Acocks Green

Governors 2023-2024

The Governors at Acocks Green Primary School

 

The Governing Body manages the Academy on behalf of the Academy Trust and the key responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure the quality of educational provision.
  • Challenge and monitor the performance of the school.
  • Manage the Academy Trust’s finances and property.
  • Manage the staff.
  • Exercise reasonable skill and care in carrying out their duties.
  • Ensure that the Academy Trust complies with charity and company law.
  • Operate the Academy in accordance with the Funding Agreement that has been signed with the Secretary of State.

The governing body has delegated the majority of the roles and responsibilities to the following committees which meet on a termly basis and report back to the full governing body, chaired by Ms Sharon Pitfield.

 

Teaching, Learning and Resource Committee:

Ms  Ward - Chair

Ms  Binder

Mr  Cheshire

Ms  Aslam

Ms  Dey

 

Finance and Audit Committee:

Mr Jones   Chair

Ms Pitfield 

Ms Ward

Mr  Riaz 

Mr Cheshire

Ms Aslam

 

Staffing and Pay Committee, including Headteacher Performance Management:

Mr  Riaz – Chair

Ms Pitfield

Ms Arthur

Mr  Cheshire

 

Health, Safety and Premises Working Party:

Ms Ward - Chair

Mr Harmer

Mr  Riaz

Ms  Dey

Independent Members hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust.

Name

Term of office Appointing Body Member

Positions of

responsibility

Attendance

 Mr Smith

September '25 Members Yes  Effective governance 0/1
Mr Kimberley (resigned as of November 23) September '25 Members Yes Effective governance 0/1
 Mr Jones  September '26 Members Yes Effective governance 1/1
Ms Joseph (appointed November '23) September '27 Members Yes Effective governance 1/1
Ms Oland April '24 Members Yes Effective governance 0/0
Mr Shelton April '24 Members Yes Effective governance 0/0

 

Acocks Green Primary School – Details of Governance Arrangements for the Academic Year 2023-2024

Acocks Green Primary School has 3 independent Members who are the guardians of the governance of the trust. 

Members hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust.

Name


Term of office Appointing Body Member

Positions of

responsibility

Ms Ward Headteacher - Accounting Officer Ex Officio Headteacher

Ms  Pitfield (Chair of Governors)  Appointed May '22

Community May 2026 Governing Body Yes

Foreign Languages

Mr Riaz

Appointed September 2020

Parent September 2024 Parents History/Geography and RE, LINK GOVERNOR

Mr Harmer

Appointed December 2020

Community December 2024 Governing Body Yes Maths/Computing

Ms Arthur

Appointed December 2020

Community December 2024 Governing Body Yes

Safeguarding /

Child protection

Ms Binder

Appointed December 2021

Parent December 2025 Parents Wellbeing

Mr Cheshire

Appointed September 2022

Community September 2026 Governing Body English/Pupil Premium

Ms Dey

Appointed September 2022

Parent September 2026 Parents The Arts (music, drama, art and design technology)

Ms Begum

Appointed September 2022

Parent September 2026 Parents

EAL (English as an Additional Language.

SEND

Ms Aslam

Appointed July 2023

Parent July 2027 Parents PSHE/Science

Mr Jones

Appointed January 2024

Community January 2028 Governing Body Maths

 

Our Governors' Attendance Records at Governing Body meetings and Committees for the Academic Year 2023-24

 

Governors Governing Body Meetings Teaching, Learning and Resources Finance and Audit Staffing and Pay Committee H&S and Premises Working Party
Ms Ward 4/4 3/3 2/2 2/2 2/2
Ms Pitfield 4/4 2/2 2/2
Mr Riaz 3/4 2/2 2/2 2/2
Ms Harmer 4/4 1/2
Ms Arthur 4/4 2/2
Ms Binder 3/4 3/3
Mr Cheshire 4/4 2/3 2/2
Ms Dey 3/4 1/2
Ms Begum 4/4
Ms Aslam 4/4 2/3 2/2
Mr Jones 2/2 1/1

Governors 2022-2023

 

The Governors at Acocks Green Primary School

 

The Governing Body manages the Academy on behalf of the Academy Trust and the key responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure the quality of educational provision.
  • Challenge and monitor the performance of the school.
  • Manage the Academy Trust’s finances and property.
  • Manage the staff.
  • Exercise reasonable skill and care in carrying out their duties.
  • Ensure that the Academy Trust complies with charity and company law.
  • Operate the Academy in accordance with the Funding Agreement that has been signed with the Secretary of State.

The governing body has delegated the majority of the roles and responsibilities to the following committees which meet on a termly basis and report back to the full governing body, chaired by Ms Fiona Joseph.

 

Teaching, Learning and Resource Committee:

Mrs Sarah Ward - Chair

Ms Fiona Joseph 

Mrs Rachel Binder

Mr David Cheshire

 

Finance and Audit Committee:

Mrs Sharon Pitfield  - Chair

Mrs Sarah Ward

Mr Ajaz Riaz 

Mr David Cheshire

Ms Fiona Joseph

 

Staffing and Pay Committee, including Headteacher Performance Management:

Mr Ajaz Riaz – Chair

Mrs Sharon Pitfield

Ms Fiona Joseph

Ms Maria Broderi

 

Health, Safety and Premises Working Party:

Mrs Sarah Ward - Chair

Mr Roger Harmer

Mr Ajaz Riaz

Academisation Working Party:

Mrs Sarah Ward - Chair

Mrs Rachel Binder

Mrs Sharon Pitfield

Mr Ajaz Riaz

Ms Maria Borderi

Independent Member Governors hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust.

