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Mr Robert Trawford - Chair of Governing Body

I spent my whole working life (43 years) as a teacher and headteacher in Primary Schools within the Borough of Walsall. In addition to teaching I was also a teacher representative on governing bodies for many of those years.


A a headteacher I also worked for The National College of School Leadership as a Local Leader of Education supporting headteachers working in challenging schools.


In 2007 when I was headteacher of Walsall Wood Primary School I won the award of Midlands Headteacher of The Year.


When Phoenix School in Bloxwich was opened as a school specialising in pupils with behaviour problems I was asked by Walsall Local Education Authority to be chairman of the Governing Body. I remained as chair until the school was rated as outstanding by OFSTED.


I retired as a headteacher in 2013 and became Chair of Governors of Beacon Primary School in 2014  just after Mr Paul Drew became headteacher. Since that time it has been my great joy to see the rapid and outstanding progress which the school has made thanks to the leadership of Mr Drew supported by his hardworking staff and all members of the Governing Body.