The Chair

I am honoured to serve as the Chair of Governors at Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Bradford. My fellow governors and I work together to ensure pupils are happy in school and are able to learn effectively, excel academically and discover and explore their talents. We want all of our pupils to develop the leadership skills they need to play a productive part in the Academy community and beyond.

Governors are appointed to ensure that the Academy meets its objectives, and that future planning is both ambitious and pragmatic. Working in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and Star Academies, we support and encourage the Principal, Senior Leadership Team and all school personnel to ensure that every one of our pupils is able to learn effectively, excel academically and fulfil their personal potential. We monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Academy in relation to a number of areas – including educational outcomes, safeguarding, behaviour and teaching and learning. We also help to ensure that the Academy is fully compliant with its legal and financial responsibilities and successfully embedding its STAR values and mission of educational excellence, character development and service to communities.

We are committed to developing close relationships with parents and the local community to ensure that Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Bradford delivers an inspirational and rewarding educational experience for our pupils and I have no doubt that the combined experience, skills and knowledge of the school’s leadership team, staff and Governing Body will ensure that – together – we achieve our vision of Nurturing Today’s Young People, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders.

Zulfiqar Karim

Chair of Governors