Justin Gray - Chair
Address - St Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Primary School, Oakland Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9DN
I am currently Headteacher of Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School which is only just over a mile from Greet. This is my second headship. As a head, I have experience of being accountable for the overall management of a school including: academic outcomes, performance of staff, pastoral care, communication with stakeholders and the prudent allocation of budgets. I have also worked as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in a University Education department during which time I worked closely with the Greet Teaching School Alliance to train teachers. I have undertaken and presented, locally and nationally, research on teachers’ perceptions of race.
Outside of education, I divide my time between my family and my interests in the arts; two aspects of my life that often overlap. I am a qualified snorkel diving instructor; a captain of a cricket team in the Worcestershire league; a theatre and cinema goer and I also have an interest in local history.
Mounir Meghalsi - Vice Chair
I am currently a Deputy Head Teacher at Calthorpe Academy a special school in the heart of Birmingham. I have been working as part of Calthorpe Leadership for the last 4 years and supported my own setting as well as primary and secondary schools with several OFSTED inspections. I am a Secondary trained teacher specialised in teaching languages and during my career I had the fantastic opportunity to teach languages in various primary schools. I developed an extensive experience in setting and developing international dimension for schools with various projects such as Erasmus or Connecting Classroom with the British Council. In my current role I am responsible for assessment, safeguarding, CPD and staffing. I am passionate about making a positive contribution to the community I live in and Greet Primary has always been a beacon school in Birmingham which I am proud to support.
Beside my profession, I am a father of two fantastic children and spent a lot of my time with my family. I love cooking, sports and movies. Martial Arts has always been a passion for me and I hold a black belt in Karate. I also give some of my time to various charities to promote community cohesion and welfare for all children regardless of their background.
I am currently working as a GP in Sparkhill, with a special interest in Child Health, Women’s Health and Medical Education. I have been involved in teaching medical student and GP trainees. As a GP I am keen to improve the services in the area. I have been involved in improving diabetes management and am currently involved in a NHS leadership programme to help improve the missed appointments by patients in the area.
I am a mother of two and love spending time with my family and friends. Being a mother is a very humbling experience as I am now discovering the world through the eyes of my children, which has allowed me to explore all the various museums, tourist sites and children craft events. My other interests include cooking, swimming and reading which allow me to escape my land of ‘Peter Pan’.
I am currently a Business Analyst at Canefield Ltd T/a McDonalds Restaurants. I have worked with the company for over 19 years. During my time there I have had the opportunity to undertake many positions from Assistant Manager, Business Manager and my current position. I have experience of managing many different aspects of the business and as a Business Manager have had the opportunity to manage a workforce of up to 100 employees ensuring all aspects of the business in terms of Food Safety, Safety and Security, HR and training, inventory management and customer service were maintained at the highest standard. My leadership experience then meant that I was given the role of Business Analyst managing a number of restaurants to help identify and improve operational, financial and employee engagement standards.
I have just finished my term as Parent Governor at Gracelands Nursery School. I am a mother of two children who both attend Greet Primary.
Lorraine is the Facilities Manager for the three schools in the Trust, she is currently working two days a week for Create overseeing the sites at each of the schools to develop a coherent strategy for the maintenance and upkeep of the sites ensuring the procurement of best value Contracts for Facilities Management across the Trust. Her substantive post is Site Manager for Greet Primary School.
The governance of Create Partnership Trust by its Board of Directors (Trustees) is assisting the transition of each school from its former Governing Body to a Local Advisory Board (LAB).
We work to the principle of earned autonomy for each LAB, with the objective that, subject to due diligence, all our schools have some delegated decision-making. LABs are effectively committees of the Board of Directors and are expected to contribute to the Trust’s strategic priorities, including membership of Trust-wide committees and any task and finish groups. Sponsored schools in the Trust are subject to due diligence prior to the decision to appoint its LAB.
All appointments to the LAB, including the role of Chair and Vice Chair and those elected, are agreed by Trustees with reference to the skills they can offer. If you are interested in joining the LAB please email firstname.lastname@example.org