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

  • Meeting Details

  • Responsibilities

For details of out committees, please see here.

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.

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.

Numeracy Link 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.

SEN, LAC & PP Link Governor.

Mr Darren Adams

Co-opted Governor term ends November 2023

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.

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!

Mr John Bradshaw

Co-opted Governor term ends July 2023

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.

DAGB/Training and Policy Review Link Governor.

Mrs Nicky Cooper

Co-opted term ends May 2023

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.

Vice Chair of Governors and Literacy Link Governor.

Mrs Ilona Wyld

Parent Governor term ends September 2024

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.

Child Protection Link Governor.

Mrs Carly Williams

Co-opted Governor term ends July 2021

Humanities Link Governor.

Mrs Sallyann Willetts

Parent Governor term ends May 2023

Curriculum and Standards Committee. Humanities Link Governor.

Mr Andrew Barnard

Parent Governor term ends November 2024

Mrs Heather Cutler

Parent Governor term ends November 2024


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.