Our Local Academy Governing Board is made with a combination of RSA Nominated Governor’s, Parents and school nominated Governors, creating a Body of 9 Governors in total.
Local Academy Governing Board Model
Richard Davies (Chair)
David Arnold (Vice Chair)
Stephen Jackson (RSA)
Joyce Chamberlain (RSA)
Sarah Noble (Staff)
Ian Mellor (Principal)
2 Co-opted (voting)
Richard Davies – Chair of Governors
I have lived in Redditch for 17 years and am married with one son. I am the owner / manager of a successful electrical contracting business in Birmingham, established over 30 years ago. This has allowed me to gain expertise in areas such as tendering of contracts, procurement, and health and safety, with several recent contracts involving school renovation and development in Birmingham.
I was invited to become an academy governor 8 years ago and was delighted to join such a vibrant and enthusiastic team of governors at Arrow Vale. After having been the Vice Chair for the Local Academy Governing Board, and working with the Multi Academy Trust as the Chair of the Health and Safety Expert Group, I am delighted to now be appointed as Arrow Vale’s Chair of Governors.
As a Governor at Arrow Vale I am able to help the academy provide a better infrastructure to develop the students’ education and provide a business view when governing body decisions are needed. As Chair I will focus on safeguarding and leadership at the academy, having spent my previous year as Vice Chair monitoring behaviour and attendance.
Term of office ends July 2021
David Arnold – RSA Governor
Term of office ends August 2022
Stephen Jackson – RSA Governor
My background is higher education. For many years I taught Human Geography and Urban Studies at Liverpool John Moores University and also became involved in institutional developments in teaching and learning. More recently I worked for the Quality Assurance Agency, the organisation that assures standards in UK universities. As a Fellow of the RSA I am very pleased to have the opportunity to support the work of Arrow Vale.
Term of office ends October 31st 2024
Joyce Chamberlain – RSA Governor
A Redditch resident since 1998, previously governor at Arrow Vale RSA Academy, including Chair of Finance Committee and now back as an RSA Governor in the new governing structure. A Life Fellow of the RSA and delighted to see how Arrow Vale comes up to their challenging expectations. My experience is in a range of fields in the UK, Europe and Africa with the Open University Business School, also as a business psychologist, field research manager on European funded regional projects, Human Resources and Training Manager, change management consultant.
I am enthusiastic about seeing the further progress that Arrow Vale can achieve and look forward to seeing how I can help and make a contribution.