Chair of Governors

Alice Hodges

As a parent and secondary school teacher, I have a deep-rooted belief in the importance of high quality education for all. I have been a governor at Shirley Warren since 2008 and in that time I have seen first-hand how the school and nursery provide a strong foundation of education and skills for the children as they move through the school and beyond. The school’s dedication to well-being and their vision to improve the lives of the whole community resonates strongly with me. My role as a governor has given me the opportunity to support and challenge the leaders and staff to continue to provide the best for the families of Shirley Warren. I have had the privilege to work alongside past and present governors who dedicate their spare time to help maintain the high standards that are expected at Shirley Warren.

Chair of governors can be contacted through the school office

Vice-Chair of Governors

Catrin Watkins 

My name is Catrin and I am the Vice Chair and am a Parent Governor.  I am grateful to have this opportunity to be able to be involved in the educational journey of all the children who attend the school.  As well as being a mum, I am a research nurse, where I use attention to detail to ensure that patients are cared for using best practice while high quality work is produced.  I hope to be able to use some of these skills in this Governor role, as the school seeks to continuously improve and provide a nurturing learning environment. 

Clerk to the Governors

Susie Rosie

'I have been Clerk to the Governors at Shirley Warren since 2000. I have 4 children, all of whom went to the school at various times between 1997 & 2019. I think clerking enables me to support the school in a very practical way, as well as supporting the local community that I live in.'


Alison Mann - Head Teacher 


Sophia Neofytou 

I am a class teacher in Year Three and Science Leader at Shirley Warren Primary School and Nursery. When asked why I wanted to become a staff governor for our school, the primary reason that came to mind was that I believe in our school and want to contribute to make a difference. I would like to support our school in achieving our aims and objectives beyond the support of being a teacher. I aim to gain more experience, leadership skills and knowledge in how our school runs and am passionate about having a positive impact for our pupils, staff and school. I aim to be a representative member of staff who brings commitment, motivation and balance to the Governing Body. I have the chance to bring my knowledge as a Class Teacher, as well as previous experience as a Learning Support Assistant to the process of governance, to support the Governing Body in shaping our strategic policy and vision.

Sally Spicer

With my recent knowledge in local government as a city councillor and a back ground of 18 years in early years, I really wanted to put my knowledge to good use in the role of a governor. My son also attends the school so it's great to be involved in the improvement and progression of the school in which he attends. I also really enjoy working in the community to make a difference


Angela Hempel