Governing Body

Categories of Governor

Local Authority (LA) Governor – nominated by Birmingham City Council.

Co-opted Governor – a person appointed by the Governing Board who lives or works in the community served by the school

Parent Governors – are elected by and from the parents

Staff Governors – elected by and from the staff

Associate Governors – Governors with no voting rights who support the Governing Board


Mrs Gingell

Head Teacher

Mrs Gingell has been the Headteacher of Paganel Primary School since September 2016

Mr R McGettrick - Governor

Mr McGettrick

Chair of Governors

Rob McGettrick has been a parent Governor since September 2014. He has also taken on the role of the safeguarding Governor with the additional responsibilities this brings. Rob has 2 children at the school, both have been in school since starting nursery.  Rob is now the Chair of Governors

Mrs V Shuter

Mrs Shuter

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Shuter is the Deputy Head Teacher, she was appointed in September 2018.  Mrs Shuter was co-opted onto the Governing Board in September 2019

Mr P Grinham - Site Manager

Staff Governor

Mr Grinham is the newly appointed Staff Governor from September 2021.  Mr Grinham has worked at Paganel for 22 years and is our site manager.

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Parent Governor

Ms Dargavel has a child in Y3 and is the newly appointed Parent Governor from October 2020.

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Lixandra-Heliana Vasilescu

Parent Governor

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Miss C Gibson

Co-Opted Governor

Miss Gibson is the Curate at St Peter’s Church in Harborne.

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Mr Cotton

Co-opted Governor

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Mr Bottle

Co-opted Governor

Tony Bottle is the Schools Finance Officer as well as a Community Governor. Tony has undertaken both roles at the school for some years now. He currently sits on the Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee as well as the Full Governing Body.

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LA Appointed Governor