Who are our Governors?

Mr Stuart Hill

Chair of Governors

To me, being a Governor means helping and supporting the school and staff to deliver the very best to our current and future pupils. As a Parent Governor with a child at the school, I feel that being a Governor provides a real opportunity to make a difference for all the children. All the Governors bring different skills and experiences and as a Chartered Tax Advisor I really understand the importance of strong Numeracy and Literacy skills. As Chair of Governors and chair of the Finance committee I try to use my skills to support and develop the aims and objectives for the school and to set, monitor and evaluate the school's policies and targets. Being a Governor is a significant commitment but is really rewarding.

 

Stuart Hill

Mrs Tricia Scott

Head Teacher

My name is Tricia Scott and I have been fortunate enough to have been the Headteacher at Loxdale for the past nine years, having previously been the Deputy Headteacher. I believe that I am in a very privileged position and I take my responsibilities as a Governor very seriously. I have seen so many positive changes at school over the years and I hope that this will continue for many years to come.

 

Our Governors work very hard to make sure that the children of Loxdale get the very best they deserve and we remain committed to promoting the education and welfare of all the pupils at our school.

I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work with a great set of Governors, fantastic parents and wonderful children and I would like to thank everyone at school for making my job such a great one!

 

Tricia Scott

Mrs Anne Bowles

Co-opted Governor

Although I have now retired as Office Manager, I was a member of staff for 24 years and staff governor for 12 years.  I think Loxdale is a good primary school, delivering high quality learning opportunities.  I believe a child’s primary education is the base for learning and therefore crucial to their later academic achievements and social skills. Since retiring in September, I am proud to be continuing to serve the Loxdale community as a Co-opted Governor and look forward to continuing to watch Loxdale grow as we move into our new school in September. 

 

Anne Bowles

Ms Christine Ellis

Co-opted Governor

I moved to Wolverhampton from Dudley 3 years ago and have been working in Education for 5 years. I have been blessed to see the magic that goes on in the classroom at a number of different schools and am passionate about supporting that however I can at Loxdale. I have a background working with children who struggle with their learning for a range of different reasons and use this in my additional Governor responsibility for Safeguarding and well-being.  I am new to the team, but am looking forward to getting to know all the staff, students and parents better.

 

Christine Ellis

Mrs Emma Wright-Jones

Deputy Headteacher

My name is Emma Wright-Jones and I have been proud to have been the Deputy Headteacher of Loxdale Primary school for 9 years. I love the diversity which each day brings in teaching – no two days are ever that same!

I moved to the Midlands as I became Deputy Head and I’m still getting use to some of the sayings and the Black country ‘twang’; I however am very proud to be northern and still try my hardest to hold onto my own accent!

It has been a privilege to be a staff/ co-opted Governor and I take my role very seriously in order to maintain the good standards of Loxdale Primary School. I give 100% in supporting our Headteacher Mrs Scott and try to be an active member of the Governing Board.

Emma Wright-Jones

Jodie Eccleston

Co - opted Governor

Hi, my name is Jodie Eccleston and I currently serve on the Governing Board as a co-opted Governor. I have lived and worked within the local area all my life and have a keen interest in helping to improve the lives and outcomes of children and young people in our local area. I work within the Education sector as a HR Consultant for a locally based company who provide professional business support services to schools.


I have a son who thoroughly enjoys attending Loxdale Primary and I am looking forward to working with the school to continue to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment for all the children who attend.

Mrs Kerry Norman

Co-opted Governor

I have lived and worked in the local area all my life and feel passionate about improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people. I have worked in the Education sector for a number of years now and am currently the General Manager for a locally based company who provide professional business support services to schools. Prior to this I worked for over 20 years in the Leisure Industry gaining an extensive knowledge of leisure management and facility operations.

 

For me this role within Loxdale Primary School is all about the children, if they are safe, happy and making good progress then I’m happy. My role as Governor enables me to take an active role within the school and I look forward to contributing to its future successes. In addition, I am also a Director on another local primary Multi Academy Trust.

 

Kerry Norman

Mr Lee Wilkes

Parent Governor

I am a local father of two who has worked in education for 12 years. I have held the roles of teaching assistant and HLTA on my way to becoming a teacher, and currently teach maths at a local special school.

My experience in the classroom affords me an insider perspective on the pressures faced by school staff as they strive to do their best for our children, and a as a serving teacher I am aware of the changes in education policy that they have to navigate.

My eldest daughter Connie has recently started in Reception at Loxdale and her younger sister Emmie will hopefully attend nursery here from next September, meaning that I am invested in this school and will hopefully serve as parent governor for many years.

 

I have family roots in Bradley and I am proud to live here - we are blessed to have such a good school on our doorstep. Loxdale has already given my daughter a warm welcome and made her primary education start smoothly, and I look forward to supporting the staff and hard working parents alike as our children continue this journey together.

Mrs Rebecca Powell

Local Authority Governor

My name is Becky Powell and I am a new Local Authority Governor at Loxdale Primary School. I have been working within the education sector for seven years, starting in Children’s Centres, then moving to School Governance Services, and now working for the National School Breakfast Programme. I hope to be able to bring a number of skills to the board that I have developed in these three roles, but most of all, I am really passionate about ensuring that all children have the opportunity to get the most out of school, and enjoy it along the way.  

 

As a Governor at Loxdale Primary School, I care about the education of the children and want to improve outcomes for them. My role as a Governor is to listen to the information that the school gives to me, and ask questions about it. My link role is Pupil Premium and therefore I also meet with staff in the school to ask them questions on how the Pupil Premium Funding is being spent on the children, and what impact this is having. 

 

As well as Loxdale, I am also Vice-Chair at a small school in South Staffordshire. I love being a School Governor, and, although it is a big commitment, it is one of the most rewarding roles to have a go at, and I would encourage everyone to at least find out more about the role of a Governing Board, or join themselves!

Mr Simon Brooke

Staff Governor

I have been a member of staff at Loxdale Primary School for a little over a year and have thoroughly enjoyed that year.  I do not come from a teaching background, as I have spent the last 10 years working in finance.  However, during the last year, I have seen many examples of what I believe to be great teaching and learning and can see first-hand the difference that it makes to the children of the school.  Loxdale Primary school is helping children to develop not just their education, but also their personalities and their social skills.  We have a lot of very well-mannered and polite children who are a credit to the school, their families, their teachers and most of all themselves.

 

I’m very proud to be a staff governor and look forward to helping drive the school forward as it embarks on the exciting new adventure of moving to a brand new school in September 2019.

Simon Brooke

Mr Tim Talbot

Parent Governor

My name is Tim Talbot. I am a 45-year-old steelworker from Bilston.  I have 2 children, a 17 year old daughter and a son who is a pupil at Loxdale.  After struggling with dyslexia through school and adulthood, I am passionate about giving children with special educational needs the support and opportunities that will allow them to reach their full potential.

Mrs Wendy Sheldon

Parent Governor

My Name is Wendy Sheldon and I have been a Parent Governor at Loxdale Primary School for 6 years.

 

I have two children who both attend Loxdale Primary School.   I have volunteered at Loxdale for a number of years and undertook my Teaching Assistant Level 2 and Level 3 certificates during this time.  Being both a governor and currently a staff member at Loxdale gives me the opportunity to be part of the school community and gives me an insight into everyday life at Loxdale. 

 

I support school by attending meetings, training sessions, school trips and visits, fundraising opportunities, parents’ evenings and assemblies and by supporting children in the classroom.  I am proud to be part of the Loxdale Team and watching our children become the successful young adults they become when the leave Loxdale.

 

In my spare time I like nothing more but to spend time with my family.

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