Daniel Dawkins

Community Governor & Chair of Governors

Committees: Personnel

Experience & Skill Set: Finance – Business, Finance – Education, Human Resources, Project Management

Profession & Job Role: Operations and Human Resources Manager

About Me:
“I have worked in HR roles at various large multi-national organisations. I have always enjoyed the people side of the business hence why I have always pursued a career in HR. I love a challenge so the added compliance element of working in the education sector now, is an exciting challenge which I would not give up lightly!

Some more boring stuff about me is that I have completed my Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and am a Chartered Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). I also have over 10 years of both management and professional HR Business Partnering experience.”

Motivation:
“I joined the Governing body of Wilson Stuart, primarily because of Wilson Stuart School and the fantastic impact it has and can potentially have on the local community. I spoke with Mike Jameson, the current head of governors, about wanting to be a governor and if there was any room for someone with an HR background. To which he said yes. Since then, assisting with the transition from maintained school status to academy is just one of the many exciting things I’ve been able to get involved with.”

Councillor Alex Yip

Community Governor

Committees: None at present

Experience & Skill Set: Curriculum – Secondary, Finance – Business, Finance – Education, Law, Project Management, Community Services, Local Authority Services

Profession & Job Role: Local Councillor

Ayden Sims

Community Governor

Committees: Curriculum

Experience & Skill Set: Procurement, Project Management, Business Development

Profession & Job Role: Director of Business Development

About Me:
“A former pilot in the Royal Air Force, I left the services in 2007 on medical grounds. On leaving, I joined Remploy, an organisation that supports disabled ex-service personnel and civilians into mainstream employment. I have been with Remploy for 8 years, having now progressed into an Executive board position as the UK Director of Business Development.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my wife Andrea, young daughter, Beatrice and poodle, Roxy! I also enjoy outward bound activity, such as rock climbing, kayaking, cycling, walking and rugby.”

Motivation:
“Having been personally effected by disability, combined with the role that I hold at Remploy, I have a passion for ensuring disabled people get the highest level of support. One of the biggest challenges I see disabled people facing, is making the transition from education to employment, with many finding it difficult to break the education cycle. I would like to share my knowledge and expertise in this field with Wilson Stuart to further develop their already excellent approach to employment, as well as learn more about the challenges faced by an establishment such as Wilson Stuart that I can take back into my day job to help the wider disabled community.”

Andrew Seager

Community Governor

Committees: Curriculum

Experience & Skill Set: Curriculum – Secondary, Curriculum – Post 16

Profession & Job Role: Head Teacher

About Me:
” I have been a teacher since September 1999 and my subject specialism is PE. I am passionate about education in particular ensuring that all students meet their potential.

Away from education, you will find me enjoying family time and a variety of sports including football and squash. To relax, I often go for long runs whilst listening to my favourite music.”

Motivation:
“My own son is a pupil at Wilson Stuart School and I am dedicated at ensuring that both he and all other students receive the best that Education offers to enable everyone to reach their potential and beyond. I feel very humble and proud to be given the role of Governor at this amazing school.”

Steve Hughes

CEO Of EIAT

Committees: Finance & General

Experience & Skill Set: Curriculum – Early Years, Curriculum – Primary, Curriculum – Secondary, Curriculum – Post 16, Finance – Education, Human Resources, Procurement, Project Management, Premises Management – Building Trade, Local Authority Services

Profession & Job Role: Head Teacher

About Me:
“I have worked in a variety of schools within Birmingham for over 38 years, mainly in the area of SEN.

During my latter career as a Senior Leader I have realised my ambitions for whole school development and expansion in order to best meet the needs of our pupils and to improve our school. I have always sought to establish and encourage partnerships for Wilson Stuart School which will benefit our school and students.

I am presently chair of the local authority Special Forum and a member of Birmingham Schools Forum. I am also presently chair of the Birmingham Special School Headteachers Association. I am a member of the Birmingham SEND Strategy Steering Group and server on the management board of the Birmingham Special Education Needs and Disability Independent Advisory Service.

Simon Harris

Executive Head Teacher