Meraki HR MD Emma Browning has been announced as Trustee for the Values Academy, an independent special school which operates two schools, one in Birmingham and the other in Nuneaton. The schools, both recognised as Good schools by Ofsted, provide an alternative to mainstream education for young people aged 11-16, who are at risk of social exclusion due to a co-morbidity of disorders or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Emma, has over 30 years business and board experience and is the founder and Managing Director of Meraki HR, an HR consultancy with a difference, which helps ambitious local businesses achieve their goals through their people. Meraki HR is firmly established in the local SME marketplace as the ‘go to’ trusted brand for HR support delivered with heart and soul.
Estelle Dimelor, Chief Executive Officer of Values Academy said of the appointment,
“We are fortunate and very pleased to appoint Emma to the Board of Values Academy. Emma will make a real impact in terms of strengthening a respected and recognised team of professionals who guide the leadership of two independent special schools. The Board, together with a dedicated team of staff has a real ambition to achieve the very best for each and every student to enable them reach their personal best.
Emma said of her appointment,
“I am so delighted to be joining the Values Academy Board of Trustees. I am looking forward to bringing my wealth of SME experience to the Board, helping them in their mission to expand and develop their provision for young people who may have found mainstream school or other alternative education a challenge. The team at Values Academy share the Meraki HR ethos that one size does not fit all, and that business and educational solutions alike can and should be unique and tailored to the individuals needs