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Brambles Primary Academy

Local Academy Board Members

Our Local Academy Board Members

 Our Local Academy Board (local governing body) was established 2019/20

If you are interested in applying to be a governor please contact Zakia Akhtar - Our Office Manager for more information. Thank you.

Mr Matthew Carbutt - Ex Officio - Executive Head

I have worked in education for 9 years, working in a variety of schools as class teacher and then as Deputy Head Teacher at Batley Parish CE Primary School. I currently work as an Executive Principal for Orcahrd Primary Academy and Brambles Primary Academy. 

I am from Leeds and attended Leeds Metropolitan University for 5 years. I gained a 2:1 BA Sports Development and Education degree and then went on to achieved a Masters degree in Childhood Studies before completing my PGCE in Primary Education. Following my NQT year, I moved to Australia to teach and play Rugby League.

I was a semi-professional Rugby League player for 13 years, playing for Hunslet RLFC and Doncaster in that time. I have also represented The England and Great Britain Student Rugby League team on a number of occasions: travelling to Australia, France and Serbia in the process.

Miss Morgan Quirke - Chair & Early Years Champion

I am currently the Chair of Brambles Primary Academy Local Academy Board. My child has attended Brambles Primary Academy since its opening in September 2018. After leaving school I have volunteered and worked in various parts of the child and youth sector. I then became a young ambassador for the Princes Trust, focusing on the anti-bullying programme. I also trained as a teaching assistant and have worked as a teaching assistant in various areas of Kirklees. I also help to care for my dad who is disabled. I am passionate about learning through play and making learning an enjoyable and engaging experience.

Contact Details:

Miss Morgan Quirke

Brambles Primary Academy, Cambridge Road, Huddersfield, HD1 5BU

Tel: 01484 240338

Email: office@bramblesprimaryacademy.org

Mrs Amy Eagleton - Governor and Safeguarding Champion

I studied Criminology at University and went on to work in a secondary school as part of the behaviour team. Eight years later and I am still at that same school but now in the Safeguarding Team. It's my job to make sure all our students are happy, healthy and safe. I wanted to be a Governor of Brambles at this exciting time to learn more about the profession I am in but for a different age group than I am used to and to also give back to South Pennine Academies Trust who have supported me throughout my career. I'm committed to being a part of the ‘Brambles family’ and am looking forward to watching us grow!

Jill Webster - Governor

I was educated at Moor End High School and Huddersfield New College before studying Dentistry at Leeds University. After graduating in 1986 I practiced in and around Huddersfield culminating in owning my own Dental Practice in Linthwaite for 16 years before retiring in 2018. I am married with 3 grown up children, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, taking long walks with my dog in our beautiful Yorkshire Countryside and I have a great love of music and theatre having played in local Brass Bands in my youth. I am looking forward to being part of the Brambles Community and watching this exciting new school develop. 

Barbara Cunningham - Co-opted Governor


I believe that education is key to giving children a good start in life and I am proud to have been given the opportunity to join the Local Academy Board for Brambles Primary Academy.

I have many years of experience of being a governor.  I am currently the Chair of the Local Academy Board at Orchard Primary Academy, and in the past I have been a governor at Moor End Academy and prior to that at my own children’s primary school.

I was Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at Moor End Academy before retiring in 2016.   I previously worked for a number of years in the Civil Service before taking a career break to take care of my children.

I left school at 16 but have continued to engage in education and learning throughout my life, taking a number of day-time and night-time courses, leading to being awarded a degree in Politics with History in 2003.

I am married with 3 grown-up sons and 4 granddaughters, I enjoy playing badminton, reading, playing and listening to music and supporting Newcastle United.

     Ruhee Javaid - Parent Governor


I did my BA Hons at Manchester Metropolitan University.  I then worked towards a Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification and got my Teacher of English Diploma.  I also have experience of several years of teaching in schools as well as tutoring from home. My eldest has been at Brambles Primary Academy since it opened in September 2018, and I’m delighted to now be a Parent Governor on the Local Academy Board. From day one I loved the staff, the Academy, and the way in which parents and the school became a close community like a family and how it made me feel involved.  I am looking forward to watching us grow together.


Asia Yousaf - Governor and SEND Champion

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LAB Register of Business Interests

LAB Register of Interests 2018/19

LAB Register of Interests 2019/20

LAB Register of Interests 2020/21

LAB Register of Interests 2021/22

LAB Register of Interests 2022/23

LAB Membership includes

  • Academy Board Structure
  • Terms of Office
  • Positions held
  • Resignations
  • Attendance at Governors Meetings
  • Sub-Committee for Focus - Brambles Primary Academy

 LAB Membership 2018/19

 LAB Membership 2019/20

 LAB Membership 2020/21

 LAB Membership 2021/22

 LAB Membership 2022/23