Governors

Structure and responsibilities of the committees

Due to the school becoming part of the Birmingham Diocese Multi Academy Trust (BDMAT), the governing body will meet termly as a full governing body and not split into committees as previously done. 

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.

 

Stephen Morris. (Acting Vice Chair)

I previously lived in Quinton for 17 years and currently work within the Financial Services Industry. I’ve been a governor since November 2013 and my son attended the school until 2017. I was keen to become a governor to assist the school in providing the very best for the children, allowing them to flourish in the best environment possible.

 

Reverend 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.

 

Jane Bruten.

As Head Teacher 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.

 

Sarah Edwards.

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.

 

Peter Sherwen. 

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.

 

 Jo Jukes. 

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. 

 

Matthew Bullock

I became a Parent Governor in 2018 when my eldest son was in Year 1, and my two younger sons will hopefully follow in his footsteps at Quinton Church Primary School in the coming years. Parents and carers play a vital role in the education of their children and opportunities to contribute to school life are really valuable, which is why I was delighted to become a Governor. I’m a secondary school science teacher and one of my great passions in life is cricket.

Paul Bridges

As a parent with children at the wonderful QCPS, i care deeply about how successful my children, your children and the school can be. I have worked in a C of E school and know how important values and compassion are in a child's education. Currently i am a leader at a primary school in Birmingham with responsibility for the broader curriculum, reading, pastoral care and computing, i have worked on boards and governing committees, inside and outside the education sector, to drive up standards and performance and create the best environment for success. 

Carl Watkins 

As Assistant Headteacher I am a co-opted governor and have been part of the governing body since July 2019. I joined Quinton as AHT in September 2017 and previous to that I worked at a number of local Sandwell schools. At my previous school I was staff governor for four years. Outside of school I enjoy running, hill walking and spending time with the family.

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