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Board of Trustees


Imran Mogra (Trustee & Member)

  • A Senior Lecturer in the Department for Education at a West Midlands University           

  • RE Academic with additional responsibilities for SMSC

  • Experience as a Chair of Governors for over 5 years and a Governor for over 10 years. Experience across a range of committees.

  • Mentor at Mosaic Charity (set up by HRH Prince Charles)


Nadeem Bhatti

  • Head teacher of a local outstanding primary school - over 15 years of leadership experience in the primary sector

  • Supporting schools across Birmingham through the Birmingham Education Partnership; Executive Headship at a Birmingham Primary School

  • DSL and School Safeguarding Lead

  • Experience of working with United Learning-a national academy chain on improving outcomes for children

Imran Rashid  (Member)   

  • Optician

  • Director and Businessman, retail and on-line ( Self Employed )

  • Experience of enterprise, finance and personnel activities

  • Finance and Personnel experience on a local Governing Body


Mohammed Ali

  • Data analyst for the Education Funding Agency  (EFA)

  • Experience of  funding allocations, coordinating academy conversions and producing management-information statistics

  • Local Governor Finance and Personnel Committee experience at a local primary school

Safraz Patel

  • Construction and Premises  

  • WRAP, PREVENT and Safeguarding trained

Nasmeen Rehman      

  • School Business Manager at Yew Tree Primary School

  • Experience in Finance, HR, Health and Safety, Premises and supervision of support staff 

Roy Fackrell (Member)

  • Retired Deputy Head Teacher from Handsworth Grammar

  • Current chair of the Westminster Academy Trust

  • Involved with Handsworth Association of Schools

Saleha Panchbhya

  • Community Pharmacist Manager

  • Health and wellbeing


Khalid Din

  • Head Teacher with over 15 years of leadership experience in the primary sector

  • Primary School Improvement Consultant for United Learning (a National Academy Chain)

  • Inspection and school improvement activities across the Midlands

Zaahirah Khalfey

  • Co-opted Trustee

  • Works for Public Guardian Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Michael Surr

  • An Education Officer with the National Association for Special Education Need (NASEN),

  • Editor of NASEN Connect magazine

  • Ex Primary school Teacher, SENCO and Deputy Head

Members of Canterbury Cross Education Trust

The trust has an additional board of 5 members. These members are made up of both Trustees and Volunteers.

  • Mr Imran Mogra

  • Mr Imran Rashid

  • Mr Roy Fackrell

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