Governor Profiles

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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 in a local secondary 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

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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

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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

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Mrs Jodie Wallwork

Co - opted Governor

Hi, my name is Jodie Wallwork 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.

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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.

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Steven Liggins

Parent Governor

My name is Steven Liggins and I have recently joined Loxdale Primary’s Governing board. It’s an honour to have been appointed as a Parent Governor.

My career has recently brought me in to the world of education. As a Health & Safety professional and many years of charitable youth work there is nothing more rewarding than helping young people to learn and develop in safe and healthy surroundings.

My daughter started at Loxdale in September 2019, meaning that I now have an increased interest in the school. As a Governor I am looking forward to working with and supporting our valued pupils and staff to provide positive experiences as well as a high standard of education in a safe and happy environment.

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Mrs Wendy Sheldon

Co-opted Governor

My Name is Wendy Sheldon and I have been a Governor at Loxdale Primary School since 2014.

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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Mr Ian Lockett

Co-opted Governor

My name is Ian Lockett and I have recently joined the Governing Board at Loxdale. I have recently retired after spending 38 years as a secondary teacher. I began my career in the North and moved down to the Midlands 33 years ago finishing my career as Community Director at George Salter Academy in West Bromwich. I am hoping that all my experience in schools will help me to make a positive impact as part of the team at Loxdale, although things are very different now from 1981!

I joined the Governing body at my children’s Primary School whilst they were pupils there, ending up as Chair. But as my daughter has been teaching for 7 years and my son has just graduated from university, that was quite a few years ago as well.

My main hobbies are all types of sport, both playing and watching and I have a keen interest in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, being both a Leader and Assessor for the scheme.

I am fortunate to do some part-time work for Wider Learning and have delivered the ‘Xplore’ training in Loxdale for the last 2 years. This has enabled me to get to meet some students, staff and to experience the atmosphere and ethos within the school. As a result, I was pleased to be asked to join the Governing Board and I hope I will be able to put something back into the system that I have been proud to have been a part of my whole working life.

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Ceri O'Sullivan

Staff Governor

My name is Ceri O'Sullivan, as a former pupil of Loxdale Primary School, it makes me very proud to now be a staff Governor. I am very proud to be the EYFS Lead at Loxdale and I love coming into school every single day. It has been a real privilege to be involved in lots of exciting changes at Loxdale and I am looking forward to many more positive changes to come. As part of my teaching role, I strive to make every child feel happy, safe and provide the very best opportunities and experiences, allowing wonderful memories for our children to be made. I am really excited to be part of the Governing Board and contributing to the continued success of Loxdale Primary School.

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Bridget Ball

My name is Bridget Ball and I am relatively new to the Governing board here at Loxdale Primary School, however I am very experienced in Education and School Leadership. My current professional role is as Vice Principal in a local Secondary School with responsibility for Learning and Teaching. I started my teaching career in 1999 at a School in Wolverhampton as a PE teacher, then progressed up to head of PE and have been involved in Whole-School leadership since 2012. I hope my skill-set and experience in School leadership can bring something valuable to the board here at Loxdale.

Outside work, in earlier years I played a variety of team sports representing many of our local club teams and still have a love for the sport but these days you are more likely to see me riding my bike, walking or playing golf.

I fully believe in the values and ethos of Loxdale Primary School. I look forward to working with the governors to ensure that the school provides high quality education and opportunities for all of the children at Loxdale.

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Mrs Sarah Fenton

Hello, my name is Sarah Fenton and I have a long history with Loxdale Primary School. I volunteered while I was completing my teaching degree and also completed my final teaching placement at Loxdale. A few years later, I joined the Loxdale family as Sarah Jones, a class teacher! Loxdale has always felt like home, and even now in a new building, with lots of different faces it still feels like home. I taught at Loxdale for nearly ten years and worked from nursery to year 6. I led Literacy and phonics, early years and key stage 2, so I feel I have lots of experience to share, and can support the current staff as a Governor. Loxdale has always gone above and beyond for their children. The children are always given lots of opportunities to experience new things from visits, visitors and residentials. I was always proud to work at Loxdale and be a part of a fantastic team. Now, I am equally proud to become a governor, and work towards keeping Loxdale the amazing school that it is. I look forward to being able to be in school and supporting in any way that I can.

