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Meet Our LAB


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


The LAB meets once per month. At these meetings, all elements of school improvements are discussed, including the financial position of the academy.


Each of our governors have no declared business interests.


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


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

'Private and Confidential'

Revd. Larry Wright, Chair of LAB

Hawkesley Church Primary Academy

376 Shannon Road

Kings Norton

Birmingham B38 9TR


Reverend Larry Wright

Chair of LGB

Safeguarding Governor

Foundation Governor

Revd Larry Wright is the vicar of St Nicolas' Church, Kings Norton which is part of the Kings Norton Team ministry. He grew up in Birmingham and served in two parishes in North Birmingham until coming to Kings Norton in 2016. He has been chair of governors in north Birmingham and is particularly keen to foster links between school, home and wider community. He is also a governor at Kings Norton Primary school and St Nicolas' church also has regular visits from other schools in the area. The link between the school and church is an important part of fostering our Christian ethos and we hope to build upon this link for the mutual benefit of both.


C. Mansell

Mr Christopher Mansell


Christopher took up post as CEO of the new BDMAT on 01 September 2017. Prior to this, he had been Headteacher of 4 schools during a period of 17 years in Derby City, Derbyshire and Warwickshire, having commenced his first headship in 2000. Christopher has played a key role in supporting Hawkesley Church Primary Academy.


Mr Sam Smith


Co-opted Governor

Mr Smith was appointed as the Head of School for Hawkesley Church Primary Academy in January 2019. He was appointed as Headteacher from September 2019. 



Ruth Baker-Leask

Ruth Baker-Leask is an English, Curriculum and Teaching & Learning Consultant. After leading an Outstanding school, from Requires Improvement, she set up her consultancy firm Minerva Learning. Ruth has played a key part in helping to support the school's development. 


Revd Eliakim Ikechukwu

Foundation Governor


Revd Eliakim Ikechukwu is a member of the Kings Norton Parish curate and supports the school in developing it's Christian identify and sits on the school's Christian Distinctiveness Committee. 





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.

Mrs Michele Fulwood

Michele Fulwood is the Finance Partner within the BDMAT and brings a wealth of knowledge to the school's Local Academy Board.


Miss Sian Pimlott

Class teacher

Staff Governor

Siam Pimlott is a teacher at Hawkesley Church Primary Academy and is the elected staff governor. 


Mrs U Kausar

Acting Clerk to the LAB