Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
The role of the governors is to focus on the strategic development of the school, quality of education, communications and health and safety of the school
CURRENT LGC COMMITTEE
Type of Governor
Term of office
02/12/2023 - 01/12/2027
2/9/13 to None/open ended/at discretion of Diocese
30/03/2023 - 29/03/2027
11/03/22 - 10/03/26
|Associate||Victoria Dunneemail@example.com||19/06/2023 - 18/6/2024|
|Parent||Rebecca Hicksfirstname.lastname@example.org||11/07/2023 - 10/07/2027|
|Community||Sarah Haleemail@example.com||11/07/2023 - 10/07/2023|
18/09/2023 - 17/09/2027
|Foundation (pending Diocesan appointment)||Henrietta Aldermanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Foundation (pending Diocesan appointment)||Alan Chattemail@example.com|
Clerk to Governors
Our Local Governing Committee is held to account by the Pickwick Academy Trust Board and Members:
MEET THE GOVERNORS
My children both attended Winterslow Primary School and I was heavily involved with the school during their time there, spending time serving on FOWS and as a Foundation Governor for 8 years, including 4 years as Chair of Governors. Despite no longer having children in the school (they are 18 and 21!) I have a deep and long-lasting affection for Winterslow School and its amazing staff and children and am happy to spend my time and energy for their benefit. Winterslow is a very special school with a lovely Christian culture and ethos and I am proud to play a part in its governance.
My background is in education, having spent time teaching in primary and secondary schools and at sixth form level, working in educational support as an exams officer and admissions officer, and as a Childcare Advisor and Play Manager at Wiltshire Council. I am currently also Chair of the Management Committee of the John McNeill Opportunity Centre. I now run my own training company delivering first aid, mental health, and safeguarding and teacher training and teaching piano and music theory, and quality assuring other training organisations.
I’m a parent Governor at Winterslow which reflects the fact that I have a daughter in (Year 3), and my other daughter left Year 6 in July 2022. My family moved into the area three years ago, and have been in Winterslow for just two years, but we already feel at home - especially welcome in Winterslow Primary School. As well as my term as a Governor, I am also the Secretary of FOWS. I aim to use the roles as a way of helping our children have the best possible time at Winterslow; supporting parents, Mrs Bone and all the staff. I work locally as a project manager. In my spare time I like running, travelling, and visiting the great beaches we have nearby.
Foundation Governor (pending appointment)
I have lived in Winterslow for over 20 years. I moved here when my three children were in secondary school. I have always felt that the school was the heart of the village and nurturing future generations in their early years within a caring culture and with strong values is an incredibly important role within the community. I am delighted to be a Foundation Governor and will do all I can to assist the ongoing excellence of the school.
My background is in organisational governance and management and I have held trustee and non-executive director roles. Since leaving full time work in 2021 I have enjoyed having the time to contribute to the community in various ways. Being a Foundation Governor enables me to use my skills for the benefit of the school and it is a very rewarding experience.
I have five grandchildren and they all attend faith schools. I am familiar with the ethos and values that are very much embedded within Winterslow Church of England school and I am delighted to play a small part in its ongoing sparkling future.
Foundation Governor (pending appointment)
I am delighted to be taking on the role of a Foundation Governor at Winterslow Primary School. My wife and I have lived in the village since 2009, and this school was a big factor in our decision to move here. Both of our children have thrived at Winterslow school, my eldest finished in 2020 and my youngest is in Year 6 in Swallows. I have seen how Winterslow School’s unique curriculum, ethos and Christian values have not only given my children and their classmates an excellent education, but also the opportunity to grow, flourish, and be well prepared for life beyond primary school. I look forward to playing my part to help ensure all children at Winterslow Primary School have the same positive experience that mine have enjoyed.
Outside of school responsibilities my passion has always been in computing. Originally from Essex, I graduated from University of Southampton with a Software Engineering Masters and currently work
at IBM, based just outside of Winchester, as a Product Manager responsible for product strategy. As everyone with a young family will know there is precious little time for anything else, but any day
now I hope to re-embrace my love of cycling… any day now!
When I moved to Winterslow 8 years ago, one of the biggest draws for me and my husband was the school. We wanted to move somewhere that we could raise our family, somewhere that would provide a quality education. We read the Ofsted reports and had a look around the school. We absolutely fell in love, and have never been disappointed. My eldest son is so happy at the school, my middle son is starting in September and my youngest will be there before I know it. I am so passionate speaking to people about the school, and when I tell them the opportunities that my son has, they are blown away. I am so proud to be a governor and I am looking forward to getting stuck in, finding out about policies and processes and using my skills to contribute to the children's experience of education.
I have two children at Winterslow School, a son in Wrens and a daughter in Robins. I love volunteering at school and am particularly excited to bring farming experiences into the children’s education, through talking about harvest and milking cows to bringing calves into school for all children and staff to see. I've also helped to arrange opportunities for the children to go on trips to a local farm to see lambs being born and have a go at hedge planting. When the opportunity arose to serve the school as parent governor I was keen to offer my skills and support to bring more of the "Explore and Discover" into school. I have several jobs, I work for the Leckford Estate (John Lewis Partnership), and on two other farms milking cows and rearing calves. In my spare time I love being outside with my family and animals and socialising within a great community playing skittles.
I have been involved with church schools for the past twenty years and have a passion for children to be educated in an environment where Christian values ensure all are equally valued. Ordained in 2002, I have spent almost all of my ministry in rural village communities with their schools and so I have a love for local, friendly and a personal approach to not only faith but also to education. Born in 1965 I am a ‘late father’ and have children of my own who are primary school age so appreciate the concerns of parents while understanding the needs of the wider school and its responsibilities. Before I was ordained I was a founding company director of a small electronic engineering company based in Dorset manufacturing and installing Vision Systems to industry all over the world. I have the privilege of leading Collective Worship for the whole school once a week and enjoy seeing the school engage in bible stories and seeing them ‘sparkling as light of the world’.
Governor since March 2017. I became a Governor as I wanted to understand how the school system works and how the different groups work together and contribute to my daughter’s primary school. We have a strong governing team and working alongside the leaders of the school we work hard together to ensure we have a school that our children can be proud of. I am currently working as Finance Officer at Winterslow and another local school and my experience as a governor has given me a good understanding of school finances. I have previously worked for import companies in the food industry as a quality manager or technologist, focusing on processes and the legal requirements of product development, packaging and importing. I have lived in the village for the last 5 years and my hobbies include horse riding and reading.
|I believe a key success factor for any school is to have a strong PTA & Governing Body that is able to communicate effectively with the school sharing thoughts and ideas from all parties. I was the Treasurer for FOWS for two years and during this time I was able to really understand all the great work that our parents/guardians undertake to support the school and children. I have experience of working both in the Finance and HR fields. I'm currently a HR Manager specialising in 'Innovative Leadership and Learning in a Digital World'. I've lived in the village for seven years and my hobbies include, running, walking and being outside with my family and pets.|
Winterslow Primary School
Governor attendance record for full governing body meetings
September 2022 - July 2023
Full governing body meetings (6)