Revd. Jenny Arnold.
I am a foundation governor and have been the Rector of Christ Church Quinton for almost 4 years, living on the same site that church, pre-school and school share. When my children were younger I was a parent governor and chair of governors at another local primary school. I enjoy coming into school regularly to lead Collective Worship and also welcoming the school into the church building. I want to do all I can to encourage the distinctive Christian character of the school and to support all members of the whole school community.
Revd Andrew Wells.
I am a Foundation Governor and curate at Christchurch. For 36 years I was a Secondary School teacher and still do primary supply teaching when required. I see my role as being to support the whole school community and encourage the Christian ethos of the school.
As Head of School I am a co-opted governor and have been part of the governing body since September 2016, which is when I started at here at Quinton. I had, until then, been a governor for 18 years at a nearby primary school, which included 8 years as Chair of Governors. I moved from Wales many moons ago to attend university in Birmingham with the full intention of moving back. I never quite made it back and Halesowen has become my home. I am married to a fellow teacher and have three children, two of whom are now studying in university themselves. Although life is busy at school, I try and find time to cycle, read and walk. I also love to play the piano, cello and sing - especially with my daughter.
I have been a Governor at Quinton Church Primary School for 7 years, including a stint in the Chair for 2 years. Originally an elected Parent Governor, I moved to become a Co-opted Governor following reconstitution of the Governing Body in May 2015. I’m married to Allan who is dual qualified both as a Social Worker and a Solicitor specialising in Welfare Rights work. Recently our elder daughter moved on to secondary school, although our younger daughter remains at Quinton. My day job is as a teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies in a local sixth form college. Before that I taught RE and History for 16 years in a large comprehensive school in the east of Birmingham. I still love teaching and believe that it’s a complete privilege to be involved in the education of children and young people. I especially enjoy my weekly volunteering slot at Quinton listening to infant children read or supporting them in whatever learning adventure their teacher asks me to.
Stephen Morris. (Acting Vice Chair)
Hi! My name is Peter Sherwen. I’ve been a Foundation Governor for 4 years. I’ve been a member of Christ Church for about 30 years. I taught in Sandwell Primary schools for 35 years and have been a Teacher Governor but am now retired. I’m a member of the Fabric Team at Christ Church looking after the buildings, so have some experience of property matters. I’m on the Finance and Property Committee at school.
Rob Jennings. (Acting Chair)
I am Parent governor, currently Vice Chair and a member of the Property & Finance subcommittee, employed within the property services industry. I have two children who attend Quinton Church Primary. I was elected to join the governing body during 2012, allowing me to support the school in providing the best environment for the children.
I am a Staff Governor and the current Year 6 teacher. I have been a teacher for 13 years and joined Quinton Church primary in September 2016. I have lived in Quinton for 20 years, after living in Plymouth and various other places previously. In my spare time I like to read, spend time with my family and go for walks.