Governor Profiles

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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Governing Body Committee Structure

(PO) = PAPERS ONLY, GOVERNOR TYPE - (A) = AUTHORITY, (P) = PARENT, (S) = STAFF, (C) = CO-OPTED

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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