The Local Governing Board (LGB)

The LGB at Caldmore 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.
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ATT Contact Details

Unit 4 Second Floor,

Emmanuel Court,


Sutton Coldfield B73 6AZ

Telephone: 0121 354 4000


Meet Our Governors

Adele Fanshawe

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Vice-Chair of Governors
Community Governor
Term of Office: 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2022
Links: Wider Curriculum

I joined the governing body of Caldmore Primary Academy in spring of 2018. I have been a secondary school teacher of History and a middle manager for most of my career and have worked in a variety of different types of schools. I have a deep understanding of the challenges that both schools and their students face in the 21st century. I feel passionately that all students should have high aspirations for their futures, regardless of their background, and should be given the tools to fulfill them. I have considerable experience in teaching SEN, LAC, PP and Gifted and Talented students in a highly academic subject. More recently I have gained insight in the teaching of EAL pupils. This unique combination of experience underpins my reasons for applying to be the Vice Chair of the Governing Body at CPA.

I would like to demonstrate my continued strong commitment to improving educational outcomes for the children attending our school. I feel passionately that the students of Caldmore Primary have the best possible education to secure their futures and to continue to promote the highest of standards within the Academy. I recognize the challenges students face in and out of school, particularly in our local community, and believe I can continue to make a real difference to the pupils of Caldmore Primary Academy and support the Principal in delivering her vision to be the leader of an Outstanding Academy Chain.

Since joining the Academy Governing Body I have attended meetings, visited to evaluate the Wider Curriculum and more recently SEN provision. This included helping set targets for the continued improvement of the Academy with the aim of becoming Outstanding at our next Ofsted inspection. I am happy to give freely of my time to visit the Academy believing it is important for Governors to be seen to be involved in Academy life by staff and students alike. More recently, during the CEO’s acclimatization visit, I was asked to meet Ms Clinton on behalf of the Governing Body. I was able to share with her the excellent work being done at CPA with reference to the Wider Curriculum in developing the students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in a wide range of subjects and the high quality of work being produced by our learners. I was also able to expound the passion and commitment of the staff and their evident care for all students.

I want to continue contributing to the Governing Body of Caldmore Primary Academy as Vice-Chair as it has reignited my passion for, and belief in the importance of the highest quality of education for all students in our local community. I also believe that I am an excellent advocate for the strengths evidenced at Caldmore and have the necessary experience to support the Principal’s endeavours in the pursuit of excellence.

Julie Bills

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor
Term of Office: 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2023
Links: SEN

I have worked in a local secondary academy for the last fifteen years and am now having a career break. I worked in Sixth Form and previously as an Examinations Officer so have experienced both administrative and pastoral roles and am highly aware of the need for commitment to both of these areas to ensure pupil success. I always enjoyed encouraging students to reach for the stars but also to be honest, kind and respectful of others. I am enthused by the ethos and enthusiasm, which is clearly felt within Caldmore Primary Academy, and the positive effect this has on the pupils there.

I enjoy spending time with my family, am a passionate football fan and enjoy live music.

I intend to serve the children, parents and staff at Calmore Primary Academy to ensure the fantastic progress and success continues to grow and develop.

Sharon Dicken

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor
Term of Office: 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2023
Links: Health and Safety

I worked in Pathology throughout a 38 year career in the NHS, working in various laboratories in the West Midlands. My most recent position was as Pathology Manager at the Manor Hospital. I enjoyed my career in Pathology, and was particularly
Interested in developing a high quality service, by ensuring quality was at the heart of our service, by participation in national and international accreditation standards. I look forward to using the knowledge and skills learnt over this career in supporting the academy in ensuring the Health and Safety of pupils, teachers, and visitors to the academy.

I volunteer for Blind Veterans Uk, and for Walsall & District Samaritans, and have been involved in fundraising for both organisations. This has involved organising varied events including quiz nights, fashion show, parachute jumps etc.

I am a keen outdoor swimmer and have taken part in a number of events including swimming Coniston from end to end, a distance of 5.25 miles; The Great North 5k swim, along with swimming The Great Scottish swim, The Great East swim, The Great Manchester swim and  The Great London Swim. My aim for 2020 is to swim the Thames Marathon 14k swim.

Sara Fatima

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Teacher Governor
Term of Office: 1st February 2017 to 31st January 2021
Links: Core Skills

I am a teacher with 6 years of teaching experience in the West Midlands area. At Caldmore primary I am currently a reception teacher in my third year at the academy. I aim to ensure that all children enter a happy, warm, nuturing environment. I am passionate about education and being a governor enables me to make a contribution to school and also to the wider community. Currently I have a link governor responsibly of key skills across the academy.

In my spare time I enjoy music, which I always find uplifting and inspirational, also doing yoga and getting competitive with playing a game of pool. I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie, going on rollercoasters and doing sky jumps.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and my favourite activity would be to be outdoors in the sun.

I aim to ensure that the academy’s drive for outstanding is accomplished and that teaching and learning at the academy remains at the forefront.

Sandev Panaser

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust
Community Governor
Term of Office: 27th September 2020 to 26th September 2024

Having worked across a variety of settings over the years, one common stream has been in education. Working as a private tutor, in the mental health sector, the NHS, at the University of Warwick and now at the University of Birmingham, my core priority continues to lie in the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

I truly believe that all young people should have the same opportunities regardless of socio-economic status, family circumstance or ability. My current role involves the establishment of a mental health initiative for students at the University of Birmingham, I have input into all aspects of the project from strategy to operational delivery ensuring students are at the centre of the vision – an ethos I aim to incorporate at Caldmore Primary Academy. In addition to this I am also an Honorary Assistant Psychologist in the NHS working specifically with young people.

Outside of the education sector, I run my own wedding transport business and coordinate monthly mental health forums for the South Asian community.


My aim as a governor is to ensure the school offers a supportive environment for student mental health and continue to support it on its continued journey towards high standards and outstanding achievements.

Parmjit Kaur

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
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Governance Documents

Declarations of Interest 2020/21

Scheme of Delegation

Complaints Procedure

Parent View

Governor Attendance Register 2019-20

Equality Objectives