Our Governors

Mrs S Blood | Chair of Governors

Mr J King | Governor

Mr W Richings | Finance, Personnel & Premises

I have been a governor at The Reginald Mitchell Primary School for over 8 years. I played an active part in the PTA for many years and still try where possible to support the fantastic efforts made by the PTA.
Both of my children attended the school which, in part, was one of the reasons I joined the governing body. I am married and have lived in the local area for 25 years.
I am a Regional Logistics and IT manager for Celestica which requires a lot of dedication and travel. I am also a Rotarian and member of the Kidsgrove Town Council planning team for events that are held in the Kidsgrove area.

I have a real drive and commitment to education helping to ensure that our children receive a full and rounded education.

Mr R Williams | Finance, Personnel & Premises

Mrs A Belcher | Finance, Personnel & Premises

I have been a governor with The Reginald Mitchell School since 1995. Prior to this I was a senior member of staff at the school from 1977 with responsibility for Maths and IT.
I saw the role of governor as an opportunity to give something back to both the school and the wider community in recognition of the support and encouragement I received to help pupils and staff meet the increasing pressures and changes within education.
I have a good working relationship with both staff and pupils but am not afraid to challenge decisions when needed. Over the years I have served as Vice-Chair of governors and Chair of Finance but I remain open to serve in any capacity required.

I am closely involved in Castle Primary where my granddaughter is a pupil. I continue to serve as an officer with the Newcastle NASUWT, The Staffordshire Retired Association of the NASUWT and treasurer for Castle School PTFA. In my spare time I work in my garden and research my family history.

Mrs A Rourke | Executive Head

As Executive Headteacher, I lead and participate in all full governing body and committee meetings. I thrive on ensuring all children get the very best start to their learning journey. As a member of the Governing Body, it is an absolute privilege to work alongside such a dedicated team of individuals who give up their time and share a vast array of experience to lead and sustain the development of our school.

Mrs R Butler | Co-opted Governor

I have worked at Kingsfield First School for over twenty two years. During this period of time I have taught throughout the school and have taken on a variety of responsibilities, including being a governor for over a ten year period. Over recent times I found that I am teaching the children of pupils, who I have once taught, so yes I am officially one of the more long standing members of staff! I have two children, who when I am not at school keep me very busy, even though they are now teenagers. They both enjoy competitive swimming, live music and art, which has probably been influenced by my husband who is a swimming coach and once played in a band. My game is tennis, although I have not played for some time. I also enjoy gardening but only when the sun shines!