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Our Governors

At Charles Warren Academy we have a governing body who meet termly.  The Governing Body is a group of volunteers from differing backgrounds who work hard to ensure that Charles Warren Academy children have the best education possible. They meet regularly as a whole group and in various sub-committees, to consider everything required in the running of our academy. The Governors believe effective governance is about teamwork between the Principal, staff and the wider academy community and they work enthusiastically to achieve this.
Governing body meeting minutes are available upon request and will be anonymized.
All governors received relevant reading for Prevent as of 2.11.15

Declarations of Business Interests


Interest Declared

Name of Interest

Tim Read

Education consultancy

Burton / Read Associates

Dr Umrakhan

Private GP services


The Department for Education have published an updated Governor Handbook. It can be located following this link;

David Worrall

Chair of Charles Warren Academy Governing Body

Executive Principal, Trinity Primary Academy

Mr Worrall can be contacted via the office with emails being sent to admin@charleswarrenacademy.org 

I am currently the Executive Principal of two AET primary academies in north London.  I began teaching just over 20 years ago and have, during that time, held a number of different posts including Headteacher, Deputy Head, Inclusion Manager and Lead Teacher.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in education and the learning experiences that I encounter   every day. Away from my paid work, I have served on a number of governing bodies, including that of my own children's school. I feel privileged to be working with the Charles Warren community and the academy leaders to ensure our academy is the best it can be.

Kate Holland

Principal, Charles Warren Academy


I have worked in Education since 1998 in a variety of schools and settings.  I am fortunate to have experienced EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in my teaching career with some additional consultancy work in secondary schools.

I joined AET as a Principal in May 2012 when I was at Langer Academy. I then completed a year at Charles Warren as Principal and then went on to join the Mathematics team supporting a number of academies across the group. 

I am delighted to be back at Charles Warren as substantive Principal.



Howard Miller

Vice Chair of Governors and identified governor for the Curriculum

AET Appointed Governor

I have been a governor at Kingsbrook Business and Enterprise College and its successor, the Elizabeth Woodville School, in Northamptonshire since 2004.

My background is in senior management in local government. Since my retirement in 2003, I have run my own business as a management consultant and executive coach in the public sector.

I moved to Milton Keynes in 1996 and live in Stony Stratford.

Tim Read

Identified governor for Health and Safety

AET Appointed Governor

I have been a teacher in London and Milton Keynes.

Tim joined a Local Authority as Assistant Director and then the DFE to work with schools, Local Authorities and develop training materials and partnerships.

Since 2010 I have established my own company which provides management and training to both public and corporate sectors.

I am also chair of governors at a large school in the south of Northamptonshire.

I am a great believer in making a contribution and treating others how you want to be treated. As I get older it's getting even more important to me to try to do this! 

Amina Miah 

Identified Governor for the Curriculum and Parental Involvement

Parent Governor

I am fairly new to Milton Keynes, having moved here, without knowing much about it, in December 2015. Prior to that I lived in Dover for ten years and before that in Bolton – so I have been up and down the country! I have fully embraced Milton Keynes as my home city and love it here.

I qualified as a doctor in 2002 and currently practice as a part time GP in Bletchley. This puts me in the heart of the community and gives me a good understanding of medical, social and local issues affecting families. It is an important part of my life, but so is being a mum of three (soon to be four!). I am proud that two of my children attend Charles Warren Academy and they are thriving. Having been through prolonged academic training myself, I maintain a keen interest in the current generation’s education and learning environment.

I believe as a parent governor, I can represent views, opinions and experiences first hand, as issues affecting children and parents at CWA will personally affect me. This ensures I can actively highlight and address concerns. I am a friendly, chatty, reliable and approachable person. I am a practising Muslim and speak fluent Bengali. I am used to dealing with people from all walks of life and this puts me in a good position to be trusted by parents and staff alike. I hope my period as a parent governor will contribute to the continuing success of CWA.

Dr Salim Umarkhan

 Identified governor for Safeguarding and SEND

Parent Governor

I am an NHS GP in Milton Keynes and work as a private GP in London. I have travelled extensively throughout my life and lived in numerous countries before returning to the UK three years ago. I was president of the Students' Representative Council of my secondary school in Mauritius and was an active member of the Student Union of my university in Brussels, Belgium.

I have gained much social, cultural and human experience from my active responsibilities and life abroad. I am a keen promoter of social integration, equal rights and meritocracy. I will endeavour to be the voice of parents' concerns and comments on the governing board of Charles Warren Academy and will work on behalf for our children to get the best education, support and preparation for life's challenges.

Kim Jackson

AET Appointed Governor


I have worked in education for 18 years, across all phases of education and I was a business manager for 16 of these years, which means I that I have been part of the transition of change. My first post was in a medium sized primary school, where I undertook all aspects of administrative and finance work.  During this time I was invited onto another school's governing body.During my time in a middle school, I was a member of the SLT which meant that I was privy to whole school planning and curriculum changes. 8 years ago I began studying and enrolled with the National College of School Leadership to begin studying for a degree in school business management; I qualified in 2010. My headteacher and I worked very closely together, he used to say to people, he dealt with teaching and learning and I did the rest! This provided me with a wealth of experience which set me up very nicely for my current role.

I began working the for the AET in a consultancy capacity in 2010; I took up a permanent appointment in 2012 as Regional Finance Manager for the Southern and Eastern Regions. I now have responsibility for 24 academies.

Jayne Webster

Identified governor for CPD

AET Appointed Governor

I have been teaching Maths for 16 years in a range of secondary schools, working for the last 7 years in Milton Keynes schools.  My passion for teaching and learning Mathematics has taken me to many places including spending time working with a secondary school in The Gambia.  I promote a creative and practical approach to learning Mathematics.  In 2011 this involved visiting every secondary school in Milton Keynes on the MK Dons bus and delivering creative lessons to year 10 students and teachers.  The success of this event led to setting up the Creative Maths Network with staff from primary and secondary schools across Milton Keynes.   I am currently Vice Principal at Milton Keynes Academy with responsibility for Mathematics, the Online Curriculum and Year 7.   I also work with the Enigma Maths Hub providing CPD sessions on teaching Mathematics.