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Rockwood Governors

  • Mohammed Tafiq

    Parent Govenor

  • Shabina Bi-Baroo

    Staff Governor

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    Shabina Bi-Baroo has worked at Rockwood Academy for eight years but has been a part of the school’s journey for much longer, as she is a former student. She has a BA (Hons) Marketing & Management, a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and is currently studying at weekends for her Legal Practice Course (LL.M LPC) at the University of Law. Ms Bi-Baroo works for the academy’s Business, Enterprise and ICT Departments, coordinating enterprise activities involving the University of Birmingham, Mosaic and The Peter Jones Foundation. She is passionate about helping students develop real world skills and through enterprise education.

  • Syed-Shahzad Hassan

    Parent Governor

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    I have lived within this community for over 35 years and have been working as a Youth Worker at Naseby Centre Youth Club since 1990. I became a Parent Governor at Rockwood Academy because I am very enthusiastic about being able to support the children, parents and the staff to achieve their aims and objectives to become an outstanding school.

    I have worked with young people for over 20 years and have always been very interested in education. I have three children who attend Rockwood which is why I would ensure that children enjoy learning, be happy and always feel safe.
    I would strive to do my best in supporting the development of the school which will enable children to achieve their targets in order for them to have a successful future.

    Above all, It is a wonderful opportunity to be working alongside a committed team and being part of a great school.

  • Shariat Rokneddin

    Trust Governor

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    Shariat Rokneddin is an experienced operations and project manager, currently operating as a freelance consultant. With a degree in Computer Science and MBA from Cranfield University, he has had a successful career in both IT and business. Mr Rokneddin has assisted Birmingham City Council in various projects, including the CSR City initiative and the Business Charter for Social Responsibility - which was acknowledged as a best practice example in the implementation of the Social Value Act. Previously, he has managed large publicly funded business support programmes at Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and managed the IT function of international companies.

  • Sofia Darr

    Headteacher of Rockwood Academy

  • Dr Steve Ball

    Chair of Rockwood LGB

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    Steve Ball is the associate director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He trained as a teacher before training as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Prior to coming to Birmingham in 1986, he founded two of the region's leading educational theatre companies and worked as a writer and producer for BBC Education. Mr Ball has contributed to a number of journals and books, and has an MA in Arts Management and a doctorate in Arts Education. He is Executive Producer of the World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences to be held in Birmingham in 2016.

  • Stuart Everton

    Trust Governor