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Local Academy Council

Welcome to the Brays Local Academy Council Page.

Interim Headteacher:  Nova Harvey

Nova is an experienced teacher and senior leader, having worked in a variety of Birmingham Schools over my career to date. She is pleased to be working with the LAC and looks forward to being part of the future developments of the school and the Trust.

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.

Farzana Chowdhury (staff representative)

Farzana is an experienced teacher having gained a valuable understanding of SEN through different Birmingham Special Schools over my career. She joined the LAC in February 2021 to advocate for the school and share her expertise and experiences. Farzana looks forward to continuing to support the amazing work that is happening in school.

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.

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. 


LAC Meeting Attendance 2021-22

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