Buildwas Academy Local Advisory Committee


Mr D Speakman

I have lived in Shropshire for over 30 years and have seen my son go through the school system within the county before attending university and settling in Manchester.

I have enjoyed an extensive career in operational management and process excellence, assurance and internal control, business resilience and project management.  I am currently the Governance, Risk and Compliance Director for the partnership between  Capita plc and the  British Army; where we manage the end-to-end recruiting process for soldiers, officers, and reservists from across the UK and Commonwealth.

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and exploring and experiencing different locations and cultures.

I look forward to working with my fellow members of the Local Advisory Committee, the Head of School and teaching and support staff to deliver the best outcomes for our pupils.

Mrs R Metcalfe – Parent Governor

I have been a parent at Buildwas Academy since 2016, and still have a daughter at the school. I joined the PTA in 2017, for which I was Chair for 2 years. I’m really passionate about providing opportunities and experiences for all children; through raising the necessary funds and running events to make those all important memories, they retain long into adulthood.

After graduating with a degree in Business Studies, I spent 14 years in the private sector, predominantly in Account/Project Management roles. I’m currently a site lead within the Civil Service, and a proud public servant for the past 8 years. I lead a team of managers, run various projects and implement change in line with the policy and procedures of the government of the day. I feel my experience and expertise working for the government are transferable within this role in Education. I’m continuously committed to creating an environment where all can thrive.

Dr Naren Mudigonda – Co-Opted

Awaiting pen portrait – appointed May 2024

Mrs Jane Plant – Staff

Awaiting Pen Portrait – Appointed Sept 2024