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Welcome to Queens Park Academy

Governors

Our Governing Board members are as follows:

  Sajid Arif

 

  Emma Bolton

 

  Kellie Boucher

 

  Julie Petty

 

  Rubina Shaikh

Special Educational needs and Inclusion

  Quinnan Stone

Chair

   Lucy Tanner

Safeguarding/looked after children

   Anna Thwaites

 

   Daniel Workman

Vice Chair/ Early Years

   Jenny Yildiz

Pupil Premium

   Revd Sonya J Wratten

 

  

To find out more about the Governors at Queens Park Academy see further information below.

 

To see Register of Business/Pecuniary Interest click here.

How to become a Governor

Should you be interested in becoming a Governor or wish to learn more about the Governing body please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Queens Park Governors
Queens Park Governors

What we do

As a Governing Body we are expected to have a strong focus on four core responsibilities:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision

 

  • To be a critical friend. We offer support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed.  But we also challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and seek to arrive at the best solution for all concerned.

 

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

  • To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of the education it provides.

 

The Full Governing Body meets termly and its members also sit on various committees which meet termly. The committees are:

  • Pay and Personnel

Quinnan Stone, Anna Thwaites, Daniel Workman and Jenny Yildiz

  • Learning and Teaching

Emma Bolton, Rubina Shaikh, Quinnan Stone and Anna Thwaites

  • Business and Finance

Sajid Arif, Kellie Boucher, Stuart Evans, Julie Petty, Quinnan Stone, Lucy Tanner, Anna Thwaites and Daniel Workman.

All Governor meeting minutes are available on request from the school office. Copies requested will follow our Charging policy.

Quinnan Stone

I have been a governor for 11 years and a community governor at QPA for 18 months. I am the chair of governors. I live in Queens Park with my Husband, three children, and our dog. I am the managing director of Nothing but tea Ltd, a local business. I believe high quality education is vitally important for our children and their future and that parents should get involved with education. Which is why I volunteer as a governor.


QPA is a great school, with fantastic children, fantastic staff and a bright future. 

Revd Sonya J Wratten

I'm Revd Sonya, the Anglican Priest in Charge of All Saints Church in Queen's Park. I decided to become a governor to support the excellent work of QPA. QPA is a core educational community within our neighbourhood and as a faith leader I feel it's important to support the teachers, students and families of this lovely school.

Sajid Arif

I have been a parent governor since 2014 and have lived in Queens Park since 2008.  I am married and have four children, one is a former Queens Park Academy pupil, two of them are current pupils (in year four and year two) and one is hopefully a future pupil. I am a qualified accountant and have worked in a variety of organisations (including a local further education college, a national infrastructure company and a FTSE100 listed travel company). I hope that my experience of working in both the public and private sector allows me to make a valuable contribution to the school. I decided to become a governor as I wanted to take a more active interest in my children's education and to contribute to the local community. I am passionate about the importance of education in improving the future prospects of our children.  Since becoming a governor, I have been impressed with the passion and dedication of the staff and especially the leadership team (as I have more exposure to them). I have found the experience very rewarding and would encourage any parents or members of the community to join the governing body.

 

Kellie Boucher

I have been employed at Queens Park Academy since 2015 and joined the governing body as a staff governor. I have experience in administration, finance and HR. I hope to utilise my skills that I have gained throughout my career to support the school and to enable the children to be successful in their learning journey. 

 

Lucy Tanner

I was keen to make some kind of contribution back into my local community, and becoming a School Governor felt like the perfect opportunity. I believe that education is hugely important in determining the life chances of our children. I really enjoy spending time in Queens Park Academy and seeing at first hand the positive impact that the school has on its children. I feel that my role as Change Programme Manager for Tesco will enable me to bring a range of managerial, organisational and communication skills to the role and support the rest of the Governing body.

Being a Governor is about more than having a set of skills. I hope that my personal qualities of enthusiasm, openness and compassion will help me to be the dynamic and effective Governor that this school deserves.

 

Daniel Workman

I've been a Community Governor at QPA for around two years. I'm Vice Chair of the Board and also take the lead for the Board with our Early Years / Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision.  I have spent my whole career working in Central Government including several years living overseas.  I volunteer as a Governor because I'm deeply committed to the idea that the creation of an outstanding learning experience is one of the most important ways to enhance the future of all QPA's children.  I live in Bedford with my wife, son (4) and daughter (1).

 

Rubina Shaikh

I have a passion for Education and enjoy being active in the community. Given that the school plays such a central role within our community, I put myself forward for a governor position having completed the Higher Diploma in IT and the community leadership management program in 2008. I believe that I have experience that will be useful in helping the school with its mission moving into the future.

I was appointed a public governor to NHS East London Foundation Trust in December 2015 and am now a vice chair of the communications and engagement committee, member of Patient Participation committee and a member of the SACRE committee of Bedford Borough Council.

Over the past year I have contributed to East London Foundation Trust’s mental health policy and strategy, including promoting “Break the stigma” campaign and being an ambassador for the domestic violence. Previously, I have worked as a health and well-being professional working with people who have physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

As a SEN Governor working closely with the school SENCO, I make sure that the school’s SEN policy acknowledges the needs of the looked after children amongst all my other duties of being the SEN Governor including removing barriers to achievement.

Emma Bolton

I have worked at Queens Park Academy for a number of years and in a number of different roles. I decided to apply for the role of teacher governor to widen my understanding of school leadership and governance. I believe Queens Park is a very special place and serves a unique and diverse community. I hope that my work, both on and off the governing board, ensures that the children develop a deep rooted love of learning as well as other life long skills. I hope to ensure the children's experiences are first class and they have exciting and interesting experiences to support their learning.