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Minety Church Of England Primary School

"Always treat others as you would like them to treat you" Matthew 7:12 "Shine like the stars" Daniel 12:3

Who's who

Governors Structure

 

 Maggie Carleton 

Category of Governor: Co-opted 

Appointed Body: FGB 

Term of Office Expires: 23/9/2023 

Committee: Curriculum Committee 

Position/Responsibilities:    Chair of Governors and Chair of Curriculum Committee 

Staff Relationships: None 

Business interests:  None. 

About me: I have been teaching since 1971; initially in Birmingham where I trained, then in Germany for the MoD, in Swindon and finally Wiltshire. I was Deputy Head teacher at Oliver Tomkins School in Swindon for 6 years from 1989, and then moved to Ashton Keynes where I was Head teacher until my retirement in 2008. 

Since 2008 I spend my time in exercise classes, singing in a Rock Choir, skiing and / or other holidays whenever I can. I also enjoy cooking and visiting galleries and theatres. I have volunteered at the Prospect Hospice and with the Ridgeway Breast care Support group for 6 years as treasurer.

Sally Greaves

Category of Governor: Staff

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: N/A

Committee: Curriculum, Pay & Personnel and Finance & Premises

Position/Responsibilities: On all committees

Staff Relationships: Headteacher

Business Interests: None

About me: I have taught every year group in a teaching career of 22 years in schools in Gloucestershire.  In 2009 I gained my Head Teacher post at Minety and am very proud to be Head Teacher of such a positive and successful school.

You can read about my background in greater detail on other parts of the Website, but in summary: 

My qualifications are:  

BA Honours degree in English and History

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Post Graduate Certificate in Administration

National Professional Qualification in Headship 

I am currently studying part-time for a professional accreditation in education at Bath University.

Georgina Pilley

Category of Governor: Clerk

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: N/A

Committee: None

Position/Responsibilities: Clerk to the Governing Body

Staff Relationships: School Administrator

Business Interests: Part time administrator and Clerk to the Governors at Minety School.

About me: I live in Minety with my husband and 2 children who attend the school. I re-located back to Wiltshire in 2017 and enjoy being part of the village community. Out of work I really enjoy fitness and play netball and swim. I also love dance and take part in ballet inspired and modern style dance classes. I enjoy walks in the countryside with my family and catching up with friends.

Rachel Swatton

Category of Governor: Foundation

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: 21/10/2021

Committee: Curriculum

Position/Responsibilities: Committee member

Staff Relationships: None

Business Interests: None

About me: I'm married and have two children in Minety School.   I'm part of the local village church here in Minety, and am a licensed lay minister - which means I can officially lead worship and give talks in the church.

As a Foundation governor, I'm appointed by the local church to help support the school in recognising its historic links with the Christian faith, and encouraging a Christian ethos and set of values throughout.  I am a member of the Christian Ethos Committee and also I'm currently lead governor for Collective Worship and R.E. I also work in Minety Pre-school and enjoy dressmaking, baking and running the parish youth group.

Gina Hanson

Category of Governor: Foundation

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: 25/1/2020

Committee: Pay & Personnel

Position/Responsibilities: Committee member

Staff Relationships: None

Business Interests: None

About me: I am a foundation governor and took office in January 2012. I moved to Minety in 2008. I enjoy being part of the community and take an active role in St Leonard's Church groups. I regularly visit the Reception Class for which I am a Link Governor and am also a regular volunteer in the Kickstart club that takes place with our children after school every Wednesday.

 

 Tim Woodhouse 

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: 1/3/2023

Committee: Finance and Premises

Position/Responsibilities: Committee member

Staff Relationships: My wife is employed as a TA at the school

Business Interests: International Operations Director, Colebrook Bosson Saunders, London

About me: Tim moved to Minety in 2014 but grew up locally, he currently has three Children at the school. He brings a wealth of business knowledge from 25 years owning and running small to corporate businesses. During this period Tim took a two year sabbatical where he worked with children’s charities around the world, improving their management and operational performance as well as teaching English and Math’s. He has a particular passion for helping others develop and grow

Nicola Ashley

Category of Governor: Parent

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: 12/11/2021

Position/Responsibilities:    Vice-Chair of Governors

Staff Relationships: None

Business Interests: I am now a freelance Marketing professional having gained over 20 years experience with major brands in product marketing and communication roles.

About me: I have three children, 2 of whom are at Minety Primary School. I have served on the PTA and actively participate in a number of fund raising projects for school including securing a National Lottery grant. In my spare time I like swimming and walking and have recently begun working as a befriending volunteer for Age UK.

Clare Kerslake

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed Body: 

Term of Office Expires: 21/3/2023

Position/Responsibilities:    Link Governor for Safeguarding, SEN and LAC.

Staff Relationships: None

Business Interests: None

About me: I moved to the village in 2005 and my four children all attend Minety C of E Primary School. Professionally I have a First Class BSc HONS in Midwifery and since 2005 have worked for the Great Western NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon, providing antenatal, intra-partum and postnatal care. I currently work specifically in the high risk delivery unit, that strives to deliver safe and effective evidence-based practice to women and their families. In my spare time I love to escape to the coast with my family and read a good book!

Maria Madeley

Category of Governor: Staff

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: 21/3/23

Staff Relationships: EYFS class teacher

Business Interests: None

About me: I am the EYFS teacher at Minety School and am lucky to be involved in other areas in the school, including science club and a book group which is linked to the Cheltenham Literacy Festival.    I have lived in Wiltshire / Gloucestershire for over 20 years.  I have three grown up daughters – who are now all taller than me.   I love reading, the theatre and am a keen open water swimmer, when I am not on my bicycle or walking up hills.  

Sarah Richards

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: 23/9/2023

Staff Relationships: None

Business Interests: None

About me:  I am fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants having worked at KPMG, RBS, The National Trust and most recently Dyson.

 I have a keen interest in property having undergone a large renovation project with my husband. I have 2 children, one at preschool and one at school. You are likely to see me running or cycling around the village!

David Trendell

Category of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed Body: FGB

Term of Office Expires: 23/9/2023

Staff Relationships: Class 6 teacher

Business Interests: None

About me: I am the Class 6 teacher and SLT leader at Minety Primary School, where I lead  in KS2 Maths, RE and ICT. I am originally from Essex, but moved to Wiltshire in 2009. Outside of work I love football and enjoy keeping fit by running and taking my dog Amos out for walks.