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Meet the Governors 

The governing board, with the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing boards have three core strategic functions:


•         Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

•         Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

•         Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Father David Jarratt   Chair of Governors   Ex-officio Foundation governor


Geoff Wilkins  Co-opted Governor


Sam Fagan  Local Authority Governor    

I am a Local Authority Governor at St Mary Magdalene Church of England School. I have experience of working alongside Sandwell schools during my time as a Trade Union Convenor and I currently work for the Local Authority. I have a daughter at St Mary Magdalene so have been part of the school family for over 6 years now. My interests include football (especially Celtic), running, cooking and spending time with family.


Brenda Hill  Foundation Governor

I wish to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Brenda Hill and I am a Governor at St Mary Magdalene Church of England School.

I am also a Church Warden at All Saints’ Church, which means Church and School are involved with each other.

My other interests are that I am a Bell Ringer at All Saints. 



VACANCY   Co-opted governor



VACANCY      Parent governor





Neil Kingston           Co-opted governor

I moved to West Bromwich 10 years ago and have 3 children. My eldest 2 are currently at St Mary Magdalene and I am hoping that my youngest will also join the school in a few years. I am very committed to contributing to the continued success of the school and having worked in finance for over 20 years, including a period supporting schools' finances in a local authority, I have a wealth of experience that I will be able to use in my role as parent governor. I am a keen runner and triathlete, so you may see me dropping off the children in my shorts.



Nicky Poole          Staff governor 



Diana Wills           Foundation governor


Andrew Farley   Parent governor

I am a parent governor at St Mary Magdalene and I have a daughter who already attends the school with my other daughter hopefully joining once she’s old enough. I work for Sandwell Council as an IT Programme Manager and I hope to be able to use my knowledge and expertise in this area to support the school, its staff and its pupils in any way I can. 


VACANCY   Parent governor