Chair of Governors
I have been a governor at Selly Park for over 15 years , having previously been a governor in Buckinghamshire. A retired hotelier and businessman, I bring my financial and business experience to the Board. Over the years, I have supported the Head teacher and Senior Leadership team in their running of the school, and helped to shape its future in the ever-changing world of education. I aim to support all staff and students and foster a safe, secure and friendly atmosphere in which the best possible educational outcomes can be achieved.
I moved to Birmingham in 2003 to Study Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Birmingham, I’ve worked for NatWest since 2006 with roles in retail, corporate projects, support services and is currently the Strategic Lead for Diversity in Business, which involves working with Universities and external Business Support organisation who provide business support to Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) Entrepreneurs across the UK, I’m also a director and trustee of Relate Birmingham, who are a charity that provide counselling services to individuals and families across Greater Birmingham and Solihull. I joined Selly Park’s governing body in November 2012 as a Local Authority (LEA) governor, and was co-opted onto the board in 2018.
widely experienced Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor. I am a charity sector specialist and through
my accountancy business provides finance director and accountancy services to
many small and large charities and business across UK. I have worked with KPMG and PwC auditing and
advising local councils, colleges and universities. I enjoy travelling,
swimming and speaking. I am a parent governor of a student in year 9.
Local Authority Governor
I am the pastor of Selly Park Baptist church which is located next door to the school and have lived in the area since autumn 2000. As I church we enjoy a good relationship with the school and I have always sought ways in which to strengthen our links. I have appreciated the opportunity to take assemblies and RE lessons in the school and as a governor I seek to bring something of the wider community to the table. I have experience in managing and leading a small church with the focus on people’s spiritual well-being.
Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair of Governors
After a career in industry, commerce and retail I have been teaching for more than thirty years in secondary schools, further education colleges and for universities. For several years I have also examined in ICT and linked subjects for one of the examination boards. Outside school I have run several IT consultancies. I first became a parent governor at Selly Park when my daughter was attending the school. I am now a co-opted governor with special interests in eSafety and SEND. Both of these derive from my current teaching position as subject leader for ICT at a specialist school for children who are blind or visually impaired. I feel I am able to be useful bringing experience to the school from these various educational settings.
Dr. Vivek Indramohan
I am an engineer by background. Currently, I am working as a scientist / an academic with 12 years of experience in the higher education sector within UK. I have a keen interest in globalising education and embedding inquiry based learning and teaching approaches within curriculum. I am one of the STEM ambassadors within the West Midlands region advocating for widening the participation of ‘Women in Science and Engineering’. I ensure to bring in such expertise and advise and disseminate the same to my colleagues and wider academic community at Selly Park so as to enrich the development of our next generation.
My background is in Financial services, currently I work in the Legal department at Deutsche Bank. I have been with the bank since 2012, and relocated to Birmingham at the beginning of 2018. As governor of Selly Park, I also serve on the Pay & Finance committees. My value add is to effectively challenge the status quo, and question our processes whilst always looking at ways the school can continue improving. Selly Park Girls School is an outstanding institution, with dedicated staff and students and I am delighted to be a member of the governing body. My academic degrees are in Philosophy & International Law. In my spare time, I am an avid reader, anthropologically curious and a perpetual student.
I have a background in finance and have worked at Birmingham City Council for 14 years within the Revenues and Benefits department where I have taken on many roles including mentor and advisor. Since 2017 I have been with PwC working on the IF100 Compliance & Consulting client risk team, and more recently I have joined the Global Mobility team. I am proud to be an ex Selly Park Girls' School student and am also the parent of a Year 9 student.
After graduating for the University of York with a BA in Historical Archaeology, I began working at Selly Park Girls' School as a Learning Mentor. This role gave me an opportunity to work in an ‘Outstanding’ school and ignited a passion for education. With the support of the school, I completed my Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and gained qualified teacher status in 2019. I am currently a teaching of Humanities at Selly Park Girls’ and an avid supporter of children’s rights. I am a member of the schools ‘Rights Respecting Committee’ for staff. In my spare time I enjoy pursuing my interest in archaeology, as well as supporting local heritage organisations and events.
Clerk to the Governing Body
I am an experienced accredited Clerk who has been working with the school since 2013 and have worked with a range of schools and settings in the past. I have a sound knowledge of governance procedures and current legislation and am able to advise the governing board accordingly. I am an effective communicator and have developed good relationships with staff and governors. I ensure agendas and documentation are circulated promptly to facilitate productive meetings and produce accurate minutes to ensure meetings are effectively recorded.