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Meet Our Governors


Our Governors work extremely hard to ensure that Hawkesley Church Primary Academy continues on its rapid journey of improvement.

The Governing Board was reconstituted on 1st September 2015.

The Governing Board meets twice termly. The sub-committees meet in-line with their terms of reference. There are four sub committees: Audit, Finance and Personnel Committee, Curriculum and Standards Committee, Academy Improvement Committee and a Pay Committee.


Each of our governors have no declared business interests.

Canon Brian Hall is Chair of Governors at St. Michaels Primary School - Handsworth.

Revd. Larry Wright is a governor at Kings Norton Primary School.


Please click here for information about the organisational structure of governance at Hawkesley Church Primary Academy.


Our Chair of Governors may be contacted via the Academy's office. All correspondence should be clearly marked

'Private and Confidential'

Canon Brian Hall, Chair of Governors

Hawkesley Church Primary Academy

376 Shannon Road

Kings Norton

Birmingham B38 9TR


Canon Brian Hall

Canon Brian Hall

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

Foundation Governor

I recently retired from being a Parish Priest and have been involved with church school governance for the past 20 years and both schools where I've been involved have improved their standards and Ofsted gradings. In May 2015 the Diocese of Birmingham invited me to chair the governing body at Hawkesley. I enjoy supporting staff and pupils in schools and I am enjoying getting to know people at Hawkesley where, this year, I have a special link with Year2.



Reverend Tony Malcolm

Vice Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor

Revd Tony Malcom, Methodist Minister currently serving Dorridge. I represent the Birmingham Methodist Circuit as a Governor of Hawkesley Academy. I was born in Jamaica, moved to Sheffield when I was 11; married to Joanne, with 2 children. I have lived in Sheffield, Bristol, Darlington and Birmingham.  

My interests include eating, walking, kites and storytelling. For this year I've adopted Year 6, and look forward to spending more time with them.



Anne Dent

Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee

Foundation Governor

My connections at Hawkesley began in 1976 when I joined the staff shortly after the school was opened. My daughters came with me until they left for secondary school. After a time in other schools I returned as Headteacher of the junior school until the schools were amalgamated. I've been a member of the church for many years and frequently worshipped at Hawkesley. I'm now delighted to be working with the community as a Governor.



Mr D Higgins

Head Teacher

Like many others, I too have a long association with Hawkesley. I lived on the estate and my son attended  Hawkesley Infant and Nursery  School. It was during that time that I volunteered to work in the junior school. This gave me a real thirst to become a teacher. I completed an Access course, supported by Hawkesley Junior School, and then completed a Bachelor of Education Degree at Westhill College. My first teaching job was at Hawkesley! After many years away, teaching in both Birmingham and Worcestershire,  I have returned to serve the school and its community. I am extremely proud and privileged to be the Head Teacher of Hawkesley Church Primary Academy.


 Jo Shioleftou


Mrs J Shioleftou

Deputy Head Teacher

Co-Opted Governor

Although originally from Manchester, I moved to Birmingham to study for  a PGCE at the University of Central England in 1992 and have lived here ever since. As a supply teacher, I visited Hawkesley Junior School  in 1994, before working at other Birmingham schools and then joining the staff at  Hawkesley as Deputy Head Teacher in 2013. I became a governor in 2015.



Gail Rogers

SEN Governor

Pupil Premium Governor

Foundation Governor

I have been a governor at Hawkesley now for five years, and it has been a great privilege to be part of the school in this way. I am just beginning my second year as the SEN Governor, a role which I enjoy very much. I am passionate about education, and even love to learn new things myself. This year I am looking forward to seeing what Miss Mobley and Year 5 will be getting up to, maybe even have the opportunity to learn with them. I hope so!




Mrs H Kenny

Staff Governor
I first began working here at Hawkesley when it was two schools (infant and Junior). I joined the school and worked in the Nursery, I have continued to work in the Early Years Foundation Stage ever since. It has been a real privilege for me to be part of so many children's first experience of school life, to help and watch them as they grow in confidence and ability. I am often asked why I have chosen to stay here for so many years and my answer is simple, it's because I love this school. It has a lovely family atmosphere, which is made possible by the children, staff and parents who all make it a pleasure to come to work every day.I had no hesitation in accepting, when asked to become a governor here at Hawkesley. My aim as a governor is to help to improve the positive experiences of children during their time here; making it as happy for them as it is for me. 




Hazel Atwell

Foundation Governor

I am a Methodist and at my Church I co-ordinate the Sunday School and youth work as a volunteer and am a worship leader. My professional work as a primary school teacher has included curriculum responsibility for RE, Collective Worship and Geography. I have been a teacher governor in a church school. I have also worked in Childcare. Currently I am an Early Years Teacher across two nurseries in Birmingham.



Reverend Jane Platt

Foundation Governor

Acting Ex-Officio

I am an ordained priest in the Church of England serving St Nicolas Kings Norton and Hawkesley Church also with Reverend Caz Hague, the Methodist minister.

Prior to ordination I taught English, Religious Education, and Drama in local secondary schools.

As a curate I worked with younger children in toddler groups and led assemblies.

I am married to a teacher, and have two adult children and four grandchildren.



Laura Roberts

Parent Governor

I am Laura Roberts and I am a parent governor for the school, I went to Hawkesley Church Primary myself as a child and now have three children in the school. I attended Solihull College for twelve months and now currently work for the NHS as an expenses officer. I live locally and enjoy spending time with my family as well as socialising, reading and going to the cinema.



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Mrs Sharon Hart

Parent Governor

I am a parent governor at our school. My eldest daughter attends the school and my youngest daughter will be joining in September 2017. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mum but also carry out voluntary work for the local church which my family and I attend every week. Previously I have worked as a senior support worker for vulnerable young adults who have severe mental health impairments and challenging behaviour. This was a job i passionately enjoyed. However I I left this to start a family and to study for a degree. My link class this year is year three and I am excited to be working with them.



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Reverend Larry Wright

Foundation Governor 



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Foundation Governor




Mark Tyler

Clerk to Governors



 Click here for information about Governors attendance

at Meetings between 2015 and 2017


The following Governors have resigned their positions at Hawkesley Church Primary Academy. They are listed along with the dates on which they were originally appointed and the date on which they resigned.

Amanda Embley (29.09.15 – 27.09.16)

Charlotte Duce (29.09.15 – 03.05.16)

Becky Donnelly (29.09.15 – 14.03.16)

Canon Rob Morris (14.05.13 – 15.07.15)

Gill Brettell (01.07.14 – 12.3.16)

Jane Stone (14.05.13 – 08.12.15)

Liz Power (14.05.13 – 15.07.15)

Marion Flemming-Froy (14.05.13)

Nick Weaver (01.02.15 – 12.3.15)

Sandra Bailey (14.05.13 – 12.3.15)

Sarah Perry (14.05.13 – 15.07.15)