The Rainbow School is run by a not for profit charitable Trust. Our Trustees are a group of dedicated and experienced professionals, business people and parents who support the school through their time and expertise, their sole aim is to see Rainbow School succeed and to build on this success .
The Rainbow School Trust (Governing Body) Jan. 2017
Amjad Pervez (Chair of The Trust)
A successful local entrepreneur, co-founder of Seafresh & Adams a multimillion pound food distribution network.Currently holds non -executive director ships at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Producer City Prosperity Board. Has been a member of the Leeds City Region Board, and held Chairmanships of Yorkshire Asian Business Association and ATL (Yorkshire) Ltd.
Mohamed Akram Khan-Cheema OBE ( Vice Chair)
Independent Education Management Consultant, Ofsted inspector, with a passionate interest in Charitable activities. Personal and professional services offered in exchange for contributions to the charities of my choice. For example my work in Saudi Arabia for Nord Anglia as Project Manager ‘MSP’ was undertaken with the intention of donating all my income towards building the 4th KEF school in a remote village to provide much needed quality education for children of disadvantaged families – with a special focus on educating girls and women.
All my recent consultancy work for independent schools in Riyadh, Dubai, Bangladesh and the UK generally has also been undertaken with the same intention and a contractual agreement whereby the client pays the consultancy fees directly to a named charity.
Dame Naila Zaffar
Executive Headteacher /Principal / lead OFSTED Inspector, a dedicated professional with over 30 years in teaching, policy making and counselling the Department of Education, KNIGHTED by Queen Elizabeth II to become a Dame Commander for the Order of British Empire (DBE) for services to Education both at local and national level, as well as was the first Muslim woman to become a Dame, 2010. Awarded with ‘Coat of Arms’ by the Monarchy in May 2011. Received ‘British Community Award’ at the House of Lords in July 15th 2011 for serving the British Community.
Asmi combines the running of a well established local multicultural books and fashion ware distribution business with an avid interest in education and learning. He has made a huge contribution in developing the Rainbow vision and continues to work hard with fellow trustees to make Rainbow a huge success.
T Nawaz MBA, FCA. A practicing chartered accountant specialising in forensic and investigation work. Has a keen interest in building capacity in the local communities, is a trustee/governor of a number of charities in the UK and overseas, including SKMT (Imran Khan Cancer Appeal), Zindagi Trust and Namal University .
Michelle is a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with extensive skills of mentoring and counselling gained from travel and varied life experiences including stage and theatre. Michelle has an imaginative approach to counselling enabling her to break down barriers and create bonds with both groups and individuals inspiring them to overcome difficulties and resolve problems.
A former Director of Teaching & Learning for Inclusive Education in Leeds has been a lecturer in youth and community and an avid promoter of Inclusive and liberating education opportunities for all young people. Currently engaged with a number of community and voluntary projects overseas.
A level headed, hardworking and committed mother of three young children who manages her family with structured routine, consistency and excellent organisation. Shazia always makes time to go out of her way and help-be it an elderly neighbour or a stranger. She is passionate about children’s education and wellbeing. With two of her children in the School, she is keen to help Rainbow grow as a high achieving, forward thinking inclusive school.
Shaukat is a great believer in education and lifelong learning, beginning his career as a lecturer of Mathematics and IT. As a Business & Performance Consultant and a Staff Trainer, he has helped increase efficiencies within organisations throughout the UK, is currently working on a nationwide initiative with NHS England, to improve the performance of primary care practices. He is a father of four, who is busy nurturing curious minds, whilst trying to support the community and environments around them. He has a passion for coffee, Formula 1, continuous improvement and how technology can improve our lives.
Joseph has spent most of his life helping build the human resource capital of people through teaching, he has served as a school governor in very different environments in and out of the UK. Has teaching experience of over two decades in primary, secondary and university. He has built on this experience by his association with Media, Law and Community Project Planning. As a former chair of board of governors of the Gateway Preparatory and Primary School he hopes to make a great difference to Rainbow Schools Trust.
Sadia Kabil Raja
Sadia graduated with a First in Islamic Studies at the University of Leeds and then moved on to complete the Primary PGCE at Bradford College before joining the Rainbow family as a fresh NQT in September 2015. She has found the Rainbow staff and children very friendly and hardworking, encouraging her to progress her career at Rainbow. She is currently a class-based year three teacher, with leadership responsibilities for GPS and New to English provision at the School. She is looking forward to working within the trust and participating in fruitful discussions which to ensure the continued growth of our Rainbow.
Ruby Bhatti OBE
Ruby is a highly successful Solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in the legal field. In addition, she has diverse experience of various Non-Executive Directorships in the fields of Social Housing, Social Enterprise, Health and Education. She is a National Leader of Governance, supporting other Chair’s and schools in the education field , she is Chair of Governors for four local schools, as well a panel member for Bradford Local Authority Education Appeals Admission Panel. Ruby is a non-executive director for both Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) and Dixons Academies Charitable Trust Ltd. Ruby is a Fellow for the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), (FRSA) and a National Leader of Governance for Education (NLG) for Yorkshire and the Humber.