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Lyndon Governing Body

Please see below our Governance Structure for the 2020-22 academic year. Further details on our Governance, such as delegation and remits of each committee and Local Governing Body can be found in the Governor Handbook document (below.)


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The Lyndon Governing Body


Caroline Hick
Chair of Governors

Caroline has been Chair of the Lyndon School Local Governing Board for the last three years. She retired five years ago having taught English for thirty seven years.  Fifteen years ago she was appointed to be a Magistrate and now sits as a Presiding Justice, Mentor and Appraiser in the Adult, Family and Crown Courts in Birmingham. Much of her spare time is spent watching rugby and keeping in touch with her four children, two stepchildren and three Grandchildren. 

Javid Iqbal
Trust Appointed Governor

I am very fortunate to hold the post of Vice Chair of Governors at Lyndon School after initially being elected by the parents and joining 8 years ago as a parent governor before Lyndon became part of the Summit Learning Trust.

As a qualified Accountant, I have nearly 25 years of experience which I have been able to offer in Lyndon whilst being part of the Finance & Resources Committee and also involved in the Audit & Risk Committee.

The reason to join Lyndon as a Parent Governor was mainly as my eldest two daughters attended the school and I also wanted to have a voice & challenge the school in how education was being provided to them and to all the diverse set of pupils who chose to come to the school. My role as a governor is to make sure pupils don’t only receive a good education but also given other opportunities and get to learn life skills enabling them to be ready for the future and the different journey’s they would go on after they leave Lyndon.

Now as a Trust governor and after my daughters have successfully gone to University studying professional courses, I hope I can continue to support & direct the school, the staff, its pupils, the parents, and the community to thrive and be the best it can and everyone regardless of their ability and special needs is given every opportunity to reach their full potential whist at Lyndon.     

Ian Carnell MBE
Trust Appointed Governor

I first became a Governor at Lyndon in 2007, having been asked by the school to join the Governing body. I had previously been a Head Teacher in Solihull for 25 years before retiring.  
I was Vice Chairman of the Governors before the school became part of the Summit Learning Trust, after which time I was asked by the Trust to become Chair of the Academy Council at Yarnfield Primary School in Birmingham (also in the same trust). During this time, I kept in contact with Lyndon, attending various meetings. 

After several happy years at Yarnfield, I returned to Lyndon School where I am currently the Governor responsible for the more able and pupil discipline. 
I am also on the board of two primary schools in Solihull, Chairman of Educaid Africa, a charity which supports children’s education in Kenya and Chairman of the Sparkhill Trust which is a charitable foundation which allocates grants to deserving charities in the local area. In addition, I am a Lay Preacher and Deputy County Commissioner for Scouting. 

I have always given my strong support to the Principal in his work, offering guidance and challenge where appropriate.  Having served as a Head I do understand the huge pressures that he experiences.  
I am fortunate to work with a very committed Staff and Governing Body at the school and enjoy the challenge and enjoyment working in such a great school. 

Helen Blanchard
Staff Governor

I am delighted to be able to join the governing body representing the Lyndon community and to be part of the children’s journey through secondary school and preparing for the rest of their lives. I am currently a teacher of History at Lyndon school and am deeply involved in the school community through wellbeing, teaching and learning and digital learning tools. I hope to use my educational experience and understanding of day-to-day life at Lyndon to contribute to the ongoing development of the school.  

Prior to joining Lyndon, I worked extensively in pastoral and Send provision, and I aim to bring the skills and experience I have acquired to contribute to improving the experience and ambition pupils build through their time in school. As a governor, I aim to join the rest of the governing body in supporting the school and community to continue to improve and shape a future generation of well-rounded global citizens.  

Kamaldeep Barmi
Trust Appointed Governor

I have lived in the Lyndon and Elmdon Ward for many years. I have had two children attend Lyndon school and both have done very well to date.  This, allied with my role at Summit Learning Trust has supported me to develop a fuller understanding of leadership and the importance of Governor’s challenge and support.     
I am an active person and enjoy walking and going to the gym.  I enjoy working with young people and have supported SEND students outside my role whilst at Lyndon school.  I have a sound understanding of secondary education and have a keen interest in behaviour, able gifted & talented and PHSE. 

Natalie Cox
Parent Governor

Within my work I see many of the challenges our children face within today’s society. I am a voice for the youth in my role working with West Midlands Police and Crime and Commissioner office. I work with schools and children aged 10-18 yrs old across the West Midlands focusing on issues such as under 25 Youth Violence and police interaction.

I am a mother of three children one of whom attends Lyndon, My passion comes from the urge to improve the chances of success for my children and will be for the all children of Lyndon. I also want be a voice for parents, focusing on ensuring Lyndon offers the best opportunities for progression and development. Ensuring a focus is on topics like after school clubs, extra support and tuition for children due to sit exams and offering links to opportunities for future development.
My main aim as parent governor is to be able to assess what the school is providing our children to ensure they receive the best education and reach their full potential.

Amani Asad
Disadvantaged Governor

I am currently a Business Psychologist and have spent time working with young people in School prior to this. As someone who always struggled in School, I was keen to apply my perspective and thoughts here at Lyndon. 


Lyndon takes a ‘child-first’ approach, which I am fortunate to be able to contribute to. I enjoy working with the leadership team and other Governors to make the School an inclusive place to be. 



Statutory Information – Summit Learning Trust





Record of attendance to Local Governing Body meetings 2019 / 2020