Shaw Hill

Governor Profiles

Parent Governors 

Mrs Tomina Khanom

I have been a teacher for 12 years at a local all through school in Birmingham. Working in education has given me the insight and experience necessary to understand the workings of a school and the components that ensure it runs efficiently, and has given me the skills, experience and enthusiasm needed to enhance the quality of education for our children. My current role requires me to conduct data analysis, review pupil performance, and as well maintain a high standard of teaching and learning. Working with parents/carers to support pupils’ learning is an integral part of my role and something I am extremely effective at and do so on a daily basis. I constantly see the impact of meaningful communication with parents/carers on progress, achievement and behaviour. My current role as a teacher of Business Studies and Computer Science also requires me to listen to and respond to feedback from parents/carers when they have queries. Moreover, I have a good working relationship with parents and staff at all levels.

I have two children attending Shaw Hill School and I would like to be a more proactive and positive influence at the school. I strongly identify with the school’s emphasis on family and community, especially feel parental involvement and active participation is key to ensuring all children are successful. As a resident of the area and a parent, I relish the opportunity to be instrumental in changes that will make an impact in a community school.

Annual Declaration of Business Interests (Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1999)

A teacher at Waverley School

Term expires - 31/12/25


Mrs Sobia Malik

I am a mother of 2 and a full-time foster carer. I have been doing this for the past two years. 

I have access to ongoing training which relates to safeguarding children and how this relates to their education and also providing support to children. 

Previously, I have worked in private day care nurseries. I have over 10 years' experience of doing this. I hold a NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Childcare qualification. 

I am very open-minded and with my past experiences, I am a good decision maker in how to support children with their needs.  

Term expires - 4th April 2026



Co-opted Governors

Mr Mohammed Ali

I am a governor on Shaw Hill School’s governing body. I am an IT professional (data analyst) and have been working in the education sector since 2006 in various roles within the civil service and public sector. I currently work as a senior executive officer (SEO) grade for the Education Funding Agency (EFA) which is an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE). My current and previous roles at the EFA involved dealing with the funding allocations, coordinating academy conversion, producing management-information statistics and managing various projects.

The reason I became a governor was to play an active role in the continuing success of the school using my experience, knowledge and skills I gained through various roles within the education sector. It’s my passion and desire to be part of a governing body that aspires for excellence through improving the teaching standards and hence raising the quality of learning in the classrooms.

Annual Declaration of Business Interests (Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1999)

A member of Trustees Board for Canterbury Cross Primary School.

Term expires - 20/01/26

Mr Amir Nawaz

I am the vice chair of the governing body and also the chair of the finance and staffing committee. Having had previous experience of this role, I feel I am fully able to hold the school to account and also ensure value for money.

In regards to my own education, I have acquired extensive knowledge from the different degrees that I have undertaken. I am educated to MSc degree level, ICT proficient, bilingual and have trained in conflict management.

Currently, I am working in a professional setting training to be a diagnostic radiographer.

Previously I have worked as a teacher; the role required me to provide a safe, stimulating environment for pupils to learn within the framework of equal opportunities. I also had to supervise the use of support staff allocated to the class and furthermore I was responsible for the efficient and effective use of learning aids in the classroom. Moreover in regards to health and safety I had a duty of care towards the pupils in my class, pastoral care formed a vital part of my former vocation.  I have been able to gain an understanding of the new 2014 national curriculum and look forward in supporting the school in its implementation.

I am passionate about the role the school plays in the community and as an advocate for education; I consider it a privilege to be a school governor.

Annual Declaration of Business Interests (Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1999)


Term Expires - 0712/22

Mr Khalid Din

I am a Head Teacher of a local primary school; I have substantial experience and understanding of Finance, HR, the Curriculum, Premises and Health and Safety. I am able to offer support with on-going developments, scrutinise key information, support the school in making key judgements and hold senior leaders to account for both their, and the schools performance.

I have attended a number of courses across a range of areas and I have considerable expertise in the areas listed below;

  • School DSL

  • Safeguarding training for DSL

  • Understanding and implementation of the 2014 Curriculum

  • SEND 2014 changes – training and compliance

  • Familiarisation and application of the OFSTED framework

  • Schools HR and Finance LA courses

  • Community Cohesion training and lead

I believe I will be an asset to the Governing Body as I have a lot of relevant experience in school accountability, financial management and strategic leadership; the three key areas the school identifies as priorities for the Governing Body.

Annual Declaration of Business Interests (Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1999)

Governorships of other educational establishments: headteacher at Canterbury Cross Primary School.

Term expires - 10/10/25


Local Authority Governor

Miss Poonam Matharu

I am the school LA governor.

I am an experienced Education Recruitment Director with over ten years' experience in the recruitment industry, six years within education.

