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.
Ofsted, the national body that inspects schools, have been placing increasing emphasis on strong governance as a key element in the effectiveness of a school. The Rainbow Trustees provide both challenge and support to the CEO and the Head Teacher, taking the role of a “critical friend”.
The core functions of the Trust are:
Rainbow Trustees 2019-2020
Amjad Pervez (Chairman)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taher 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.
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.
Veeneta has one child at Rainbow. As a Mathematics lecturer at Bradford College, she feels well versed in some of the topical issues facing the Education sector. She can also comfortably relate to some of the behavioural issues arising in the class room and articulate parental concerns at the Trust. She also sees this an opportunity to meet and learn from others in the School community.
Rainbow Primary School, Nelson Street, Bradford, BD5 0HD
Phone: 01274 221400 Email: email@example.com
Our office staff taking calls are: Miss Tommis-Newberry and Mr Rauf
Arshad Javed – CEO | Dame Naila Zaffar – Head Teacher| Helen Whelan – SENDCO
Amjad Pervez – Chairperson – firstname.lastname@example.org or
by post C/O Rainbow Primary School, Nelson Street, Bradford, BD5 0HD