I have been the Headteacher at Meadows Primary School and Nursery since the school opened
in 2005. As Headteacher I attend all Governing Body meetings, including committee meetings. I ensure that suggestions about school improvement are shared with staff and that information about school is shared with Governors.
I have been a Parent Governor since 2010 and more recently in the role as the Chair. I currently sit on the Finance & Personnel, Salaries & Grades, Premises and Health & Safety Committee together with the Strategic Leadership Committee. My professional background is within Finance and I am a Director of a Financial Advice Practice.
Cllr Joy Francis
I have lived in Ketley all my life and have been a Governor since 2005 . I was appointed by Telford and Wrekin Council when I was a Borough Councillor for Ketley, but now that term has ended I have stayed on as an Appeals Governor and Finance and Personnel, Salaries and Grades, Premises and Health and Safety Governor.I have been in education all my working life teaching in various schools in the area. Now I run two Daycare Nurseries in Wellington. On the Governoring body I have responsibility for Children in care and sit on Finance, and Health, Safety & Buildings Committees. I am Link Governor for Early Years Foundation Stage which I love as it enables me to visit classes and play with the children!
I have four sons, all grown up now, and all of whom started their educational journey at Ketley Infant School - as did I many years ago!
I have worked in education for the last 16 years working at both Ketley Infants School and now at Meadows Primary School and Nursery. My current position in school is the Inclusion Manager. I have been a school governor since 2006 and am fully committed to supporting students, families and staff at Meadows Primary School and Nursery. I am proud to say I am part of the Meadows Primary team.
I joined the Meadows Governing body as a Parent Governor back in 2014 and became Vice chair in October 2017. I am now a Co-opted Governor and sit on the Strategic Leadership, Finance and Personnel and Curriculum committees and I am Link Governor for Safeguarding, Attendance and Pupil Premium Funding. My background is in business finance and company management, I have also spent time working as a childminder and both of my children have completed their primary education at Meadows School.
I have worked in the education system now for approximately 10 years. I joined Meadows Primary School in 2009. I currently hold the role of school ELSA, this is an emotional literacy support assistant. As school ELSA I offer emotional support to pupils across the whole school. In 2018 I completed training to become the school's ELKLAN special support assistant and in this role I offer speech and language support to pupils throughout the school. I am very pleased to have been elected on to the board of school governors as a staff governor and I hope this position will enable me to improve the education that our children receive.
I have lived in Telford all my life and I have worked in Education for 9 years and I am currently the Head of Maths for a school in Shropshire.
The reason I became a teacher was to encourage young people to reach their potential and inspire the next generation.
I have a daughter who currently attends Meadows Primary School. I look forward to working as a parent governor alongside the school on its journey.
Mother of Harrison (Y2) and Noah (Reception) I have a long standing and vested interest in the school and the success of its students. I feel passionately about primary school education. I am a fully qualified primary school teacher and a former senior leader at a nearby Telford and Wrekin school, however, I am currently taking a career break to raise our three children. I am excited to have been elected as a school governor and look forward to working alongside governing body members.
I am a mum of 2 beautiful girls, one in Year 2 at Meadows Primary and a younger daughter. I have been keenly following the process of applying for a position of Parent Governor at Meadows because I believe I can bring much to the role through a strong balance of professional background and personal passion for education.