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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 - 25 May
A great turn out for our annual Summer fete. Thank you to all that came from our local community. Have a great half term everyone 💜
@_Brownmead - 24 May
Our Rights Respecting pupil ambassadors presented to the Birmingham Children's Trust Safeguarding Board, informing them of the brilliant work that is going on within the Trust, for safeguarding, across our curriculum.
@_Brownmead - 22 May
Isle of Wight, class of 2024! What a trip we’ve had 💜
@_Brownmead - 22 May
A morning of team games for year 6 before we head back to Birmingham
@_Brownmead - 21 May
Now an afternoon of kayaking 💜
@_Brownmead - 21 May
This morning we went paddle boarding 🌊
@_Brownmead - 21 May
Year 6 are up and ready for a day on the water 🌊
@_Brownmead - 20 May
The year 6s have arrived in the Isle of Wight ready for their sailing residential 🌊
@_Brownmead - 15 May
Come and join us for our annual Summer fete 💜
@_Brownmead - 11 May
Your boys were superb today and represented you with distinction! What a group!
@_Brownmead - 11 May
With key stage 2 SATs starting next week, everyone at Brownmead would like to wish our fabulous year 6s the best of luck. Remember you are all amazing and you have worked super hard! You’ve got this Year 6! 💜
@_Brownmead - 11 May
Brownmead enjoyed the sun by taking their learning outdoors for an outdoor learning day 🍃
@_Brownmead - 3 May
Brownmead Primary Academy are recruiting for a KS2 Class Teacher.Closing date: 09:00am, Fri 24th May, 2024.View full details and apply online ⬇️
@_Brownmead - 13 Apr
Year 5 had a wonderful trip to Coleshill farm yesterday as part of their Sow, Grow and Farm topic 🚜
@_Brownmead - 8 Apr
A fabulous day with opening our eyes to the world of technology. Lots of great ideas to use in the classroom 💻
@_Brownmead - 8 Apr
The living eggs have arrived safely to school. I hope you are all excited! We can’t wait to watch the chicks hatch and grow over the next 2 week’s!🐣🐥💛
@_Brownmead - 30 Mar
Wow! Wow! Wow! 3rd Place World Champions! Our very own Summer in Y6 headed off to the Irish world dance championships over the last week to compete. All of the teachers, pupils and parents at Brownmead are so proud of you and your achievements. Well done Summer!
@_Brownmead - 23 Mar
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@_Brownmead - 23 Mar
This week we had a wonderful assembly all about Ramadan. We found about the importance of Ramadan in the Muslim faith. We heard about how Muslims fast during daylight hours in Ramadan, but also how Ramadan is a time for reflection – thinking about others, but also our own actions
@_Brownmead - 23 Mar
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