography