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Meet Our Governors

Mrs Mariam Parekh (Chair of Governors)

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 26 March 2023 to 25 March 2027

First Appointed: 26 March 2019

Responsibilities/Committees:  FGB, Standards & Curriculum, Finance, Ofsted ready working group

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None declared

Governance Roles in other schools: Parent Academy Representative, Birchfield Primary Academy, 

Meetings Attended 2023/2024: 100%

  Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  90%

 

 

 

Mr Mohammad Yasin

Local Authority Governor

Term of Office: 24 April 2022 to 23 April 2026

First Appointed: 15 September 2018

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB, Finance & General Purposes, Standards & Curriculum,

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Trustee at Rahamatulla Welfare Trust

Governance Roles in other schools: None

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  63%

                                                      Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  72%

 

Mr Arfan Zaman (Community Links, Pupil Premium)

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 13 July 2020 to 12 July 2024

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB, Finance & General Purposes, Standards & Curriculum,

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employed at Palfrey One Big Local

Governance Roles in other schools: None

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  25%

Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  62%

 

 

Mr James Ludlow (Vice Chair)

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 7 December 2021 to 6 December 2025

First Appointed: 7 December 2021

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB, Finance & General Purposes, Standards & Curriculum

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Principal at Joseph Leckie Academy

Governance Roles in other schools: None

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  100%

                                                      Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  67%

 

                                                      

Mrs Helena Collett

Staff Governor

Term of Office: 29 September 2022 to 28 September 2026

First Appointed: 29 September 2022

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other schools: None

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  88%

                                                      Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  89%

 

 

Mr Mohammed Masoom Rana

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 2 November 2022 to 1 November 2026

First Appointed: 2 November 2022

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: none

Governance Roles in other schools: None

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  50%

                                                      Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  71%

 

Mrs Donna Harper

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 14 May 2024 to 13 May 2028

First Appointed: 14 May 2024

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: none

Governance Roles in other schools: Headteacher Alumwell Infant School

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  100%

                                                      

 

 

Mrs Alison Walsh

Headteacher

Term of Office: 1 January 2013 to present

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB, Finance & General Purposes, Standards & Curriculum,

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None declared

Governance Roles in other schools: Governor at Joseph Leckie Academy

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  100%

Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  100%

 

 

 

Ms Bal Bains

Advisory

Term of Office: N/A

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB, Finance & General Purposes

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employed at Palfrey Infant School

Governance Roles in other schools: None

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  100%

Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  100%

 

Mrs Tina Dunkley

Advisory

Term of Office: N/A

Responsibilities/Committees: SENDCo

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employed at Palfrey Infant School

Governance Roles in other schools: None

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  88%

Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  75%

 

Ms Gurdeep Sanghera

Clerk to the FGB

Term of Office: N/A

Responsibilities/Committees: FGB

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employed at Walsall Council (Governance Services)

Governance Roles in other schools: None

Meetings Attended 2023/2024:  88%

Meetings Attended 2022/2023:  86%

 

 

For more information on our role and responsibilities see the Maintained School Governance Guide (March 2024).

 

To contact a school governor you can either leave a message at the school office or email postbox@palfreyinfant.co.uk  and mark the email 'For the attention of the School Governor, (insert the name of the Governor)'. 

Former Governors from the past 12 months: 

 

Mrs Alia Raja

Co-opted Governor  (Resignation accepted 11.07.2023)

 

Mr Bill Gwilt 

Co-opted Governor  (Resignation accepted 26.05.2023)

 

Mrs Satvinder Bahia

Co-opted Governor  (Resignation accepted 22.09.2023)

 

Miss Holly Humphries

Co-opted Governor (Resignation accepted 27.02.2024)

 

Mrs Nicola Bayliss

Co-opted Governor (Resignation accepted 14.05.2024)

 

 

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