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Will Flitcroft

Hello, my name is Will Flitcroft and I am new to the Board of Governors here at Loxdale Primary School.

Originally a Manchester lad, I moved to the Wolverhampton area in 2002 when an opportunity in my previous job presented itself to relocate. I gained twenty years experience in this employment, as well as meeting my future wife! During the time I was employed, I moved from the warehouse to the sales office, culminating in being the office manager until 2018, when the company relocated their operations.

After this, I joined my wife’s company, Moore’s Childcare Services as a director. Together with our team of fantastic staff ,we operate the 'Earlybirds Breakfast Club' and the 'Teatime Club' here at Loxdale Primary School to facilitate the wrap-a -round care that many working parents require. Mainly looking after the administration side of the business, I have more recently started to support the team at the Breakfast Club.

Although I do not have any experience in the educational sector as such, I believe I have a number of transferable skills that will be an asset to the Governing Board and it was fantastic to be approached to join the team. I am looking forward to working more closely with the staff and supporting the whole school community.

Governing Body Committee Structure


All members of the Committee listed have voting rights on that Committee, unless they have a pecuniary interest in the matter or if they are listed as 'Papers Only'. Governors who are also members of staff would not be requested to form a pupil discipline committee or staff dismissal committee.

Governing Body

Our Governing Body currently consists of the following members

All Governors have voting rights unless they have an interest to declare in a particular matter at which point they would withdraw from the meeting.

If you wish to contact the chair of governors, please contact the school office on 01902 558570.

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Governors' Blog

Oct 24, 2019

Year 2 Diwali assembly

It was great to get the opportunity to sit in on Year 2’s Diwali assembly today. Every child got the opportunity to get involved with the assembly; whether singing, reading or acting. Clearly lots of work had gone into this by staff and children alike. It was great to see so many smiling faces amongst the proud parents. Well done to everyone involved. Wishing you all a very happy Diwali!

Mr Hill


Oct 24, 2019

Meeting with the school council

A little while ago I challenged the school to think of ways to reinvigorate our parent/teacher association, which for many years has been called Friends of Loxdale. Raising money for the benefit of children in school is really important and with a nice new school building it seemed a great opportunity to re-launch our fund raising. As such we decided to set a challenge to the children to create a new name and logo, which would hopefully encourage parents, families and friends to get involved.


Children across school entered the competition; entering either names, logos or both. The children on school council co-ordinated much of the work and spent time shortlisting the many entries. Mrs Scott and I were then invited to a meeting with the Year 5 and Year 6 school council members to choose a winner. It wasn’t easy and in the end we have chosen elements from several entries for the final design and each of the winning entries will get a prize.


So what have we chosen? Well you’ll just have to wait until after half-term to find out!!!


In the meantime I really need to thank the school council for their hard work in overseeing this process. The children were able to explain their thought process for shortlisting and their confidence in presenting ideas was very impressive indeed. It was great to be made to feel so welcome by school council and thank you for everything you have done.


Mr Hill

Oct 01, 2019

Maths conference

Maths is really important for us all at school and we’re continuously looking for ways to improve pupil progress and outcomes. I was therefore delighted to be asked to attend a MathsHub conference with Mrs Wright-Jones at Wolverhampton racecourse, where senior leaders and maths co-ordinators, from across the city and more widely, were challenged on the topic of Teaching Maths for Mastery. Lots of really useful and thought-provoking content and I look forward to seeing aspects of the content being applied in school.

Mr Hill

Apr 08, 2019

Governing Body

Well done to Mr Hill for receiving his 'Making a Difference' award at the S4S Governor Ceremony last night. It was a well deserved recognition for his hard work, determination and commitment to his role as Chair of Governors and long may it continue.

Please click here to view some images from the event.

Dec 18, 2018

J Ecclestone

I attended the KS1 Nativity on the morning of 18 December and what a delight it was! The children were fantastic and did not seem fazed by the crowd of faces staring back at them. Thank you to all the staff and children involved for putting on a thoroughly enjoyable performance!

