Our Governors

The Governors of Great Bedwyn School work 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 we can provide.

We don’t get involved in the day-to-day operation 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 & grow.

We have two sub committees – Finance and Premises coupled with Staffing and Curriculum. These Committees meet prior to each Full Governing Body to discuss the array of issues that need addressing.

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 make contact.

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 CarlisleStaffStaff19/01/1718/01/21Staffing & Curriculum
Finance (in absence of HT)
Lissa GibbinsParentParents06/10/1505/10/19Staffing & Curriculum
Samantha HowellParentParents07/10/1311/09/19Staffing & CurriculumJoint Vice Chair; Chair of Staffing & Curriculum
Michael McHughFoundationEx Officio14/01/1325/12/50Staffing & Curriculum
Gillian MortimerCo-opted
Governing Body
10/04/1709/04/21Staffing & Curriculum Chair of Governors
Jamie PearsonFoundationChurch01/10/15
Jayanti SainsburyCo-optedGoverning Body29/09/1628/09/18FinanceJoint Vice Chair; Chair of Finance
Gordon StoneCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1531/12/18Attends both
Sarah CookCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1731/12/18Finance
Sylvia WyattCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1731/12/18Staffing & Curriculum
Nuala HawkinsParentAppointed by FGB (no nominations)23/11/1622/11/20Staffing & Curriculum
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