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

Janet Sheriff

Governor (Diocese)

I am a headteacher at Prince Henry’s Grammar School (a fully comprehensive, non-selective school) and CEO of the Collaborative Learning Trust. I am currently chair of the Yorkshire and...

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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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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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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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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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