Parent Governor Election Statements
Udnan Ali (parent of Danyal 6B, Sara 4B and Hannah 1B)
I would like to be a school governor as I am interested in understanding more the school’s objectives and how we can maintain and improve the standards where necessary. I have been a parent governor in the past at Acacias and would like the opportunity again to be part of the team. I understand the role and what is involved to make a positive contribution to leadership.
I have a background in financial accounting having qualified as an accountant 15 years ago. I have worked in two of the leading companies in a highly regulated sector, which is agency and temporary staff payroll. I have recently moved to self-employment providing accounting and tax services for local SMEs and I believe the skills learned in my work would help in the role of governor.
Oluwatosin David-Akintunde (parent of Jessie NB)
I am a mother to one of our bright stars at Acacias, currently in Nursery, I am a hands on person with strive for quality, accountability and sustainability; I enjoy working in a team; I propose practical ideas with viable solutions for current and future challenges. Ethical, creative, hardliner in organisation and efficient; great financial insight regarding operations, strong skillset, enthusiastic and capable of putting theory into practice. Initiative leader with a positive attitude.
I am a secondary science teacher with varied experiences, an environmentalist, a science enthusiast with a passion for learning and volunteering. It will be an honour to be part of the many success storied here at Acacias and the wider community.
I have honed wide ranging skills over the last 198 years
Jen Khan (parent of Mika’il 1Y and Noah NB)
I feel that my professional skills as a primary school teacher and Mum to two joyful, loving, sensitive and spirited boys has helped me to gain a deeper level of understanding, enabling me to contribute to enriching the sterling embedded ethos and work of the school community.
I have a strong commitment and strengths based approach to life, focussing on the value and positive potential of oneself. This leans into providing a foundation for my own children to shape and appreciate their strengths, grow through their challenges or perceived weaknesses.
If given serious consideration, I would mirror the high aspirations set for all our children in the school and continue and strengthen, a seamless commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for all the pupils. I would also love to spearhead and encourage more intrinsic work, initiatives within our local school community. I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Friends of Acacias events, helping to raise money for our children’s school; helping towards providing resources, opportunities and experiences.
I am diligent and have a strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for our children and school. I am sincere and have the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn.
I love being creative, resourceful and am a good team player. I have great inter-personal skills and am bilingual (English/Bengali). At my most recent teaching post, I was the cooking and nutrition lead. Developing weekly school lessons with the school curriculum for each year; engaging with local green grocers/ the Felix Project and Magic Breakfast, in donating surplus foods and seasonal produce to provide healthy, nutritious meals to school; encouraging Parents/Carers to come and showcase their traditional culinary dishes/delights. This celebrated the wealth, diversity and skills of the community that the school was surrounded by (hailing predominately from Bangladeshi/Pakistani communities).
I loved running school fundraisers with classes in support of victims in crisis or to raise awareness of charities and causes, bringing the message both home and to school.