Meet the Governors - Pen Portraits
Warren Carratt – Chair of Governors, Bader Academy Council
Warren is the Chief Executive Officer of Nexus Multi Academy Trust, which provides education to children across the South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire regions. A "first generation” CEO, Warren was recruited to 2016. Warren has not become a CEO through the Headteacher route, instead having a background in local government and the NHS. Warren is a sitting Magistrate on the South Yorkshire bench, and is also an independent member of the South Yorkshire Police & Crime Panel, the statutory body which holds the Police & Crime Commissioner to account.
Jacky Tattershall – Vice Chair, Bader Academy Council
Jacky has worked in the field of Special Needs and Disability for a number of years and has a wealth of experience which led to her being the Headteacher at Kelford School in Rotherham. In 2020 Jacky joined the Nexus Trust Central Team as Assistant CEO, Quality & School Improvement, where she and her team work with all the Nexus schools to raise the quality of education for all pupils in the Nexus Trust.
Viki Drew – Headteacher
Hello, my name is Viki Drew and I am the Headteacher at Bader Academy.
I am proud to share that I have spent my working life serving families and communities of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
I have worked in schools for young people with additional needs for the last 20 years, experiencing lots of different needs and working with families to ensure they have the best possible support. I am a Specialist Leader in Education for SEND and strive to ensure all pupils have the best possible experience whilst at school.
My passion is helping young people to communicate their wishes and feelings, putting their needs at the heart of everything we do, including working with families to support each individual pupil alongside an amazing staff team. I couldn’t be prouder of the community we serve.
Laurence Hollando – Community Governor
Larry has recently retired from his role as Chief Executive of the Avalon Group a charity providing services to people with Autism and a learning disability. Prior to that he was a mental health social worker for a number of Local Authorities and NHS organisations. He is passionate about person centred care.
Leanne Bradley – Parent Governor
My name is Leanne Bradley. I am a parent governor at Bader.
I have a very keen interest in SEN and improving education. I was a mainstream secondary teacher for 13 years, however I also worked with primary through to adults.
I am also a SENDIAS officer too (although I do not work with Bader families as a SENDIAS officer).
I believe in giving every experience possible to shape a child’s life experience and chances and I have a child at Bader myself.
Scott Spence-Hill – Parent Governor
I work for Humberside Fire & Rescue Service as the Fire Control Manager.
During my career I have developed skills in Leadership & Management; Data Management & Information Governance; Training & Development; Project Management & Procurement and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
My son attends Bader Academy. I have 5 years’ experience as a Governor with a Secondary School in another Local Authority.
Lynn Olsen – Staff Governor (Non-Teaching)
My name is Lynn Olsen and I am a staff governor with my role at Bader Academy being a HLTA (higher level teaching assistant).
Having moved from a background of mainstream education to an environment that promotes the needs of individuals, where needs are met on an individualised basis I love being part of the Bader family.
I find myself extremely lucky to have been on the journey from day one of opening and to see the progress made so far, I am looking forward to what lies ahead….
Abigail Hirst – Staff Governor (Teaching)
Hi! My name is Abi and I am a teacher governor here at Bader. I am in my seventh year of teaching and after four years of working in mainstream settings, I joined the Bader team on its very first day. I have a degree in Education and Special Needs and Inclusion and supporting young people with additional needs is a huge passion of mine.
I firmly believe that young people’s voices should be heard, as well as staff and parents alike, in order to ensure we can all work together with the young people at the centre of everything we do.