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.
Paul Bridges. (Chair of Governors)
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.
Katie Tennant. (Vice Chair of Governors)
I am a Co-opted Governor – my son attended this school until 2019 and loved his time here, also I worked at the school for 4 years and I am very proud to be able to continue to be involved in the school community through this role. I am a qualified School Business Manager and have a good knowledge and understanding of school budgets, funding and administrative processes, and will use my experience to best support the children and teachers at Quinton. I continue to work full time in a local primary school office and in my spare time I enjoy running, visiting new places and reading.
I am Co-opted governor, originally elected as a parent governor in 2012 and have held Vice Chair roles of former sub committees as well as Vice Chair and, until recently, Chair roles of our Governing Body. I am very proud to be able to continue supporting our school in a governing capacity. I have two children, our youngest still attends Quinton Church Primary, with our eldest moving from Quinton Church Primary into secondary education in September 2019. children.
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.
My current role at Quinton is the Assistant Head Teacher and SENCo. I am a co-opted staff governor and have been part of the governing body since the Spring term 2020. I have 20 Years teaching experience and joined Quinton as a class teacher in September 2014, after working in an inner-city school for 14 years. I am lucky to live in the Quinton community and I am proud of being part of the Quinton family; my own children attended QCPS and absolutely loved it, thriving in a friendly supportive environment. Outside of school I enjoy crafting, reading and walking.
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.
As 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.
Rev Rachel Heathfield
Rev Rachel Heathfield is Vicar at Christ Church Quinton and is proud to be a partner with and governor for Quinton Primary School. She spends a lot of time in school and loves to open up the church building for the children at school to come and visit as often as possible. She sees communicating the Christian faith through stories and activities as one of her priorities in this role.
I became a co-opted governor in October 2019 after being approached by QCPS former HT Jane Bruten. The Church which I'm a member of and attended for over 30 years in which I also served at as a Church warden for 6 years is my only link to the school. I've also served on various Church committees. I'm now retired from my daily job which was in sale, supplying materials (mainly steel) of various forms to commercial / industrial businesses. Now that I'm retired I plan to spend as much time as possible developing the allotment which my wife and I have recently acquired. I'm also hoping I'll get the chance to follow my favourite sport which is cricket.