The Orchards Primary Academy Governing Board

Chair’s welcome.

Dear Parents

I was delighted to be appointed Chair of Governors at the Orchards Primary Academy last October.  The Governing Body is at present a small group of parents, staff and community representatives who work hard on behalf of the school supporting Mrs Carrier in her quest to make the Orchards a really good school that not only supports all its pupils to do their best but also provides a caring learning environment in which they can thrive.

The Governors meet regularly twice a term and also visit the school wherever their work commitments allow.  If you would like to become a Governor or chat to me about the role please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the office who will pass on messages for me to return calls/emails.

Parent view demonstrates a very positive picture but if you ever have a problem or issue you would like to talk to me about please get in touch.

I delighted to welcome two new members of staff this term

Mr D Mann and Mr D O’Neill.  Mr Mann is our new Acting Deputy Head Teacher and Mr O’Neill is our KS2 Phase Leader with responsibility for teaching Year 6.

I’m sure they will be great additions to The Orchards.

We are also working with Birmingham City Council on the rebuild programme which could begin as early as 2017 / 18.

It’s a very exciting time for The Orchards!


Liz Dix

Chair of Local Governing Board

Governing body members info 2016-17