Governors

Bradford Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee and as such the governors have duties as directors under company law and trustees under charity law. These duties are similar to those they have as governors of the Academy.

Their responsibilities as a charitable trustee are

Their Responsibility as directors are



Tim Thomas

DBD Governor (Sponsor) Curriculum & Community Committee

Originally from Manchester, I moved to Bradford in 2017 to lead St John’s Church in East Bowling.  I love Bradford – a diverse, youthful city buzzing with life and...

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Richard Arnold

– Governor (Diocese) Member of Finance Committee

I am a retired accountant and management consultant, having previously worked for major accounting and consulting businesses and, also as an independent contractor.   Originally, I trained and qualified as...

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Steve Walker

Staff Governor (Secondary) Personnel Committee

Originally from Middlesbrough, educated in Bradford and York now living in Rochdale with my partner of 15 years Andrea. No children but all of my hair. My teaching experience...

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Ruth Leetham

Parent Governor (Secondary) Standards Committee

I have been married for 20 years and have five children, two of which have left the Academy and one at university or working. I also have one in...

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The Reverend Peter Mayo-Smith

DBD Governor (Sponsor) Personnel Committee

I’m Vicar of The Eldwick Church having been Rector of Haworth Church. Prior to becoming a priest, I had a long-varied 33-year career in business having been started as...

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Nadine Good

Governor (Safeguarding) Chair Curriculum & Community Committee

I have been a Governor at Bradford Academy since 2017. I began my career in hospitality management. In 1999 I changed career direction and started work with Barnardo’s and...

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Manoj Joshi

Chair of Governors (DBD – Sponsor)

A Pharmacist of Ugandan/Indian origin, I came to the UK in 1973 as a refugee during the Idi Amin Crisis. I have lived and worked in inner City Bradford for...

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Kabir Hameed

Governor (Staff – Secondary) Currriculum & Community Committee

I initially worked for Yorkshire Building Society as a Sales/Mortgage Advisor.  In 2004, my first child was born and I had the passion to start working with young people...

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Jen Jakes

Staff Governor (Primary) Curriculum & Community Committee

I moved to Bradford from Northumberland to study and qualified as a Primary Teacher in 2001. I have worked in Bradford schools throughout my career. I became interested in...

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Darren Metcalfe

Governor (Co-opted – Community - Whistleblowing) Personnel Committee

My name is Darren Metcalfe and I have been working at Yorkshire Water for the last 16 years. My career has predominantly been working in Information technology and my...

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Bruce Berry

(Co-opted) Standards Committee

I was educated at Belle Vue Boys’ Grammar School in Bradford; received an Honours Degree in Mathematics at Leeds University; and gained a teaching qualification at Hull University. I...

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Cllr Adrian Farley

Governor (LEA) Chair of Personnel Committee

I am councillor on Bradford Metropolitan District Council and represent the Keighley West Ward.  I was first elected in 2012.  By profession, I am a practising solicitor and specialise...

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