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Welcome to Queens Park Academy


Our Governing Board members are as follows:

  Rob Robson


  Daniel Workman

Vice Chair/ Early Years

  Rubina Shaikh

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

  Nesreen Akhtar

Safeguarding/looked after children

  Jenny Yildiz

Pupil Premium

  Anna Thwaites


  Emma Bolton

  Majid Shabir


  Uzma Ayub


  Tom Burrin

  Toqeer Masud

  Anthony Walsh

  Eric Masih


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.

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

Jenny Yildiz, Daniel Workman, Anthony Walsh, Anna Thwaites, Toqeer Masud

  • Learning and Teaching

Rob Robson, Emma Bolton, Anna Thwaites, Rubina Shaikh, Tom Burrin, Uzma Ayub, Nesreen Akhtar

  • Business and Finance

Majid Shabir, Daniel Workman, Stuart Evans, Toqeer Masud, Eric Masih, Tom Burrin


Governor attendance at meetings can be viewed here.


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




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.