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 officio31/03/1625/12/50Attends both
Lissa GibbinsParentParents06/10/1505/10/19Staffing & Curriculum
Samantha HowellParentParents07/10/1306/10/17Staffing & CurriculumChair of Staffing & Curriculum
Michael McHughFoundationEx Officio14/01/1325/12/50Staffing & Curriculum
Gillian MortimerCo-optedGoverning Body28/04/1527/04/17Staffing & Curriculum (Finance in absence of Chair)Vice Chair FGB
Jamie PearsonFoundationChurch01/10/15
Jayanti SainsburyParentParents29/09/1628/09/18FinanceChair of Finance
Gordon StoneCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1531/12/18Attends bothChair of FGB
Gordon BallCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1731/12/18
Sarah CookCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1731/12/18
Sylvia WyattCo-optedGoverning Body01/01/1731/12/18
Nuala HawkinsParentParents01/01/1722/11/20
Business/Other interest:Attendance at FGB 2015/16:*Attendance at Committees 2015-16
Lousie CarlisleNil return7/9S&C- 5/5;
F - 3/3
Lissa GibbinsNil return5/7S&C- 3/4;
F - 1/1
Samantha HowellNil return9/9F- 6/6
Michael McHughNil return5/9S&C- 2/5
Gillian MortimerNil return6/9S&C- 4/5
Jamie PearsonNil return6/9F- 2/6
Jayanti SainsburyNil return8/9F- 6/6
Prue SaundersNil return8/9S&C- 4/5
Kim SpencerNil return2/4S&C- 1/2;
F- 1/2
Gordon StoneParish Councillor8/9S&C- 5/5;
F- 6/6
Nicola WilliamsNil return4/4S&C- 1/1;
F- 2/2
* Additional meetings due to HT appointment / Academies discussion / extra business