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Meet the Governors

Our Governing Body works closely with the Headteacher and staff of the school to ensure the best possible provision and outcomes for the children at World’s End. Their main functions are to:


  • Set the vision and strategic direction of the school
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for its educational performance, and
  • Ensure financial resources are well spent


Governors meet every half term; their meetings take place at the school in the evening and usually last for around two hours. Committees of the Governing Body – Finance and Pay & Staffing Committees – also meet regularly throughout the year.


Individual governors have specific responsibilities to do with aspects of the school or its curriculum and report back to the full Governing Body. The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mrs Jones; the Governor with responsibility for Special Educational Needs is Mrs Northey; Mr Smart is Chair of the Finance Committee.


The Governing Body was reconstituted in 2014 and comprises 15 governors: one local authority governor, one staff governor, two parent governors, ten co-opted governors, plus the Headteacher. The co-opted governors come from a range of backgrounds and bring with them valuable skills in areas such as finance, commerce and human resources, as well as knowledge of the local community and education.


Chair : Mrs F Northey

Vice Chair :  Mr M Smart

Clerk : Ms N Chapman

Mrs G Wilford     (Headteacher)
I joined the Governing Body as a Staff Governor in 2007 and, with the re-constitution, I was co-opted onto the Governing Body and now, in my role as Headteacher, I am automatically eligible to be a member of the Governing Body.


Over the years as a governor I have seen many exciting changes but the commitment to ensuring that all the children get the best education they can, and to support the school in improving even further, has remained unchanged.


Our current Governing Body is a fantastic group of people to work with; they have enthusiasm for the role and a real commitment to helping to make our school the best it can be.


One of my roles is to produce a Headteacher’s Report for the Governing Body’s half termly meetings, which gives them up-to-date information on our school: numbers of pupils on roll, SEN information, attendance, health and safety, the curriculum, parent and community activities, and staff training. My reports also cover standards in school, and an update on progress towards the objectives we have been working on in the School Development Plan.

Mrs F Northey         (Co-opted)

I have worked my whole career for Birmingham City Council in the field of education, spending most of that time, over thirty years, working in the Quinton area.


My involvement in Quinton has given me a wide knowledge of the local area, the families and varied amenities and activities available in the local community.


I have wide and varied interests and activities outside education, many of which I access in the Quinton area. I enjoy the responsibility of taking on lead roles within the various organisations I am connected with.


My association in education continues as a Governor at World's End Infant and Nursery School.


As a mother with a child, and now a young adult, on the autistic spectrum, I have always had an interest in children with special needs. I have gained a great deal of knowledge into the care and education of special needs children through my daughter and my career, which has led me taking on the role as SEN Governor.


As a governor I intend to continue to be committed to the children, parents and staff at World's End Infant and Nursery School.

Mr M Smart               (Co-opted)

Having attended both World’s End Infant and Junior Schools myself (1979 – 1985) I keep fond memories of those years and it was a good feeling when my children recently joined.


I am an honest and trustworthy individual and always give my full commitment to any role I take on. I am a local business owner and chair local network groups to generate business between local companies. In my spare time I enjoy watching local football teams W.B.A. and Halesowen Town, I enjoy the gym and spending as much social time with my children (and wife) as I can.  


Being elected as a parent governor was a proud moment for me. I will always give my full support and do whatever is asked of me to help maintain and improve the school, and give all the children of World’s End a great start in their education.

Mr A Nath     (Co-opted)

I was approached to join the Governing body back in 2015 and have enjoyed my time learning about the school and the important role of being a Governor, overseeing the development of the school and its pupils.


I live in Quinton and work as a Pharmacist in the Lloyds Pharmacy on Faraday Avenue. I really enjoy my job helping the local community with their healthcare needs and I see my role as school Governor as another way of giving back to my area.


I have been selected as the Governor responsible for sports within the school and look forward to working with all the staff and pupils ensuring that Worlds End Infant school makes best use of the allocated Sports Premium. I am also currently on the Governor Mark committee working to ensure that the school is governed to a nationally recognised standard.

Mr O Killeen     (LA)

I joined the Governing Body in March 2016, after applying to the Local Council. I currently work with University students on democratic engagement and organisational governance; but have other experience in the charity and education sectors – having worked on Governing Bodies in other schools.


I am excited to be a Governor at Worlds End Infant School, as I am passionate that every child should have the right to an excellent education. It’s great to see the pupils here really enjoy learning, and what an excellent job the teachers do to support this.


I enjoy cooking, baking and I am also a qualified first aider with St John Ambulance. I enjoy traveling and have taken lessons in German and Russian.

Miss H Setchell (Co-opted)

Hello. I am really excited that I have been able to join World’s End Infant and Nursery School community. I was co-opted onto the Governing Body in July 2019 and enjoyed meeting the school council at my first Governing Body meeting.


I am a teacher working in Birmingham so am looking forward to finding out about the Teaching and Learning in school and how my role as Governor can support the continued school development. I live near to school and am keen to make sure that it provides the best opportunities that it can to all the pupils.


