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Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s local governing committee and the work that we do.


Our main role is to support the Senior Leadership Team and the Staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Improvement Plan (SDIP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDIP sets out a strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.


Our legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Heads of School and the Executive Head Teacher.


The Chair of Palfrey Junior School Local Governing Committee is Mrs Bernadette Reilly who can be contacted via the school office/school email. The Clerk to Palfrey Local Govering Committee is Mrs Janet Marklew.


We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.


Our Local Governing Committee is as follows:-




Term of Office

Start Date

Term of Office

End Date

ChairBernadette Reilly14/03/202213/03/2026
Vice ChairIlyas Tarajia14/03/202213/03/2026

Executive Head Teacher 

Palfrey Junior School/ Butts Primary

Angela Hill


Head of School Palfrey Junior

Cheryl Collis


Head of School Palfrey Junior School

Emily Kinsey


Co-opted & Staff Governor 

Vanessa Kennedy

Co-opted GovernorMohammed Fahim14/03/202211/10/2026
Co-opted GovernorAndrew Henson06/12/2305/12//2027


CADMUS Governing Board


NAMEType of GovernorPosition
Roland RobertsLA Governor WalsallChair of Governors Cadmus / Alumwell Junior School
Mary Clarke-MortiboysCo-optChair Butts Primary School / Vice Chair of Cadmus Family of Schools.
Bernadette ReillyCo-optChair Palfrey Junior School
Ross DoodsonCo-optChair Millfield Primary School
Colleen JonesCo-optChair Whitehall Junior School
Carole HammondCo-optChair Leighswood School
Cllr Aftab NawazCo-optVice Chair Butts Primary School
Ilyas TarajiaCo-optVice Chair Palfrey Junior School
Deb RajaniaCo-optGovernor Butts Primary
Rebecca HawesCo-optGovernor Alumwell Junior School
Sam MaclarenParent governorGovernor Alumwell Junior School
Dr Jakob WhitfieldParent governorGovernor Butts Primary School
Max VlahakisExecutive HeadteacherExecutive Headteacher Leighswood / Chief operating officer Cadmus
Angela HillExecutive HeadteacherExecutive Headteacher – Butts Primary School/ Palfrey Junior School.
Donna MarusamyHead of SchoolHOS of Butts Primary
Cheryl CollisHead of SchoolHOS of Palfrey Junior School
Emily KinseyHead of SchoolHOS of Palfrey Junior School
Jane HanmerHead of SchoolHOS of Leighswood School
Tracy PearsonHead of SchoolHOS of Leighswood School
Michelle SheehyAssociate GovernorCo-Headteacher Millfield Primary School.
Alison StaceyCo-HeadteacherCo-Headteacher Millfield Primary School.
Kerry BoamCo-HeadteacherCo-Headteacher Alumwell Junior school
Lisa UptonHead of SchoolCo-Headteacher Alumwell Junior school
James PearceHeadteacherHeadteacher - Chuckery
Elizabeth AttwoodHeadteacherHeadteacher - Whitehall Junior School
 Staff GovernorTBC




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For all other information please follow the link below to the Cadmus website.

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