Reverend Michelle Ireland - Chair of Governors
I have been visiting Ellwood Community Primary School for over two years as the local Methodist Minister. During this time I have led assemblies, worked with groups of children to plan assemblies and have advised staff on various festivals throughout the year. Having previously been a primary school teacher it has been good to be back in the school environment.
I am passionate about the whole area of mental health and well being for pupils and staff and affirm the school motto, ‘Believe, Achieve, Belong.’ These are vital elements for a school that aims to provide a nurturing, inspiring and inclusive environment where children, staff and governors are cared for and their potentials are realised.
I am a retired Commercial and Compliance director, where I spent 20 years in financial services, 19 years as a business owner. I have a degree in Economics from the University of York (1984)
Since selling my business to AXA in 2007, I have undertaken the following youth/community voluntary work:
Governor Parkend Primary School 2008-2018, 3 years as Chair
Governor Wyedean School & Sixth Form Centre - ongoing, current Chair
Chairman Lydney Hockey Club 2010- ongoing
Coach Lydney Hockey Club Academy 2008-2019
Parish Councillor Woolaston 2012- ongoing
Volunteer Panel Member Gloucestershire Youth Support Trust 2008-2018
Committee member The Gaff Youth Club, Sedbury 2008-2017, 4 years As Chair
England Hockey National League Umpire 2014- ongoing
I have lived in the Chepstow area since 1988. I have 2 daughters, one graduated from Durham University in 2020 and the other left Wyedean Year 13 in 2020 to study at the University of Birmingham.