Our Governors

Colin Steele (Chair)

I am currently the Chair of Governors and have sat on the board as a parent governor for seven years. I have two boys, one in secondary who attended Raddlebarn and Jamie, who is currently in year 6.
I work as an IT Service Delivery Manager within the private sector, but this has equipped me with a number of transferrable skills that I can use to support the school.
I feel that the role of the governing body is essential in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school and during my terms have always strived to help the school achieve this.
Our governors are a committed group of volunteers and it is a privelege to be the chair of the body.


Leah Ward (Vice Chair)

My name is Leah Ward and I am a parent governor. I have had children at the school since 2010. I am a secondary school music teacher and enjoy cooking and spending time outdoors with my family.


Natasha McNab

My little girl, Maya, started in reception last September, having previously been in nursery at Raddlebarn. Since her time at school I have volunteered one day a week at Raddlebarn, helping mainly in Year 6. I love Raddlebarn: it’s a happy, welcoming place with lovely children and excellent staff who I can attest, work tirelessly.

I have a higher degree in education and, until Maya’s birth, I worked as a researcher at the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. Doing this job, I was responsible for the management and smooth-running of a range of projects to do with the inclusion of children with special educational needs.

I believe that schools should be happy, inclusive places where learning is fun and meaningful, and where children feel secure and confident. I will do whatever I can to support the staff in helping our children develop as thoughtful, kind young people who enjoy learning.


Harry Brown

Retired after 52years service with NHS & Birmingham University. Previously a Governor at Bournville J&I and at Wychall Primary. Volunteer at Raddlebarn Primary for Coram Beanstalk Reading charity since Sept. 2018.(with Beanstalk since 2014). I feel that I have a lot to offer our children at Raddlebarn, not only through reading ( artwork & mentoring too) but have experience of working with Governing Boards and want to give what time I can to the benefit of the School,Parents and the whole campus.


Jade Cotton

I’m an avid reader and keen sportsman. I am lucky enough to work here in the Nursery and have my daughters attend this school. I wanted to be a governor to better understand how the school works, and be part of a team supporting its continued success.


Lisa Naughton

My name is Lisa Naughton; I am currently the Deputy Head Teacher of Raddlebarn Primary School. I have been in Education for over 20years now and during that time, I have been a governor at both this school and another, so I am well versed on how they run and the expectations of this role.

Being a governor is a vital component within a school, they are not only there to support staff but are there to challenge and help guide the school forward. Regarding my experience, I was a parent governor at my children’s school for 5 years during which time we were visited by OFSTED.


Sean Moles

I have worked in Schools and the Local Authority for over 20 years, currently I work for an Academy trust with nine schools and I look after all areas of the network, procurement of equipment and I advice the Trust on new curriculum developments. I am a Microsoft certified Professional and have passed the Google Educator course.

I believe my experience across many schools gives me a unique knowledge of the Curriculum and how technology can support in classroom and I would like to support Raddlebarn Primary School as a Governor.

Inderpal Dehele

Having a background in teaching at university I understand and appreciate the importance of a good education.  It is the responsibility of us as parents and the school to identify, nurture and encourage all children to achieve these talents and fulfil their potential by giving children the widest breadth of exposure to new experiences possible.  Having been a pharmacist for many years I have worked with multiple communities and championed community programmes and as a result will look to improve Raddlebarn’s links to local communities.  I currently sit on a number of committees through my employment and believe this experience will help me communicate and more importantly challenge key areas of policy and student development

Katie Fisher


I am a Year 6 teacher and the UKS2 Phase Leader. I have worked at Raddlebarn for four years and became a staff governor this year.

I became a staff governor as I wanted to understand more about the way the governing body can influence the outcomes of our school. I was interested to be a part of developing a plan to secure the future of our school and continue supporting in the development and improvement of Raddlebarn Primary School.

I chose to be on the Welfare committee as I feel passionately about the welfare (attendance and behaviour) of the children I teach and come into contact with around school. I feel it is an extremely important aspect of every child’s education and want to help implement the aims and policies we have as a school around behaviour and attendance.

Lauren Holder

My name is Lauren Houlder and I am the local authority governor for Raddlebarn. I am a drama teacher at Queen Mary’s High School for girls and have a passion for ensuring high quality engaging education. Before my role at Queen Mary’s I worked in inner city Birmingham and prior to that across 13 primary and secondary schools as an Arts lead.
One of the reasons I wanted to be a governor was because of my love of education, it is so important that we get the start right for our children to ensure they have the best possibilities in life. I hope that my experience as a teacher but also as an advocate for education will help support the school to be the best that it can be for our young people.

Governor Interests 2019 – 2020

Financial /Business with School Relevant dates Governorships/Directorships in other schools/academies Relevant dates Connected party relationships with school individuals Relevant dates
Colin Steele NIL NIL NIL
Leah Ward NIL Teacher at Bartley Green Secondary School September 2016 to present NIL
Jade Cotton Teaching Assistant September 2017 to present NIL NIL
Katherine Fisher Teacher September 2016 to present NIL NIL
Lauren Houlder NIL Teacher at Queen Mary’s Secondary School September 2018 to present NIL
Indepal Dehele NIL NIL NIL
Natasha McNab NIL NIL Volunteer 2018 to present
Carl Brown NIL NIL NIL
Sean Moles NIL ICT operations Manager at DRB Academy & Chandos Primary School To present NIL
Harry Brown NIL NIL Beanstalk Reading Volunteer 2018 to present
Lisa Naughton Deputy Head Teacher September to present NIL NIL
Angela Lowry Headteacher Sept 2017 to present NIL NIL