Aqueduct Primary – Meet our Governors
Louise Aubrey - Chair of Governors
I am delighted to be the Chair of Governors at Aqueduct Primary School. I currently work for Telford & Wrekin Council, as the Post 16 Education Adviser within the Virtual School. I have previously taught for seven years in both primary and secondary schools, and held the role of Whole School Literacy Coordinator, in addition to spending time working in the private sector as the Education Coordinator and Designated Safeguarding Officer for a large healthcare company. I have a detailed understanding of SEN codes of practice, in addition to hands on experience working with students who have a wide range of needs and can present challenging behaviour. Whilst training to teach part time, I worked in a variety of educational settings (including special schools and nurseries) in support roles, which has helped develop both skills and knowledge across both Literacy and SEN. I also have experience in safeguarding young people and ensuring all relevant legislation and processes are adhered to in order to promote the welfare of learners.
Emma Williams – Co-opted Governor
I currently work as a Special Educational Needs Teacher within a local Telford School with a background qualification of a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education. I am very excited to be part of the Governing body at Aqueduct Primary and looking forward to bringing my passion of learning into the school, particularly in Physical Education, Physical activity and Sport, within which I have coached and played many sports throughout my years living in Telford. I hope I can provide some insight and support within areas of SEN.
Kate Barnes - Vice Chair
Kate Barnes is Aqueduct’s literacy key link worker and works closely alongside the literacy co-ordinators to monitor standard in reading and writing. She is Assistant Headteacher in charge of English at Madeley Academy and this provides essential links to aid a smooth transition for students between primary and secondary school. Kate also has experience in successful marking and feedback for students, intervention and extra curricula activities such as outdoor pursuits.
Ash Palin - Staff Governor
I am currently Assistant Head working within year 3/4 and have worked at Aqueduct since September 2017. I am the staff Governor who represents, teachers, teaching assistants and other staff members. I have had experience with working with all year groups in KS2. Alongside class teacher and Assistant Head, I am also the KS2 phase leader and responsible for mathematics across the school, a subject about which I am passionate about. Outside of school, I live with my wife, our son and our dog with whom I enjoy long walks.
Richard Ware - Parent Governor
As the title suggests I am a parent of three children, two of whom currently attend the school. We have lived in the area for nearly 15 years and my working life has been spent in IT. This will assist in supporting part of my ICT role within the Governing body. I hope to be able to represent other parents to make sure that school provides the best possible opportunities and experiences for all our children.
Kelly Humphreys - Co Opted Governor
I am currently leading a Pre School Room at a local nursery, I offer excellent knowledge of the EYFS. Previously, I worked in Reception at Aqueduct for nearly 10yrs. I still have a great passion for the school and I will offer support within Early Years and throughout. Both of my children attended Aqueduct and have had positive outcomes, as a result my daughter is in her 2nd year of teacher training at Chester Uni and my son is preparing to take his GCSE’s at Thomas Telford School.
Darren Feder - Co Opted Governor
I am married with 2 children aged 16 and 8. We have lived in Aqueduct since 2001 and love the area for the access to local green spaces where we walk our dog. In my limited spare time, I enjoy DIY, playing the guitar and am currently learning to play the drums. In the position of governor for Aqueduct Primary School, I look forward to bringing energy and ideas to help to provide the opportunity for all children to maximise their potential to take forward into secondary school. I work as European Audit Manager for a large aerospace organisation in Wolverhampton where I understand the need for compliance as well as continuous improvement. I am also a STEM ambassador and have supported many schools in various events to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and inspire young pupils to stay interested in these subjects to ensure we have a good supply of talent for the next generation in industry.
Scott Bloomer - Parent Governor
My wife and I have two daughters attending Aqueduct Primary and it is an honour to become a parent governor here. I was born and raised in Telford but my early working life as a Combat Medical Technician in the British Army took me around the country and overseas. The British Army has the core values of courage, discipline, respect for others, integrity, loyalty, and self-less commitment. I try to implement these core valves into everything I do in my everyday life. Since leaving the Armed Forces and returning to Telford, I re-traded and have gained several years’ experience within engineering in local companies. I currently work in Broseley as a Design Engineer. This year I begin a level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering at Wolverhampton College. I hope I can bring integrity into my role as a school governor, as with our current climate everyone is facing new challenges and we must ensure we are all doing what is right by everyone. My focus as a parent governor will be Maths, Finance, and I am hoping for opportunity to share my engineering experiences with the school as much as possible.