Governors Pen Portraits

Aqueduct Primary – Meet our Governors


Louise Aubrey - Chair of Governors

I am the Education Coordinator and Designated Safeguarding Officer for Learners for a large healthcare company, working to raise standards of Literacy and Numeracy across the business. I have previously taught for seven years in both primary and secondary schools, and held the role of Whole School Literacy Coordinator. 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.


Ieuan Moreton - Vice chair

I moved to Telford in 1977 when I started working as a Maths teacher at Madeley Court school. I worked there for 27 years as Maths teacher, Head of Year and Assistant Head , during which time both of my children attended the school. In 2003 I moved to a Deputy Head post in Sandwell, becoming Associate Head in 2010 and then retiring in 2013. As I live locally and Pam, my wife working at the Aqueduct until 2013 I have had links with the school for over 20 years. Although retired from full time work I continue to work with young people so becoming a Governor with particular interest in Maths was a natural move. This fits in well with my other commitments to the Duke of Edinburgh award which I have been involved with for nearly 20 years.


Kate Barnes

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

As you may probably know I am currently a teacher working with year 6. I am the staff Governor who represents, teachers, teaching assistants and other staff members. I have worked at Aqueduct since September 2017. In my previous school I had experience with working with most year groups in KS2 within the school. I am currently responsible for Mathematics across school, a subject about which I am passionate. Outside of school I live with my wife and our dog.


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.