Queenswood Primary School

Meet the Governors

Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents, school staff and the Local Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school and they all work in a voluntary capacity.

OfSTED said:

Governors "... work closely with leaders at all levels. They regularly check the effectiveness of school leaders and seek the views of staff, pupils, parents and carers. They report their findings to the full governing body so that they can make informed decisions about the school’s work and how to make the best use of the school’s finances, including the pupil premium, in pupils’ best interests. Governors know the school’s strengths and areas for development well, including how well pupils perform compared to others in similar schools nationally. They work in partnership with the headteacher and other leaders to ensure that teaching and pupils’ achievement continues to improve." (November 2012)

You can contact our Governors through the school office. For the latest copy of the Governor's Declaration on Business Interests click here.

For details of the governors and to view attendance at governors meetings, please click here.

To view the agreed governors code of conduct, please click here.



Lee Ferriday, Consultant Headteacher

Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body



Lee sits on the Governing Body as the consultant Headteacher at Queenswood Primary. He has extensive experience in education over the last 30 years. Lee has previously been a Headteacher , worked as a Local Authority School Improvement Adviser, worked as the Head of training and Development at a national infrastructure company and recently led the development of the Severn Teaching School Alliance where he continues to work as the Director of Initial Teacher Training.



Paul Dyson, Chair of Governors

Local Authority governor appointed by Telford and Wrekin

Term of office ends 14th May 2023


“I became a Local Authority Appointed governor in May 2015. My professional background covers roles in both the public and private sector. I attended the Royal Academy of Music became a peripatetic brass teacher and professional musician teaching students from primary school age to adults. I pursued a second career in hotel and catering during which I attained the position of manager in a large London hotel. Here I honed my skills in all aspects of business management. When my contract came to an end I then joined the Royal Air Force as a commissioned Officer specialising in catering. I retired from the RAF in Sep 2011 having attained the rank of Squadron Leader. During my RAF career I undertook a wide variety of appointments which involved me developing and using my experience and skills in areas such as leadership, financial and estate management, human relations management etc. Additionally, whilst in the RAF I gained my Certificate in Education (PCE). On retirement, I returned to work for a local care company providing specialist services for children with special educational needs. Finally, in 2014 I took up the appointment of school business manager at a special school, leaving in April 2015. As you will see from the above I have a wealth of experience and a wide variety of skills which I am keen to offer. I believe these equip me with the ability to be a critical friend and enable me to provide the necessary support to the school in order to deliver the high standards of education which our young pupils deserve. I feel honoured and privileged to hold this appointment and look forward with enthusiasm to meeting the future challenges that the role will bring.”




Chris Ballinger, Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body

Term of office ends 26th July 2023


“I was pleased to become a co-opted governor in July 2015 having recently retired from a full time career in Children’s Services spanning three different Local Authority Areas.  From a Social Work background I held senior management responsibility for social work services, and as a member of the Safeguarding Board and Children’s Partnership I had significant involvement in multiagency work to deliver strong safeguarding practice and the development of early years services to help get children off to the best possible start in life.  I believe that a good education, where all children have the opportunity and support to learn is vital.  I hope that my experience will assist me in becoming a critical friend to Queenswood School, ensuring that school values are upheld to meet the needs of each child."




Andrew Murray, Co-Opted Governor

Co-opted Governor appointed by governing body

Term of office ends 2021


"My professional background covers roles mainly in the private sector. I attended Stockport College of FE to acquire my BTEC HNC in Electronics/Electrical Engineering in 1993. I have had a lot of roles in the past but primarily I have sold equipment (from Burglar Alarms, Door Entry Systems, Satellite Systems, to Voice Alarm Systems and Soundfield Systems). I have worked for some of the best people I know and had the privilege to work with some noble people as well. Due to my background, I can contribute a lot to being a Governor at Queenswood Primary School I am able to carry out ‘Risk Assessments’, around the School and I am able to write Spreadsheets so I can evaluate the relevant data. As you can see from the above I have a wealth of experience and a wide variety of skills which I am Keen to offer the School. I believe that every child has the ability to go where he/she requires to go therefore I feel honoured to be a part of the Governors at this School and I will do everything in my power to confront the challenges ahead. "




Marie Stephens, Staff Governor

Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body

Term of office ends June 2023


"I was very pleased to be elected as Staff Governor at Queenswood when a vacancy became available this year. I have worked at Queenswood for almost 25 years, all of my children have attended Queenswood and I have in the past been a Parent Governor. Currently I am employed by the school as the School Administrator and have also been employed at Queenswood in the past as the schools Caretaker, Lunchtime Supervisor and TA. I moved to Ketley Bank when I was 11 and although I moved out of the area for a few years a have recently moved back and live close to the school. I believe that working and living in the community has given me a valuable insight into what the community wants from their school. I feel honoured and privileged to have been part of the schools development over the years. I have good relationships with our parents which stems from growing up and living on Ketley Bank. I am friendly, approachable, will offer constructive advice and will be a critical friend to both parents and staff to enable me to provide the necessary support to ensure the school delivers the high standards of education our young pupils deserve. I am passionate about this school and I do believe by working together, we can create the best opportunities for your child to succeed. I am excited about supporting the Governors and look forward to continued success for the school."




Sally Phillips, Co-Opted Governor

Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body

Term of office ends June 2023


I became a Co-Opted Governor in early 2019.
I have worked within primary school education since 2007 & was part of the school’s teaching staff from September 2015 until July 2018.  Using my knowledge & experience, becoming a Governor means I can continue to support the children & the school, of which I am extremely passionate about."




Alexandra Smith, Parent Governor

Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body

Term of office ends June 2023


“I recently went back to university to study education, so when the opportunity arose to become a part of the Queenswood Primary team as a parent governor, I was more than happy to apply. Combining my knowledge of policies and procedures in education with being a governor will allow me to develop professionally and contribute to the school’s overall performance. Having moved in the area for only 2 years also means that getting to know the staff and other parents enables me to be informed and up to date with any recent events in school and the community, offering my help when needed and being part of a big family. This experience has really opened my eyes on how hard it is to provide children with a better future, from teachers and assistants in the classroom to us, behind the scenes, trying to ensure everything runs smoothly."



Parent Governor appointed by governing body

Term of office ends 


Trust Governor appointed by governing body

Term of office ends