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Welcome to our Governors' section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Our Governors

Ms C Raper - Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor at the school since 2003, initially as a parent governor and currently as a Local Authority Governor. I sit on the Behaviour, Achievement and Progress Committee and am the link Governor for the Foundation Stage, where I work closely with Mrs Savill.   I am a qualified Nurse and Teacher and was an Associate Dean with Staffordshire University. My role in higher education enables me to value the learning given to pupils at this school in preparing them so well for their continuing education and lifelong learning.
Co-opted Governor
Appointment Date: 2 October 2003 Appointed to Chair of Governors September 2015
Appointed by Governors
Term of Office End Date: 31 December 2021


Mrs C Grass - Vice Chair of Governors

I was appointed as a Governor in October 2015 and am very excited about taking up this new challenge. I will also sit on the Behaviour, Achievement & Progress Committee.
I have worked in adult education for a number of years and cannot stress enough the value of receiving excellent learning opportunities early on in life – something all of our children are lucky enough to benefit from at Lilleshall.
I have lived in Lilleshall for 9 years and our child attends the school but I am not only interested in her education, I am passionate about supporting and encouraging ALL of our children - I believe every child deserves the same opportunity to fulfil their future potential!
Co-opted Governor
Appointment Date: 2nd November 2015
Appointed by Parents
Term of Office End Date: 31st December 2021



Mrs C Cousins - Head Teacher

Mrs Cousins has been the Headteacher at Lilleshall Primary School since April 2011. She had previously worked as a Teaching and Learning Specialist for Literacy and ISP Consultant (Intensive Support Programme) with a focus on raising standard in Telford and Wrekin schools. She is currently an Attached Advisor for the Severn Teaching School Alliance.


Staff Governor

Governor by virtue of post



Mr G Platt

"I have been a resident of Lilleshall village for over 30 years with both my children (both now well grown up) attending the school. I was a Parish councillor for eight years and am still a member of the Lilleshall Memorial Hall Management Committee. A good primary school education is, I feel, vital for children’s continuous progress into the challenging world beyond the school gates. Although now retired I spent thirty five years in the cycle industry, the last 21 running my own business. I believe this experience can be put to good use within the school".

Co-opted Governor
Appointment Date: 12 January 2011. Re-elected 13th November 2018
Appointed by Governors
Term of Office End Date: 31 December 2022


Mrs P Millard

Pam Millard joined the Governing Board in December 2010. She is the link governor for RE and Children in Care. She has lived in Lilleshall for forty four years and her two daughters attended the school in the 1970.s. She also worked at the school as a Senior Supervisor many years ago. Pam comes into School on a weekly basis to support reading.

LA Governor
Appointment Date: 1 December 2010, Re-elected 13th November 2018
Appointed by Governors
Term of Office End Date: 30 November 2022


Mrs V Savill

Mrs Savill has worked at Lilleshall Primary School since 2000 and is the lead for Early Years and Key Stage 1.  She is also SENCO. She supports and develops the work of these teams within school and also leads phonics, EYFS and assessment developments in school, monitoring and evaluating impact. She also works for the Local Authority as a Specialist Leader in Education supporting schools and leading professional development meetings for other Foundation Stage teachers.


Staff Governor

Appointment Date: 1 September 2010. Re-elected 13th November 2018

Appointed by School Staff

Term of Office End Date: 31 December 2022



Mr B Talbot

I joined the Governing Body in 2018 and sit on the Finance and Health & Safety Committee.  I have always lived in and around the area and we moved into the village in 2015 primarily to secure a place for our daughters to the school.  I am a qualified accountant and will hopefully use my experience and knowledge to effectively help the Governing Body.


Parent Governor

Appointment Date: 10 January 2018

Appointed by Parents

Term of Office End Date: 9 January 2022



Mrs K Platford

I have been a Governor at Lilleshall Primary School since Novermber 2010 initially as a parent governor and now as a community governor. Both my children attended Lilleshall Primary School and they both thoroughly enjoyed their time there. I currently teach at a Pupil Referral Unit for students with medical needs in Wolverhampton and prior to that I have been a SENCo as well as teaching PE for more years than I care to remember!  My role at Lilleshall  includes being the Link Governor for vulnerable groups and PE.


Co-opted Governor

Appointment Date: 22 November 2010. Re-elected 13th November 2018.
Appointed by Parents
Term of Office End Date: 31 December 2021



Miss R E Handley

I have recently joined the governing body as parent governor in 2019.  My role includes safeguarding. I am a registered mental health nurse and I teach at a local university to nursing and midwifery students. I hoping to use my skills and knowledge in my role as parent governor and offer a valuable contrition to the governing team.  


Parent Governor

Appointment Date: 11th February 2019

Appointed by Parents

Term of Office End Date: 10th February 2023



Mr N Reeve

I am excited to have the opportunity to become a Governor and work with such an outstanding school as Lilleshall Primary. We currently live outside of the local area and are fortunate enough that our daughter has been able to secure a place in Year R. As a senior business manager working for an independently-owned national company, I will be looking to use my skill set and experience to support the school wherever possible during my term. Initially I will be using my finance and management experience to reinforce the Finance and Health & Safety Committee, and I look forward to working alongside the leadership team during my time here


Parent Governor

Appointment Date: 4th December 2019

Appointed by Parents

Term of Office End Date: 3rd December 2023



Previous Members of the Governing Body 


Mrs L Jenkinson

I joined the Governing Body in January 2017 as a parent governor having recently moved into the area.  My oldest son has just started Reception Class.  I will be responsible for Reading and will be joining the Finance, Health & Safety Committee.

I am a landscape architect and have a strong design background, and am interested in the arts and creativity within schools.  Having thorougly enjoyed my school experience, I believe that primary schools set in place the foundations for life long learning, instilling important morals and values as well as educational needs.


Parent Governor
Appointment Date 4 December 2016
Appointed by Parents
Term of Office End Date 4 December 2020. Stepped down 13th November 2018.



Mr R Verma 

Ravinder Verma joined the Governing Body in October 2013.   Mr Verma is the Vice Chair of Governors. He is chair of the Finance, Health and Safety Committee and also sits on the committee for Behaviour, Achievement and Progress. He is the link governor for Reading and monitors and evaluates this area of the curriculum to ensure high standards are maintained.  Having moved to Muxton in 2013, he has been involved in the school since his two sons started to attend Lilleshall Primary School. I believe a good primary education provides a solid foundation on which to build a child’s education and helps prepare them for a life beyond school.


Co-opted Governor

Appointment Date: 22 October 2013

Appointed by Governors

Term of Office End Date: 31 December 2018



Mrs A Richards

My name is Anne Richards and I am the Non-Teaching Staff Governor.  I have particular responsibility for Safeguarding and Literacy.  I am married with three children, who have all been taught at Lilleshall Primary School.  I have lived in the village for eight years and have always been involved with the school, firstly as a volunteer, then as a Friend and currently as a Teaching Assistant and Governor.


Co-opted Governor

Appointment Date: 12 January 2012. Re-elected 13th November 2018

Appointed by Governors

Term of Office End Date: 31 December 2022. Stepped down 27th March 2019