I taught for 21 years, in four different schools, and worked in three local authorities in roles ranging from County Mathematics Inspector to Chief Education Officer. After this I joined Ofsted as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI). More recently I have acted as an independent consultant to a group of schools in the West Midlands before fully retiring. I am a former President of the Mathematical Association. My brief on the governing body is to maintain an overview of academic standards, the curriculum and the quality of teaching.
Hi! My name is Simon Foley and I am the Community Governor. I have a particular responsibility for Safeguarding and Special Educational Needs. You can be assured that I will do all I can to ensure the the Academy is a safe and inclusive learning environment for your child.
My name is Clare Loveridge, I am the parent governor at the RSA Academy, Tipton.
I have two children in the academy and one more to hopefully join the academy in 2 years’ time. I am the voice for you, as a parent, and your children who attend RSA Academy. I take my role on the Governing body very seriously and I use my views as a parent and the views of the Parent Council and combine them with my professional experience, I have worked in education for the last 10 years, to ensure that any decisions made are always in the best interests of your children and mine.
I’m delighted to join the Governing Body at Tipton. I’ve been a secondary school Governor in Northamptonshire for 10 years and a Fellow of the RSA since 1999 and believe passionately that a good education and skills to manage in the wider world is the best thing we can give all school students. I have a background in HR management in both the public and private sector and aim to bring this experience to help further develop the Academy.
Staff Governor Vacancy
After completing a degree in Video I began my professional career working in IT Support, first for the NHS, then in the private sector at James Beattie PLC, I then moved back to the public sector working at Aldridge School in Walsall, where I have worked for over 12 years. Through CPD opportunities provided to me I moved into the role of School Business Manager and have a focus on school finance. I’ve had the privilege, though family and friends, to see the excellent work carried out at The RSA Academy and now play a strategic role in securing the best possible outcomes for all students.