Name

Term of Office

Appointing

Body

Member

Positions of

responsibility

Attendance

 Mr Duncan Smith

Member

September '25

Governing Body

Yes

 Effective governance

 0/0

Mr Neil Kimberley 

Member

September '25

Governing Body Yes Effective Governance 0/0
Mr Kevin Jones

Member

September '26

Governing Body Yes Effective Governance 1/1

 

Acocks Green Primary School – Details of Governance Arrangements for the Academic Year 2022-2023

Acocks Green Primary School has 3 independent Member Governors who are the guardians of the governance of the trust. 

Member Governors hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust.

Trustee Governors

Category of Trustee

& Term of Office

Appointing

Body

Member

Positions of

responsibility

Business

Ms Fiona Joseph (Chair)

Appointed: September '18

Community

September '23

Governors
Yes

National Lottery Community Fund

Mrs Sarah Ward

Headteacher
Ex Officio Yes Headteacher None

Mrs Sharon Pitfield

(Vice Chair)

Appointed: May '18

Community

May '26

Governors Yes

SEND /

Foreign Languages

Staff Governor at Yorkmead Primary School

Mr Ajaz Riaz

Appointed: September '20

Parent

September '24

Parents History/Geography and RE, LINK GOVERNOR None

Mr Roger Harmer

Appointed: December '20

Community

December '24

Governors Yes Maths / Computing None

Mrs Helen Arthur

Appointed: December '20

Community

December '24

Governors Yes

Safeguarding /

Child protection

Family Barrister @ No5 Chambers

Mrs Rachel Binder

Appointed: Dec '21

Parent

Dec '25

Parents Wellbeing/PSHE None

Ms Maria Borderi

Appointed: November '22

Community

Resigned 30.06.23

Governors EYFS None

Mr David Cheshire

Appointed Sept '22

Community

Sept '26

Governors English/Pupil Premium None

Mrs Puja Dey

Appointed September '22

Parent

Sept '26

Parents The Arts (music, drama, art and design technology) None

Mrs Hannah Begum

Appointed September '22

Parent 

Sept' 26

Parents EAL (English as an Additional Language) None

Our Governors' Attendance Records at Governing Body meetings and Committees for the Academic Year 2022-23

Governors Governing Body Meetings Teaching, Learning and Resources Finance and Audit Staffing and Pay Committee H&S and Premises Working Party Academisation
Ms Fiona Joseph 6/6 4/4 3/4 3/3
Ms Sharon Pitfield 6/6 3/4 3/3 1/1
Ms Sarah Ward 6/6 4/4 4/4 3/3 1/1
Mr Ajaz Riaz 4/6 3/4 2/3 1/1 1/1
Mr Roger Harmar 3/6 1/1
Ms Helen Arthur 6/6
Ms Rachel Binder 6/6 3/4 1/1
Ms Maria Borderi 5/6 3/4 1/1
Mr David Cheshire 5/6 4/4
Ms Puja Dey 4/6
Mrs H Begum 4/6

 

Acocks Green Primary School – Details of Governance Arrangements for the Academic Year 2021-22

Acocks Green Primary School has 3 independent Member Governors who are the guardians of the governance of the trust. 

Member Governors hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust.

 

Member Governors

Category of Governor

& Term of Office

 

Appointing

Body

 

Member

Positions of

responsibility

 

 Mrs Aisha Abdi

Member

September '25

 Governing Body

 Yes

 Effective governance

 Mr Duncan Smith

Member

September '25

 Governing Body

 Yes

 Effective governance

 Mr Neil Kimberley 

Member

September '25

 Governing Body

 Yes

 Effective Governance

 

Trustee Governors

Category of Trustee

& Term of Office

Appointing

Body

Member

 

Positions of

responsibility

Business & personal pecuniary interest

 

Ms Fiona Joseph (Chair)

Appointed: September '18

 

Community

September '22

Governors 

 Yes

 EAL/ Literacy

Co-Founding Manager FloJoe Training

Associate of Alpha Plus Consultancy

Mr. Robert Driscoll

Headteacher

Ex Officio

 

 Headteacher

None

Mrs Sharon Pitfield

(Vice Chair)

Appointed: May '18

Community

May '26

Governors

Yes

SEND /

Foreign Languages

Staff Governor at Yorkmead Primary School

Mr Ajaz Riaz

Appointed: September '20

Parent

September '24

Parents

 

 

 Yes

 

History / Geography 

None

Mr Roger Harmer

Appointed: December '20

Community

December '24

Governors

 

Maths / Computing

Head of Income Generation for Garden Organic

Mrs Helen Arthur

Appointed: December '20

Community

December '24

Governors

Yes

LINK GOVERNOR: Safeguarding /

Child protection

Family Barrister @ No5 Chambers

Mrs Sarah Ward

Appointed: October '19

Staff

October '23

Staff

 

Safeguarding /

Child protection /SEND/ LAC/ Science/Sports Premium

None

Mrs Julie Jones

Appointed: Sept '18

Staff

Sept '22

Staff

 

 EYFS

None

Mrs Philippa Liversidge

Appointed: Sept '18

Staff

September '22

Staff

 

The Arts/ RE/ Pupil Premium

None

Mrs Rachel Binder

Appointed: Dec '21

Parent

Dec '25

Parents

 

 Wellbeing

None

Ms Maria Borderi

Appointed: Dec '21

 

Parent

Dec '25

Parents

 

 

None

Mr Bala Sabarish Dhanabalan

Appointed: Dec '21

 

Parent

Dec '25

Parents

 

 

None

 

Our Governors' Attendance Records at Governing Body meetings and Committees for the Academic Year 2021-22

Westley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B27 7UQ

0121 706 2165

enquiry@acocksgreen.bham.sch.uk

Westley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B27 7UQ

0121 706 2165

enquiry@acocksgreen.bham.sch.uk