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

Meet our Governors

Mrs Nicky Cooper

Co-opted Governor

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.

Mrs IIona Wyld

Co-opted Governor

"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."

Mr Ian Grosvenor

Co-opted Governor

"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."

Mr Peter Harrington

Co-opted Governor

"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."

Mr John Bradshaw

Co-opted Governor

"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."

David Gutteridge

Parent Governor

"I have two children one who is currently studying at Wordsley. As a parent governor I believe it is important to have the opportunity to bring a positive attitude towards challenging the school to allow all pupils and staff the opportunity to learn and work in a productive rewarding establishment. Being a Managing Director as a profession I would like to feel I have a varied skill set that can assist the school’s progression."

Dr Melvyn Kershaw

Parent Governor

"Although largely retired I have worked in education for a number of years. As a teacher and leader in schools, colleges and the Department for Education. I live locally in Stourbridge."

Mr Darren Adams

Co-opted Governor

"I am a co-opted governor with my children attending The Wordsley school. 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."

Mr Andrew Barnard

Parent Governor
Parent Governor Term Ends:
08 Nov 2024

Mrs Charlotte Price

Parent Governor
Parent Governor Term Ends: TBA


Link Governor – Training & Development
Parent Governor
Co-opted Term Ends: 18 May 2027

Mrs Victoria Baker

Parent Governor
Parent Governor Term Ends: TBA

Terms of Reference

Please see our Terms of Reference for our Governing Body below. This includes:

  • Background to the Governing Body
  • Meeting Details
  • Responsibilities

For details of our committees, please see link below.

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Open Mornings

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