There are two schools within the Waverley Education Foundation trust; Waverley School and Waverley Studio College which are both located within Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Waverley School is an all through school for ages 4 to 19. Waverley Studio College is a school for ages 14 - 19.
The Board of Members provides the overarching strategic direction for the trust and academies and the Board of Trustees has responsibility for finance and HR matters. The Waverley Joint Local Governing Body has governance responsibility at local level for both Waverley School and Waverley Studio College ensuring that standards across the trust, especially in regards to pupils and learning, are set, achieved and maintained.
Meet our Joint Local Governing Body
Thaira Parveen – Chair
Sally Alexander - Vice-chair
Sally Alexander was educated in Harrogate before studying Music at Durham university, and then opting to practise her skills abroad. She lived in Antigua for ten years, and whilst there was given the opportunity of starting a youth orchestra. With very few resources and little support, this grew from five pupils to thirty with a waiting list, and led to international tours. Her major objective since arriving back in the UK was to start an “after school” music school, but following the completion of her PGCE she identified the fact that Birmingham was missing a school that really specialised in music. This idea broadened into creating a secondary school that specialises in music, and which has a very different ethos and way of teaching, learning and day to day running. And so Kimichi School was born…
Sally has spent time in the UK teaching in a maintained school, and assisting with school music projects. She is an active member of Birmingham’s musical community; performing, teaching, leading and encouraging young people to get involved. She is an avid musician, lending her skills to West Midland based groups Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of St. John, Sinfonia of Birmingham, and both the Worcester and Chandos Symphony Orchestras.
Sally was honoured to be named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to education in 2021, receiving her MBE from Princess Anne in 2022.
Naseeba Azmat – Parent Governor
Naseeba comes from a background in healthcare, where she has worked as a NHS professional. In earlier years she has worked with children with special needs and various customer service roles.
Having been raised in a diverse community, Naseeba has a good understanding and is respectful of other religions, cultures and backgrounds. As such she is keen to use her knowledge to represent the community and their needs.
Naseeba currently has children who attend Waverley Primary and therefore is invested in helping the schools to reach their full potential.
Karenjit Sahota – Governor
Yazmine Williams – Governor
Omar Amin – Staff Governor
Satnam Dosanjh - Principal (Waverley School: Primary)
Ms Satnam Dosanjh
Satnam Dosanjh has worked in the Education sector since 1997. Her experience has been in large inner city schools across Birmingham where she thrives to support disadvantaged communities. Her teaching experience has included roles such as Leading Literacy teacher, Advanced Skills teacher and Lead Practitioner, all of which have allowed for a wider impact across many schools. Satnam has over 20 years’ senior leader experience and has a drive for school improvement and raising standards so that all pupils reach their full potential.
Jacq Kler – Principal (Waverley Studio College)
Ms Jacq Kler
Ms Kler started her teaching career as a teacher of Physical Education in September 2000.
Over the last 23 years, Ms Kler has remained within Waverley Education Foundation Trust holding many management positions, including Head of Performing Arts, Assistant Head Teacher and Vice Principal.
Ms Kler has a passion for Safeguarding and is currently the Director of Safeguarding across the trust, a post she has held for the last 6 years.
Ms Kler was appointed to the post of Principal at Waverley Studio College in February 2023.
Joint Local Governing Body Documentation
Waverley Education Foundation Trust Documentation