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Our Governors

Strategic Plan 2023 - 2025

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.


The Chair of Governors

 The role of Chair of Governors will be shared between two co-chairs, Amy Saturley and Laura Proud.  They will share the chairing of the governors meetings and both will have regular meetings with the headteacher.  Although the role is carried out by two people, both individuals have the authority to carry out the role and responsibilities of the chair of governors.

Amy Saturley is the lead co-chair, that is the first point of contact for the headteacher, parents, the local authority, the Department for Education (DfE) and other stakeholders.  

Amy Saturley - Lead Co-chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor


Why I became a School Governor?

I have lived in Westonzoyland for many years and both of my children attend the school. I was keen to get involved with the school and make a positive contribution to its ongoing development. My career for the last 18+ years has been to help people with their financial needs and lifestyles in a variety of different roles. This has given me many transferable skills, has taught me to be inquisitive and enables me to deal with many different situations professionally and with compassion.

Westonzoyland is a wonderful village and I believe the school and the children are central to its future success.


Come and talk to me about...

What you like about the school, what your children like about the school and any ideas or suggestions you may have.


Laura Proud - Co-chair of Governors, Parent Governor

Why I become a School Governor?

I've lived in Westonzoyland for several years now. Both my children attend the school, and the opportunity to become a Governor came up once my youngest started and I had a bit more time on my hands. I have worked in Human Resources for over 15 years in a number of roles. I hope to be able to use the variety of skills and experiences I have developed, to make a positive contribution to the the school.

Come and talk to me about...
What you and your family love most about the school and any thoughts on how we can develop it further.

Chloe Bridgeman - Staff Governor

Why I became a School Governor?

I began working at Westonzoyland Primary School in 2020 and love working in such a special place, within a wonderful community. When the opportunity to become a staff governor came up last year, I jumped at the chance to become involved with the governors and to make our school the best place it can be for all.


What is my particular focus this year?

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


Come and talk to me about..

Anything and everything. I am always available to discuss any ideas and thoughts you have about what you think is going well and how we can make the school even better for you and your family.

Nicky Doughty - LA Governor

Why I became a governor?

I have been working with Westonzoyland school since 2002 supporting them with their school performances.  As a local school leader, I have been delighted to be involved for many years with the growth and development of the school.  I am passionate about the safeguarding of children, teaching and learning and working with local communities.  I believe every child should be able to learn and achieve no matter their circumstances.  I am always willing to support Westonzoyland school and its families in any way I can.


Come and talk to me about ..

Any aspect of the school life, we are always willing to listen.  

Chris Ball - Co-opted Governor

Why I became a school governor.

I grew up in Westonzoyland and enjoyed my time at the school many years ago.  Two of my children are children here and I wanted to take an active interest in the school's ongoing development.  For the last twelve years, I have been working in health, safety, environment  and facilities compliance and am a graduate of Institution of Safety and Health (IOSH).  I believe that my skills will complement the Governing Body's expertise, add value to the school and help to support the safety culture.


Come and talk to me about 

The things that you like about the school and any ways in  which you think it could be imrpoved.


Kelly Branfield - Co-opted Governor

Andrew Dingwall - Elected Parent Governor

Ryan Parker-Binns - Co-opted Governor

Charlotte Jones - Clerk to the Governing Body

Charlotte Jones is our professional governance officer, supporting the Governing Body to make timely decisions and keep up to date with a range of legal responsibilities. You can contact Charlotte by writing a letter marking it for the attention of the clerk to governors, and leaving at the school office or by email to