Our Governors

Who are the governors?

Our membership is made up of parents, staff, members of the local community and governors nominated by the Local Authority. Current members are listed below. 

Category of GovernorNameResponsibilitiesTerm of  Office EndsSub-CommitteeBusiness & Financial Interests
Co-optedAndy LandChair of Governors 07545 64178408/07/2024Finance & Premises
Co-optedLouise MansfieldVice Chair of Governors and link governor responsible for English  02/07/2023Finance & Premises
Co-optedNeil PettittChair of Finance & Premises  02/07/2023Finance & Premises
PartnershipEmma HallLink governor responsible for Mathematics25/09/2023
PartnershipTony StewartLink governor for Science and Extra-Curricular  02/07/2023Finances & Premises
Parent Clare KennyLink governor responsible for SEND and Inclusion  25/09/2023
Co-optedPatricia ColdenSafeguarding governor Policy governor and link governor for Creative Curriculum11/01/2025
StaffJade TonksStaff link governor08/07/2024
ClerkSiobhan Duffy  Minutes of meetings, governor training  

What do we do?

Governors work with the Senior Leadership Team at the school to promote continuous improvement in the education provided for all the children attending our school. We work together to make decisions on the overall direction of the school and set policies, targets, development plans and more. We also decide how to make the best use of the school budget for the benefit of the children’s education.

As governors we work as a team, deciding on things jointly and sharing responsibilities for the decisions we make.

All our governors have signed up to the Birmingham City Council Code of Conduct for Governors which sets out in detail the purpose of the governing body and how we will conduct ourselves as governors. This document can be found here:

We endeavour to keep everyone up to date with the work of the governing body through the regular school newsletters and copies of the approved minutes of our Full Governing Body meetings are always available on request from the school office.

Full Governing Body
Remit is to meet at least three times per annum or once a term with a Chair & Vice Chair

Finance and Premises Sub-Committee.
Remit is to meet at least three times per annum with a Chair & Vice Chair (according to the Terms of Reference)

Staff, Pupil and Curriculum Sub-committee 
Remit is to have two meetings per annum with a Chair & Vice Chair (according to the Terms of Reference)

How can you contact us?

If you would like to know more about the governing body or may be interested in becoming a governor please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the school office.

We hope your children are enjoying their time at Walmley Junior School. However, if you have any questions or comments about how the school is run please talk to Mr Pearson, Mrs Smith or Mrs Harris, or contact the governing body through the school office and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.

Minutes of all Governing Board Meetings are available at the school. Please ask at Reception.

The Governing Body

Andy Land

Chair of the Governing Body (Co-Opted Governor) Vice Chair of Finance and Premises Sub-Committee

As Co-opted Governor (Premises), Andy is Chair of the Full Governing Board. Andy is also a member of the Finance & Premises Sub-Committee, Performance review panel, Admissions & Appeals Panel School Future Working Party. He grew up in Yorkshire but moved to Sutton Coldfield in 2006.

Andy has owned and run a Building Surveying, Project Management and Architecture business based in Birmingham since 2009.

He is a Director and shareholder of NCS Property Consultants Ltd and Strand Developments Ltd.

Emma Hall

Partnership Governor and link governor responsible for Mathematics.

Emma was born in Sutton Coldfield and is a former pupil of the school.  She has been a Governor at the school since 2008. Emma works as a Solicitor in Local Government specialising in regulatory law.  Emma has two children, one of whom attends Walmley Junior School.

Clare Kenny

Local Authority & Inclusion/SEND Governor

Clare is a member of the Pay Panel and School Future Working Party. Clare is the link governor responsible for Inclusion and SEND and has been a Governor at Walmley Junior School since June 2011.

Clare has taught in a range of schools in Birmingham and currently works as a specialist Modern Foreign Languages teacher at Highclare Preparatory School. She is a member of the NUT and endeavours to share her knowledge of the education system with other Governors during meetings. She has two sons, one of which attends Walmley Junior school and enjoys food, running and reading in her spare time.

Louise Mansfield

Vice Chair & Link Governor responsible for English

Louise is Vice Chair and Link Governor responsible for English. Louise is also a member of Finance & Premises committee, Performance review panel and the Admissions & Appeals Panel.

Louise grew up in the North West but moved to the Walmley area in 2013 and has been a governor since 2015. She is a Senior Associate at law firm Pinsent Masons where she specialises in regulatory and health and safety law. She has a son at Walmley Juniors and a daughter at Walmley Infants.

Stuart Pearson


Stuart was appointed as Headteacher on 2nd February 2014.

Neil Pettitt

Chair of the Finance and Premises Sub-Committee (Co-Opted Governor)

As Chair of the Finance and Premises Sub-Committee (Co-Opted Governor) and also on the Pay Panel and School Future Working Party, Neil has been a Governor at Walmley Junior School since 2005 and has also served as a Governor at Walmley Infant School.

After starting his working life for Birmingham City Council in Education Finance, Neil moved to a large secondary school’s finance department in 1995 where he is now Finance Manager.

Tony Stewart

Partnership Governor (Science & Extra Curricular) and Vice Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

As the Vice Chair of the Finance and Premises Sub-Committee. Tony is also a member of the School Future Working Party and Performance review panel. Tony has been a Governor at Walmley Junior School since Autumn 2007. Both of his sons went to Walmley and he stayed on as a Governor.

Tony worked in the Jewellery Trade for 30 years for a large PLC then changed career and now is a director of and runs a Carpet, Upholstery and Hard Floor specialist Cleaning Company, Adchem Carpet Cleanse.

Staff Governor (TBC)

Staff Governor (TBC)

Patricia Colden

Safeguarding Governor, Parent Governor and Policy Governor

Patricia is our Safeguarding Governor, Parent Governor and is also Policy Governor. She joined the Board in July 2018 and is currently a member of the Pay Panel and Admissions and Appeal Panel. Patricia is a human resources specialist and owner of a Sutton Coldfield based HR consultancy providing support to local businesses  to help them develop a best practice and ethical approach to managing their staff. 


Useful Links


Outstanding Ofsted
Artsmark Silver Award
Sportsmark Gold Award
Rights Respecting Bronze Award
Eco Green Flag Award
Primary Science Quality Mark