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.
Mrs Tricia Scott
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!
Mrs Emma Wright-Jones
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.
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
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.
Mr Lee Wilkes
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.
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.
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!
Mrs Wendy Sheldon
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.
Mr Ian Lockett
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.