West Drayton Academy

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Governing Body

Our Academy Council 2021-22

Adrian Ingham (Chair)

Term of office October 2019-22


Emily Allen-Mersh (Community Governor)

Term of office September 2020-2023


Janet Shearer (Parent Governor)

Term of office October 2019-2022


Michelle Thomas (Parent Governor)

Term of office October 2020-2023


Reema Dada (Parent Governor)

Term of office September 2021-2024


Rebecca Earley (Staff Governor)

Term of office March 2019-2023


Yasmin Imani (Staff Governor)

Term of office September 2021-2024


Richard Yates (Principal)

Donna Nash (Clerk)


Academy Council Meeting Attendance 2020-21

NameStatusElected / AppointedEnd of TermPercentage attendance 
Richard YatesStaff / Principal  100%
Adrian InghamChair01/10/2019Oct-22100%
Emily Allen-MershCo-opted08/09/2020Sep-2386%
Joanne CallananStaff - Teaching06/03/2018Jul-21100%
Rebecca EarleyStaff - Teaching05/03/2019Mar-22100%
William ParsonsParent Governor04/12/2017Jul-2172%
Janet ShearerParent Governor08/10/2019Oct-22100%
Michelle ThomasParent Governor08/10/2020Oct-2367%
Donna NashClerk10/07/2018 100%

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.


There are 6 Trust Members:


5 appointed by the Members and the Board

The Independant Chair from the Board of Directors.

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


Trust Members


Term of Office

Linda Day 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2023
Liz Herod 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2023
Obaid Siddiqui 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2023
Kuldeep Lakhmana 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2023
Margaret Innes 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2024
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 2020/21

  Muralee Nair Chair of the Board
  Anoop Ghai Director with Oversight of Finance
  Dr Adel Rouz Director with Oversight of Operations
  Dr Martin Young Chief Executive Officer
  Shuhab Hamid Chair of Montem Academy
  Tarsem Chana Chair of Lake Farm Park Academy
  Adrian Ingham

Chair of West Drayton Academy

  Simon Carter Chair of Western House Academy
  Afsheen Chowdry Chair of Wood End Park Academy