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Queens Park Academy

An adventure in learning together



What we do

As a Governing Body we are expected to have a strong focus on four core responsibilities:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision
  • To be a critical friend. We offer support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed.  But we also challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and seek to arrive at the best solution for all concerned.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of the education it provides. 



Members of the Academy Trust:

Michele Burrin

Mohammad Yasin MP

Our Governing Board members are as follows:

Rob Robson - Chair 

Ven Bolton - SEND Governor

Jenny Yildiz - Parent Governor

Emma Bolton - Headteacher

Ian Walden - Teaching governor 

Majid Shabir - Vice Chair, Maths and science

Tom Burrin - Non teaching governor, Pupil Premium

Anthony Walsh - Attendance

Eric Masih - Community governor

Nesreen Akhtar - Safeguarding including LAC

Heather Cunliffe - Early Years

Chris Young - Co-opted Governor

The Full Governing Body meets termly and its members also sit on the following committees.

Pay and Personnel - Jenny Yildiz (Chair),  Anthony Walsh, Emma Bolton, Chris Young

Click here for the Terms of Reference (TOR) 

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum - Rob Robson (Chair), Emma Bolton,Tom Burrin, Nesreen Akhtar, Ven Bolton, Heather Cunliffe

Click here for the Terms of Reference (TOR) 

Business and Finance - Majid Shabir (Chair), Stuart Evans, Emma Bolton, Tom Burrin, Eric Masih, Ian Walden

Click here for the Terms of Reference (TOR)


The Governance page on the Get Information About School's website contains further Governor information, including historical governor information and appointing body information. You can view the school's individual page here.

How to become a Governor

We are recruiting for new Parent and Community Governors. 

If you would like to learn more about being a Governor or would like more information about the Governing body please do not hesitate to contact the office.

To find out more about the Governors at Queens Park Academy see further information below.


Rob Robson 

Rob runs an educational consultancy and video production business, RobsonKing Ltd with his wife, Catherine. Before this, Rob was the CEO of one of the first multi academy trusts and has 30 years of experience as a teacher including 15 years as a secondary school headteacher. Rob has served as a governor and trustee for many years both at primary and secondary levels and has worked on many committees and areas of governance. He has also advised the governing bodies of several other schools.

In his spare time, Rob enjoys the theatre, cinema, reading and many different sports from the comfort of his armchair


Jenny Yildiz

I have been a parent governor at Queens Park Academy for some years now.  I currently have a son in year 3 and my daughter also attended from Reception through to year 4 before moving to Westfield.  My association with Queens Park goes back a very long way in that I grew up here and attended what was then Queens Park Infants School and Queens Park Junior School.  I became a parent governor to take an interest not only in my children's education but to support the school in helping the children to achieve their potential (whatever it may be).  I still live locally and now that I have given up my daily commute to London I can pay more regular visits to the school.  If you have any questions or concerns I can often be found walking laps in the playground to help Denmark class with their weekly lap total!


Ven Bolton

I love being a governor at Queens Park, the children and staff are great and my fellow Governors come from such a wide variety of backgrounds that together we can provide that right balance of support and challenge.  My background is in education - I am now retired but taught Business Studies at secondary level and then was Deputy Director at Bedfordshire Education Business Partnership with responsibility for the Children's University and Summer College amongst other projects.  At Queens Park I am the link governor for SEND working with Holli Smith and have the extra privilege of working with groups of children to support their reading.  In addition I have helped in the setting up Friends of Queens Park Academy and I look forward to working with more parents and staff to make treasured memories of school life at Queens Park for all our children.