Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA
Please see the Local Governing Body Terms of Reference for governor appointing bodies.
Mrs Sara Burroughs – Chair of Governors/Community Governor (ATT Appointed Member).
Pupil Premium Link Governor,
I am an active member of Bristnall Hall Academy. I am a Parent Council member, Parent Governor and Chair of Resources and Community committee. I work for Birmingham City Council and during the past 15 years my role has been in Corporate Human Resources Learning and Development.
I enjoy watching football, especially non-league levels, walking and reading.
I hope my experience, enthusiasm and commitment to helping people fulfil their potential adds a valuable contribution to Bristnall Hall.
Mr David Hubbard – Vice Chair / Community Governor (ATT Appointed Member)
Marketing and Community / Careers Link Governor
Member Finance and General Purposes Committee
I was appointed as a Governor in early 2013 and I am currently the Vice Chair of the Local Academy Committee
My relationship with Bristnall Hall started back in 1965 as an 11 year old pupil of what was then known as Bristnall Hall Boys School. I was born (literally) and raised ‘OVER THE ROAD’ in Pinkney Place, and I am therefore a ‘local lad’ and very proud of my Black Country roots. I spent five very enjoyable years at BHBS and truly believe that my time there moulded my future in all so many ways.
Time has come for me to try and ‘put something back’ into Bristnall Hall and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to do so. As an ‘old boy’ of the school, I promise to take my responsibilities seriously.
Dr Saleem Ahmad – Community Governor (ATT Appointed Member)
Literacy and Numeracy Link Governor
I have been a Governor for the last 30 years and was appointed last year as Community Governor. I have a degree in Engineering as well as a Ph.D and worked for GKN with responsibility for Research and Development. My two sons were both at Bristnall Hall, they went on to University, and now one is a medical Consultant, the other an electrical & electronics engineer.
I enjoy walking, gardening and promoting charitable work. I am also passionate about education. I hope my academic and industrial experience will be beneficial for the welfare of both pupils and staff and for the continuous improvement of the College.
Quality of Education Link Governor
“I have a degree in history from the University of Leeds and have worked for the last 19 years as an employment adviser in Sandwell.
I enjoy the cinema, the theatre, eating out and walking my retired racing greyhound (whilst trying to avoid the local cats!!)
I am one of the more recent additions to the Governing Body, having joined in May, and I hope to help the school build on its existing achievements. I have been a parent governor, then community governor, at Moat Farm Junior School for the last 5 years and hope the experience gained in these roles will enable me to make a valuable contribution to the Bristnall Hall Governing Body.”
Mr Gary Whall – Teaching Staff Governor (academy appointed member)
I have been a teacher at Bristnall Hall for 40 years and served on the Governing body for more than 25 years as a Staff Governor. My position in the Academy is Director of Inclusion which sees my dealing with Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding. I started at Bristnall Hall in 1979 as a teacher of PE and Mathematics before moving into Pastoral Care and then SEN.
I have a strong athletics background, both competing and organising and am a keen follower of West Bromwich Albion.
Mandeep Kaur – Non–Teaching Staff Governor (academy appointed member)
I am currently the LRCC Manager at the academy and have been part of the Bristnall Hall Academy community for the past ten years. I am also an active member of the LPPA (parent partnership group) at the academy.
Pre – Bristnall, I gained a wealth of experience and knowledge during my working life in the retail and manufacturing industry, which has equipped me with astute networking skills. I hope my life experiences will be of benevolence to the staff and students of Bristnall Hall Academy. I believe all at Bristnall should have the opportunity to succeed and fulfil their potential irrespective of their needs or backgrounds.
Ian Binnie – Community Governor (ATT appointed member)
Leadership and Management Link Governor
I recently retired after forty years of secondary teaching. I was born and brought up in Coventry. I trained in London and began teaching History in the East End, later moving to Kent and then Birmingham. For eighteen years I was head teacher, first of a school in Walsall and then in Tipton. Both schools were large, multi-cultural comprehensives. Mr Green began his career at the second school-for a while I was his head teacher! I stood down as head teacher two years ago and taught Humanities at Bristnall Hall. Since retiring I have also become governor of Baskerville School, a special school in Birmingham. Taking advantage of retirement I also work as a volunteer at the Royal Fusilier Regiment Museum in Warwick and am an active member of a number of historical societies.
Sally Hollywood – Parent Governor
SEND Link Governor
I am currently co- Chair of Sandwell Parent Voice which is the official parent/carer forum for Sandwell residents providing support meetings and workshops to parents with children and young people with special education needs and disabilities. I have spent the vast majority of my working career within the legal profession specialising in litigation and regulatory law. I was also a parent representative for 4 years at a local junior school assisting them to attain various school quality awards. I am very excited and proud to be joining BHA as a Parent Governor and hope to bring both my parenting and professional experience together with lots of dedication and enthusiasm to positively contribute to the role. I love our local community being third family generation locally and I am passionate about education. I believe everyone no matter what their ability should have every opportunity to reach their full potential via education and in particular I am an advocate for special education needs and disabilities. In my spare time I enjoy arts and crafts, reading and the theatre.
Councillor Carol Goult – Community Governor
Behaviour and Attitudes / Personal Development Link Governor
Carol Goult, Former councillor for Bristnall Ward and former Deputy Mayor for Sandwell. Although no longer involved in local politics, she is still very active within the Bristnall community on a voluntary basis. She has over 30 years’ experience working with the younger members of the local community. Having had a long association with the academy as a parent and governor, she has developed a great affinity for the academy. Also having been proactive in numerous charities over many years she feels that she can use this experience to the benefit of the academy.
Please note currently none of our governors are related to any staff members working at the academy.