The Governing Board at William MacGregor is comprised of 12 members from which the governors select a Chair (Vicki Woodhouse) and Vice-Chair (Julia Cooper).
As a ‘maintained primary school we have a Local Authority appointed governor as well as the Head, Staff, Parents and Co-opted Governors. There is also one ‘associate governor’ who supports the Governing Board with very specific skills.
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Vicki Woodhouse – Chair Co-opted governor
Vicki Woodhouse, currently Chair. I've been a governor since 2012. I'm a mum of 2 my son is in year 6 and my daughter attended the school before she moved up to high school. I work as a Customer Relations/Performance Manager in local government. I became a governor to give something back to the school and hopefully the skills I have gained from both my education and work life make a contribution to the work of the governing body.
Vicki is the governor responsible for Health and Safety. She holds an enhanced DBS check.
Abigail Keatley - parent governor
I have been a member of the governing body since February 2014. I have 3 children all of whom attend William Macgregor, Alex (Year 5), Lewis (Year 3) and James (Year 2). Before becoming a full time mother I worked as customer service/billing manager for a small telecoms company. I enjoy being a part of the school community and hope to make a difference for the school, pupils, teachers and parents now and in the future.
Abi is the governor responsible for our school website. She holds an enhanced DBS check.
Adrian Whitehouse - Associate Governor
I've been an Associate Governor since late 2014, with a focus on finance, and my hope is that I will be able to help towards the school flourishing. I have experience of corporate sales and, more recently, youth work. My finance experience was gained whilst on leadership at Tamworth Elim Church and The Manna House (Tamworth) Co. I have been married for just over 25 years and have two sons: one at Bristol University and the other at Bishop Vesey's in Sutton Coldfield.
Adrian is the governor responsible for Finance. He holds an enhanced DBS check.
Natalie Jones - staff governor
My name is Natalie Jones and I am the Deputy Headteacher of William MacGregor School. As part of one of my many roles in school, I am an active member of the school’s Governing body committee. I am proud to be part of a wider team all working together in moving the school forward with the best interests of the children at the core of all decision making. In addition, I work with Senior Leadership Team daily to improving teaching and learning for all children.
Pauline Constantine - Associate Governor
My name is Pauline Constantine. I was a Staff Governor from November 2008 and after two terms I stepped down but was asked to become an Associate Governor. I have worked at William MacGregor Primary School since March 2000 in a variety of different support staff roles. I have been deputy Safeguarding lead since January 2003, Assistant SENCo since September 2005 and I took up the role of Home School Link worker in September 2015 as I work closely with our families, oversee attendance and helping support SEN, EAL and LAC children. I love working at William MacGregor and am very proud to be part of the team.
Suzie Norton – Head Teacher
Suzie Norton, Head Teacher. I have been on the governing body for 9 years; 4 as a staff governor when I held the post of deputy headteacher in school, and 5 as head teacher. We have a very skilled governing body who work hard to ensure the school remains on an improving journey.
I am a mum of 2 daughters; my eldest is 10 and my youngest is 3. I have worked in education since 1995; I spent 12 years teaching at Birds Bush Primary and moved to William MacGregor in 2007. I am very passionate about Tamworth children and strive to ensure they develop both academic ability and key life skills so they can succeed in life.
Brenda Hardy - Local Authority Governor
I have been on the governing body as a Local Authority Governor since late 2015. I am married to Brad Hardy and am currently working at Tamworth Elim church as the Children’s pastor. I am passionate about children and seeing them developing their sense of purpose and value at this pivotal stage of their lives. I hope to work with the other governors in moving the school forward.
Brenda is the governor responsible for RE and Rights Respecting School. She holds an enhanced DBS check.
Julia Cooper - Vice Chair Co-opted Governor
I am a mum of Luke who previously attended William MacGregor and now attends Bishop Vesey in Sutton Coldfield, and I am a step mum to Chloe who is 5. I work for Boots at their head office as Import Compliance Development Manager. My role focuses on projects and ensuring that the company is compliant with HM Revenue and Customs. I meet with a very broad spectrum of employees at Boots, looking at changing processes, so I am used to conversing at all levels. I also represent the company at conferences and network with many other companies and individuals in similar fields of compliance.
Julia is the governor responsible for SEND, Safeguarding and Prevent. She holds an enhanced DBS check.
David Kendall - Co-opted Governor
I have been a Co-opted Governor since December 2016. I was a primary school teacher in Lichfield and Tamworth for 36 years until my retirement in 2014. For the last part of my career I was Deputy Headteacher and a staff governor at Bird’s Bush Primary school in Belgrave where I worked for a number of years alongside Mrs Norton.
I very much hope that my experience in those roles will be of use in helping the governors at William MacGregor to work with the school’s Leadership Team to move the school forward.
Dave is the governor responsible school performance and pupil premium. He holds an enhanced DBS check.
Zoe Franks - Staff Governor
I am Zoe Franks. I have been a Class Teacher in KS1 and KS2 here at William MacGregor since September 2015. I am the SENCO and newly appointed staff governor. I am a mum of 4, a boy aged 17, twins aged 13; and a daughter aged 5. I have worked in education for the past 12 years; I spent 10 years teaching at South Staffordshire College, specialising in learners with behaviour and special educational needs and I was also part of the colleges teaching and learning observation team. I am extremely passionate about teaching and my role as a SENCO.
Paul Charlton - Co-opted Governor
I have been a member of the governing body since February 2017. I am currently employed by Ninestiles Academies Trust working in the finance and HR department. I also support schools in academy conversions. I live in Tamworth and have a keen interest in local children having the best education possible.
Paul is the governor responsible for finance and HR. He holds an enhanced DBS check.
Andy Hadley - parent governor
I have been a member of the governing body since February 2017. I have a daughter, Rosie (Ladybirds), that attends William MacGregor. I work across three Clinical Commissioning Groups that are responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for South Staffordshire. My role is responsible for the development, commissioning and performance of primary care. Since Rosie started school in September 2016 I have really enjoyed learning more about education and the school community. I hope my experience working in healthcare/public sector will be supportive to the governing board and be positive for the future development of the school, pupils, teachers and parents during my term as governor.
Andy is the link governor for E-Safety. He holds an enhanced DBS check.