We have a committed and active governing body made up of a variety of professional people from different backgrounds but all committed to the improvement of life for the children of our school. We have re-constituted to avoid the need for committees and we have 2 full meetings per term where all Governors attend to ensure openness and transparency for all.
If you would like to contact any of our Governors below, you can do so by either telephoning school on 01952 387880 or direct to Governors’ Section at Telford & Wrekin on 01952 380808. A message will be taken for the appropriate Governor to contact you.
|Mrs Louise Cotton
|Chair of Governors
I have lived in Trench for the past 35 years and have been a Governor at Wrockwardine Wood C. E. Junior School for the past 20 years. I am an active member of the local community.
I was a college lecturer for over 25 years and more recently as a Civil Servant striving to support others within the wider community. I believe my knowledge and experience in education and my faith assist me in my role as Foundation Governor.
My three sons each benefitted from attending this school. I am passionate about doing the best we can for all children that attend this school helping them to reach their full potential and prepare them for life’s journey.
In my free time I enjoy playing Crown Green bowls and I am also a qualified coach and referee. I enjoy baking (known to provide batches of cakes for various events)!
I am proud of our school and its good work nurturing and empowering children to flourish emotionally, socially, spiritually and academically. Being able to support the head teacher and staff to provide a caring and stimulating learning environment makes it a privilege to be a part of the governing body working to enable the children to thrive within the school and the wider community.
|Mrs Samantha Azzopardi-Tudor
|Vice Chair, Parent Governor
My name is Samantha Azzopardi-Tudor and I am proud to be a parent governor and vice chair for the school. I am married with two children who both attended WWJS, my second child left in July 2020. Both of my children enjoyed their time at the school and have many happy memories which we often talk about. I am an Office Manager at a local firm of solicitors where I have worked for 20 years. I am able to bring a lot of the skills I have developed in this position to my role on the governing body.
I attend all governor meetings and both external and internal training courses to ensure I carry out my role to the best of my ability. With governor for responsibility for the pupil premium grant and special educational needs I also carry out regular learning walks at the school and liaise with the schools SENDCo and Head Teacher.
Please do not hesitate to let the school know if you have any concerns you would like to discuss with me. I am happy to raise these on your behalf and am also happy to meet you in person, this is part of my role as a school governor.
|Mrs Julie Henry
My name is Julie Henry and I am proud to say I am the Head Teacher of this fantastic school, as well as being a member of the Governing Body. I moved to Telford a few years ago and am married with two grown up daughters who I sometimes love as much as the children at school! I absolutely love my job and am lucky enough to be paid but our governing body is made up of volunteers who give up time to work in many ways, all for the benefit of the school. They support all of the work we do in school, as well as challenging and questioning us to ensure that the children always get the best we can offer. It’s a great team to be part of.
|Mrs Shirley Reynolds
I have been a Governor at Wrockwardine Wood CE Junior School for a number of years and thoroughly enjoy my role. I have two grown up children who previously attended this school so have had a long association with staff, parents and children here. I am a Lecturer at TCAT and a local Councillor. Our governing body here works extremely hard to challenge the school’s progress and ensure everyone reaches their full potential.
|Mr Charles Smith
I have been a Governor at the Wrockwardine Wood Junior School for a few years. I have lived in Trench for quite few more years. I am a TWC Borough Councillor and also a member of the Wrockwardine Wood and Trench Parish Council, I am also a member of the Trench Bowling club. I worked for many years for British Telecom and was also an active Trade Unionist. I like to believe that I bring a “Rounded outlook on Life” to the governing body.
|Reverend Deborah Loughran
It is a wonderful privilege to be Vicar for Holy Trinity Church Wrockwardine Wood along with the other Benefice Churches of Holy Trinity Oakengates and St Peter’s Priorslee made even more so because of the links we have to some wonderful schools, Wrockwardine Wood Juniors being one of them. It is always great to come into school and be chased across the playground by the children who want to be a part of our Open the Book Collective Worship stories and it is a pleasure to be a part of the governing body who love the school and are always seeking the best for our pupils and staff. We have a very special school which works for the good of all whether young or old, inside school or in the community and it is a joy working with you all. May God continue to bless this place and all who work, study or are involved here in whatever capacity and may God bless you too.
|Mrs Jenny Perkins
I’m Jenny and I have been a Governor at Wrockwardine Wood Church of England Junior School for the last 13 years. I am married with two daughters aged 23 and 27, both of whom were pupils here. I myself am also a former pupil, although it’s many years ago now!
I am the lead Governor for governor training and believe that governors play a vital, supportive role in school. I am extremely proud to serve this fantastic school and fully support the hardworking, inspirational team here to ensure that each child reaches his/her full potential both academically and socially.
The children are at the heart of everything we do and every person is committed to ensuring the children are safe, educated to a high standard and happy. We truly care about the well-being and mental health of our children, staff and school community.
|Mr Russell Evans
I’m Russell Evans and I joined the governing body in 2011, originally as a Parent Governor. I live very close to the school in Trench and I genuinely feel blessed to have had all 4 of my children attend this lovely school. I feel very strongly about supporting the school which took such good care of my children’s education and development. My youngest daughter is now also a pupil here and I, as a governor and a parent, want to achieve the best school experience for her and all of our current and future students.
I’m particularly proud of the values and ethos that exist in our school – our children’s academic and social development is very important. The energy and commitment of our head teacher and all of the staff in delivering that is fantastic. As a result, I find being a governor a very interesting and rewarding role. Our governing body here works collectively to monitor, evaluate and challenge the school’s progress towards achieving our aims and objectives.
Since becoming a member of staff, I feel privileged to be in a balanced position to appreciate the views and needs of both parents and staff. I am currently the staff governor.
|Mr William Wade
Hello, my name is Bill Wade and I worked for 36 years as a teacher and Head Teacher in primary schools in Wolverhampton, Worcestershire and Telford before retiring. Whenever I visited another school the first question I asked myself was whether I would send my own children there – quite often the answer would be no but after looking around Wrockwardine Wood for the first time the answer was a definite yes! Anyone who has visited the school will know what a special place it is – from the warm welcome at Reception to the children who are open, friendly and happy and the teaching and support staff who genuinely care for every child in the school. In my role as a Co-opted Governor I aim to support the school, Head Teacher and Governing Body as it strives for continuous improvement not only in terms of its academic results but also in the development of the emotional well being of all pupils so they are equipped to deal with the challenges of our ever changing world.
Doctor Peter Corr
Hello, my name is Peter Corr and I currently have a son in year 5 and two older daughters who attended the school before progressing to secondary school. I live locally and currently work as a consultant clinical psychologist working across Shropshire and the wider West Midlands. I specialise in working with children who have special educational needs, learning disabilities and mental health difficulties. I believe that my experience and knowledge around SEND will be extremely valuable to the governing body in guiding the school on how to meet the needs of young people with complex needs, as well as supporting the staff team who work with them.
How to become a Governor at Wrockwardine Wood C