Councillor Profiles

James Allan - Principal

I have been head teacher at Chandos Primary School since 2011. Before then I taught in Spain and Scotland before I moved with my family to Birmingham where I have taught in four other schools before I came to Chandos. I love the diversity of our great city, the wonderful children and families who attend our school, the amazing staff team I work with and, of course, my bicycle!

Ian Foden - Community Councillor

I am a Director of a firm of Architects based in Digbeth. The practice has worked on housing and school projects in Highgate in the past and we feel a sense of connection to the area. We want to contribute and help to make Chandos School a thriving, happy place of learning. The school is in our bit of Birmingham, or is it more accurate to say we are a business working in the Schools patch? Either way, we're local and proud to support the Chandos community as best we can.

Camille Gill - Community Councillor

Camille has been on the board for Chandos Primary since 2017, joining the school as a way to contribute to the local community whilst putting her years of experience working in the education sector to good use. She loves to hear about the excellent progress the Chandos children are making and she has seen many positive changes to the school since it partnered with The Elliot Foundation. Camille's full time position is as an Account Director at Digital Glue, a nearby Digbeth marketing agency. She is always on hand to help the school with anything marketing or otherwise!

Alicia Connolly - staff councillor

I have been a teacher at Chandos since 2016, first in Year 3 and now in Year 2. I attended Chandos as a pupil in Reception as my Mother was a teacher here for over 25 years. Chandos has always been a school very close to my heart, and I am committed to ensuring that we give our children the best education and experiences to achieve whatever they aspire to do. Chandos is a school that celebrates our children's differences, and where the needs of our children will always come first. I have recently joined the Community Council to give my input and to further ensure our children are given the very best opportunities to achieve at school and beyond.

Claire Jarrett - staff councillor

Chet Patel - parent councillor

Sajid Mohamed - parent councillor

Mohamed Ali - parent councillor