Trish McLachlan (LA governor and Chair)
I am a Local Authority governor, proposed by them and accepted by the school. I have been a governor since 2013 and am now Chair of Governors. I was born and brought up in Somerset, but Shropshire has been my home since 1983. I taught for 30 years in schools in the Black Country. For most of my career, I have worked with pupils who needed extra support with their learning. In 1985 I trained as a Teacher for Deaf children and I was Head of a Deaf Unit in a Wolverhampton school when I retired in 2008.I have always thought that children should be helped and encouraged to learn in the best way for them and that no two children are the same. I think our staff at John Randall do their very best to help our pupils be the best they can be. I am proud to be a part of our school. Being the Chair means an extra chance to tell lots of other people how good the school is !Out of school I enjoy walking with our young dog, sewing with friends and spending time with our grandchildren.
Sarah Harrison (Parent governor and Vice-Chair)
Many of you will recognise me from seeing me on the school playground. I am currently in my fifth year as a Parent Governor for the school, and I was recently re-elected as Vice- Chair of the Board of Governors. I am the governor responsible for Safeguarding, Child Protection and Children in Care for which I attend regular meetings. I have two sons who attend this school which is one of the main reasons why I became a governor in the first place; so that I could find out how the school works on a daily basis and to know what I could do to help support the teaching staff and the Head Teacher. I have had several jobs over the years including in Sales and Customer Services. I am currently employed as a Nurture and Reintegration Officer in a local secondary academy. I believe that my employment history and my involvement with other local organisations have helped me to learn and develop the skills I use as a Governor for the benefit of John Randall Primary School.
Rosie Faulkner (community governor)
As a teacher and then Head Teacher in this area, I firmly believe in the importance of education and the right of every child to attend a good school. John Randall Primary School puts children at the heart of all it does and is a very good school. I am proud to be a member of its Governing Body and can assure children, parents and staff that I will use my experience to support the school as much as possible.
Joseph Markus (community governor)
I have been a community governor since May 2014 and currently involved with the finance and the dismissals, discipline and complaints committees. I was raised within the Madeley area and am one of five members of my family that attended the John Randall Primary School.
I attended Sheffield Hallam University and graduated with an Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences. Upon completion of my degree I returned to the Telford area, working within microbiology and chemistry laboratories, later working as a quality auditor before moving to an organic control body as a certification officer.
I was involved with the Citizens Advice Bureau for a while, volunteering my free time. Unfortunately I was unable to continue with this role due to a change in my working hours. I applied to become a School Governor as I wanted to continue to give something back to the community.
Helen Middleton (staff governor)
Although I am Headteacher here I am also a governor of the school.
I completed my teacher training in 1978 and started my career at John Randall Infants school , now Haughton Special School, on a two term temporary contract. I taught at Holmer Lake for a term before returning to a permanent job at John Randall. When the infant and junior schools became one primary I continued to teach there until I got promoted in 1985. This role was in the nursery at Stirchley First School.
My next promotion was to Brookside Middle school where I developed the KS1 department when it became a primary school. After nine happy years I moved to Captain Webb Primary as deputy head.
I came back to John Randall as headteacher in January 2005. During my career I have been a teacher governor at 2 schools and a parent governor when my children were at primary school.
I have been married for 39 years and have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
Emma Buckley (staff governor)
I am Emma Buckley and I am the staff governor at our school. I am also the foundation stage and English co-ordinator in school. I began my teaching career at John Randall in 2002 and I have been a staff governor here since 2006. I became a governor because I wanted to help to make our school even better and being a Governor allows me to help to do just that. We make decisions about the way the money is spent in our school and our priorities for improvement and moving forward. As Governors we aim to give every child the very best outcomes from their education at our school.
Outside of school, I live in Staffordshire with my husband, our little girl Poppy and my dog Lily.
Lisa Meredith (Parent Governor)
I have been a Parent Governor for three years and I am responsible for health and safety issues. I have a little boy who attends this school and he is very happy here which I believe is due to the schools values and beliefs. I am confident that he is in the best hands and will achieve the best of his abilities. I became a Parent Governor one because I wanted to help the school and two because of my love for child psychology. I have recently completed my BSc degree in psychology and my aim is to now complete a masters degree in psychology because I believe that education is the key to success. I am very proud to be part of the governing body and I like to help out as much as I can so please feel free to approach me on the playground if you would like me to help you with any issues.