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  • Shagufta Ahmed

    Shagufta Ahmed

    My name is Shagufta Ahmed, I have 4 children, they have all attended Sneinton primary and now I have one child in year 3. I was a former pupil myself at Sneinton Primary and have seen the school grow over the years.

    I became parent Governor a year ago, and felt the need to give something back to the school. I’m passionate in seeing children achieve their potential. I started volunteering in school and went onto completing my STL Diploma. I volunteer at the local mosque, I’m a facilitator and deliver sessions with Second Chance Learning Academy, where I’m also a board member, the lead for women. I’m a qualified interpreter and have worked for the County council in the past.

    As a member of the governing body, it helps ensure that the school continues creating an ideal environment where pupils will continue to get the high quality education and personal development that my children received to set them up for life beyond Sneinton Primary.

    As a parent governor it’s important to me that the views and thoughts of parents/carers are heard throughout the life of school. I look forward to supporting the school in every aspect.

  • Isabel Andrews

    Isabel Andrews


  • MichaelaBowles

    Michaela Bowles

    Worked as a Home Economist for 20 years making TV cooking programmes. Currently working on Saturday Kitchen BBC1 10am.

    Food styling for magazines, newspapers and books. Have worked for Focus on Food for over 12 years who are the leaders in food education in this country. Also working as a food consultant for Food For Life project. Expertise, all things food. Curriculum links to food, growing and farm links. Delivering practical food education to 4-19 year olds.

    Training teachers, TA’s, health professionals and community workers, in how to deliver food education. Advising Primary and Secondary schools on everything to do with lunch service. Dining Hall arrangement, quality of food being cooked, time management in the kitchen, menu planning, suppliers advise and support. Management of staff, including the lunch time supervisors.

  • Gillian Dack

    Gillian Dack


  • Qing Gu

    Qing Gu


    Qing Gu is Professor of Education in the School of Education of the University of Nottingham. She is Vice Chair of the British Association of Comparative and International Education (BAICE) and a member of the Editorial Boards of four high impact international journals in educational development and school leadership.

    Since she joined Nottingham in 2004, Professor Gu has contributed to the success of a range of international and national research projects as Director and Co-Director, including UK Department for Education funded projects on the Evaluation of Teaching Schools, Why Teachers Leave and Return, The Leadership of Teaching School Alliances for Great Pedagogy, Outstanding Primary School Leadership; and The Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes. She also directed an ESRC-RGC (UK research council) funded mixed methods project on how outstanding secondary schools enact policies for improvement, and co-directed an ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange project investigating how primary and secondary schools develop enquiry-led professional learning activities for improvement.

    She is author of Teacher Development: Knowledge and Context (Continuum, 2007); editor of The Work and Lives of Teachers in China (Routledge, 2014); and co-author of Teachers Matter (Open University Press, 2007), The New Lives of Teachers (Routledge, 2010), Successful School Leadership: Linking with Learning and Achievement (Open University Press, 2011), and Resilient Teachers, Resilient Schools (Routledge, 2014).

  • carolkay

    Carol Kay

    I have been a governor now at Sneinton for just over a year. I am a Foundation governor which means that I was appointed by St Christopher's Church to be on the school governing body. I have worked in primary schools for over 35 years, first as a class teacher and then later on in my career as an Assistant Headteacher, and finally as an Acting Headteacher.

    Although I have recently retired from teaching I am still passionate about education and enjoy coming into school to meet and talk to the children, watch concerts and plays as well as to attend meetings.

  • vernonlloyd

    Vernon Lloyd

    Chair of Governors

    Vernon is the appointed link between Legal Member of the new MAT and the Chair of the Board of Directors.

    Vernon has been a member of the Governing Body at Sneinton C of E Primary for many years, supporting its journey to Outstanding school, initially as Vice Chair and now Chair. He supported the school through its conversion to Academy as Chair. Now he will oversee the change to MAT.

    As Chair at Sneinton, Vernon has also been the lead for the development of the Governing Union committee, bringing Sneinton and Bulwell C of E Primary governors together to share strategic development and support continued school improvement.

    Vernon has been supportive of and active in Sneinton's application and development as a Teaching School Alliance and more recently the establishment of the original Transform Trust.

    In his working life Vernon is a computer analyst and also undertakes additional significant roles within the local church, community and scouting groups.

  • Thulani Molife

    Thulani Molife


  • yemmie

    Mrs Oluwayemisi Matthew-Okoromi


  • Name Shagufta Ahmed
  • Name Isabel Andrews
  • Name Michaela Bowles
  • Name Gillian Dack
  • Name Qing Gu
  • NameCarol Kay
  • Name Vernon Lloyd
  • Name Thulani Molife
  • Name Mrs Oluwayemisi Matthew-Okoromi


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