Our Governors take responsibility for the strategic direction of the school and school policy.  The Full Governing Body meets at least four times a year and additionally operates with four committees, each of which meets regularly during the year.  These are:

  • Policy & Curriculum
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Resources and Community

Our Governors come from a range of backgrounds: parents, staff, the local authority and the wider community in Willenhall.Together, they take decisions on school policies, where money is spent, what is taught and where the school is aiming to go.Their focus is on standards and they repeatedly ask “Are we doing the best we can for our children?”They also get involved in recruiting new staff, and act as critical friends to the Head Teacher and the School Leadership Team.

If you have a concern that touches on the day-to-day life of the school, or an issue that is affecting your child, you should speak to your child’s teacher.Alternatively, you could speak to your child’s Phase Leader, the Deputy Head or the Head Teacher

We are increasingly publishing school policies on our website and any that are not online are available for you to access in a hard copy, just ask at the school office. Should you wish to contact the Governors you may write to them via the school office or you could email them on and
Anyone with an interest in the school can become a Governor – there are no special qualifications.If you would like to know more, please contact the School Office.

The current board of Governors are as follows:

Name of GovernorAppointed as:End of Term of Office
Mr R. TrawfordCo-opted Governor29.4.2019
Mr D.G. BentleyLEA Governor
Mr P. DrewHeadteacher
Mr D. JohnsStaff Governor7.7.2020
Mrs S. HaywardCo-opted Governor29.4.2019
Mrs C. UnalCo-opted Governor29.4.2019
Mrs K. MeredithCo-opted Governor29.4.2019
Cllr A. HickenCo-opted Governor27.9.2019
Mrs CokerCo-opted Governor24.1.2020
Miss C ChandlerCo-opted Governor15.7.2019
Mr D HuntParent Governor22.5.2018
Mrs M RichardsParent Governor22.5.2018
Chair Person of the Governing BodyMr R. Trawford
Vice Chair Person of the Governing BodyMrs C. Unal
Clerk to the Governing BodyMrs Linda Price, Walsall Governor and Development Team
Full Governing Body6

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS : C Unal will represent the Governing Body on issues involving special educational needs

CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING : S Hayward will represent the Governing Body on issues involving child protection/safeguarding.



Governors have a Development Plan that runs alongside the School Development Plan.

Context of the Governor Development Plan

Governors at Beacon Primary School are proactive and support all aspects of school life. Governors are seen in the building regularly and participate in a variety of ways such as-

  • Learning walks
  • Co-ordinator meetings
  • Supporting craft workshops
  • Fortnightly meetings between Head Teacher and Chair of Governors
  • Health and Safety advice and support
  • Supporting school trips

As governors we act as the schools critical friend – challenging where needed and supporting where possible.

This Governor Development Policy has 3 Key Issues linked to the Schools own Key issues, and then the following actions plans  for areas where governors are continuing to develop and support.

  • Monitor the progress of Maths across the school
  • Monitor the progress of English across the school
  • To continue to develop the role of link governors across the school
  • To monitor the performance of the Head Teacher
  • To monitor and support the work of the senior leadership team

Please click here for Full Governor attendance records

Please click here for Resource Governor attendance records