Governing Body

All the listed Governors can be contacted through the Academy via email: and enter FAO - the person’s name and role in the subject line.

Jane Tiller (Chair)

Jane has been a teacher in Bradford for 38 years. She was appointed Assistant Headteacher at Queensbury School in 1997. Appointed Deputy Head then Headteacher at Feversham College in 2000 as the College entered the state system. Under Jane’s leadership, Feversham College soon established itself as an excellent provider for its students and was top of the performance tables for “added value”.

In 2005 Jane joined Immanuel College when the school was in Special Measures, by 2012 the College had achieved a Good judgement and remained Good. Since then she has worked as Interim Executive Headteacher brokered by the Local Authority in the following schools that faced challenging circumstances.

  • Parkside School
  • AireValley High School
  • Laisterdyke BEC
  • Kings Science Academy
  • Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College
  • Bradford Foster Academy

Jane is a National Leader of Education, Executive Headteacher at Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College, Headteacher at Immanuel College and Governor at Lightcliffe Academy in Special measures (at the request of the Diocese).

Jane's key area of responsibilities are Safeguarding and Pupil Premium, Looked After Children, Vulnerable Groups (inc. SEN).

Rehana Shafquat (Principal)

Rehana is an experienced educational leader with over 20 years’ working in Bradford Education, in school leader positions since 2001, culminating in Head of School positions at Feversham College and Queensbury School. Rehana is dedicated to using her skills to create a highly aspirational and nurturing environment for all at her school.  Her degree in Chemistry and science background provide the perfect platform to drive the academy’s STEM specialism.

Imran Abbas (Vice Chair)

Imran has a wide breadth of experience in IT spanning 20 years. For the last 7 years he has worked as an IT Director managing programs, service delivery and security in a large global financial organisation. He has extensive experience in financial IT, people management, driving transformation and change as well as driving efficiency and cost cutting. He is well versed in defining processes and re-engineering existing processes to cut out waste and control variation.

Imran has experience in vendor and contract management with a good understanding of compliance and regulatory frameworks within a financial context. He is open, honest and easy going with the ability to communicate with people at all levels especially when it comes to managing stakeholders. Imran's key area of responsibility is, Estates, Facilities Management, Health and Safety (inc. ICT).

Sadaf Khan (Staff Governor)

Sadaf has 6 years of experience working in both primary and secondary schools in Bradford. She is the school Librarian and Staff Governor at Bronte Girls' Academy and also works closely with the SEND/Inclusion department. She uses her teaching background to make the school learning resource centre accessible for all types of learners and readers by helping them establish skills for independent learning. She manages the day to day running of the school library and makes it a place for students to work, research and read. She actively promotes 'reading for pleasure' amongst students and staff, as she believes - "The journey of a lifetime, starts with the turning of a page." Sadaf's key area of responsibility is, Human Resources.

Zirak Nafees Smith (Parent Governor)

Zirak's key area of responsibility is, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (inc. SMSC and Attendance)'.

Ghulam Farid  (Parent Governor)

Ghulam's key area of responsibility is, Finance.

Register of Governors Interests