Governors Who's Who?

  • Mrs Samantha Hill

    Head Teacher

    Appointed by: Trustees
    Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 4/5

  • Mrs Susan Pugh

    Chair of Governors

    Appointed by: Trustees
    From: 28.09.20 To: 27/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: None
    Attendance at meetings: 5/5

    I am a Shropshire Lass who spent her childhood growing up in Bayston Hill with her 2 older brothers.
    My very first school was Oaklands Infants School when it was newly opened. From there I went to Longmeadow Primary School following in the footsteps of my brothers. I spent 4 very happy years years there and have very fond memories, although the school looks very different from my day. It is lovely to see the 2 schools merged now, and I am looking forward to supporting the management team and giving something back to the school that gave me such a good start in my educational life.

    My first job was working for National Westminster Bank where I spent 14 years. I am now a fully qualified HR professional having gained my qualifications whilst working for Land Registry in London. Since then I have worked for the local NHS Trusts and am now working on a part time basis whilst supporting my elderly mother.

  • Rev Peter Hubbard

    Foundation Governor

    Appointed by: Trustees (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold)
    From: 28.09.20 To: 27/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 4/5

    I’ve been the Vicar of Christ Church here in Bayston Hill since November 2016, and I’m a Foundation Governor at Oakmeadow School. I’m married to Debbie, and I have two teenage daughters. In any spare time I get I like to go walking or cycling in the beautiful Shropshire countryside! I hope to see you at a school event – do stop me for a chat if you see me!

  • Mrs Maralyn Long

    Foundation Governor

    Appointed by: Trustees
    From: 28.09.20 To: 27/09/2024
    Pecuniary Interests: Concept Catering
    Attendance at Meetings: 5/5

    I have served as a foundation governor for ten years and have enjoyed my involvement in the journey Oakmeadow has been on during that time. I am vice chair. I am married to Peter and we have lived in Bayston Hill for over thirty years. I am Managing Director of my own business in the hospitality sector. I love to travel and have enjoyed my time in many countries both near and far.

  • Miss Milly Davies

    Staff Governor

    Appointed by: Staff
    From: 01/09/2021 To: 01/09/2025
    Pecuniary Interests: None
    Attendance at meetings: 5/5


    It is my pleasure to be part of the Governing body at Oakmeadow. As a new staff member, it is exciting to be part of the strategic vision for this fantastic school. Oakmeadow has such an outstanding reputation within the locality and I am excited to see how the school continues to grow and develop. As a class teacher at Oakmeadow, the children are at the heart of everything I do. Teaching is the best job in the world and my aim is to inspire and nurture all children to achieve their full potential. At the moment, I am currently completing my MA in Education Leadership and Management. Through this continued development, I am excited to share my newfound knowledge and skills with the governing body and provide the best education for our children.

  • Mr Jonathan Harris

    Parent Governor

    Appointed by: Trustees
    From: 01/12/2021 To: 01/12/2025
    Pecuniary Interests: None
    Attendance at meetings: 1/3


    My Name is Jonathan Harris. I am 60 years old, with 3 boys. 2 of whom are grown up 32 and 28. I have Markel who is 6.
    I was brought up in Bayston Hill from 18 months old and the family home has been here since.
    I attended Long Meadow school and then went to The Priory Boys school.
    I joined the Police Force in 1978 and came out of the service in 1989.
    My 2 older boys attended Oakland School.
    I have played football in Bayston Hill. Cricket for Condover, so have a real understanding of what being a ‘Hillbillie’ is all about.
    I have coached Junior Football and Junior Cricket over my years playing locally.

    So what about now?

    I am Managing Director of a Care company, which covers the UK, however has Head Office in Telford. I am Chairman of Wroxeter & Uppington Cricket Club, where all 3 boys play Cricket.
    I coach Bayston Hill Juniors under 7’s at present and God willing will take them through the age groups.
    I play golf at Shrewsbury Golf Club.

    I have been associated with the village all of my life and I am really keen to give something back to help make sure the future years are as good if not better than the years I have had.

  • Mr Gary Felton

    Community Governor

    Appointed by: Trustees
    From: 01/02/2021 To: 01/02/2025
    Pecuniary Interests: Wife works at the school
    Attendance at meetings: 5/5

    Gary was born in London and moved to Bayston Hill as a teenager and has lived there ever since. He is married to a Teaching Assistant at Oakmeadow and they have two daughters who attended the old Longmeadow school. He became a Governor of Longmeadow school in the 1990s and then a Governor of Oakmeadow when the two village schools amalgamated. He has been the Chair of Governors at Oakmeadow Primary School and has a wealth of experience in governance.

  • Mrs Chloe Broxton

    Parent Governor

    Appointed by: Parents
    From: 25/04/2022 To: 25/04/2026
    Pecuniary Interests:
    Attendance at meetings:

    I am a Local parent of the school and I live within the village with my husband and three children who attend Oakmeadow. Despite originally being from further afield, I moved from Powys in 2012 where I settled in Shrewsbury. I have lived in Bayston Hill for approximately 3 years and love the community spirit and I am looking forward to giving back to the community through my volunteering within the governing role.
    Aside from family life, I am working towards gaining my qualifications as a clinical psychologist, and with my experience and background I hope I can bring a unique perspective to the governing body role. Within my role I hope I am able to help provide positive influence for the years to come and for all of the children who attend Oakmeadow school.


  • Mr Thomas Marsh

    Community Governor

    Appointed by: Trustees
    From: 25/04/2022 To: 25/04/2026
    Pecuniary Interests: NONE
    Attendance at meetings: 1/1

    I am a new resident to the area having moved to Bayston Hill with my wife in April 2021. Originally, I am from Dudley but since moving to Shropshire, I don't see myself ever moving away, especially not Bayston Hill. We have loved living in the village so far and see ourselves here for a long time.
    My wife and I are both teachers at primary schools within Telford and Wrekin, although thankfully at different schools. I love education, driving improvement and raising achievement for all children so having the chance to be governor was something I couldn't turn down.
    Aside from education, I love sport. I play cricket locally for Allscott Heath CC and I have a season ticket at West Bromwich Albion.
    I look forward to helping Oakmeadow thrive and continue its educational journey.