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Local Academy Council

Welcome to the Brays Local Academy Council Page.

Headteacher:  Kari Anson

Meet our experienced Headteacher, Kari.  With a background in psychology and primary education, Kari brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Brays school. With over 10 years of experience in SEN leadership, Kari has worked in a variety of schools across the country, cultivating a deep understanding of inclusive practices. Passionate about creating an environment where every child can thrive, Kari’s innovative and compassionate leadership ensures that our school is a place where all students can reach their full potential.

Co-Chair: Nicola Quarterman

Nicola is the founder and principal of a specialist college for young people aged 19-25 with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties based in North London.  She has over 25 years of experience in supporting and teaching children and adults with all kinds of learning difficulties, physical disabilities and complex medical conditions.  Nicola is a teacher of ICT and early communication skills.  She is passionate about improving opportunities for everyone to live their best life and in her younger (and fitter!) years was involved in sports coaching for children and adults with and without disabilities as well as being a keen sportswoman.

Co-Chair: Melissa Kenyon

Melissa has 18 years’ experience of working in school operations, with the last 14 of these working at Senior Leadership level.  The majority of her career has been within the Special Education sector.  Melissa is passionate about supporting schools to create safe, happy and meaningful opportunities for the young people they serve.  Melissa hopes that her experiences will support the great work that the school is already doing. 

Georgina Davey (staff representative)

Georgina has a wealth of experience within early years having worked in a private nursery as a Senior Room Manager and is keen to provide the best start in life for our children. Georgina has become a member of the LAC to help ensure we succeed in this goal.  

Georgina looks forward to helping with future developments within the school and the Trust as a whole and being able to share her experiences and gain knowledge to further grow within the school and Trust.

Sean McLoughlin

Sean has worked in a range of sectors as a Teacher, Safeguarding Leader and Investigator. He has also previously led youth groups and cadets in the local area and looks forward to supporting the school in their incredible work.

Iram Panwar

Iram enjoys being involved in education and has become particularly interested in child development since becoming a mother.  She graduated with a BA (Hons) in early education and care. As part of her degree, Iram was on placement at Hallmoor School where she volunteered a couple days a week throughout the three-year degree course, to learn about and support a range of children from all backgrounds. 

Iram developed some important skills while working at the school, such as how to provide a supportive learning environment for children who suffer from Autism and ADHD, along with building patience and the ability to remain calm under pressure. 

Iram applied to become a LAC member as she is passionate about mentoring and developing the next generation of our community.   She believes that her skills in her current job, as a PA at Atkins, will contribute to the role of LAC member, and that the role will also provide personal and professional development opportunities for her.   

Jane Davenport


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