Our Local School Committee

This page details our Local School Committee members.

It includes biographies of the members, their attendance record for the Local School Committee meetings, and their pecuniary interests.

Full Beckfoot Trust Local School Committee Details 

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Mrs Salma Younis

(Appointed 24/01/2017) – Previously Full & Resources Governor of Heaton Primary School

Salma was a Parent Governor at Heaton Primary prior to the school joining the MAT. She has a son, daughter and three nieces who are pupils at BHPSN. During 2003 to 2008, Salma was an LEA Governor at Belle Vue Girls School, and Vice Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Salma is a Senior Manager in the Public Sector Audit department of KPMG in Leeds. Her client base has included multi academy trusts, further education colleges, specialist colleges and universities. This has given her very relevant experience of the education sector, governance, management, quality of teaching and finance.

Salma feels very strongly that “every child matters” and that every child should be given the opportunity to grow and develop into adults who contribute positively to the community and to industry – high quality primary school education is essential in setting the foundations for this. She relishes the opportunity to work with the Local School Committee and the Trust Board to enable the school to “grow to be great”.

Mr Shiv Krishan

(Appointed 24/01/2017) – Previously Full & Resources Governor of Heaton Primary School

UHWT committee member

Zara Sport centre committee member

YCB BME Forum member (Ex Chair)

Unite – Union Representative (Sainsbury’s)

2016 BBC Sport Yorkshire unsung hero

BME Governor of the Year 2001

Mr Simon Wade

(Appointed 20/03/2017)

Headteacher Beckfoot Upper Heaton.

Simon has worked in 4 different schools prior to arriving at Beckfoot Upper Heaton including 12 years at Beckfoot School as Head of PE, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Simon has been Headteacher since September 2015. He is passionate about school improvement and nurturing talent in young people. He believes every child should have the opportunity to succeed and be supported intheir educational journey. Great schools allow students to help shape their direction alongside quality teaching, an exciting curriculum and bucket loads of support and encouragement.

He is a keen sportsman and previously manager of Great Britain Schools U17 football. He has also been Honorary President of the Yorkshire Football League and now looks after a very talented group of 13 year olds!

Mrs Shazia Ahmed

(Appointed 24/01/2017) – Previously Resources Governor of Heaton Primary School

Shazia is a carer and an advocate for Beckfoot Heaton having previously served on the Governing Body of Heaton Primary School

Mr Mike Kelly

(Appointed 26/7/12) – Director

Retired ICT Senior Manager

Previous Governor Beckfoot Maintained School

Previous Governor Hazelbeck Special School

Director, Saltaire Festival

Mrs Shazia Nazir

(Appointed 24/01/2017) – Previously Full & Resources Parent Governor of Heaton Primary School

Shazia has been a parent at Beckfoot Heaton PSN for the past 10 years; presently her child is in year 6.    Shazia is a local business woman, qualified to AAT level, who is also part of Upper Heaton working together community group.   For the past 10 years Shazia has acted as an advocate for parents, a founding member of the parent forum and setting up a WhatsApp group for parents to be able to communicate.

Shazia is always the first to volunteer and is very personable, creating a good working relationship between the Local Schools Committee and parents at the school.

Mrs Zoe Mawson

(Appointed 24/01/2017) – Previously Full & Resources Governor of Heaton Primary School

Headteacher Beckfoot Heaton Primary School & Nursery

Zoe has been the Headteacher at the school for 3 years.  She is very determined that every child should love learning and want to succeed in their life.  She loves working with people and thinks that amazing things happen when parents, staff and the wider community work together to make great things happen for children.

Previously a Governor at Lees Primary School.

Member of the UHWT.

Member of Haworth festival committee.

Prior to working at Heaton, she taught on the outskirts of London.

Mrs Claire Light

(Appointed 24/01/2017) – Previously Resources Governor of Heaton Primary School

Claire is a year 6 classroom teacher who has worked at Beckfoot Heaton for 14 years, teaching from Early Years Foundation Stage to Upper Key Stage 2.  She currently holds a Teaching and Learning responsibility point for the wider curriculum. Other work experience includes; teaching in Japan (for 14 months) and Camp America.  Claire has two children aged 6 and 8, and her husband is also a Primary School Teacher.

Beckfoot Heaton Primary School & Nursery Local School Committee – 2018/19 Pecuniary Interest

In order to manage potential conflicts of interest, Beckfoot Trust requires its Trustees to complete an annual declaration of pecuniary interest form. The register of interests of the Trustees is shown below.

Relevant Company or Organisation with which the school may do business:


Sainsbury Plc

Yorkshire Cricket Board

Trusteeship or Governorship at other Educational Institutions and Charities held by Trustees of the Trust


Relevant company or organisation with which the school may do business which parties connected to Trustees have an interest

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