Brays – Local Academy Council (LAC)


Members of the Brays Local Academy Council (LAC)

Interim Headteacher:  Nova Harvey

I am an experienced teacher and senior leader, having worked in a variety of Birmingham Schools over my career to date. I am pleased to be working with the LAC and look forward to being part of the future developments of the school and the trust.

Chair: Nicola Quarterman

I am the founder and principal of a specialist college for young people aged 19-25 with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties based in North London.  I have over 25 years of experience in supporting and teaching children and adults with all kinds of learning difficulties, physical disabilities and complex medical conditions.  I am a teacher of ICT and early communication skills.  I am passionate about improving opportunities for everyone to live their best life and in my younger (and fitter) years was involved in sports coaching for children and adults with and without disabilities as well as being a keen sportswoman.

Farzana Chowdhury (staff representative)

I am an experienced teacher having gained a valuable understanding of SEN through different Birmingham Special Schools over my career. I joined the LAC in February 2021 to advocate for the school and share my expertise and experiences. I look forward to continuing to support the amazing work that is happening in school.

Alyson Hill (parent representative)

I became a member of the LAC as a parent representative, to take interest in my daughter’s school and develop a better understanding of how it operates.