Meet the Governors

Governors at William Reynolds Primary School and Nursery are always approachable through the school office.

P1000611 - IreneIrene Baxter:

I have worked in Shropshire in education since 1980. I was Head at Apley Wood Primary School in Leegomery for 10 years  before becoming the Head of William Reynolds Junior School in 2005. I have been Head of William Reynolds Primary School from September 2011. I am really proud of the team of staff, parents/carers, children and Governors we have here at school. Our children always try to do their best and will have a go at anything. They know that they are cared for and challenged at the same time.

P1000620 - Jane tranterJane Tranter:

 I am a Co-opted Governor of William Reynolds Primary School and Nursery and feel honoured and excited to be working with such a hardworking team of staff and Governors.I am also a governor at Newport Infant School.I was elected as Chair of Governors for 2016/17. I am on the Personnel and Finance and the Head teacher’s Performance Management Committee.I am link Governor for Special Education Needs and Disability and Assessment.  I have lived and worked in Telford all my life.  I have a background in education and particularly in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in mainstream schools.  I was a primary school teacher for 34 years and held a number of senior leadership positions including Acting Head Teacher of two local schools. I applied to be a Governor because I have enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring our children have an education fit for the 21st Century.

P1000617 - Katie WoodlandKatie Woodland:

I am a Co-opted governor and have lived in Telford since 1995. I am Vice Chair of Governors. I sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee and I am link governor for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant Funding and for Gifted and Talented pupils. I have a background in child mental health and have experience working with children inside a school setting, as well as out. I am a trustee for a local mental health charity, and am a managing director for a local non-for-profit mental health service. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work alongside members of a school who really do put the children first, and work tirelessly to ensure that everyone who comes through the door is given a fighting chance to succeed in life.

P1000616 - John JamesJohn James:

I have lived on Woodside since 1973 and have been a governor at the school for many years.  I am a Local Authority Governor.  I am chair of the Personnel and Finance Committee and sit on the Curriculum and Standards as well as the Health, Safety and Safeguarding Committee. I am link governor for  Science. My 3 children came to this school. I believe children coming to our school have a good educational foundation and are ready for secondary education. I am proud to share the vision for the school and to be part of an outstanding team.

P1000614 - Carole WilliamsCarole Williams:

I am a Co-opted Governor for William Reynolds Primary School and Nursery and I am also a governor for Newdale Primary. I am chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and sit on the Personnel and Finance Committee and the Head teacher’s Performance Management Committee.  I am link governor for the Early Years, Literacy and Behaviour. Prior to becoming a Governor, I was a Head teacher at a local primary school until 2007 and then worked for the Telford and Wrekin Local Authority as the deputy manager of the School’s Multicultural Development Service until 2011. Now retired, I feel privileged to join the ‘outstanding’ (Ofsted 2013) leadership team and am committed to support the school in any way that I can in my role as a Co-opted Governor.


P1000774Caroline Langham;

I am appointed as a Co opted Governor and I am on the Curriculum and standards Committee. I am link governor for Modern Foreign Languages. French is taught to pupils in Key Stage 2. I have been a teacher at William Reynolds Primary School since January 2013. I currently teach in Year 6, where we are all determined to, ‘be the best we can be’. We work diligently with the pupils so that they enjoy learning, succeed in school and are prepared for taking their next steps into Secondary Education.


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Kerry Brownhill :

 I am a married Mum with two daughters and have lived in Woodside since 2000.  I became a parent Governor because I have had and still have a child in the school and wanted to become more involved in the day to day workings of the school, and have some input into the school.  I am a member of the Personnel and Finance Committee. I am link Governor for Safeguarding and Children in Care. I currently work for the School Improvement Team at the Local Council and through my role here, I have learned many things which I believe will help in my role as Governor.  I believe it is a Governor’s role to challenge and support the school in order to ensure all children have an equal chance to reach their full potential and enjoy their time at William Reynolds Primary School and Nursery.

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Heather Freeman:

I am appointed as a Co-opted governor, and serve on the Curriculum and Standards Committee and “Health, Safety and Safeguarding Committee”. My introduction to the school was as a voluntary reading helper, which was 4 years ago. I enjoy seeing the children progress with their reading, and gaining confidence. This school is rightly judged as high achieving, and has a friendly and positive feel.  My main aim as a governor is to expand the pupils’ experience, equipping each child to make the best advantage for the next stage of their education. Good literacy skills are vital to this.I have lived and worked in this area since 1982, working as a Landscape Architect in both the public and private sectors. I served as a founder member of the committee for the Mount Nursery in Broseley when my children were young.

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Heidi Jones:

I am very enthusiastic about being appointed Staff Governor and know that I will enjoy being part of a hardworking team of governors. I am on the Personnel and Finance Committee.I have worked as a teacher in Telford and Wrekin since 2004 and have been a teacher at William Reynolds Primary School since 2010. I truly love my job and teach in the most year groups, ensuring consistency for learning.  I am a qualified lifeguard and swimming teacher, teaching swimming in Year 2, 4 and 6. This includes planning, preparation and writing risk assessments (ensuring the safety of all staff and pupils). Alongside this I am also responsible for raising the profile of Music throughout the school with the connection to the Arts.

P1000615 - Hilary baxterHilary Baxter:

Associate Governor

I am delighted to be able to continue to support the school and leadership team in my role as Associate Governor as they continue to help and support children to be the best they can be.Having been a Full Governor at William Reynolds for many years I felt it was time to hand on the baton but still wanted to be involved in the team.It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated and hardworking team of Governors and Senior Leaders both past and present.I am on the Health, Safety and Safeguarding Committee and the Curriculum Committee as well as being a regular visitor in school, where I support the Forest School.