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High Hazels Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

Governing Body

We take pride in the shared responsibility we have 

Dear Parents, Families, Children and Staff,

My name is Huda Ahmed and I am the Chair of Governors for High Hazels Academy. I‘m honoured and privileged to be given such a responsibility and want to emphasise my commitment to the education of children at the school. I am dedicated to working hard with my Governing Body colleagues, the Executive Headteacher, school staff, parents, partners and wider community to help the academy become Outstanding. 

I very much want this to become one community school where everybody is welcomed. Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where all our children achieve their full potential. 

With your support, High Hazels Academy will become a place of excellence where all children make good progress and achieve their academic, creative, personal, physical, faith and spiritual potential. We aim to instil strong moral values whereby children can learn respect for themselves and others. 

I value our professional and highly motivated school staff. The partnership which is beginning to develop between school, parents and community will provide further opportunities for our children, for parents and for families. 

High Hazels Academy is moving forward at pace and we have an exciting and positive journey ahead of us. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share it with you. 

Yours Sincerely, 


Huda Ahmed

Chair of Governors

Local Governing Body (LGB) membership

Our LGB membership was updated when we became High Hazels Academy. The LGB meets regularly and works with school leaders to monitor academic achievement and the well-being of pupils, including welfare and health and safety. It also monitors the financial management of the school and provides advice on our future direction.

HHA Register Of Governors Business Interest 2020-2021

HHA Full Committee List 2020-2021

The LGB is as follows:


Ms Huda Ahmed - Standards, Leadership, Safeguarding, & LAC Governor, Personal Development, Behaviour, Safety and Welfare, Community, PREVENT & attendance Governor - Linked Staff Member - Asma Maqsood-Shah & Shanaz Begum & Claire Edley

Membership Group

Mr Shufqat Khan (Vice Chair) -  Standards, Assessment and Curriculum Governor - Linked Staff Member - Asma Maqsood-Shah, Emma Morris & Laura Field

Mr Tariq Zaman - Standards, Health & Safety & Building & Estates Governor - Linked Staff Member -  Asma Maqsood-Shah & Wendy Gourlay

Mr Jama Mohamoud - Standards & Finance Governor - Linked Staff Member - Asma Maqsood-Shah & Wendy Gourlay

Mrs Andrea Lancaster - Standards, SEND & EYFS Governor - Linked Staff Member - Asma Maqsood-Shah, Tinuviel Machin-Short &  Hawa Fazlanie

Mr Mohamed Aden - Standards & Pupil Premium Governor - Linked Staff Member - Asma Maqsood-Shah & Tinuviel Machin-Short

Miss Amy Scrimgeour - Standards Governor - Linked Staff Member - Asma Maqsood-Shah

Executive Governors

Mrs Huda Ahmed

Mr Shufqat Khan

Mr Mothiur Rahman

Associate Governor

Mr Saghir Saqid

Mr Mothiur Rahman


In Attendance

Mrs Asma Maqsood-Shah (Headteacher)

Mrs Wendy Gourlay (Business Manager)


Mrs Rachel Metcalfe


Governor Profiles (click any picture for full profile)

Meetings Schedule


Governance Documents


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