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School Governors

The governors at West Drayton Academy are a team of hard working people from a variety of backgrounds who volunteer their time to the school.  Our aim is to improve children’s lives ensuring they receive the best possible education. 

The governing body at West Drayton Academy has a strategic role which focuses on three elements:


  • Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the academy
  • Holding the school leaders to account for performance of pupils and the performance management of staff
  • Ensuring finances are well spent


In order to determine clear and ambitious strategic priorities and monitor school performance governors must have a strong understanding of core functions and also:


  • Agree the outcomes from the school’s evaluation and ensure they are used to inform the priorities in the academy development plan
  • Consider all relevant data and feedback provided on request by school leaders and external sources on all aspect of academy performance
  • Ask challenging questions of school leaders


At West Drayton Academy the expectations and standards for governors is high, in both terms of conduct and commitment and mirrors key values held across the school.

Nicky Tranter Chair of Governors

Nicky Tranter Chair of Governors 1


Governor Status Focus Area
Nicky Tranter Chair of Governors All
Emily Allen-Mersh Co-Opted Pupil Premium
Lorenzo McLellan Co-opted & Co-Chair Teaching Standards
Janet Shearer Parent Reading
William Parsons Parent & Co-Chair Pupil Premium
Shelly Singh Parent Finance
Richard Yates Principal All
Joanne Callanan Staff - Teacher Reading
Rebecca Earley Staff - Teacher Appointed 15/01/2019
Donna Nash Clerk to Governors  





There are 6 Trust Members:


5 appointed by the Members and the Board

The Independant Chair from the Board of Directors.

The tern of office is 4 years.  Members meet at least annually.


Trust Members


Term of Office

Linda Day 11/07/2015 - 10/07/2019
Liz Herod 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019
Obaid Siddiqui 11/07/2015 - 10/07/2019
Kuldeep Lakhmana 11/07/2015 - 10/07/2019
Margaret Innes 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2020
Muralee Nair (Independant Chair) 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022


Interests:  No Pecuniary Interests have been declared

Muralee Nair is married to an employee of the Park Federation Academy Trust


The clerk to the Board is Mrs Viv Gibbons


Board Directors / Trustees 2018/2019

Muralee Nair Chair of the Board
Anoop Ghai Vice Chair / Oversight of Finance
Dr Adel Rouz Oversight of Operations
Dr Martin Young Chief Executive Officer
Peter Dollimore Chair of James Elliman Academy Council
Ranisha Dhamu Chair of Cranford Park Academy Council / Oversight of Safeguarding
Nicky Tranter Chair of West Drayton Academy
Simon Carter Chair of Western House Academy
Afsheen Chowdry Chair of Wood End Park Academy