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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

Martin Roadknight

Co-opted Governor

Tom Daly

LA Governor


Parent Governor

Date of Appointment

03.02.2010  01.09.2017  24.10.2018   01.03.2012          24.01.2018    


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

 From: 15.05.2013

 To:      14.05.2017


 To:    31.08.2021

 From: 24.10.2018

 To:      23.10.2022

 From: 15.05.2014

 To:      14.05.2018


 To:      23.01.2022    


 To:     14.05.2017



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  
Register of Interests None None   None None None  
Register of Business Interests None None   None None None  
Register of Financial Interests None None   None None None  
Attendance Record 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Background Info I am a health planner by background and also have a Masters in Business Administration.  Much of my work has been on delivering projects in health services.

Teacher and re-integration co-ordinator at the Centre.

Previously a parent governor.

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 in Sandwell within secondary education and pastoral care since 2008.  As a trained PE teacher I have an interest in keeping fit and spending time with my family. 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 6 years.


Current Role / Job Title Independent Project Manager 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 Principal Senior Leader - Pastoral  
Governance roles in other schools              
Why did you become a Governor? To give something back to Albright who home tutored my daughter when she was too ill to attend mainstream school. 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 wanted to support a provision that I have seen working for the benefit of our Sandwell students and give better life chances for those pupils who face barriers to overcome. 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.  
Any special interests / hobbies / relevant experience? Previous parent governor.


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

I am a Designated Safeguarding Lead in my own school and have been part of the Sandwell Behaviour and Attendance panel for 3 years. I am a keen sports fan although I'd perhaps better not mention my team!  
How can you help the Centre?

As Chair of Governor's I am keen to provide appropriate guidance, support and challenge for governors, staff and parents.

As a previous parent governor I have direct experience of the difficulties faced by pupils and am keen to help support parents.


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 an extensive knowledge of the difficulties faced by young people in the area.  I strongly believe that I can help the Centre ensure that the right pupils are receiving the right support. 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.  


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