The Local Governing Board (LGB)

The LGB 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 LGB 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.

Geoargia Sims

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Staff Governor
Term of Office: TBC
Links: SEND

Pen Portrait to follow

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.

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

My name is Pradeep Rajania and I am a mother of two fun loving and adventurous children, aged 10 and 6. I believe that we all have a role to play in ensuring that all children have the chance to develop their full potential, not only in education, but also supporting them to become confident and caring individuals.

I have over 13 years of experience in regulation and consumer protection, ensuring that children and vulnerable people are not harmed by certain activities. I have lots of experience in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with regulatory bodies, businesses, government agencies and the local community. I would like to use these skills in my role as a governor to ensure the school goes from strength to strength and everyone in the school community is a part of that process.

In my spare time, I am a keen badminton player and I practice yoga regularly. I also volunteer at the local Gurdwara, teaching children about Sikhism and how to speak Punjabi. I love to read and I’ve recently revisited some classics from my childhood with my 10 year old daughter – you can’t go wrong with any of the Roald Dahl books!


Michelle Eaves

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