Governors

“For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.”

Luke 22:27

Zoë Roberts

Chair, Yoxall Local Governing Body

Zoe has been a parent governor since December 2015 and works in the community safety and licensing department at Lichfield District Council, having previously worked in regeneration funding, managing and distributing European funds – and before that assessing applications for one of the National Lottery Good Causes.

Zoe has two children currently at St Peter’s and attended St Peter’s herself. Zoe says she wanted to become a parent governor to “give something back and help to keep raising standards at our fantastic school.”

Andrew Leech

Vice Chair and Chair of Learning & Standards Committee

Andrew is parent to 3 children, all attending St Peters. His background is business and his company has dealings with a number of other academies.

He says “As a parent governor, I am committed to our children’s success and development and passionate that no child should fall short of their potential when they leave our lovely school.”

Philip Siddell

Chair of Managing & Organising Committee

Philip has been a governor since September 2006, with a background is in sales and marketing and general management, having held board appointments in UK and German companies in the building products sector.

He is now an owner/director at Humpty Dumpty Day Nurseries, started by his wife over 30 years ago and is pleased to be responsible for before and after school care at St Peter’s and other local schools. Having had two of his three children attend the school, he still has a keen interest in helping to ensure the best for its children, especially as many of them join St Peter’s after being nurtured at Humpty’s in their early years.

Norman Taylor

Community Governor

Norman joined the governing body fourteen years ago when approached by an existing governor who was looking to add diverse experience to the governing team. Having worked for forty years in industry he felt certain his experience could benefit St Peter’s School and its pupils.

Norman holds a Masters Degree in manufacturing systems and many years’ experience as a project and manufacturing manager across a wide range of industries, overseeing many projects which were supported with EU funds.

Angela Grandfield MBE

Community Governor

Angela is a semi-retired teacher of 40 years’ experience. She retired in 2009 from her post of Assistant Headteacher at a large secondary school in Walsall and was re-employed by the school as their Health and Safety Manager. This required Angela to re-train in this field, which she did through the Lean Academy (part of Wolverhampton University) obtaining a level 4 qualification.

Angela started her teaching career as a physical education teacher, becoming head of department and also taking on pastoral duties as a head of year. She then became Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator, moving eventually into the post as Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral Manager) for the whole school. She became a member of the Senior Leadership Team in 1979 and remained so until her retirement. Angela is also a Yoxall Parish Councillor

Angela was both honoured and delighted to have been awarded an MBE, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, in 2010 for ‘Services to Education in Walsall’.

Jackie Warner

Staff Governor

Jackie has worked at St Peter’s since 1999 and gained an Honours Degree in Educational Studies in 2006. Jackie has a passion for phonics and reading, saying “I believe reading is fundamental to enable children to access the whole curriculum.”

Jackie has lived in Yoxall for 22 years and her three children all attended the school.

In 2020, Jackie gained the qualification of Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Elizabeth Binsley

Foundation Governor

Elizabeth is a member of St. Peter’s church and Foundation Governor at St. Peter’s school. She is married to Michael and has three children, now adult, and six grandchildren. 

Elizabeth has lived in Yoxall for 53 years, all three of her children attended St. Peter’s school, since which she has maintained a close attachment to the school with a particular interest in Special Educational Needs. She goes into the school weekly to hear children read and is part of the team taking ‘Open the Book’ Bible stories into school assemblies.

Elizabeth says “I very much value my contact with younger parents and hope that my experiences over the years may bring a different perspective to the Governing Body.”

Mark Drury

Parent Governor

Mark is in his eighth year as a senior leader across two different schools (secondary). He has widespread experience, including developing teaching and learning, pupil wellbeing (being a former Designated Safeguarding Lead), statutory frameworks and personnel management. He is SENCO at his current school.

Mark says “My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Yoxall St Peters thus far. This has been due to the hard work of the staff and the caring, welcoming ethos they have established. I believe that this would be an opportunity to repay the school by giving of my time and experience.”

“Furthermore, as a small village school, Yoxall St Peters is dependent to a large extent on the support of volunteers and the community of which it is a part. I believe it is incumbent on parents to support the school according to their capacity and ability.”

Paul Murray

Parent Governor

Paul is a director at JCB with extensive experience in finance, marketing, health and safety and developing new talent.  Paul says “Inspired learning and personal development is the keystone to a bright future. Yoxall St Peter’s School plays a huge role in our community, I would like to play my role in supporting Yoxall St Peter’s.”

Annual Statement

2019 – 2020

Code of Conduct

for Governors and Governing Bodies

Managing & Organising Committee Terms of Reference

January 2020

Learning Standards Committee Terms of Reference

January 2020

Governor Attendance Record

2019 – 2020

Governors' Register of Interest

2019 – 2020

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