Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the Governing Body at Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, and the work that its members do.
Governors (ID 2059)
Yvonne MosquitoCo Opted Governor
Eleanor TobinCo Opted Governor
Elly Tobin, OBE has over three decades of experience as a senior leader in international and UK national institutions. She worked for over 25 years in international education and from 2008-2019 was Principal of Joseph Chamberlain College in Birmingham, UK as well as the Director of the College for International Citizenship which offers short programmes in global studies and international relations. She continues to work as an international school accreditor with WASC and CIS accreditation teams and has inspected international schools at all levels. She is also a Lead Improvement Practitioner for COBIS (Council of British international Schools). She is one of the founder directors of the International Writing Project (IWP) which delivers teacher training to develop better writing skills most recently in Thailand, Panama, India and Europe. Retiring as Principal of Joseph Chamberlain College in January 2019, she retains the directorship of the College for International Citizenship and is now a senior consultant for Consilium Education operating worldwide with the most recent projects being in Siberia and Uzbekistan. She also coaches and mentors senior leaders and delivers Middle Management training in UK colleges. Elly is a respected workshop presenter and keynote speaker at conferences around the world. She has published two children's books and continues to write children's stores as a hobby. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by Aston University for her work in education and is currently living in Birmingham UK.
Ayisha AliVice Chair of Governors, (Local Authority Governor)
Mashuq AllyChair of Governors, (Co Opted Governor)
Dr. M. Mashuq Ally is the Chair of the Full Governing Board of BGGS; and is member of Birmingham City Council Schools Forum.
He also a Trustee and Director of Markfield Institute of Higher Education; Board member of the Shaikh Zayed Fund in Islamic Studies at University of Cambridge; Director of Global Trading Enterprises in Turkey which is engaged in humanitarian work with refugees. He is currently supporting a number of voluntary organisations develop their strategic plans.
Dr. Ally retired from Birmingham City Council in 2017 where he was corporate director for Equalities, Social Cohesion and Community Safety and lead strategic officer for Preventing Violent Extremism.
Prior to coming to Birmingham Dr. Ally spent 20 years in academia.
Andrew BryanStaff Governor
Susan CooperIn Attendance
Pritpal HyareHead Teacher
Hassan KhanParent Governor
Gerardine Lawson-LotarewClerk to Governors
Steven SandysCo Opted Governor
Muhammad Kamran SiddiquiCo-Opted Governor
Muhammad Kamran Siddiqui
Katie WallClerk to Governors
Governors’ legal duties include:
- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- approving the school budget and reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
- appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher
Governors discharge these responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Body meeting each term. These are supplemented by a series of sub-committee meetings dealing with specific issues. A number of governors also have responsibilities for specific issues within the school such as special educational needs (SEN), safeguarding and financial controls.
The Governors’ main role is to set the vision for the school in conjunction with the Headteacher and senior staff and to hold the Headteacher to account. A phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’ and in the role of critical friends, governors help staff to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.
They use two key documents too help plan and coordinate their work:
- the School Development Plan (SDP) which sets out the strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards, and;
- our Self-Review documentation which sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.
Types of Governor and Their Roles
The Governing Body of Bordesley Green Girls School consists of four categories of Governor:
- Co-opted Governors
- Local Authority Governors
- Staff Governors (including the Headteacher), and:
- Parent Governors.
All governors have equal status no matter which type of governor they are and no governor is allowed to make decisions on his/her own. They are recruited after a thorough skills-analysis each time there is a vacancy to ensure that, collectively, the governors have all the skills needed to manage a complex, multi-million pound organisation. Some Governors are identified each year as the 'lead' Governor for a specific area of the school's activities. This means they pay particularly close attention to how we implement our plans in that area and the outcomes which result. They then report back to the Board.
Details of our Governors, their responsibilities, terms of office and any pecuniary (business) interests they have declared are available via the link at the bottom of this page.
Structure of the Governing Body
The Governing Body have established the following sub-committees to focus on specific aspects of the school's provision:
- Curriculum and Standards
- Headteacher's appraisal
- Human Resources
- Pupil Discipline
Contacting School Governors
To contact Governors, please write to the Chair of Governors, care of the school, or use the email address for the Head's PA shown on the Contact Us page, making sure the email clearly indicates it is for the attention of the Chair of Governors.
Governor Details including declared business interests
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