Lytham Road, Manchester, Lancashire M14 6PL
0161 2243 892
Aiming High Together
Linda Wales - Chair of Governors
(Chair, Co-opted Governor, Resources, Teaching and Learning Committee, Pay Committee, Safeguarding, HT Performance, personnel)
Faiza Khan - Vice-Chair of Governors
(Vice-Chair, Parent Governor, Teaching and Learning Committee, SEND, Safeguarding)
Katherine Gibson - Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
I joined as a governor at Birchfields Primary in September 2016. I am Assistant Vice Principal at the new MEA Central Secondary School which opens in September 2017. I will be working on the Teaching and Learning sub-committee and hope to bring my experience as a classroom teacher and school leader to this role. I have been a History teacher for 13 years and am excited about learning more about Birchfields Primary School. As the new neighbours we have had a lovely, warm welcome to the community from the staff and students of Birchfields and I look forward to working with them.
(Chair Teaching and Learning Committee, Co-opted Governor, Aspire, CPD, curriculum)
Sarah Wakefield - Chair of Resources Committee
I have been a Community Governor for Birchfields since 2012 and I live just down the road in Levenshulme. In my day job I work for the Co-op Food Offices in Manchester as Food Sustainability Manager, this job can take me anywhere from chocolate factories to meetings in Parliament!
As a Birchfields governor I sit on the Resources sub-committee, where we discuss finances and staffing. I am also the governor for Pupil Premium and responsible for ensuring that those children who receive Pupil Premium are given the best start possible on their educational journey.
I love the energy and happy feel which Birchfields has and my hope for the school is that we can get an Outstanding Ofsted rating – something which would recognise all the hard work of our teachers and children!
(Chair Resources Committee, Co-Opted Governor, Pay Committee)
Sadia Akram- Parent Governor
I have recently been appointed to the role of parent governor and a member of the teaching and learning committee. I currently have two children attending Birchfields Primary School.
I have a strong belief in giving children maximum opportunities to discover their full potential through education and extra curriculum alike.
My background is in banking, where I have worked for 13 years.
As a parent governor I will offer commitment, enthusiasm and determination to make a difference: striving for academic excellence and to be a link for communication between governors and parents.
I am looking forward to bringing fresh ideas forward and am able to see issues from a different perspective. I hope to build on the schools success and continue the work hard to make it a school where children can ‘dream, believe and achieve.’
(Parent Governor, Teaching and Learning Committee, website, pupil/sports premium)
(Co-Opted Governor, Resources Committee, Health and Safety)
Fatima Saleem - Parent Governor
(Parent Governor, Teaching and Learning Committee, Health and Safety)
Emily Coleman - Staff Governor
(Staff Governor, Teaching and Learning Committee, Attendance)
Cllr Rabnawaz Akbar - LA Governor
(LA Governor, Resources Committee, Premises)
Shaista Ikram - Parent Governor
(Parent Governor, Teaching and Learning Committee, English and Maths)