Governing Body

Governor Details

Gaynor Lawson-Mills - Headteacher

  • Date of Appointment: 01/01/2014

  • Term of Office: Continuous (until end of Headteacher role)

  • Appointed by: Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: None declared

  • Committees: Performance and Standards, Resource Management



Janis Moss - Co-Opted Governor - Chair of Governors

  • Date of Appointment: 16/07/2019

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Co-opted by the governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: Montgomery Primary Academy (Chair of governors)

  • Committees: Performance and Standards, Resource Management

Jackie Parr - Co-Opted Governor - Chair of Resource Management Committee

  • Date of Appointment: 16/07/2019

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Co-opted by the governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: Garretts Green Nursery School (Vice Chair of governors)

  • Committees: Performance and Standards, Resource Management


Graham Daly - Co-Opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 20/05/2020

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Co-opted by the governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: None declared

  • Committees: Resource Management


Jo Harris - Co-Opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 11/10/2021

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Co-opted by the governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: The Oval School (Headteacher)

  • Committees: Performance and Standards, Resource Management


Garry Oldridge - Co-Opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 16/07/2019

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Co-opted by the governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: None declared

  • Committees: Resource Management

Dan Giles - Co-Opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 17/07/2018

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Co-opted by the governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: Smith's Wood Academy (Assistant Headteacher)

  • Committees: Resource Management

David Hill - Co-Opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 17/07/2018

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Co-opted by the governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: Pupil and School Support (Access to Education), South Yardley Forum (Chair)

  • Committees: Performance and Standards

Nadia Rahman - Parent Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 25/05/2021

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Parents

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: To be declared

  • Committees: To be decided

Umar Malik - Local Authority Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 18/05/2021

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: To be declared

  • Committees: To be decided

Adam Lloyd - Staff Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 04/05/2021

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: School staff

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: None declared

  • Committees: To be decided


Melisa Louca – Deputy Headteacher – Associate Member

  • Date of Appointment: 16/07/2019

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold)

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: BzzEd (Owner)

  • Committees: Performance and Standards, Resource Management


Alex Walmsley - Deputy Headteacher – Associate Member

  • Date of Appointment: 16/07/2019

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold)

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: None declared

  • Committees: Performance and Standards

Governor Attendance

Attendance at committee meetings and Full Governing Body meetings for the current academic year:

Attendance at committee meetings and Full Governing Body meetings for the previous academic year:

Former Governors

Below you will find details of governors who have served over the last 12 months who no longer serve:

John Lester - Parent Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 25/05/2021

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Parents

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: None declared

  • Committees: None set

Mrs Michelle Sharia - Local Authority Governor

  • Date of Appointment: 24/09/2019

  • Term of Office: 4 Years

  • Appointed by: Governing body

  • Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests: None declared

  • Committees: Performance and Standards