Governors

We are really proud of the ongoing work of the school's Governing Body; our Governors are very pro-active and are an integral part of the school.
 
As a Governing Body, we currently have 9 members, consisting of:
 
  • The Head Teacher
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 4 Co-opted Governors
We also have 2 Associate Governors -  the Deputy Head Teacher, and the School Business Manager, who attend on an advisory capacity.  The School Business Manager attends both the Full Governing Body meetings and the Finance & Staffing Committee meetings when held; the Deputy Head Teacher only attends the Full Governing Body meetings.  Neither Associate Governors have voting rights at meetings.
 
Other than the Full Governing Body, we have one sub-committee - the Finance and Staffing Committee, which consists of:
 
  • Mr Alex Tracy (Chair)
  • Mr Andrew Tanner (Vice-Chair)
  • Mr Rob Meadows (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Sadia Haqnawaq
  • Mr Haroon Akbar
 
 
The Full Governing Body meets 4 times per year; the Finance & Staffing Committee meet each Half Term.
 
 
  • Mr Andrew Tanner

    Chair (LA Governor)

    I joined Sladefield’ s Governing Body back in 2007 as a Parent Governor; my eldest son was in Year 1 and was sent home with a letter inviting parents to apply to be parent Governors. I knew that schools had Governors but wasn’t sure what they did! As an engineer, I knew that a governor is a device that regulates the speed of an engine to make sure it operates within set limits and performs the best it can...so I asked.

    The role of a School Governor as part of the Governing Body is the same principle - to oversee the running of the school, to ensure its performing the best it can to the current education legislation. As a Governor, you are involved with approving the annual budgets, scrutinise the educational performance, make decisions on variety of things, from who is awarded school contracts, to should the school become a academy. This is what makes been a Governor a worthwhile and rewarding role and why I volunteered to become a Governor at Sladefield.

    Professionally, I work at the University of Birmingham as a Senior Electronics Engineer building bespoke equipment for PHD students to do their research.
    Personally, I am happily married with two grown up sons, and, in my spare time, I am involved with Scouts and also enjoy kayaking and amateur radio.

    Term of service : 4 years to 18 July 2021
    Responsibility : Chair of Governors; Finance & Staffing Committee member; Link Training; Health and Safety; Science
    Register of interests : Business Interests - None; Connections to staff - None
    Attendance 2019-20: Full Governing Body - 6 out of 6

  • Mr Alex Tracy

    Vice Chair (Co-opted Governor)

    In my day job I lead a team of training professionals around the world who deliver skills in IT, networks and communications. When you work in training and the delivery of skills it’s easy to see the value that a good strong educations delivers.

    I have always passionately believed that all children have the right to great education and that is why i became a school governor. I wanted to help positively influence, and be involved in, education and ensuring great outcomes.

    As my father was in the military my own education involved various schools across the UK and in Germany!

    I am also a school governor at a secondary school in Birmingham so am involved with schools from EYFS to Year 11.

    I want all children to be challenged, and enabled, so that they can reach their highest potential through the acquisition of skills delivered in a quality, friendly and supportive school environment.

    Term of service : 4 years up to 30th September 2022
    Responsibility : Chair of Finance & Staffing Committee, Vice Chair of Governing Body, and Topic
    Register of interests : Business Interests - Co-Opted Governor at Wheelers Lane Technology College Connections to staff - None
    Attendance 2019/20: Full Governing Body - 6 out of 6

  • Mr Rob Meadows

    Staff Governor (Head Teacher)

    Hello everyone

    I have been the Headteacher at Sladefield since January 2017, and have been a teacher and Senior Leader within the education system for almost 19 years (I know I don’t look old enough!!). During that time, I have been Inclusion Manager, led of each phase in a primary school (from EYFS to KS2), and been Assessment Co-ordinator, so I can honestly say that I have a breadth of knowledge and understanding when it comes to being an educator!!

    In every school I have taught in, I have been part of the Governing Body, and so I have plenty of experience of how meetings run, and the expectations that are in place for Governors. I am also a Governor at another Primary school, and so I have the opportunity to be on the ‘other end’ of governance.

    I am extremely proud to work at Sladefield and to be part of our aspirational community. It is a pleasure to work as part of a dedicated team striving to make Sladefield the best. I am also very proud to belong to a really strong Governing Body that is built up of a group of very committed and effective members. Over the last couple of years, we have worked hard together to make the Governing Body as effective as it is now. It is essential that the school has an effective Governing Body so that the school and its staff are held to account, and that an ‘external eye’ is there.

