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Mary Parkes

Chair & Co-opted Governor

Rachel Kelly

Staff Governor

Daniel Bailey

Vice Chair & Co-opted Governor

Mike Wilkes

Vice Chair & Co-opted Governor

Nicholas Hamilton

Co-opted Governor

Tom Daly

LA Governor

Helen Pearson

Parent Governor


Date of Appointment

03.02.2010  01.09.2017  24.10.2018   01.01.2012         16.10.2019 


Appointed By: The Governing Body Staff The Governing Body The Governing Body The Governing Body Local Authority The Governing Body  
Term of Office

 From: 15.05.2013

 To:      10.10.2021


 To:    10.09.2021

 From: 24.10.2018

 To:      23.10.2022

 From: 15.05.2014

 To:      14.05.2022


 To:      15.10.2023  


 To:     23.01.2022


 To:     15.10.2023

Name of Governing Body Albright Education Centre Management Committee Albright Education Centre Management Committee Albright Education Centre Management Committee Albright Education Centre Management Committee Albright Education Centre Management Committee Albright Education Centre Management Committee Albright Education Centre Management Committee  
Register of Interests None None None None None None None  
Register of Business Interests None None None None None None None  
Register of Financial Interests None None None None None None None  
Attendance Record 100% 100% 100% 100% NA 100% NA  
Background Info I worked in the NHS for 37 years at local, regional and national level.  Much of my time was committed to developing mental health services.  Given that 1 in 4 of us will develop problems that will adversely affect our mental health, I am a strong advocate for prevention, compassionate care and a focus on recovery.  I am a firm believer in partnership working.

Teacher and SENCo

Previously a parent governor at my children's school.

I am an allied health care practitioner and have worked in clinical practice since 2002 helping young people with musculoskeletal pain.

34 years teaching experience.  Was Head Teacher at local secondary school for last 5 years.



I have worked as Assistant Headteacher at Q3 Tipton since December 2017.  I was also Head of Sixth Form, Head of PE and teacher of PE.

I have worked in pastoral care in secondary schools across the West Midlands for the past 12 years.  I currently work at a local secondary school where I have been for the past 8 years.

Previous care sector.

Carer of my child's care needs.

Currently director of own business.

Current Role / Job Title

Retired NHS Manager


I work on a number of projects within education and health on a voluntary basis.

Re-integration and Transition Co-ordinator In addition to my clinical practice, I am also a health researcher at Keele University and a senior lecturer on a health-related master's degree. Doing some work for Local Authority, Sandwell & at teaching school. Assistant Head Teacher - Q3 Academy Tipton Senior Leader - Pastoral Director  
Governance roles in other schools None              
Why did you become a Governor? My daughter received support from this service when she was too ill to attend mainstream school.  I saw at first-hand the value of their focus on developing an individual pathway for each child and supporting pupils to become resilient problem solvers to deal with the challenges of life.  I want to make sure that parents in Sandwell are aware of the service that is available to their children.  I also want it to continue developing and provide an outstanding service to more pupils who have social, emotional, physical or psychological problems which prevent them accessing mainstream schooling. To be the representative for all staff at Albright Education Centre. I was interested in pursuing a voluntary role that would combine my experience in health and education while allowing me to develop my skills in governance.

To support the Centre.

I believe that my experience of the leadership at Q3 Tipton would help me to contribute positively to the governing body of Albright Education Centre.  I have a good understanding of our local community which could potentially be beneficial for the leadership of Albright. I am passionate about young people being given the best possible opportunities to succeed.  I have worked closely with Albright in my current role and I truly value the incredible work that they do.  It seemed like a wonderful opportunity to support the young people, families and staff that use the Centre. Passionate about supporting other parents with children with additional needs as I have personal experience in and a child in the school.  
Any special interests / hobbies / relevant experience? I have a good knowledge of mental health issues in young people and what service provision should be available.  I have a particular interest in chronic fatigue in young people.  I have some experience in helping young people to apply for and obtain appropriate benefits to help with daily living.


Previous parent governor at another local authority school.

I am chair of the executive committee of a large Scout group in Wolverhampton where my three children are members.


Head Teacher

18 years leadership experience

Sport I am a keen sports fan although I'd perhaps better not mention my team! Sport and reading  
How can you help the Centre?

As a health planner I am used to reading and absorbing complicated information and asking questions of professionals.  I hope I can support and challenge staff to develop the best service for pupils.  I hope to use the skills and experience I developed in my working life to ensure that money is well spent.


As a prarent of a child with long term health issues I hope I can bring that perspective.


Provide the link between staff and governors and provide information and advice from a teaching perspective. I can provide advice and support in relation to health issues that concern the school.

Experience of educational issues.

I have the interests of Albright Education Centre very much at heart and would like to be involved in the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, in whatever ways are helpful to the school community and I feel that I have the expertise and experience to enhance Albright's Governing Body. I can help by bringing the perspective of a local school that work with Albright.  I also attend meetings with Sandwell schools every three weeks and can add that perspective to discussions. To give a voice of parents.  


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