I am delighted to chair the local governing body of the RSA Academy Tipton. We are now part of the RSA Central Trust. A move that will enable us to grow and develop our school for both students and the local community. This reinforces the support of the RSA family which helps benefit learning and enrichment with access to specialist Fellows, resources and benefits all areas of learning and widens opportunities.
I have worked in the Black Country for 20 plus years, supporting manufacturing business growth and development. Skills are integral to that growth and the one request all employers make.
I have being involved with the academy since 2013 and have supported many of the recent developments including the exciting new KS3 building opened in September 2017.
All of the governors actively work with and for the academy for the benefit of Tipton students, the community and staff. We aim to add value, advise, challenge an support growth and development in learning and opportunities to ensure a first class education for all our students.
Change is enviable and preparing our students for a wide range of further learning, apprenticeships and the world of work in a resilient and confident way is our underlying objective.
The governing body works as a team and I value the wide range of contribution from all my colleagues.
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.
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.
I have worked here at the RSA Academy for the last 9 years and love working with the students and parents within the Tipton area. My role as Staff Governor is to ensure that all staff have a voice within the Staff Council and to provide representation of thoughts and opinions of the staff body at Local Governance level.