Meet the Governors

Anna Sydenham


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.


Helen Vellacott

I have been a Governor since 2007 originally as a Parent Governor serving as a Governor, then Vice Chair and now as Chair of Governors in the Co-opted category.  I currently sit on the Strategic Leadership Committee and the Appeals Committee and have served on the Finance and Curriculum Committees as well.  My background is in Senior Leadership, Sales and Marketing.  I have two children now both at Secondary School having completed their primary education at Meadows.

Stephen Bennett 

I have been a Parent Governor since 2010 and more recently in the role as the Vice 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. I have one child who is thoroughly enjoying his time in Meadows Primary.



Reverend Janet Holmes

I am Community Governor appointed in October 2012 and currently a member of the Appeals committee.  My professional background is a Minister in the Church of England since 2009 and 25 years experience as a senior nurse manager in the NHS.  I have a passion for children and families work in the church and in the schools.  As a Vicar in Central Telford I am responsible for the communities of Ketley, Brookside and Stirchley.


Cllr Hilda Rhodes

I have been a Councillor in Ketley for 27 years and a School Governor for the past 12 years.  I am committed to the work of Meadows as my family attended this school.  I want to ensure the best education possible for the young people in Ketley by working closely with local families, parents and children of the school.


Cllr Anil Saini

Councillor Anil Saini was appointed as Governor at Meadows school in 2010. 
I am interested in supporting the local community and have been a Councillor since 2007.  As a retired educational professional I feel I am able to bring my skills and knowledge to support the school, staff, parents and children.  I have been a teacher of history for over 30 years and have supported many schools in a leadership capacity.


Cllr Joy Francis







I have lived in Ketley all my life and have been a Governor for about 6 years.  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!




Amanda Price-Cooper
I have been a Governor since 2005 and currently sit on the Curriculum, Standards and Attendance Committee. My background is originally in Buisness and Finance and for the last 15 years I have been working in school as a Teaching Assistant, then a Cover Supervisor and now I am the HLTA here at Meadows. In this role I cover in classes throughput the school when staff are off sick or out of school on courses .I love my role within school and couldn't imagine doing anything else, it is very rewarding to be part of the team that provide our children's education.

Jayne Roberts

I have worked in education for the last 16 years working at both Ketley Infants School and now at Meadows Primary School and Nursery. I have worked in my current position as Learning Mentor for the last 6 years.  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.


Rebecca Walsh

I have been a Parent Governor since January 2014 and currently sit on the Finance and Personnel, Salaries and Grades, Premises and Health and Safety Committee.  My background is in business finance and company management and I have also spent time working as a childminder.  I have two children at Meadows, one in Year 3 and one in Year 4. It's very exciting being part of a team helping Meadows grow into an outstanding school.


Kay Tarran

I have been a Parent Governor since January 2014 and am currently on the Curriculum, Standards and Attendance Committee.  My background is in education throughout the Primary Phase.  I have two children, one of whom is enjoying his education at Meadows Primary School.
I am thoroughly enjoying the role of Governor; being a tiny part of the team that strives to provide the best levels of education to all children so that they can achieve their full potential.

Julie Brooks

My position of  governor at Meadows Primary School and Nursery began in 2005. Initially I was elected as a parent governor and I am now a co-opted member. I currently sit on the Strategic Leadership Appeals, ​ Grievance, Complaints and Pupil Discipline and Curriculum, Standards and Attendance committees and have the role of link governor for Special Educational Needs. I have a daughter at Meadows and a son at HLC secondary. I am a teacher at The Bridge School and have previously taught at William Reynolds Infants School. I am delighted to be part of a team striving to give our children the best education possible.