Local Academy Board


St George's Church of England Primary School is committed to a high quality of education for all its pupil in an atmosphere of nurture and care.

As part of the Birmingham Diocese Multi-Academy Trust we work with the trust board to ensure that our school community experiences ‘life in its fullness’ John 10:10.

Members of the Local Academy Board (LAB) undertake various roles as you will see from the details below. The board meets formally each half term and you will also see members around the school at various times.

If you wish to contact any of us, please speak to the school office who will be happy to pass a message onto us.


Lorraine Graham

Chair of Governors

Meet our Governors

Mrs Lorraine Graham

Chair of Local Academy Board

Special Educational Needs Link Member


I have been involved in education the whole of my working life. I started in a middle school before moving on to a girls’ secondary schoo teaching mainstream children who had special educational needs. I made the move as a senior teacher to a large co-ed school in Lichfield where I became Learning Support Coordinator and was in charge of creating a fully inclusive environment for pupils with a wide range of needs. In addition, I provided training for Staffordshire, helped develop and implement the Inclusion Quality Mark and was involved in curriculum development for the QCA.

Since retiring I have undertaken SEN consultancy along with becoming a governor at St George’s CE Primary, Edgbaston. My interests are travel, reading, cross-stitch family and local history along with watching West Brom!  

My aspiration is to help and support our school in maintaining its Christian ethos along with providing the very best education for all of our children.

Father Sam Gibson

Vicar of St. George's Church 

Vice Chair of the Local Academy Board


I am Vicar of St George's Edgbaston and a parent of children at the school. I hold a PhD from the University of Birmingham and before I was ordained I worked as an academic researcher. I have a particular interest in lifelong education as I teach theology to ministers across the diocese. As parish priest my role is to help St George's School flourish spiritually. I lead collective worship and am available for pastoral care of pupils, families, and staff - of all faiths and beliefs.

Pat Bullock

Local Academy Board Member

Safeguarding Link Member


I am retired having had a 16 year career in hospital Clinical Chemistry laboratories. I then taught for 20 years in a Catholic Primary school. I am married with one son and a member of St. George's  church. My hobbies are music, gardening, needlecraft, knitting, and reading. I have been leading St. George's school choir for several years and became a governor in 2018. My aim is to support the school to enable each child  to achieve their maximum  potential, whilst enjoying a happy childhood and making the best of the many opportunities offered by St. George's  school.

Mr Paul Manning

Local Academy Board Member

Mr Goronwy Tudor Jones

STEM Link Member

I am a retired physicist from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
Birmingham. Apart from my research, I have considerable experience of presenting scientific
ideas to the public (‘outreach’) and secondary school teachers. I think it is important to
spread the idea that science and religion are not in conflict, but are complementary ways of
describing the world.
Although I have no direct experience of primary schools, I hope to be able to provide support
on teaching and curriculum development matters.

Mr William Graham

Heath & Safety Link Member


I began my career as a secondary school science teacher where my interest in outdoor learning began. I went on to manage an environmental education centre on behalf of Birmingham L.A.at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and in my advisory capacity developed numerous curriculum projects with schools.

In 2001, I was appointed as Executive Director of a charity created to work with all agricultural and rural sectors in order to help young people learn more about food, farming and the countryside. In 2006, I was awarded an OBE.

I retired in 2013 and now assist organisations developing outdoor learning along with practical gardening.

Since becoming a governor, I’ve helped our school with developing its grounds and my hopes are to encourage all our children to become interested and engaged with the outdoors.

Mrs Shauna-Kay Bailey

Local Academy Board Member


My name is Shauna-kay Bailey, I came to the UK as a little girl from the tiny island of Jamaica over 30 years ago and made Birmingham my home. I have worked in many industries, which has included catering and sales and customer service. I started my journey with St George's when my son started school in the reception class, and my daughter followed suit a few years later.

I joined the governing body as a parent offering my skills and experience from my many years in customer services. I am also a member of staff in my role as a qualified play worker helping to run Little Dragons.

My aspirations for St George’s Church of England Primary School are to be able to support the school's education that is rich in diversity and opportunities that are not seen in other inner-city schools, which gives St George's the sense of family and community.

Mrs Priscilla Spence

Parent Local Academy Board Member 


My name is Priscilla Spence where I moved to Birmingham 20 years ago from London to undertake my Postgraduate in Social Work. With a background in Social Work, I qualified over 18 years ago and have worked in areas of family support, safeguarding and care management. In recent years I have worked in the fostering services as a team manager providing support and overseeing social works who are supporting foster carers and children Looked After. Prior to my social work career I had worked in residential care settings and with an Examining Board as a coordinator for GCSE, A, levels and BTEC.

I am particularly interested in the Parent Governor role as working with others for the good of the child has always been an area, I have been passionate about. Hearing and sharing ideas as a Team Around a Child to offer the most effective support is invaluable, therefore being part of a board will enable this area further. I aim to bring insight based on professional experiences that will support the roles and discussions on the board ingoing forward.

I do enjoy reading, music and some time to generally chill out where possible spending time with friends and family all of which are important to me.

Mrs Jessica Dixon

Parent Local Academy Board Member

As a parent, I am passionate about ensuring that every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential no matter their social or economic background. To me this means that the pupils of St. Georges Church of England Primary School are able to create memories, strong relationships and have a chance at an exceptional education all underpinned by Christian values. I am a senior student midwife therefore my career revolves around advocacy for families. My current studies have enabled me to understand policy, law and evidence and my experience as an autonomic practitioner in the NHS has taught me decision making and risk management.


Mr Daniel Rogers


Support Staff Vacancy

Staff Non-Teaching Governor

Miss Roma Palmer

Staff Teacher Local Academy Board Member