The Governing Body
Gill TurnerChair of Governors
Headteacher Greenholm Primary School, Local Leader of Education (LLE) and Ofsted Inspector
I have been working in education for over 30 years and for the last 21 years have worked as a Headteacher in Birmingham. I am passionate about ensuring that all pupils get the best chance in life and will leave no stone unturned to enable this to happen.
I am fortunate that during my career I have been able to use and apply my skills to a variety of roles, both as class teacher and then as a Head teacher. As a Local leader in Education I frequently worked alongside other Headteachers to support them in their leadership journey and develop their capacity. On occasions this meant challenging the decisions they were planning in order to achieve the best outcomes for the pupils and the school. I spent one term working in a special measures school to support the LA whilst they could appoint a new Headteacher. I then worked alongside them to support their induction to ensure the school moved out of this category quickly. I have worked in many other schools supporting their writing and curriculum development and used the knowledge I have gained to support new Head teachers into their role. I have worked for the LA in a number of different guises and have recently worked alongside the Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) trying to support schools in developing their local networks of support. I have been an Ofsted Inspector for many years and this role has supported me in challenging my own views about what is effective teaching and learning.
My long career has been both fascinating and challenging and I have experienced many educational changes, however one thing has never changed and that is the absolute right for all children to get the best possible education they can as they only get one chance at this and this affects their subsequent life chances. That is what I strive for.
Mr Rajwinder SinghParent Governor
Mr Rajwinder Singh
- I believe that all children deserve to have the best possible start in life and great schooling is at the heart of this.
- I will challenge the school when needed and make sure that parents concerns are heard
- As a parent myself I want my local school to be an Ofsted rated outstanding school and I would work with Grestone to achieve this
- I am a parent and five of my children all attend Grestone and so I know how important it is to work with the school
- I have 15 years’ experience of working in the childcare field, giving advice and support to families, schools and partners like Ofsted
- I would help to make the school a safer place by looking at the parking problems, smoking at the gates etc.
I have an open door policy and feel that only by working together can we can build a school great enough for our children, that means every parent and every child working to together with the staff at Grestone Academy.
Mrs Emma RavenscroftHead of School
Mrs Emma Ravenscroft
I started my teaching career in Worcestershire as a Reception Class Teacher in 1999. Over the last 20 years I have held many different key positions in schools in Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Including SENCo, Safeguarding Lead and Key Stage Leader. At leadership level I have been a Deputy Head Teacher, Head Teacher, Joint Head of School and in January 2019 I was appointed as the substantive Head of School at Grestone Academy.
My passion is and always has been; our children. I am a great believer in Service Leadership and with this firmly at the centre of my everyday work in school, I know that together; myself, my staff, yourselves and our children can achieve great outcomes.
Miss Samantha BaileyStaff Governor
Miss Samantha Bailey
I have worked as Senior Office Manager & PA to the Heads of School at Grestone Academy since late 2015 and, during my time here, I have become incredibly passionate about the school’s reputation and success. Since graduating in 2012 from The University of Reading with a degree in English Literature and a Masters degree in Children’s Literature, I have worked in Admin teams at a number of different schools across Birmingham. I firmly believe that every day is a school day, even after you leave school, and I can safely say that I learn something new every day when working in the Education sector!
Our pupils deserve to receive the very best in education and pastoral care and I hope that my time as staff governor can help to work towards this.
Ms Anji SansiStaff Governor
Ms Anji Sansi
Monwara BegumParent Governor (SEN)
I am a Parent Governor at Grestone Academy.
Amar JawaidTrust Appointed Governor (Pupil Premium)