Oct 10, 2018

L Wilkes

I had the pleasure of visiting school today for Safeguarding Training. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all school staff and it was encouraging to be made aware of the rigorous systems Loxdale staff have in place to ensure the safety of all of our children.

While in school I was given a tour of the site and was pleased to see how engaged all of the pupils were in their work. Pupils were particularly enthusiastic about the new Commando Joe curriculum and I am looking forward to hearing more about it next time I am in.

This is my first visit to the school as a Parent Governor, and I am eager to come back soon.

Sep 20, 2018

S Hill

Stuart Hill came in to see Mr Sheard regarding Maths. We discussed in depth, the School Development Plan (SDP) with regards to Maths and underlying data that is driving the SDP. We also talked about the efforts to support disadvantaged children in our school and to drive Greater Depth attainment. It was very much appreciated.

Inset days certainly aren't easy for teachers, as I found when I got to sit in on the Numeracy training sessions today.  A brilliant session for the teaching staff to look at the teaching of maths across the school.

Sep 04, 2018

J Ecclestone

“Mommy what does a Governor do?” was the question I got asked from my six year old when I told him that I was appointed as a Governor for Loxdale in March of this year – and to be honest at the time I wasn’t entirely sure myself. I know there is a general perception of Governors meeting at school and just drinking coffee and eating biscuits – and although Mrs Scott always provides a good selection of chocolate biscuits at our meetings I can confirm that there is so much more to the role than this!


Since becoming a governor I have attended two full governing board meetings where a variety of topics are discussed including the school development plan, pupil progress, school finances and the new school build to name but a few. I also sit on the Curriculum & Standards Committee where book monitoring and discussions around a variety of curriculum based topics take place. In addition I am the link Governor for Literacy which involves meeting with the lead for literacy in school and reviewing the work that goes on in school in respect of literacy, speaking to pupils, reviewing some literacy books and referring back to the school development plan to ensure that progress is being made against the targets that have been set.


I have been in school on numerous other occasions during the past six months to watch assemblies, sports day and to attend super starters. Every time I visit I am so impressed with how polite and well behaved all of the children are. I have attended training on safer recruitment, child protection and PREVENT with more training scheduled for this academic year.


I am looking forward to conducting another link governor meeting in the coming weeks and attending the staff INSET day in November to learn more about the literacy curriculum and receive training on the tools that are used within Loxdale to help children in this area.

So to answer my son’s question; being a Governor to me means supporting the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure Loxdale is a safe, stimulating environment for all of our children, to ensure that they are receiving the best possible education available to them so that they are able to reach their full potential… and most importantly that our children are able to grow and develop skills to set them up for the next stages of their learning journey.

Apr 25, 2018

Mrs K Norman

I visited Loxdale today for some excellent training, ‘When an Inspector Calls’. It was great to see staff also attending our Governor training session, where we worked together with a lead OFSTED inspector to ensure we were ready for our next OFSTED inspection. Staff and Governors felt it was a really valuable session, where we reflected on our shared understanding of our strengths and weaknesses as a school. All staff have a clear vision of where we are and where we want to be . As always, Governors encouraged staff to celebrate the school’s achievements to date.

S Hill

I was lucky enough today to see the KS2 Christmas production and what a brilliant performance it was! Huge congratulations to all the children involved. Also, a big thank you to Mr Sheard and all the staff and parents involved in putting the show together. It gets bigger and better every year!!

Nov 03, 2017

K Judge

Attended and observed science lessons with Mr Corns in Reception, years 4, 5 and 6. Enjoyed the visit, particularly speaking to the children and seeing them applying their learning within different aspects of science.

Oct 05, 2017

S Hill

A really good meeting with Mr Sheard regarding the School Development Plan for Maths and Computing. It's great to understand the priorities for 2017/18 and see the work that the school is doing to promote 'greater depth' and to support various pupil groups. Also had the opportunity to have a school dinner; so much better than I remember from dinners when I was at school!

Sep 25, 2017

T Talbot

I attended Super Starters in year 3. Had a great time in the class and it was really well organised. Thank you.

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