The Structure of the Full Governing Body

Governor Attendance 2015-2016

Articles of Association

Clare Lindley

Parent Governor & Member

I have been a parent governor for six years, and Chair of the Governing Body for four years. I sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee, looking at the Curriculum throughout Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. I also work with the Senior Management Team analysing detailed results data and pupil tracking. I am the link governor for Special Needs and Child Protection. I became a governor to support the school in providing a happy, safe environment which develops all the pupils to the best of their abilities.

Howard Marshall

Community Governor & Member

I am Chair of the Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee; I support the school in bringing about best practice and best value. I worked for Royal Mail engineering until I took early retirement in 2004. I am now self-employed as a handyman. My wife is a Head teacher and I have two married sons who live in Cardiff and West London. My interests are: walking; swimming and sailing.

Rev. Geoff Sowden

Foundation Governor

I am Vicar of St Leonard's Church, Blunsdon. I seek to help bring the church and school together in our community, and to enable the Governing Body to think through what it means to be a church school.

James Lovell

Parent Governor

I have a son in Year Two, and another son joining the school in September 2015 so I am particularly interested in seeing the school maintaining and improving on its current high standards. With a background in business, I am a member of the Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee and Vice-Chair of the Governing Body.

Karen Jankinson

Community Governor & Member

I am pleased to serve as a Community Governor. My history with the school goes back nearly thirty years, when we moved into the village and my children attended a school that was much smaller. I was happy to be a ‘mum helper’ and have now come full circle, again being a voluntary helper. I worked as a part time teacher in school for over 12 years before retiring last year. I have recently been appointed as Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

Catherine Merry

Staff Governor

I am Class Teacher of Year Three pupils. I am Science Co-ordinator for the whole school, as well as Co-ordinator for Personal, Social and Health Education.

Coby Day

Clerk to the Governors