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Governors

The Members of the Governing Body

The Governing Body of Allens Croft Primary school offers support and advice to the Headteacher and is responsible for planning for the schools’ future, agreeing the school improvement plans, and monitoring the schools’ work in maintaining high standards.

 

It aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which has high expectations for their social and academic progress working within a supportive and caring environment. It strives to ensure that this is achieved via a broad, balanced curriculum enriched with creative opportunities. 

 

 

Mr Brian Rainbow

Chair of Governors

 

 

 

 

Date of appointment: 1/11/2017
Term of Office: 4 years
Pecuniary Interest: Married to a member of school staff
Attended all FGB meetings since September 2020
Attended all Finance, Staffing & Standards Committee meetings since September 2020

Hello, my name is Brian Rainbow. I am privileged to be the Chair for the Governing Board and lead Governor for Year 6 and Numeracy.

Allens Croft is a fantastic school and the heart of the local community. I am delighted that my son is able to attend and being a Governor gives me the opportunity to give something back for all the fantastic support he has received.

I have worked in the Financial Services industry for 25 years and have extensive experience in management of people, financials and delivery of targets. I am happily married with two amazing children and hope that my experience will help me to support Allens Croft as it continues to grow.

I absolutely believe that Allens Croft is a wonderful place for children to learn and we all have the opportunity to give the children the very best start in life that we can.

 

Ms Masuda Rahman

Vice-Chair

Date of appointment: 13/10/17
Term of Office: 4 years
No pecuniary interests
Attended all FGB meetings since September 2020
Attended all Finance, Staffing & Standards Committee meetings since September 2020

My name is Masuda Rahman and my family have been happily local to Allens Croft since 2016. My husband and I currently have four children in school in Kings Heath including three boys at Allens Croft so I have a vested interest in doing everything possible to support the staff and community of Allens Croft to give all our children the opportunity to be everything they can be.

After leaving education I worked for the NHS for several years and since leaving the public sector in 2009 I have always tried to volunteer locally to offset my guilt at the fact that my working life is now exclusively in the private sector!

I was raised to believe that education is the answer to practically every problem in the world and I believe that primary school is the crucial time to establish the love of learning which is essential to happiness and success. My own time at primary school was full of joy, of curiosity indulged and of sky high ambition on my behalf and I would want the same for every child.  I feel privileged to be a small part of the story here and sincerely hope to be able to serve the children and community of Allens Croft well.

 

 

 

 

Mr David Collier

Local Authority and SEND Governor

 

 

 

 

Date of appointment: 26.01.18
Term of Office: 4 years
No pecuniary interests
Attended all FGB meetings since September 2020


Hello, my name is David Collier and I have been fortunate to have sat on the Governing Body for the past 6 years.

For several years some of you may have come across me as the Chair of Governors and while I was happy to hand this over to the more than capable Mr Rainbow I was keen to continue my involvement with the Board.

I was therefore delighted to undertake the role of Governor appointed on behalf of the Local Authority with a specific responsibility for providing a link between the Board and the City Council Education Service.
Within the Board, apart from general matters of governance, I have a special interest in the development and provision of our offer for children with special needs both in the main school and our highly regarded specialist resource base

I am a strong advocate for Birmingham in general and our area in particular. I was born and raised in the City and worked over 40 years within the public sector in the area. For the whole of my adult life I have lived in the Kings Heath area where both of my daughters attended both primary and secondary schools.
I am now looking forward to another productive and successful year for our school and hope to have the chance to meet some of you during school activities which I like to attend whenever possible. In the meantime if you would like to contact me about anything relating to the City Education Service or our special needs service please leave a message with the Office or e-mail me direct on d.collier@allcroft.bham.sch.uk

Thank you

 

Mrs Paula Weaver

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Claire Williams

Co-Opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Date of appointment: 13/10/2017
Term of Office: 4 years
No pecuniary interests
Attended all FGB Meetings since September 2020

My name is Claire Williams and I am the church minister at Calvary Chapel Elim Pentecostal Church. I have been the lead minister there for nearly seven years. Previous to this I was a Primary School teacher locally. I am married to Tony and we have three grown up sons, two of whom are married. We also have two grandchildren. I love being part of the Allens Croft Community and am excited to have been accepted as a Governor. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your school...I aim to serve you well.

 

Miss Beastall

Staff Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Date of appointment: 05/03/2018
Term of Office: 4 years
No pecuniary interests
Attended all FGB Meetings since September 2020

Hello, my name is Miss Beastall and I am a teacher at Allens Croft Primary School. I currently teach in Year 4, but have taught in all different year groups throughout my career. I am the English lead for our school, and enjoy teaching and planning fun and engaging lessons for the children in my class.
I think that Allens Croft is a special place to work and learn. As a school, I believe that we are a safe and happy place for children to discover their talents and interests as they grow.
My role as staff governor is to act as a communicator between the governing body and school staff. This role is important, as we all want to work together for the best of every child in this school.

 

   Mr Peter Dixon

 

Parent Governor, Safeguarding Governor                                

Date of appointment: 29/11/2017
Term of Office: 4 years
No pecuniary interests
Attended all FGB Meetings since September 2020
Attended all Finance, Staffing and Standards Committee meetings since September 2020
 

Hello, I am Peter Dixon and I am a Parent Governor at Allen’s Croft.

 

I have worked as a creative practitioner within many schools and arts organisations running projects and workshops primarily with a musical and radio focus. Currently I manage the IT in a large all-through school but alongside this, I am often seen behind the mixing desk at gigs and festivals working as a sound engineer.

 

Working with such a variety of schools has given me first-hand experience in the diversity of approaches and the attitudes that schools take to their delivery of the curriculum.

 

Being a parent Governor at Allen’s Croft allows me to give some of my time and experience to our already excellent school and I feel that I can help support and challenge Allen’s Croft to maximise opportunities that will allow all of our children to develop and flourish.

 

 

Mr Jetendra Singh

Parent Governor, PE Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Date of appointment: 26/10/18
Term of Office: 4 years
No pecuniary interests
Attended all FGB Meetings since September 2020

 

 

Mr Martin Fisher

Parent Governor, Chair of the Finance, Staffing and Standards Committee

 

 

 

 

Date of appointment: 26/10/18
Term of Office: 4 years
No pecuniary interests
Attended all FGB Meetings since September 2020
Attended all Finance, Staffing and Standards Committee meetings since September 2020

 

Kristy George: Co-opted Governor     Mrs Kristy George

 

Co-opted Governor

 

 

Term of office : 3 years

No pecuniary interests 

Attended all meetings since Spring /March 2021

 

 

Hello my name is Kristy George, I’m very fortunate to be a Co opted governor for Allen’s Croft Primary School and I am so happy to be apart of the Allen’s Croft family.  

 

I have extensive experience in education as I have taught for many years, mainly Science disciplines to secondary school students and A level, as well as Physical Education alongside coaching Gymnastics in several different boroughs across all key stages/ ages. I have a passion for teaching and learning and I specialise in working with children from all walks of life, with various barriers to learning by adapting diverse strategies to learning to support young children in school. 

 

Learning inspires me and I value that children have as much to teach the world as the world has to learn from them. Allen’s Crofts culture and ethos is amazing and the atmosphere and warmth it emits everyday, made me trust in sending my own little family.

 

 

 

Suggestions and Complaints

We want to know your views about what we do well and of any compliments or complaints. Copies of the complaints procedure are available on request.

In the first place complaints should be made to the Headteacher or the Deputy Headteacher. If parents wish to take a complaint further they should write to the Chair of Governors, care of Allens Croft Primary School.

 

Governing Body Pecuniary Interests 2020/21