Chair of Governors


Nicole Jones

My name is Nicole Drysdale and I recently joined the governing board in April 2020

I am a Senior Area Manager for the co-operative childcare, and I support 45 nurseries around the country. I have 22 years of experience in the Early Years and I feel my knowledge in this area can help me in the role of school Governor.

I hope to support the school in making sure all children can reach their full potential through high quality teaching and learning. I will also be supporting as a SEND link Governor Making sure I challenge appropriately around the school’s provision and strategies to support all pupils.

Vice-Chair of Governor

Andy McHugh

Clerk to the Governors




Zoe Newton - Head Teacher 


Sophia Ship 

I am currently Deputy Head at Shirley Warren Primary School and Nursery. I have five years experience as a staff governor. When asked why I wanted to become a co-opted 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 member of staff. I aim to have a positive impact on our pupils, staff and school and I can share my knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and teaching and learning. I have the chance to bring my knowledge as a Class Teacher and Senior Leader, 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.

Catrin Watkins 

My name is Catrin.  I 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.

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 attended the school until recently, so it is great to be involved in the improvement and progression of the school. I also really enjoy working in the community to make a difference


Shannon Smith


Sam Laxton


Alex Martin


Aby Adekoya