Priorslee Academy Local Advisory Committee

Chair – Mrs Jo Barnett

Mrs Becky Brewer

Becky Brewer was born in Telford and went to Goldsmiths’ College, London in 1988-1991, where she gained a BA (Hons) in Communication Studies and Sociology.

Training for a PGCE in London and having qualified in 1996, Becky has been a teacher at Priorslee Academy since 2002. Becky has been a member of staff for so long, she has even taught two of Priorslee’s current teachers! Spending most of her years in Upper Key Stage 2, Becky has been subject lead teacher for music, RSHE and English, before she became the school SENCO in September 2019. She is also one of the deputy DSLs and the Designated Teacher for looked-after children.

Becky’s Australian Labradoodle – Adelaide – has been training to become the school’s therapy dog. Adelaide will be supporting pupil and staff well-being and helping to improve children’s attendance.

Becky has been a staff governor since 2021.

Mrs Gaynor Simmons

B.Ed (Hons) Education. PGCE Maths Specialist

Gaynor retired from teaching in 2017, having been a Primary teacher in Telford for 27 years, working with all age ranges from Reception to Year 6.

Gaynor was the maths subject leader and a middle manager for the last 10 years of her careers, striving to find effective ways of supporting children’s learning in Maths and across other subjects.

She was previously the Staff Governor at her school for 12 years, so has plenty of Governance experience.   Since retiring, Gaynor has been volunteering at Priorslee Academy helping in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Outside of school, Gaynor enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking in the outdoors, reading, cooking, gardening, and travelling to experience the diversity of new cultures and places.

Mr Gareth Kibby

Mrs Sarah Monteith

BEd Hons & MA Education.

Sarah enjoyed a long and and extensive teaching career across the country, working in five different schools over a thirty-two year period. Sarah has experience of teaching nursery to Year 6 and everything in between! In two of these schools she served on the Senior Leadership Team where she led teams of teaching and non-teaching staff. Sarah is passionate about Early Years, Reading and the Outdoors. Her range of experience and the knowledge and understanding of the Primary School will help in the role of LAC member.

Outside of education, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a keen traveller and loves to visit countries off the beaten track. She also enjoys the outdoors, cycling and baking.

Sarah taught at Priorslee Academy, and he daughter also attended the school. She therefore has a great affinity with the school and now that she is newly retired she has the time and interest to help out in school and serve as a member of the LAC. She is looking forward to working with staff, the rest of the LAC and the Trustees.