Governors

The Chair of Governors: Mr Pete Jones

Lightmoor Village Primary School’s Governing body is made up of Governors from a range of different professions. All Governors have completed a skills audit and we ensure that when new Governors are appointed they can bring additional skills and expertise to the Governing Body. In October 2014 we reconstituted the Governing Body in line with the new DfE regulations.

The Governing Body meets at least twice a term. If you are interested in becoming a Governor or finding out more about the role, please contact the school office.​

Reviewed: October 2019

 

Please find a copy of our Governor's Annual Statement 2019/20 here

 

Peter Jones - Chair

 

“My Name is Pete Jones and I have been a Governor at Lightmoor Village Primary since pre-construction, I was elected Chair of the Pre build Governing body which dissolved once the building was completed and I was happily elected Chair to the new Governing body in 2010. I have over 20 years experience in Governance, having been either a Governor/Chair/Vice Chair on three Governing bodies of Secondary and  Primary schools. I am the Link/Special interests Governor for the following; Children in Care/Safeguarding, SEND (Special Education Needs & Disability) and Pupil Premium. I am a parent with a child at the school and have lived within Lightmoor Village with my family for many years.”

 

Charlotte Hilton

 

"My name is Charlotte Hilton and I’ve been a resident of Lightmoor Village since 2006. I’m an experienced Governor with a background in Finance but now run my own Arts & Crafts business. I am passionate about supporting the staff and pupils of Lightmoor Village Primary School in reaching their potential by striving for continued success and building on the achievements to date."

 

Melissa Jones 

 "My name is Melissa Jones and I moved to Lightmoor in 2011. I am married and have worked in Human Resources for many years, most recently for an IT company based in Telford. I enjoy volunteering in my local community and trying to make a difference. I am currently the secretary for the Lightmoor Village Community Group (LVCG) and I am therefore very aware of both the positives and challenges of living in our lovely village. I was keen to join the governing body at our school as I want to do my bit to ensure all of the children have a good start in learning the skills and behaviours needed to go on and do well in the world of work."

 

Helen Oldham

 

‘My name is Helen and I have lived in Lightmoor Village for over 10 years. My children have thoroughly enjoyed their time at the school, with two of them still at the school. I have a background in education and take an active interest in the school’s curriculum as well as being part of the health and safety committee. It has been a pleasure to be part of this community and watch the school, and its pupils, grow over the years’

 

Gemma Pennington

 

"My name is Gemma Pennington and I moved to Lightmoor Village in 2015 with my partner and 3 children. All 3 of our children currently attend the school and are enjoying their time there. I've worked within the Accountancy & Finance sector for over 16 years and was keen to join the Governing Body to help contribute what I can to our school."

 

Owen Teece

 

"Hello, My names Owen Teece. I moved to the village in 2013 with my partner to start a family. We now have 3 children with our eldest now attending the school. I have worked for the Local Authority in the ICT Department as Infrastructure Support. Before this role I worked for the LA as an ICT Desktop Support in many schools, Primary & Secondary, across Telford & Shropshire. I was keen to join the Governing body as I wanted to help support the school and its community in anyway possible."

 

Last acdemic years' meeting attendance: 

Name

Area of Responsibility

Category

Appointed by

Term End

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

27.06.18

13.11.18

20.03.19

26.07.19

Michelle Azzopardi

Early Years Foundation Stage

Staff

Governor

Gov Body

11.02.22

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lucy Cowan

Deputy Head

Associate Governor

Gov Body

04.07.22

Yes

NA

NA

No

Charlotte Hilton

Finance & Personnel

Co-opted

Governor

Gov Body

01.11.22

NA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Melissa Jones

Vice-Chair of Governors, Finance & Personnel/ Recruitment

Co-opted

Governor

Gov Body

25.09.22

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pete Jones

Chair of Governors, Finance & Personnel, Health, Safety & Premises

Co-opted Governor

Gov Body

19.11.22

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Helen Oldham

Curriculum/ Education

Parent

Governor

Gov Body

30.04.20

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Gemma Pennington

Finance

Parent

Governor

Gov Body

02.05.21

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jane Siddons

Head Teacher

Head Teacher Governor

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Owen Teece

Health & Safety/ ICT

LA Governor

 

Gov Body

01.11.22

NA

Yes

Yes

No

 


Special interest that the governors were appointed are as follows:

Children in Care/Safeguarding (inc SEND) - Peter Jones

Pupil Premium - Peter Jones

Governor Training & Development - Melissa Jones

Curriculum - Helen Oldham supported by Melissa Jones

Finance - Gemma Pennington

Early Years Foundation Stage - Michelle Azzopardi

 

Governor Name

Business Interest

Other establishments

governed

Relationships with staff / members of the governing body

Michelle Azzopardi

None

None

None

Lucy Cowan

None

None

None

Charlotte Hilton

None

None

None

Pete Jones

None

None

None

Melissa Jones

None

None

None

Helen Oldham

None

None

None

Gemma Pennington

None

None

None

Jane Siddons

None

None

None

Owen Teece

None

None

None