Our Governors

Welcome to the Governors’ page

My name is Gill Mortimer and I am the Chair of Governors at Great Bedwyn School. Governors work in a voluntary capacity with the Headteacher and the senior leadership team to provide the strategic direction for the school.

Our role is to ensure that the children receive the very best education that Great Bedwyn School can provide. We don’t get involved in the day-to-day running of the school, but set the criteria by which the school is managed. Governors both support and challenge the Headteacher and senior staff to ensure that the school performs as well as it should and that all pupils have the very best opportunity to learn and grow.

We have two sub committees – Finance and Premises coupled with Learning and Progress. These Committees meet two weeks before each Full Governing Body to discuss the issues that need addressing particular to each sub committee.

We all come from very different backgrounds and are always looking for fresh faces to join us. If it is something that you want to know more about then please contact the school office and one of us will be in touch with you.

Governors’ Annual review 2016-17

Current GovernorsGovernor typeAppointed/elected by:Term of office start date:Term of office end date:Committee:Responsibilities:
Nicola WilliamsStaff (Head)Ex officio11/04/1625/12/50Attends both
Louise CarlisleStaffStaff19/01/1718/01/21Learning and Progress;
Finance (in absence of HT)
Lissa GibbinsParentParents06/10/1505/10/19Learning and ProgressCommunity Governor
Samantha HowellParentParents07/10/1311/09/19Learning and ProgressJoint Vice Chair; Chair of Learning and Progress
Michael McHughFoundationEx Officio14/01/1325/12/50Learning and ProgressSafeguarding / Child Protection Governor
Gillian MortimerCo-opted
Governing Body
10/04/1709/04/21Attends bothChair of Governors
Jamie PearsonFoundationChurch01/10/15
FinanceHealth and safety Governor
Jayanti SainsburyCo-optedGoverning Body29/09/1628/09/18FinanceJoint Vice Chair; Chair of Finance
Gordon StoneCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1531/12/18FinanceHealth and Safety Governor
Sarah CookCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1731/12/18Finance
Sylvia WyattCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1731/12/18Learning and Progress
Tim CattParentParents11/10/1710/10/21Finance
Nuala HawkinsParentAppointed by FGB (no nominations)23/11/1622/11/20Learning and ProgressSEN / Pupil Premium Governor
Gordon BallCo-optedGoverning body01/01/1705/10/17Finance
Prue SaundersLocal AuthorityGoverning Body / LA01/01/1524/07/17Learning and Progress
Business/Other interest:Attendance at FGB; EGB 2016-17Attendance at Committees 2016-17
Gordon BallParish Councillor4/4; 1/2S&C-1/1;
Louise CarlisleNil return5/6; 2/3S&C- 4/4;
F - 1/1
Sarah CookNil return4/4; 2/2S&C-1/1;
Lissa GibbinsNil return6/6; 3/3S&C- 6/6;
Nuala HawkinsTeaches at St John's4/4; 2/3S&C-3/4;
Samantha HowellNil return6/6; 3/3S&C-6/6;
Michael McHughFoundation Governor at St Katherine's School Savernake, Wiltshire6/6; 1/3S&C- 4/6
Gillian MortimerNil return5/6; 2/3S&C- 4/6
Jamie PearsonNil return4/6; 1/3F- 3/6
Jayanti SainsburyNil return6/6; 3/3F- 6/6
Prue SaundersNil return5/6; 3/3S&C- 5/5
Gordon StoneParish Councillor5/6; 3/3S&C- 5/6;
F- 6/6
Nicola WilliamsNil return6/6; 3/3S&C- 5/6;
F- 5/6
Sylvia WyattNil return4/4; 2/2S&C-2/4