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Trust Advocacy

Washwood Heath Academy is a member of the Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust.

The MAT governance structure consists of Members and Trustees. The Board of Trustees are responsible for:

  • Agreeing the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust.
  • Holding Trust and academy leaders to account.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Trust.

Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust Trustees are:

Mr Graham Parker – Board Chair

Mr David Hawker – Vice Board Chair

Mr Clive Bailey – Safeguarding Trustee

Miss Keshia Hamilton - SEND Trustee

Ms Joan Low

Mr Hetal Parmer

Mr James Keen

Mrs Frieza Mahmood


The Board has four Board committees:

Audit Risk and Compliance Committee

  • appoint external and internal auditors
  • review the risks to the Trust
  • securing value for money

Education Standards Committee

  • monitor the progress of all young people
  • monitor the quality of teaching and learning
  • monitor safeguarding and attendance processes

Finance & Wellbeing Committee

  • monitor the Trust budget
  • monitor the academy sites in relation to maintenance and repairs
  • ensure academies have the appropriate IT provision
  • monitor staff recruitment, retention and wellbeing

Pay & Progression Committee

  • monitor the performance of staff

Trust Advocates

The Board have implemented a new model for local academy oversight. These are to be known as advocates (previously known as governors) They will:

  • support the implementation of the Trust’s Strategy
  • provide insight into the experience of young people, their parents/carers, staff and the community
  • provide stakeholder feedback to the Board

Trust Advocates for Brownmead Academy are:

Chair – Sue O’Connor

Community – Vacancy

Parent/carer – Vacancy

Staff – Dawn Murtagh

Young People – Christine Gardner

Parent Representatives

Parent representatives are appointed by the parent body of the school. They will support the work of the parent advocate.

Parent representative – Keeley Graham

Parent representative – Samantha Julius

For more information in relation to Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust Governance please click here

If you wish to contact the Trust advocate chair, you can email them on:

Or write to the Trust advocate chair c/o Brownmead Academy, Pencroft Road, Birmingham B34 6SS

If you are interested in supporting the academy as an Advocate please complete an Expression of Interest form, which will be received by the Company Secretary who will pass information to the Head of Academy for consideration.

Expression of Interest Form


@_Brownmead - 27 Feb
Some of our receptions children are super proud of their writing 💜
@_Brownmead - 7 Feb
A huge thank you to our reception parents who joined us this afternoon for our Maths workshop. It was great to see so many faces!
@_Brownmead - 1 Feb
Reception have had an amazing day today. The children travelled back in time 🕰️ and went on a prehistoric safari in the outdoor garden! 🦖 The children found lots of prehistoric animals and items and checked them off the list! 📋 Amazing day well done everyone🥰
@_Brownmead - 1 Feb
Year 6 had an amazing day visiting part of learnt all about road and fire safety 🚘🚒🔥
@_Brownmead - 31 Jan
Y3 completing another week of their outdoor learning this half term. Learning how to navigate around school using maps and compass points
@_Brownmead - 19 Jan
🐧 and his friends!We love this working wall from . A great place to document learning during lessons. This can all be used to help with future writing tasks. 👏📝💭 Want to find out more about Ready Steady Write?…
@_Brownmead - 19 Jan
🐧 and his friends!We love this working wall from . A great place to document learning during lessons. This can all be used to help with future writing tasks. 👏📝💭 Want to find out more about Ready Steady Write?…
@_Brownmead - 11 Jan
Year 6 Oak began their geography unit ‘Frozen Kingdom’ with a bang this afternoon! What better way to experience it than a VR experience!Can you spot the photos which caught their reactions when they came up close and personal with a polar bear?
@_Brownmead - 22 Dec
Merry Christmas from all the staff at Brownmead 🎉🎄
@_Brownmead - 20 Dec
Today, all of the children watched a Panto… oh no they didn’t… oh yes they did! The children enjoyed joining in, singing along and celebrating this traditional christmas take on the fairytale of Cinderella!
@_Brownmead - 20 Dec
To end their DT topic Year 3 Hawthorns have been able to prepare and cook a savoury dish. They prepared all the ingredients for some delicious samosas which were thoroughly enjoyed by all ☺️
@_Brownmead - 20 Dec
An excited Year 2 visited Shard End Library to learn more about libraries and to explore the wonderful selection of books on offer. The children met the librarian who gave a guided tour and read them a story 📚
@_Brownmead - 20 Dec
This term Year 2 have been learning about Christianity and the Christmas story as part of their R.E topic. We visited All Saints Church in Shard End. We met two lovely ladies who showed us the Church Nativity and told us about the Christmas story.
@_Brownmead - 10 Dec
We thoroughly enjoyed raising money for for our annual Christmas Jumper Day 🎄
@_Brownmead - 30 Nov
How amazing does our writing display look after our first half a term using the amazing . The children are absolutely loving the books that we have used.
@_Brownmead - 23 Nov
Conkers have had a great afternoon for their outdoor learning, making bug hotels 🐜
@_Brownmead - 17 Nov
A huge thank you for your donations towards the amazing charity we had a fabulous day wearing our pyjamas taking part in fun activities 🐻
@_Brownmead - 17 Nov
Year 6 had an amazing time at today! 🧬
@_Brownmead - 16 Nov
Huge thank you to all the parents in Y1 that turned up for our times tables work shop on Tuesday. The children enjoyed taking part in some meaningful activities with you all.
@_Brownmead - 12 Nov
Your boys represented Erdington and Saltley u11s yesterday and did you proud!