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Governors

Welcome to our Governors' section. 

The Governing Body brings to the school and its children a variety of skills and interests. Governors usually serve a four year term and have responsibility for many aspects of the running of the school, for which training is given. As well as attending full Governing Body meetings once a term, each Governor also sits on set committees and liaises with linked staff.


The role of the Governing Body is to ensure that our school provides an effective education for our children and meets all the statutory requirements. This is a huge task and our governors are committed and hard working.

Karl Smallridge - Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor

Karl Smallridge - Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor 1

Why I became a School Governor

I felt strongly about getting to get to know the school my children were attending and wanted to be instrumental in moving the school forward in a positive direction. I wanted to give something back to the community, and what better way than supporting an institution that lies at the heart of it?  It's a great feeling knowing you're helping shape future generations.

 

What is my particular focus this year?

This year my main focus will be the continuing sustainable growth of our school, to improve on last year's results with quality first wave teaching and tighter standards.  My particular focus is on reading as this is a key area of development for the school.

 

Come and talk to me about…

Anything and everything, I love getting feedback from parents and children alike.  I believe it is only by understanding other people's view points we can grow as a school.

 

 

Tessa Hancock - Vice Chair, Parent Governor 

Tessa Hancock - Vice Chair, Parent Governor  1

Why I became a School Governor

I love Westonzoyland Primary School. After both my children had started at the school, I then had some free time to give something back; I was keen to be involved in the school and its on-going development. I have worked at NatWest Bank for over 13 years, where I am a Senior Personal Banker. My role is to help my customers with their financial needs, this has given me great skills in being able to ask relevant questions to fully understand issues, which I feel is vital in the role of Governor as you are needed to be able to challenge appropriately and support the Head and Chair of Governors. It has also taught me how to be professional at all times and how to deal with difficult situations compassionately.

 

What is my particular focus this year?

This year I will be taking on the role as SEND ( special education needs and disabilities) Governor, where I will be the main like between governors and the school SEND Co-ordinator, Mrs Bell.   I will be supporting, monitoring and evaluating the schools implementation on the SEND policy and keeping SEND high on our agenda.

 

Come and talk to me and talk to me about…

What your child has enjoyed learning about and what they like about our school.

 

 

Tamra Mumby - Co-opted Governor

Tamra Mumby - Co-opted Governor 1

Why I became a school governor

I retired from full-time work in the education sector at the end of August 2018 and wanted to volunteer as a school governor where I could use my experience of working in education and my wider life experiences to support the continued success of a local school.  I have worked in education in a variety of roles and appreciate the strategic leadership role that a governing body provides. As a school leader, I had positive experiences of working with governors and now wish to be part of a dedicated team who support Westonzoyland Primary School and who act as a ‘critical friend’ as and when appropriate.

 

I believe that it is important for governors to engage with the school community by supporting activities and events. I am delighted to be accepted onto the governing body and will work to fulfill the role to the best of my ability. 

 

Come and talk to me about …

Any aspect of school life. As stakeholders in the school, the views of staff, parents and children are important.

Nicky Doughty - LA Governor

Nicky Doughty - LA Governor      1

Ayla Meyers - Staff Governor

Ayla Meyers - Staff Governor 1

Why I became a School Governor?

I love our school and know that Westonzoyland Community Primary School is a really special place. I am looking forward to spending time working with the other governors on the strategic vision of our school and help us to make our school the best place for the children.

 

What is my particular focus this year?

As a staff governor, my role will be to share information and ideas about what is happening day-to-day with the other governors. I am also having a focus on reading within the school.

 

Come and talk to me about…

Anything that is on your mind. I am keen to know what you think is going well and what impacts you and your family most. 

Stuart Farthing-Mays - Parent Governor
Antony Williams - Co-opted Governor
Laura Proud - Parent Governor

Kathryn Strik- Clerk to Governors

Kathryn Strik- Clerk to Governors 1
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