I have recently joined Wylde Green Primary school and have been lucky enough to be elected as Staff Governor. I am part of the RASP team and I hope my skills will help in what is my first Governor role.
Currently I teach year 5 and I have been teaching for the past ten years. In my spare time I enjoy following sports, especially tennis and football. I also enjoy visiting the cinema and watching many different types of films.
As the Head Teacher of Wylde Green I automatically become a member of the Governing Body. I attend every meeting: the Full Governing Body(FGB); Finance, Staffing & Premises committee and the RASP – Raising Achievement & Standards of Pupils committee. I produce a report for each meeting and work alongside the Chair of each committee or the FGB to set the agendas. I meet with the Chair of Governors on a very regular basis to discuss issues concerning the day to day running of the school including staffing.
I have belonged to Governing Bodies since 1998 in my 2 previous schools as either the staff representative or as the Deputy/ Acting Head so I feel like I have been a Governor forever!
I am entering my 26th year within the profession this year! Although it is a very challenging career, I really enjoy working at Wylde Green, having worked at a variety of schools in contrasting parts of the West Midlands. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is spending time with the children, when they show me their work and chat to me. Seeing things through the eyes of a child- whether they are 4 or 11 is such a privilege!
Outside of school I am married with two children. I enjoy reading a variety of different genres to relax and as a contrast I regularly go to my personal trainer at the gym to help keep me healthy. I also really look forward to school holidays when my family and I go on holidays both home and abroad to spend quality family time together.
I am delighted to have recently been elected as Chair by my fellow governors in September 2018. I became a parent governor in May 2015 but became a co-opted governor in July this year. I am a member of our “Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee” as well as the full governing body.
At my first meeting I was asked why I had chosen to stand. I replied that I wanted to make a difference to our children’s lives and I believed that my experience and knowledge as a company director would benefit the school. I expected it to be challenging but I had no idea at that time how fulfilling the role would be. I thoroughly enjoy working with our team of highly dedicated governors, very capable Head Teacher and leadership team. I am confident that the strong and varied skills we contribute collectively enable us to provide both the support and scrutiny required to effectively manage and distribute the available resources and to maximise the outcomes of our pupils.
I have had the pleasure of carrying out various visits to school where I have had the opportunity to meet with staff and discuss a variety of topics. I have been impressed and motivated personally by the enthusiasm displayed by both teachers and admin staff for their particular roles but mostly for how much they care about our school. However, my favourite and most enjoyable visit was to meet the school council to discuss their role within the school and also their understanding of the school ethos and British values. I was blown away by their passion, confidence, impeccable manners and knowledge. We have a lot to be proud of as parents, staff and governors and we are in a great position at Wylde Green to take things further and to push for better. I am honoured to be involved.
I was appointed as a co-opted Governor of Wylde Green Primary School in July 2017. I have a position on the RASP committee and I am link Governor for literacy. I have previously been a governor at another school in Birmingham so I am bringing skills and knowledge from that position.
My interest in education and schooling comes from my job as a Lecturer in Developmental and Educational Psychology at Birmingham City University. My PhD was about children’s reading strategies and how they evolve over time. More recently I have carried out research into children with additional needs in the classroom as well as a new project examining postnatal depression and use of online resources.
In my spare time I am kept very busy by my son James who currently attends Wylde Green Nursery and I enjoy spending time with friends and holidays in France.
I have been a governor at Wylde Green since May 2015 and I serve on the RASP committee as well as holding the post of SEND governor. We work together as a team to monitor and evaluate the progress and performance of the school.
I currently have 2 children and Wylde Green. In our spare time we love heading south and exploring coastal towns!
I have been Deputy Headteacher and a Governor at Wylde Green Primary school since January 2014. As part of my role, I share the school data with the RASP Committee which analyses standards and pupil performance.
I have been teaching for over fifteen years and a Deputy Headteacher for over 6 years. I have worked in a variety of schools in Birmingham as well as teaching in New Zealand.
During my spare time I am a keen golfer and I share this hobby with my son, Archie. My younger son, Henry, and I are avid supporters of the All Blacks Rugby team, but we don’t get to their home games as often as we would like! However, that doesn’t stop me practising the Haka at the start of every game!
As a family we enjoy bike rides and picnics and visiting different seaside towns around the country. We never allow the British weather to spoil our weekend trips and have learnt to always carry a waterproof!
Hello – my name is Sharon Wells.
I am a School Business Manager at a primary school in Erdington. I believe this has enabled me to provide support and the appropriate challenge as a member of your governing body.
As Governors our role is to oversee and support the strategic development of the school. We carry out this role by attending governing body meetings, where we discuss pupils progress and achievement; out of school activities; finance; premises and staff – all the things which support the teaching and learning in school. We also conduct Governor Visits where we are able to speak to the staff and children during the school day to get a better understanding of Wylde Green.
I have been associated with Wylde Green for nearly 10 years. I am part of the Finance Committee with specific responsibilities for overseeing finance and premises ensuring the budget is used effectively to support the schools priorities.
I continue to be proud to be part of Wylde Green and the high expectations it has for Governors, staff and pupils to achieve the best outcomes.
My leisure time is mainly spent playing and/or coaching netball. I also enjoy reading a wide variety of fiction, historical novels and biographies. As a family we enjoy holidays abroad.