Welcome from the Chair

I am honoured and humbled to be the Chair of Governors at Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College.

In September 2016 the College converted to academy status and joined the family schools within the Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust.

We have a dedicated team of governors who selflessly devote their time to support the Head of School and leadership team who also work tirelessly and together we oversee the strategic direction of the college.  We want to ensure together we deliver the very best we can for each and every one of our students.

The governing body acts as a “critical friend”, ensuring that our students’ needs always take precedence and the College offers an excellent quality of pastoral care.  We provide support and encouragement while holding our professional colleagues to account for all aspects of school performance to ensure the highest standards are met and the school improvement plan is delivered.

It is our mission to deliver the very best education to young people in our school and we are deeply committed to the personal development of our young people and achieving excellent academic results. We take accountability seriously and work closely with staff, students, parents, the wider community and other BDAT schools to make sure that the educational experience at the College meet the needs of all our learners to create a bright and promising future  at the College and beyond.

Dr. Ruby Bhatti OBE

Chair of Governors


Governor Meeting Attendance

Governors help the school senior managers to set the course for the school over the next few years. They also check that the Head of School and her colleagues are leading the school well. They approve the school policies and budget.

If you would like to contact our governors, please write to the school : Chair of Governors. Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College, Reevy Road West, Bradford, BD6 3PX.

BDAT Business Page – including Register of Interest :

Standards Committee – (Chair – Ms R Bhatti)

Members: Julia Wilcox, Ruby Bhatti, Rita Tyas, Julie Benn

This committee oversees the leadership of achievement, ensuring that student progress and outcomes are an absolute priority for the school and ensuring that the school is taking action to improve as necessary.

Governing Body 2020-2021

First Appointed Term Start Term End
Parent governors
Peter Jenson 09-Mar-21 09-Mar-21 08-Mar-25
Zoe West 28-Oct-18 29-Oct-18 28-Oct-22
Staff (Support) Governors
Julie Benn 09-Oct-18 09-Oct-18 08-Oct-22
Staff (Teaching) Governors
Simon Hume 09-Oct-18 08-Oct-22
Trust Governors
Ruby Bhatti OBE 01-Sep-18 22-Oct-20 21-Oct-24
Kate Mennell 24-Mar-21 23-Mar-25
Sara Morrissey 01-Sep-20 01-Sep-20 31-Aug-24
Emma Sey 05-Dec-18 05-Dec-18 04-Dec-22
Rita Tyas 01-Sep-20 31-Aug-24
Julia Wilcox 01-Sep-20 31-Aug-24
Ruth Hartley

BBEC Link Governor Appointments 2020-2021

Julia Wilcox SEND
Rita Tyas Safeguarding / Behaviour
Emma Sey Science
Vacant Maths
Ruby Bhatti English & Humanities
Vacant Mental Health & Wellbeing
Vacant MFL
Zoe West Personal Development



Governor Additional Information

Governor Information 2020

Attendance Meetings-ButtershawBusiness 2019-2020

Attendance Meetings-ButtershawBusiness 2020-2021