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Louise Page

My name is Louise Page. I graduated as a teacher with a first class honours degree in 1991. Prior to becoming a Headteacher, I had been a Deputy for a total of 8 years in two different schools; a small one form entry school and a large three form entry primary school in Coventry. Following completion of the National Primary Qualification for Headteachers, I became Headteacher here at St Saviour’s C of E Primary.

 

My priority is to ensure that our children have the best education possible and all of them make fantastic progress. I want all our children to become well-rounded citizens of tomorrow and believe that we must give them every opportunity to develop their sense of social, spiritual and moral responsibility.

 

Over the years, I have been on the Governing Body of a number of schools, both as a staff governor and a community governor. The role has changed significantly over the years, with the growing importance of the role governors’ play in setting the strategic direction of the school, along with ensuring correct financial management and providing challenge to the leadership team.

 

Together with the Governing Body, as your Headteacher I will provide clear direction for the school and demonstrate commitment, ideas and energy alongside organisational and management responsibilities.

 

 

Being born close to the St. Andrews football stadium, I have the honour of calling myself: ‘a Brummie Born and Bred’. As an avid Birmingham City FC supporter, the place has, over the years, brought me both sorrow and joy. Before becoming a priest, I worked in manufacturing, supplying plastic injection mouldings to many of the world’s leading automotive companies.

 

In 2010, I became the vicar of St Mark, along with St Saviour’s here in Saltley. I then joined St Saviour’s C of E Primary school as a governor, where I am now fortunate to be the Chair of Governors. My time in both Washwood Health and Saltley has been enjoyable but not without its challenge. Our local area has a wonderful and unique mix of cultures, people and stories, which makes it an exciting and exhilarating place to minister and to be part of the school’s community.

 

As part of my role, I work with the Head to promote and maintain high standards of education for the children in our care and ensure that the governing body, here at St. Saviour’s school, sets a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction.

 

Rema Begum

I have been a parent governor for about 2 years now. The school is very endeared to my family as we have been associated with it for about 22 years. My own children have been attending since 2007 and at present 3 of them attend.

 

I am a full time mum and work part time as an ESOL tutor and as a parent/toddler group co-ordinator at Adderley children’s centre.

 

My previous roles were as a tribunal clerk for the Ministry of Justice and as an adjudicator for the Department of Works & Pensions. These roles have given me the opportunity to meet and work with people from all walks of life and communities. Dealing with their issues and finding the best way to solve problems has provided me with invaluable experience in my role as a parent governor.

 

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Social Science and to enhance my prospects career wise as a parent governor I completed a child care course in 2016. I want to help the school provide the best possible education and outcomes for all the children and get our school back to its ‘Outstanding’ rating

 

Jackie White

Prior to retiring, I was the Head teacher at Adderley Children’s Centre for 10 years. I have worked passionately in the early year’s sector for 40 years. My posts during this period have included working as a teacher in nursery and primary school settings; a deputy head teacher in an integrated early years centre and a lecturer in further and higher education in Coventry. Since 2001, I worked in Birmingham as a head teacher of three nursery schools and children’s centres.

 

My early year’s background ensures an extensive knowledge of children’s early leaning and development, their starting points and the next stages of their educational journey. I have significant leadership experience and was a National Leader in Education, this work extended my role into primary school settings.

 

I have always been keen to develop strong links with the local primary schools. St. Saviours is a well-respected school within the Saltley area of Birmingham and many of the children who have attended Adderley Children’s Centre transfer to this primary school. When the opportunity to become a Governor at St. Saviours arose, I was delighted to be accepted onto the board.

 

I look forward to supporting Head teacher Louise Page and the other committed governors to ensure the school’s successful journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kamran Hussain

My name is Kamran Hussain and I am currently the Staff Governor at St Saviour’s.  I graduated in 2007 with a degree in Media Journalism. 

 

Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked within the print media industry for several years as a freelance journalist.  My journey into the world of teaching began when I qualified as a teacher by completing my PGCE in 2011.  Soon after, I joined St Saviour’s as a newly qualified teacher and have been here ever since.

 

Following the completion of my NQT year, I was given the opportunity to teach in Year 6.  A few successful years later, I gained the role of TLR and I am enjoying the challenge. 

 

Being a Staff Governor enables me to play a greater part in ensuring that each and every child in our school receives the very best education possible. I have the opportunity to make a difference, not only for children in school now, but for children in years to come.

 

Mahmood Hussain

My name is Mahmood Hussain. My connection with St. Saviour’s school and the area goes back many years. I came to this country in 1969, from Pakistan. My school days were very different to those of children today and I left school to work in a factory. I was married to my wife in 1979, we moved into Alum Rock and I then went to work for British Railways.

Fast forward a few years… as all my five children were educated here at St. Saviour’s, I became a parent Governor so I could become more involved in the life of the school. My eldest child, following her qualification as a teacher, even came back to teach here.

 

As part of the Governing body, I have held a number of positions from chair to vice-chair and am now the local authority nominated Governor.  I have worked for British railways for 40 years and married for the same number

 

Mohammed Islam

My name is Mohammed Islam and I have, since February 2019, taken on the role as a Parent Governor at St Saviour’s. I have two daughters here and have been involved with the school since 2007, when my son originally started his education at this school.

 

I graduated in Islamic Theology and whilst specialising in this area, I found the requirement and need for having a balance with a professional career.  I have been in the IT & Telecommunications sector for more than 15 years now, working with small to large businesses, providing systems and solutions to allow businesses to expand. During my career, I have had a wide-ranging involvement in face-to-face elevated level services and support and providing solutions to problems. I have extensive experience now in most office functions internally and externally via phone or face-to-face. My on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set and organisational skills with all types of audiences.

 

I feel my experiences, both in my workplace and at home, along with others can make a difference in the education, of not just my daughters, but all the children at St. Saviour’s. I hope my professional experience coupled with the close interaction of my children and the school, will be of great benefit.

 

I am very keen and outspoken, meaning that I can raise issues which are of concern to both the children and parents here at St. Saviour’s, whilst also helping to represent the parent’s and school view.

 

As a parent, I value education highly and will work to keep the excellent standard of education offered at St. Saviour’s, for the benefit of all the children. Most importantly, beyond all else, respecting their ethics and morals.

 

 

Fehmida Rani

My family and I have been associated with St Saviour’s C of E Primary school for almost a decade. My 2 children have been attending this school since 2013 and my youngest child will begin her education here within the next 12 months.

 

I feel very satisfied that my children have been fortunate to have gained a place at this school as they have strong foundations and a positive environment to work and play within, it also takes safeguarding very serious and has robust procedures in-place.

 

I have been a parent governor for around 2 years now, I am a full-time mother and am currently studying G.C.S.E English at Birmingham Adult Education Centre.

 

Previously, I have successfully completed qualifications in; Childcare, Math’s, English, Business Administration, Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning, I.C.T ECDL extra, a Safe & Sound and Special Education Needs. I also hold a bachelor’s degree in Arts.

 

To accompany my learning journey and help achieve my goals and aspirations, I previously fulfilled a role as a volunteer at St Saviour’s where I worked alongside Teachers in classrooms and supported the children in I.C.T, Religious Education, Reading, Maths, English and helped towards the preparation of lessons.  I also worked as a volunteer at Highfield Children’s center where I supported the stay & play group, worked with family support networks and carried out office duties.

 

As a parent I feel that my experiences are valuable to my role as a parent governor. Being a governor is very important to me as I am able to have a valid input into the education the school is able to offer, are able to communicate effectively between parents and school and help children to achieve their potential.

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