The Chair of Governors: Mr Pete Jones

Lightmoor Village Primary School’s Governing body is made up of Governors from a range of different professions. All Governors have completed a skills audit and we ensure that when new Governors are appointed they can bring additional skills and expertise to the Governing Body. In October 2014 we reconstituted the Governing Body in line with the new DfE regulations.

The Governing Body meets at least 6 times per year, twice in the Autumn term, twice in the Spring term and twice in the Summer Term.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor or finding out more about the role, please contact Mrs Siddons.​

Reviewed: August 2017


Peter Jones - Chair


“I have been a Governor at Lightmoor Village Primary since pre-construction, I was elected Chair of the Pre build Governing body which dissolved on building being completed and was happily elected Chair to the new Governing body in 2010. I have over 20 years experience in Governance having been either a Governor/Chair/Vice Chair on three Governing bodies of  Secondary and  Primary schools. I am the Link/Special interests Governor for the following; Children in Care/Safe Guarding, SEND (Special Education Needs & Disability) and Pupil Premium. I am a parent with two children at the school and have lived within Lightmoor Village with my wife and family for over 8 years.”


Gemma Pennington



"My name is Gemma Pennington and I moved to Lightmoor Village in 2015 with my partner and 3 children. My eldest is currently at the school and has enjoyed his first year. I've worked within the Accountancy & Finance sector for over 16 years and was keep to join the Governing Body to help contribute what I can to our school."



Andy White


"I have been a teacher for 23 years including FE, Sixth Forms, International Schools, Secondary Schools and Primary Schools. I am currently a teacher of Business at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and have been one of the Parish Councillors representing Lightmoor since December 2015.

I have lived in Lightmoor since 2010 and have a daughter at the school."



Melissa Jones 


 "My name is Melissa Jones and I moved to Lightmoor in 2011. I am married and have worked in Human Resources for many years, most recently for an IT company based in Telford. I enjoy volunteering in my local community and trying to make a difference. I am currently the secretary for the Lightmoor Village Community Group (LVCG) and I am therefore very aware of both the positives and challenges of living in our lovely village. I was keen to join the governing body at our school as I want to do my bit to ensure all of the children have a good start in learning the skills and behaviours needed to go on and do well in the world of work."


Helen Oldham



Special interest that the governors were appointed are as follows:

Children in Care/Safeguarding (inc SEND) - Peter Jones

Pupil Premium - Peter Jones

Governor Training & Development - Melissa Jones

Curriculum - Helen Oldham and Andy White supported by Melissa Jones

Finance - Gemma Pennington