About Us

Governance and Financial Information

There are two schools within the Waverley Education Foundation trust; Waverley School and Waverley Studio College which are both located within Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Waverley School is an all through school for ages 4 to 19. Waverley Studio College is a school for ages 14 - 19.

Executive Leadership Team

Sukhbir Farar – Executive Principal

Mr Sukhbir Farar
Executive Principal

Sukhbir Farar

Mr Farar started his teaching career as a mathematics teacher in 1989. Over the last 34 years he has worked in inner city Birmingham, holding many management positions including Head of Year, Head of Maths and 25 years on the Senior Leadership Team.

Mr Farar has supported many schools facing challenging circumstances and has championed national projects such as ‘raising the achievement of black boys’.  He has also played a significant role in the National College programme for aspiring leaders from BAME backgrounds.

Mr Farar was appointed to the post of Executive Principal in an Academy Trust in 2016 before he joined Waverley Education Foundation Trust as Executive Principal in September 2022.

Mr Farar is a serving Ofsted inspector and is also an Education Consultant for Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP). 

Hugh Derry - Principal (Waverley School: Secondary & Sixth Form)

Mr Hugh Derry


Mr Derry has worked in education since 2010, training to teach at Waverley School as part of the TeachFirst programme in 2013. He is trained as a Computer Science teacher and also teaches Law and Criminology.

He has held several leadership posts in schools within inner city Birmingham, including Subject Leader, Assistant Headteacher and Vice-Principal. He has also held the position of Director of Communications and Chief Operating Officer across the trust.

Mr Derry was appointed to the post of Principal of Waverley School – Secondary & Sixth Form in October 2023.


Satnam Dosanjh - Principal (Waverley School: Primary)

Ms Satnam Dosanjh


Satnam Dosanjh has worked in the Education sector since 1997. Her experience has been in large inner city schools across Birmingham where she thrives to support disadvantaged communities. Her teaching experience has included roles such as Leading Literacy teacher, Advanced Skills teacher and Lead Practitioner, all of which have allowed for a wider impact across many schools. Satnam has over 20 years’ senior leader experience and has a drive for school improvement and raising standards so that all pupils reach their full potential.


Jacq Kler – Principal (Waverley Studio College)

Ms Jacq Kler


Ms Kler started her teaching career as a teacher of Physical Education in September 2000.

Over the last 23 years, Ms Kler has remained within Waverley Education Foundation Trust holding many management positions, including Head of Performing Arts, Assistant Head Teacher and Vice Principal.

Ms Kler has a passion for Safeguarding and is currently the Director of Safeguarding across the trust, a post she has held for the last 6 years.

Ms Kler was appointed to the post of Principal at Waverley Studio College in February 2023.

Rita Sohal – Chief Finance Officer

Rita Sohal

Chief Finance Officer

Rita Sohal has worked in the finance sector for 34 years.

Rita started her career working with Birmingham Local Authority offering finance support across a range of local authority services and all school sectors.

Rita joined Waverley School in 2009 and is currently the CFO of the Trust and part of the Trust’s Executive Leadership Team.

Rita has a range of experience in:

HR, premises management (Including PFI), Health and Safety, financial accounting, ICT strategy management, capital projects, contract management, project management and grant administration.