The Local Academy Committee

The Local Academy Committee at North Walsall Primary Academy is made up of dedicated members of the local community, staff and parents. Their role is to learn about the work of the academy and provide both challenge and support to ensure that strategies to raise standards and improve performance are delivering the promised impact. Governors also review a range of fundamental areas, including safeguarding, finances, resourcing, community engagement and provisions for health and safety. The LAC provides feedback to the Trust Board.

ATT’s Trustees

The Board of Trustees provides governance and oversight of ATT.
Click here to find out more about them.

ATT Contact Details

Unit 4 Second Floor,

Emmanuel Court,


Sutton Coldfield B73 6AZ

Telephone: 0121 354 4000


Meet Our Governors

Wendy Browning-Sampson

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Chair of Governors
Term of Office: 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2024
Links: Safeguarding

I am a mother of two children, both of who are now adults and both under 5 years when I decided to my Masters Degree in Human Resource Management.  I have always worked in the public sector, initially in social care before moving into a corporate governance and education setting before moving to West Midlands Fire Service.  My role in the fire service has had a variety of different responsibilities and even led to a secondment to Her Majesties Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

In my spare time I enjoy sport both watching and taking part.  Over the years I have taken part in martial arts, boxing, parent’s rugby, swimming, squash, tennis jogging and the occasional game of golf.  I recently have developed an interest in gardening and enjoy quality time with my loved ones. As an avid Liverpool FC football fan the most memorable event in the last 12 months or so has been Liverpool FC winning the Champions League 2019.

Saima Kauser

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Parent Governor/ Vice Chair
Term of Office: 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2020
Links: Core Skills


My name is Saima Kauser and I’m currently a parent governor at NWPA. I have four children that have attended the school with two that have left for high school. I have been a parent governor for the past four years. My reasons behind becoming a parent governor were initially because I wanted to more involved within the school my children were attending, and It’s also led to me wanting to have a more active role within the community.

My past experiences have also led to the decision of become a parent governor, as I have previously voluntarily worked and helped out at my local community centre, which involved helping youngsters and supporting them.

I believe by being a governor for NWPA, my input could be valuable for the school and it can also be beneficial to me as I can learn new stuff as I go along.

I’ve recently just completed my business management degree, which has helped me with my journey to starting up my own business from home, which is working in the catering field.

I enjoy being a parent governor as it makes me feel valued and also because it makes me aware with what’s happening within the school, and I will use my knowledge and skills to help NWPA to the best of my ability.

Charlotte Evenson

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Teacher Governor
Term of Office: 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2021
Links: Wider Curriculum

My name is Charlotte Carey and I am the teacher governor. I have been a governor for the past 6 years and have taught primarily in Early Years and KS1. I have a passion for special educational needs and have tried my very best to ensure North Walsall Primary is inclusive for all.

I have always believed schools should have high expectations of all who work and learn in them. They should strive to discover and develop their pupils’ talents, enabling them to develop into confident, resilient and successful individuals. As a governor, I provide both challenge and support to the Principal and staff as they work to achieve the best outcomes for all our pupils.

In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog Oscar and travelling.

Atul Patel

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor
Term of Office: 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2024
Links: Core Skills, SEN

I have been a community governor at North Walsall since 2015.  I wanted to get involved to give back to the local area and provide Asian input into this diverse community.  I am an accountant at a small practice in Walsall and have had over 11 years working experience at Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs in Birmingham.

I have studied at universities in Manchester and America and personally face learning difficulties, so hope my experience can prove useful as a member of the Governing body.

Marnie Richards

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Community Governor
Term of Office: 1st April 2020 to 31St March 2024
Links: Community Engagement

I have worked in education and training for over thirty years.  My Career began in Retail and I progressed to become an Assessor in Retail, Customer Service and Business Administration.  I have been in my current role as Developing Young People Co-ordinator for The Midcounties Co-operative for over three years.  In my role I identify opportunities, and manage relationships between the society, schools and young people.  I work across the four main areas of Social Responsibility to integrate and establish our young people engagement strategies.

In my role as Community School Governor I bring my skills and experience to the governing body and act as a link to the community in the Walsall area.  I am committed to the good government and success of North Walsall Primary Academy.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.  I love to cook and I am a big fan 80’s music and I like to attempt the odd upcycling project when I get chance.

Ian Robertson

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor
Term of Office: 1st June 2020 to 31St May 2024
Links: Safeguarding

I am a local Councillor and a long serving stakeholder Governor of the School. I live in Walsall and am a retired dental surgeon, who also spends time delivering aid and assistance to a number of overseas countries.

Nadira Begum

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Parent Governor
Term of Office: 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2024

My name is Nadira Begum Like many parents I want the best for my children I have a great interest in my Childs education and it is important for children to get the best out of school, making friends, and creating memories of fun and learning. I wanted to become a parent governor as my son attends the school and believe parent governors have  a special role and should always try to assess issues and decisions from the point of view of parents/carers and families.

I would love to get to know the school community parents, pupils, and staff and believe that I have gained skills in my personal and professional working life. I like to work in a challenging but rewarding environment as my current role is working in Supported living supporting homeless individuals and trying to support them with the challenges they have faced or are facing.

Being a parent governor would be very rewarding and as a parent I expect high standards from a school which I believe NWPA follow and by becoming a governor I would like to help with the progression of the school and support the parents and families of North Walsall Primary Academy.

Pradeep Rajania

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor
Term of Office:  27th January 2021 to 26th January 2025

Pen portrait to follow



Verna Mills

Clerk to Governors 


Click here for information on the role of Parent Governor
Click here for information on the role of Community Governor
Click here for the DfE Governance Handbook
Click here to be directed to the NGA website