I have been asked to be the named Safeguarding Governor and look forward to visiting the school as often as possible.


I spend a lot of my time baking and can often be found enjoying all sorts of cake.

Ms B Lynch             (Co-opted)

I have been a governor at World’s End Infant and Nursery School for over 10 years and I have loved every minute of it. I have enjoyed seeing the school grow and develop and I was very proud when I saw our wonderful new extension.


In my working life I travel the country providing training to companies, social workers, nurses, students and schools about how to take care of their mental and emotional health. That is why I am interested in the wellbeing of the children at World’s End and why I am the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Governor.


I have many hobbies including reading, writing poetry and travelling. I have recently visited Jamaica, Ghana and Iceland.


I am grateful to World’s End for all the pleasure the school has given me over the years including seeing the children taking part in Christmas plays and carol services, and making many friends in school and on the Governing Body. I hope I have been able to give something back to the school and the children.

Mrs S Jones            (Co-opted)  

I have worked at the University of Birmingham for over 30 years as a secretary in several departments. 


My work is mainly with students who are 18 and over.  My first experience of World’s End Infants School was in September 2000 when my eldest daughter Beth joined the Nursery.  Two years later my daughter Sophie also joined the Nursery.  They were both very happy, really enjoyed school and got a lot out of their time at World’s End Infants. 


In 2004 an opportunity arose for a Parent Governor and I applied.  I was really pleased when I was asked to join the Board of Governors in September 2004 where I remained a governor until February 2012 when work commitments meant I could not devote the time I wanted to, to the School. 


When I changed jobs in 2014 I was able to rejoin the Governors in September 2014 as a Community Governor.  Over the years I have had many happy times watching the children and the School blossom and continue to grow but still keeping the children at the heart of everything they do.  There have been many changes over the years and all for the better of the School.  I love being part of World’s End Infant School.

Ms E O’Halloran       (Co-opted)

My involvement with World’s End Infants began when my eldest child started Nursery in September 2007. I became interested in the school curriculum and how this would influence my children. As they moved through the school I became actively involved as a volunteer for school trips, helping to prepare for special events and other support roles within school. I was approached about putting myself forward as a Parent Governor by my daughter’s teacher in 2009. I saw this as an opportunity to further my knowledge and involvement in the school.


In September 2011 I became a lunchtime supervisor within the Nursery here. I thoroughly enjoyed this role and found that working with children is what I wanted to do as a career. In September 2013 I enrolled at a local adult education centre for a Level 2 Childcare course, which led to me being employed within the school as a Teaching Assistant for the Visually Impaired Resource Base. I continued my studies working towards a Level 3 qualification in 2014, which I have just completed.


Over the years I have seen the school expand from a 2 form to 3 form entry and I feel very privileged to be able to work here alongside the staff, children and governors.

Mrs A Holton  (Co-opted)

I have lived in Quinton for 25 years with my husband and two grown up children.  I worked within the banking industry for over 30 years in many locations and roles which                   I thoroughly enjoyed.


I first got involved with World's End Nursery when my daughter began her work placement there and I helped out at fund-raising events, ironing graduation hats and gowns and supporting at Christmas assemblies.


I was asked by a member of the SLT to join the Governing Body and after speaking to the Chair, her enthusiasm inspired me and I was elected as a co-opted governor in September 2017. 


I am committed to ensuring that the children at World's End Infant & Nursery get the best education possible and that they "Reach for the stars - never stop believing!".

Mrs Marium Sabwani (Parent)

I was elected as the Parent governor for World’s End Infant & Nursery School in 2018. All of my 3 children are studying at World’s End starting from World’s End Nursery.


I am an accountant by profession and run an accountancy practice with my husband close to the school.

I am honest, hard-working, professional and determined to make a change in the community.


As a parent, living in quinton, the School and its pupil’s well-being is my priority. I bring a parent’s view to the governing board and use my professional background to contribute to the Governing board.


I am also the Literacy Co-ordinator and enjoy working with the School’s staff to help achieve our combined goals for ‘Reaching for the stars’ and ‘Never stop believing’.

Mr Aubrey Frances

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Mrs E Islam

I first joined World’s End Infant and Nursery School as a teacher in 2014. Throughout my time here I have taught in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 alongside many different teams. Regardless of the year I was in, my vision and approach has always been driven by ensuring our young learners develop a sense of self- belief, a love for learning and creating the optimum environment for them to reach their potential.


Throughout my career in education I have worked in many different positions: teaching assistant, lunch-time supervisor, after school club supervisor and teacher. In this way, I have experienced working in a school from a variety of different perspectives. I have also worked in a diverse range of schools including working as an English Language teacher in Thailand and South Korea.  This has given me an appreciation for the many different ways in which schools can grow and be successful.


Having been recently elected as Staff Governor, I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and working with the governing body to help our students ‘Reach for the Stars’.



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