I am very passionate about children's learning and development. Not only as an education recruiter to ensure I am providing quality primary teaching but also as a mother of two very young children.

Within my current role, I deal with the finance, marketing and sales as well as the search and selection process when placing teaching professionals. Although this is my expertise, I would like to do more to support and contribute to children's learning and support senior leaders with the decision-making process involving school management, budgets, pupils' development, progression and attaining, resources and raising standards.

I am a committed and hardworking professional who thrives to learn more about the education system and how we can provide and deliver the best for our children. 

I am honoured to be part of such an outstanding primary school and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise to support the school in continuing to deliver excellence and obtain the best outcomes for every pupil. 

Annual Declaration of Business Interests (Financing of Maintained Schools Regulation 1999):

Company Director of Arden Education: Supply Agency for Primary Teaching Staff

Term Expires: 20/10/23

Staff Governor

Miss Lindsay Hunt

I qualified as a teacher by gaining my PGCE from Nene College (Now Northampton University). My core subject during my studies was Literacy.

For more than twenty years I have been involved in education and through this period, have held a number of roles.  I have had the opportunity to work in three schools and the pleasure of teaching and leading teams across the primary range (Reception – Year 6). I have also been an assistant head teacher, worked as a literacy coordinator in more than one school, behaviour coordinator, ICT and team games coordinator as well as a year group leader and Key Stage 2 manager.

In my current role as Deputy Head teacher at Shaw Hill Primary School, I have had considerable experience of leading whole school areas of development, including teaching and learning in Literacy and Safeguarding and Child Protection.

As Literacy co-ordinator I developed and enhanced the Literacy curriculum across the school, adapting the focus of staff training and improving the delivery of the curriculum in order to meet the needs of the school development plan. Over the six years that I was Literacy coordinator at Shaw Hill Primary School, standards in this subject rose from well below national to broadly in line or above national standards at the end of each key stage.

In my role as Shaw Hill Primary School’s Designated Senior Leader for Safeguarding and Child Protection I have received extensive training in this role to meet the legal requirements and the needs of the community.  I am also a member of Birmingham Safeguarding Children’s Partnership Practitioner’s Forum. This group of professionals (from different agencies in Birmingham such as health, education and the police) meet on a termly basis with the Chairperson of the Board to discuss policies and practices that affect the lives of all children in Birmingham.

I have been a member of the senior leadership team for the past nine years at Shaw Hill Primary School. This leadership team has demonstrated a proven ability to set and achieve targets by being consistently focused on achieving high educational standards, setting a clear vision and the ability to formulate and deliver a strategy. Shaw Hill Primary School is committed to managing and developing high performance teams, maintaining the partnership between governors, staff, parents and pupils.     

Annual Declaration of Business Interests (Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1999): None

Term expires - 03/09/22


Mr Nadeem Bhatti

I qualified as a teacher by gaining my B.Ed (Hons) from Bradford University.  The four-year course allowed me to develop my skills through teaching in a variety of contexts, from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2. I have also completed a PG.Dip in Literacy. Through this study, I was able to translate theory into practice with particular focus on EAL learners and the development of early literacy.

I have been involved in education for more than twenty years and through this period, have held a number of roles.  I have had the opportunity to work in six schools and the pleasure of teaching and leading teams across the primary range (Reception – Year 6) , as a deputy head teacher, assistant head teacher, class teacher and as a specialist teacher , responsible for identifying, grouping and teaching target groups, having established relevant programmes.  I have also worked as a literacy and numeracy manager, assessment and curriculum co-ordinator, SENCO and head of KS1 and KS2.

Currently, I have been Head teacher of Shaw Hill School for seven years. I have relevant and up to date training which has enabled me to effectively fulfil my role, this includes NPQH, safeguarding training, financial management, use of pupil premium funding, safer recruitment and prevent managers training.

For me the core purpose of school leadership is in providing, and being accountable for the effective leadership of the school and to have the ability to realise, as well as set clear goals. Together with the governing body, the Head Teacher, must provide a clear direction for the school and demonstrate commitment, ideas and energy, alongside organisational and administrative responsibilities. They should always have an awareness of ‘the bigger picture’ as there is need to appreciate the role of the school in the wider community and to bring a broader perspective to the strategic development and continuous improvement of the school. Having been Head Teacher at Shaw Hill School, I can say the schools expectations and aspirations are extremely high and in line with becoming an outstanding community school, as opposed to a school which simply exists in the community. It is a humbling thought to accept the children’s futures lie in your hands. Headship at Shaw Hill Primary is an awesome responsibility, but one I relish and enjoy.

Annual Declaration of Business Interests (Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1999): 

Governorships of other educational establishments: Co-opted governor of Canterbury Cross School and Westminster Primary School

Relationships with members of staff: Second cousin of Reception teacher and husband of Year 3/4 teacher