    Term of service : Head Teacher
    Responsibility : Head Teacher
    Register of interests : Business Interests - None Connections to staff - None
    Attendance 2019/20 : Full Governing Body - 6 out of 6

  • Mr Matt Sadler

    Co-opted Governor

    Hi there! My name’s Matt Sadler and it is my privilege to serve as a school Governor at Sladefield. As a head teacher of a Birmingham school myself, I know full-well the challenges and the rewards that are associated with growing and shaping young minds. I believe passionately that collaboration is essential for success and therefore am fully committed to working alongside and supporting the wonderful team at Sladefield in ensuring that the children continue to get the fantastic education they deserve.

    Away from the world of education, I am a father myself to two young children who I am incredibly proud of (99.9% of the time)! I am also passionate about sport with a Saturday afternoon spent at Anfield, Liverpool definitely up there with my happiest of places!

    Term of service : 4 years to 7th October 2023
    Responsibility : Maths, & Pupil Premium
    Register of interests : Business Interests - Head Teacher at Minworth Primary School Connections to Staff - None
    Attendance 2019/20 : Full Governing Body -4 out of 6

  • Mrs Sadia Haqnawaz

    Co-opted Governor

    My Name is Sadia Haqnawaz, I previously worked at Sladefield Infant School and all my children have attended this school. I am the EYFS and Inclusion Governor and I have a keen interest in promoting reading and supporting children to become life-long readers. I work as a Teaching Assistant at Thornton Primary School and value the collaborative work both schools undertake, that benefit children, families and the local community.

    Term of service : 4 years to 10 October 2022
    Responsibility : Finance and Staffing Committee member, Inclusion and EYFS
    Register of interests : Business Interests - None Connections to staff - None
    Attendance 2019/20: Full Governing Body - 5 out of 6

  • Rev Ruth Donegan-Cross

    Co-opted Governor

    I moved from Yorkshire to Birmingham in August 2020 to take up the post of Vicar of Christ Church with St Margaret’s, and Sladefield is geographically situated right in the centre of the parish I serve. It is therefore a great joy and privilege to have been appointed as a Governor. I am fully committed to the value of creating the best possible environment for children to thrive and learn- Sladefield is clearly a wonderful vibrant school at the heart of the community.

    As well as leading the congregations at both churches, my work as Vicar involves serving the whole parish, and I am looking forward to making connections with pupils, staff and parents at Sladefield. Prior to ordination, I worked as chaplain of a 2-18 school for several years, and in my last parish my work involved a great deal of contact with the local schools.

    I am married to Guy, and mother to four young adult children. In my spare time, I love cooking and reading novels.

    Term of service: 4 years till January 25
    Responsibility: Behavior and RE &PHSE
    Register of interests: None
    Attendance 2019/20: N/A

  • Mr Imran Khan

    Parent Governor

    I have always been interested in education and am a qualified teacher. Safeguarding and the safety of our children is extremely important to me. Having young children myself, I want to help ensure all our children at Sladefield have every opportunity to reach their full potential in education and as individuals in a safe, nurturing and prejudice-free environment.

    Term of service : 4 years to 5th October 2021
    Responsibility : Safeguarding Governor and ICT.
    Register of interests : Business Interests - None Connections to staff - None
    Attendance 2019/20: Full Governing Body - 6 out of 6

  • Mr Haroon Akbar

    Parent Governor

    I am a parent governor at the school and joined the governing body in order to take further interest in the education of my children and to contribute in the improvement of the education for the pupils of the school.

    I am a bank client account manager by profession and a father of 2 children. I enjoy partaking in various sports

    Term of service : 4 years up to 9th May 2023
    Responsibility : Finance & Staffing Committee member Attendance and English
    Register of interests : Business Interests - None Connections to staff - None
    Attendance 2019/20 : Full Governing Body - 4 out of 6

  • Mr Hanif Ur-Rehman

    Staff Governor

    I have had the pleasure of working at Sladefield Infant School since April 2016. I am the English Leader for the school and the current Year 1 Leader. I took on the role of the school governor as I feel that I am approachable member of staff that values the opinions of my colleagues. I am also fortunate in having my son attend this school, and by being a school governor, it allows me to continue to support the school.

    In my free time (when I have any!), I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books and taking part in my favourite sport, Thai boxing.

    Term of service: 4 years till January 25
    Responsibility: PR & Sports Premium
    Register of interests: None
    Attendance 2019/20: N/A

  • Mrs Nicola Connolly

    Associate Member

    (Deputy Head Teacher)
    Term of service : From January 2021
    Register of interests : Business Interests - None Connections to staff - None

  • Mrs Helen Mallard

    Associate Member

    (School Business Manager)
    Term of service : From January 2021
    Register of interests : Business Interests - None Connections to staff - None

  • Mr Chris Osborne

    Clerk to the Governing Body

    Term of service :
    Responsibility : Clerk to the Governing Body
    Register of interests : Business Interests - None Connections to staff - None
    Attendance 2019/20: Full Governing Body - 6 out of 6