The Governing Body

Message from the Chair of Governors

Governors meet on a regular basis to discuss progress of the school and to consider new policies and regulations that need to be introduced. A number of Governors have specific responsibilities in a particular area or department within school and they will visit their respective area/department and report to the Full Governors on a termly basis. Governors also play an active role in school celebrations and performances.

Mr Ian Grosvenor

Terms of Reference

You can read the Terms of Reference for our Governing Body here. This includes:

  • Background to the Governing Body

  • Committees and working parties

  • Meeting Details

  • Responsibilities

Meet our Governors

Mr Ian Grosvenor

Co-opted term ends March 2023

I work as a Principal Accountant for the local authority which provides me with a wide range of transferable skills that help me in my role as a governor. I am married with two children, both of whom attended The Wordsley School and they thoroughly enjoyed their experience as pupils. I believe my professional background along with my personal experience as a parent gives me a well balanced approach to being an effective school governor. My personal interests include photography and hill walking.

Chair of Governors. Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee and Headteacher's Performance Management Committee. Training Link Governor.

Mr Peter Harrington

Co-opted term ends March 2023

Although retired now, I have taught and led in schools for a number of years. I have experience in budgets and data. I am also a Governor in a local primary school.

Vice Chair of Governors. Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee, Curriculum and Standards Committee and Staff Pay Appeals Committee. Numeracy Governor.

Dr Melvyn Kershaw

Co-opted term ends March 2023

Although largely retired I have worked in education for a number of years both in schools, colleges and the DfE. I now work for the DfE hearings team. I live locally in Stourbridge and have interests in keeping fit and learning to play the saxophone.

Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee and Staff Pay Committee. SEN, LAC & PP Link Governor.

Mr Darren Adams

Parent Governor term ends November 2019

I am a parent governor with one child currently at The Wordsley school, and one due to start soon. I live locally and work in the field of IT. I have been involved in various aspects of challenging the school, including performance management of the Headteacher.

Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee.

Miss Kirsty Brinsdon

Staff Governor term ends November 2021

I have worked at The Wordsley School now for over 10 years on the administration team, firstly as Data Input Administrator and now as Data Manager. My previous jobs have included retail, bars, restaurants, hotels and customer operations at Virgin Media. I am a parent to 2 boys, a 20 year old who after a successful 5 years here at Wordsley went on to study A levels at Halesowen College and is now studying for a degree at the University of Liverpool, and my youngest is currently in Year 8 here at Wordsley. In my spare time I like to exercise and have recently competed in a Triathlon, hopefully my first of many!

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Mr John Bradshaw

Associate Governor term ends July 2019

I am a retired IT manager with previous experience as a school governor and a current volunteer business adviser for a charity providing student business training. I am keen to use this experience to contribute towards the continued success of the school as a member of the governing body.

Staff Pay Appeals Committee. DAGB Link Governor.

Mrs Kim Babb

Co-opted terms ends May 2019

I have worked in the education and skills arena for over 25 years, in both the public and private sector. For over 7 years I was employed as an Executive Director for a Black Country Further Education Institution. Contributing to the Colleges strategic direction, responsible for external income generation and overseeing a large employer engagement team. I now work as a Project Manager for a Black Country wide project with a £10m budget focused on supporting young people to gain skills and abilities needed to enter and sustain employment. In my spare time I am a keen keep fit fanatic, whenever possible I participate in the following sports - triathlons, cycling and running. I am excited and looking forward to working with the school team and governing body to ensure all young people receive the highest standard of education and support they need, enabling them to maximise every opportunity.

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Mrs Sadie Elliott

Parent Governor term ends September 2020

I'm 46 years old, married and have a son who was lucky enough to receive a place and join this school in September 2016. My working life has consisted of mainly customer service roles. My last one being that of a travel agent. But my greatest role is that of being a mom; my son's happiness and wellbeing is paramount to me. I was very involved with my son's Primary school. I attended all plays, fayres, Easter bonnet parades etc. I also had good relationships with all of my son's teachers. I enjoyed being a part of his school and seeing all the progress he made. When the position of Parent Governor arose at The Wordsley School, I knew this was the next step for me and a way to be part of not just my son's but all of the pupils' education. I hope to provide as much help and support as I can to a wonderful school and play a part in its continued success in year to come.

Curriculum and Standards Committee. Link Child Protection Governor.

Mr Ian Southall

Parent Governor term ends May 2019

Having been a Governor at my children's primary school for the duration of their time there it seems right to join The Wordsley School Governing Body now that they are both attending here. As a local self-employed business man of many years and previously holding posts as Vice Chair and Chair of Finance I hope to be of some help to the school during the coming years.

Vice Chair of Governors. Staff Pay Committee.

Mrs Nicky Cooper

Co-opted term ends May 2019

Nicky studied Natural Science at Cambridge University, graduating in 1976. She is a public finance accountant and has held a variety of finance director roles in the NHS. Now retired she lives in Bridgnorth.

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee. Literacy Link Governor.

Mrs Ilona Wyld

Parent Governor term ends September 2020

I am married and have two children one of which is in Year 7 at The Wordsley School. I feel passionately about education and believe every child has the right to a good education as this is critical to their later life achievements. My experience in already being a governor at my son's primary school together with the skills and knowledge I have gained during my time working for myself being both practical and financial will help me in my role as parent governor.

Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee. Link Child Protection Governor.

Mrs Carly Williams

Co-opted Governor term ends July 2021

Curriculum and Standards Committee. Humanities Link Governor.

Mr Carl Cadman

Parent Governor term ends September 2021

Curriculum and Standards Committee.


If you have questions about the Governing Body at the Wordsley School, or to pass a message to our Chair of Governors, please contact Mrs R Potter, PA to the Headteacher, or Mrs K Harris, Administrator.