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Governance

All Academy Trusts have two layers of governance – Members and Directors. Some (like NCLT) choose to have a third, i.e., Advisory Groups. Details of Members and Directors can be found on the Trust’s website – https://nclt.ac.uk/governance-information. Our Advisory Group can be found below.

All governance and financial information can be found on the Trust policies page – https://nclt.ac.uk/policies

Current Advisory Group members

Stuart Nash

(Ex Officio)
NCB Principal

Tehmina Hashmi

Chair of the NCB Advisory GroupSafeguarding, SEND and LAC Link Advisor

Board appointed

Date Appointed: 05/02/2019
Date Reappointed: 19/02/2022

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Tehmina was born in 1966 in Nairobi, Kenya and came to England in 1972 when her parents were forced to leave a country that was becoming politically unstable. Having a relatively affluent lifestyle in Africa the family found themselves starting from scratch in Salford, Manchester where she grew up until leaving for University and marriage (at the same time!) in 1985. She qualified as a Biochemist and after having her three children, she became a teacher. Teaching for 28 years in Bradford, with a short spell in Manchester, she has recently taken early retirement. Her most recent leadership role was as Executive Principal at an All-through Academy in BD4 which serves some of the most disadvantaged children in the community. She has always worked in challenging schools and finds the rewards of nurturing ambition and aspiration outweighs these challenges. From a teaching background and with a passion for science, she enjoyed the very different challenge of school leadership. Getting to grips with running a business with 280 staff and a turnover of 13 million seems very far away from the training she had as a teacher of science. She has enjoyed her leadership roles and looking forward to exploring more restful pursuits in the future!

Bethany Grimsley 

Advisor

Board appointed

Date Appointed: 11/07/2023

Sidiq Ali

Advisor

Board appointed

Date Appointed: 14/12/2017
Date Reappointed: 04/02/2020

Term of Office: 13/03/2024 – 12/03/2028

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Sidiq is the CEO of a supported accommodation project which holds a 3 year local government tender to accommodate Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Looked after by Bradford, Wakefield and Calderdale Councils. Sidiq is a qualified and registered social worker and a member of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW). Sidiq has practiced in local Government as a social worker and Manager within Educational Social Work, Fostering Services and Leaving Care Services. Currently Sidiq is employed by Bradford Children and Families Trust as a Fostering Independent Reviewing Officer. For many years Sidiq practiced as a self employed Independent Social Worker undertaking various freelance work including complaints panels and assessment work. Sidiq also holds the position of Independent Children’s Advocate and Education Advisor for a private fostering Agency called Unity Foster Care. Sidiq was a parent governor from 2007 to 2013, and then took a position of Trust Director at the Beckfoot Trust from 2013 to 2019. Sidiq was a member of the trust board and audit committee during this period. The Trust grew from 2 schools to 10 schools during his time on the board with a £40million budget. Sidiq was a Parent Governor representative on Bradford Council’s Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee from 2014 until 2019.

Ifeoma Obijiaku

Advisor

Board appointed

Date Appointed: 12/05/2023

Adam Norton

Advisor

Parent appointed

Date Appointed: 09/05/2024

Rizwan Rehman

Advisor

Parent appointed

Date Appointed: 09/05/2024

Anisha Sharma

Advisor

Parent appointed

Date Appointed: 09/05/2024

All of the Advisory Group members (except the Principal) serve a 4 year term of office.

Advisory Group members’ attendance records and register of interests can be found on the Trust’s website – https://nclt.ac.uk/governance-information.

The group are currently seeking another parent advisor.

Advisory Group members who have stepped down

Dominic Wall – Date Stepped Down: 20/01/2023

Katie Miller – Date Stepped Down: 27/01/2023

Vicky Clifton – Date Stepped Down: 29/03/2023

Martin Priest – Date Stepped Down: 22/11/2023

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