Introducing Our Governors...
Andrew Thorp (Co-opted) Chair of Governors
I have been a Parent Governor at Beeches Junior School since September 2016. I currently have two children at the school and feel privileged to be an active part of the decision making
I am Chair of the Standards, Achievement and Curriculum Committee and also the Numeracy Governor.
Prior to being appointed at the
In my professional career, I currently work as a Trainee Underwriter for a Birmingham based insurance broker.
Sarah Masters (Parent)
I took on the role as parent governor in November 2021 as I was keen to give something back to the school that had done so much for my own children. Both of my children have attended Beeches schools and have succeeded academically and are growing into confident young people. It is an honour to be part of the governing team overseeing all aspects of the running of the school. It is very clear that the children at Beeches are central to every decision made.
I work as a self-employed music educator in various different roles. Some of my work is in primary & secondary schools working as a peripatetic violin teacher. I also run my own business delivering music classes to under-fives and I run a community choir in Wolverhampton with adults of all ages. I believe in a well-rounded education that encompasses not only academic achievements but also incorporates creativity along with the development of social and emotional skills. Wellbeing is something I am very passionate about in children and adults alike.
As well as being parent governor I am also Safeguarding Link Governor and work closely with the designated safeguarding lead and the governing board to review the school's safeguarding policies and procedures ensuring that the school is fully compliant with safeguarding regulations and that effective systems are in place to protect the children and staff within the school.
Farhana Moula (Co-opted)
Promoting and nurturing a sense of community is something I deeply believe in and hope to do as a governor at our esteemed school. Having worked for the Birmingham City Council Planning Department since 1999 I have acquired a great level of experience and knowledge about our city. My current role as a Planning and Regeneration Support Officer has allowed me to engage in a large number of projects across Birmingham, which instills ambition, innovation
It is a fact that our children represent the future for tomorrow; Beeches Junior School ensures that that tomorrow is bright, brave and inspirational. All three of my children attend Beeches schools, and I have witnessed them grow holistically and academically. I hope to support my fellow governors and the staff at our school to embrace a thirst for lifelong learning and encourage our children to exceed expectations.
Mike Smart (Headteacher)
Part of my role as Headteacher of the school is to serve as a member of the governing body. The governing body at Beeches Junior School is a strong, supportive group with a very clear focus on our children; it is a pleasure to work with them. The governors have a wide range of backgrounds and
I have experienced working in the role of a parent governor, having spent seven years as a governor at my children's junior school, including two years as Chair of Governors. I know how demanding the role can be, and I am extremely grateful to my fellow governors for the time they give and their commitment to our children.