Local Governing Body
Mr Brian Williams - Chair of Governors
|Mr Paul Turner - Vice Chair of Governors|
|Mrs Susan Smith - Governor||
Mr Mark Bradley
|Mrs Zillah Doyle - Parent Governor||Mrs Fiona Thompson - Staff Governor|
Mr Brian Williams - Chair of Governors / Responsible for Curriculum and Standards
I am delighted to be a Governor of B.P.A. I join this governing body after working for over twenty years in education. I have been lucky enough to have worked across all age ranges in a variety of positions from Class Teacher, to Advisory Teacher and as a Head of School.
I am now retired and spend my days reading, writing, walking and cycling around the valleys of Kirklees. I love music and travelling and consider myself to be learning all the time. I am therefore very happy to be a part of this exciting new venture which has, of course, the experience of learning, at its core.
It is exciting to be participating in this new project and to be one small part of a team that is committed to providing the children of this area with an outstanding educational experience. I look forward to meeting and working with teachers, parents, carers and all school staff as we prepare our young people to be articulate, positive and active members of our community whilst readying them for life beyond the boundaries of school.
Mrs Susan Smith - Responsibility for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
Mr Paul K Turner - Vice Chair / Responsibility for Health and Safety
After finishing my degree in Engineering at Huddersfield University in 2003, I have been working for Cummins Turbo Technologies in a variety of different roles including Project Engineer, Operations Leader for the aftermarket remanufacturing department, and most recently within the company’s worldwide manufacturing support group where I have responsibility for new product launch strategy and integration.
Having my own children at Infant and Primary school, I take an increasing interest in their education, their environment and how school encourages and helps them to learn through interesting topics and activities.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, taking days out and about on our bikes. I also play rugby through the winter which involves many Saturday afternoons playing and some training during the week. I would really like to get involved with coaching over the next 2 to 3 years.
Mr Mark Bradley - Responsible for Safeguarding
I was a Police Officer for 32 years and held the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent. For 8 years I was Head of the Forces Anti Corruption Discipline and Professional Standards Department. Academically I hold a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Organisational Studies. I also holds a Diploma in Advanced Criminology.
I was also an accredited Hostage Negotiator and Kidnap Coordinator trained in the UK and by the FBI in the USA.
Since leaving the police I have worked internationally in over 25 countries primarily relating to corruption, professional standards and hostage and kidnap. Between 2008 and 2011 I lived and worked in Albania as the Anti Corruption and Professional Standards adviser to the Albanian Ministry of Interior, Internal Control Service, and State Police regarding police corruption, discipline, and professional and ethical standards. Between 2013 and 2015 I lived and worked in Ramallah Palestine where I was Team Leader on an EU project managing a team of international policing experts working with the Palestinian State Police.
I am currently dividing my time between working internationally as a strategic policing adviser and as a university lecturer managing postgraduate and master’s degree courses in corruption prevention ethics and accountability.
Mrs Zillah Doyle - Parent Governor
As a mother of four children (of various ages), I have experienced all stages of the education system from Primary School through to University. All of my children have attended Moor End Academy at some point in their educational journey with my youngest son, Miki, currently being in Class 1 at Beaumont Primary Academy. The ethos and commitment of the excellent staff within Moor End Academy inspired me to stand for the role of governor.
I am a strong advocate of the state education system and believe that school should be more than just learning to read and write. Miki, was actually the first child in the new pre-school and transferred very happily to Beaumont Primary Academy.
I am a local business owner with a passion for engineering and developing young people. Outside of work I play netball, watch sport in any form, and taxi my children everywhere.
Mrs Fiona Thompson - Staff Governor
I joined BPA in 2016 to teach Reception and lead Early Years. I have been teaching for over twenty five years, the majority in Oldham but also in Derbyshire and the West Midlands. I have specialised in Early Years for over ten years, and thoroughly enjoy seeing children develop through their first years in school. It has been a pleasure to be part of setting up our new school, and I am proud of the contribution I have made.
In my free time I enjoy travel with my family, and walking my dog in the hills near my house. I am involved in my local church, where I help to run 'Messy Church' for local families.