|Name||Post||Term of Office||Business Interests|
|Samantha Scott||Executive Headteacher Ex-Officio||Ongoing||Partner Trustee Board Member. Mother employed in Site Team|
|Kerry Simmons||Head of School Ex-Officio||Ongoing||Husband employed in Site Team|
|Julie Meijueiro (Chair)||Co-opted Governor||Until 25/10/2024||None|
|Ros Thomas (Vice Chair)||Co-opted Governor||Until 03/06/2026||None|
|Matthew Hughes||Trust Board Representative||Until 31/03/2023||None|
|Andy Watkiss||Trust Board Appointed||Until 31/05/2026||Director of Mount Lane Day Care Nursery Ltd|
|Sarah Kynaston||Co-opted Governor||Until 31/03/2023||None|
|Cath James||Staff Governor||Until 17/11/2023||None|
|Pete Williams||Parent Governor||Until 24/10/2023||None|
|Laura Pitt||Parent Governor||Until 25/05/2025||None|
Julie Meijueiro, Chair of Governors
My name is Julie Meijueiro, Chair of Governors and I work for Early Help in Children’s Services for Shropshire Council as a Parenting Practitioner. I have previously had 13 years’ experience of working in primary schools both as a member of staff and as a governor. My specialty is in teaching children with specific learning difficulties namely Dyslexia, supporting both children and their parents as well as the wider community and have a wide knowledge base in Safeguarding.
I am passionate about supporting children’s happiness and early intervention within their education journey enabling them to reach their learning potential regardless of their backgrounds. I fully support the Empower Trusts Vision of being able to Inspire, Empower and Achieve.
Samantha Scott, Executive Headteacher
My name is Samantha Scott, I have been the Executive Headteacher over Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School and Market Drayton Junior School since September 2020. I am committed to improving the education and standards within our schools and beyond. Through collaborative work across the two schools, we have developed a broad, balanced curriculum, underpinned by our values, to provide a clear curriculum offer that runs from early years, through to the end of Key Stage 2.
I am dedicated to working collaboratively across schools in Empower Academy Trust and beyond. I have worked with the local authority as a consultant headteacher, worked with the teaching school to secure a bid for early years’ development in North Shropshire. I currently represent North Shropshire academies on the Central Policy Group with the Local Authority.
Kerry Simmons, Head of School
Ros Thomas, Vice Chair
Cath James, Staff Governor
Pete Williams, Parent Governor
My name is Peter Williams, Parent Governor, and I’m a senior civil servant, currently Deputy Director of Specialisms for the Government Internal Audit Agency, leading teams that audit most central government departments (including the Department for Education).
I live just around the corner from Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School and have sons currently in year 1 and at the nursery.
I’m passionate about using my professional skills and experience to support the school as it works to enable children to fulfil their potential. I’m frequently inspired by the school’s leadership and staff and am entirely confident that this is a setting where my children, and others, will learn, thrive and be happy.
I see my role as being a two-way means of communication between the school and parents, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if I can help in any way.
Laura Pitt, Parent Governor
Attendance at Governors' Meetings
|Governor Name||Post||Autumn 2020||Spring 2021||Summer 2021||Autumn 2021||Spring 2022||Summer 2022|
|Julie Meijueiro||Chair - Co-opted||ü||ü||ü||A||A||ü|
|Ros Thomas||Vice Chair – Co-opted||ü||ü||ü||ü||ü||ü|
|Matthew Hughes||Trust Board Representative||ü||A||ü||ü||A||ü|
|Samantha Scott||Executive Headteacher||ü||ü||ü||ü||ü||ü|
|Kerry Simmons||Head of School||ü||ü||ü||ü||ü||ü|
|Andy Watkiss||Trust Board Representative||A||ü||ü||A||A||ü|