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Welcome to our Governors' section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

The Governing body of the school is drawn from many aspects of the community. The Governors have responsibility for the overall management of the school, acting within the framework set by national legislation and by the policies of the local education authority of Gloucestershire.

 

At our school there are 5 types of governor which reflect all those involved in the school community:-

 

Foundation Governor - The role of a Foundation Governor is to ensure that the Christian ethos of the school is maintained and creatively developed and they are appointed by the Church,

 

Co-Opted Governor – Co-Opted Governors are appointed by the governing body and drawn from the local community,

 

Local Authority Governor - These types of Governors are appointed by the Local Authority,

 

Parent Governor - The parent Governors are elected by parents of children attending the school and usually serve for 4 years,

 

Teaching / Non-Teaching Staff Governor - The role of these governors is to represent the staff at the school and it includes the Headteacher.

 

The full Governing body meets once a term. For more information regarding the role of the governing body, please follow attached link, Gloucestershire Governors Information.

 

The current Governing body is as follows:-

 

Miss Helen Sowden - Head Teacher

B.Ed Honours Degree and Masters in Education Degree.  NPQH

Appointed in September 2014 having twenty nine years teaching experience.  During my career I have taught all year groups throughout primary schools, and have held phase and Deputy Head Leadership positions.  I have enjoyed experiences teaching abroad; working for the M.O.D in Service Schools in Germany for four years and in the Middle East in Oman for two years, in an International British and Dutch school.  Prior to my role, as Head Teacher at Ann Edwards School, I was deputy and then acting Head at Lethbridge Primary School in Swindon.  I was also acting head at a small school in Wiltshire which I progressed from requires improvement to a standard of good. I am very committed to inclusive education and access to education for all pupils and feel very privileged to be the Head Teacher of Ann Edwards Primary School where we have an excellent team and community and fantastic pupils. 

 

Mr Mike Powell - Chair of Governors/LA Governor 

I am in my second term as a school governor, and have  2 children who were both pupils at Ann Edwards.  I am a Sales Manager in the drinks industry currently working for a regional brewer.  I became a governor to make a positive difference to the life chances of children in South Cerney by working with the leadership team to increase standards in the school.  At Ann Edwards I am Chair of Governors and the link governor for PE and Gifted and Talented.

mpowell@annedwardsprimary.co.uk

 

 

Major Robert Martin - Foundation Governor

I am a retired Army Officer, now working in the barracks as a civil servant.  I am a foundation governor, having previously been a community governor at the school for four years.  I have four grown up children and was married to a primary teacher for 25 years - therefore have some understanding of the complexity of primary education. I value the ethos and inclusiveness of the school. 

 

Mrs Michelle Nelson - Foundation Governor

At Ann Edwards I am the Link Governor for Religious Education and belong to the Communications and Community Committee.  I work with the NHS and am married with 2 children, one attends the school whilst the other has recently moved on to secondary education.  Prior to becoming a Governor I was the Treasurer for the school PTA.   

 

Foundation Governor -   Position to be filled

 

      

Mrs Claire Broadhurst - Vice Chair and Parent Governor

I have lived in South Cerney with my husband for 12 years, we have 2 daughters who attend Ann Edwards.  I am a regular volunteer at school from Toasting on a Tuesday to helping out in the classroom.

      

Mrs Lorna Buchanan - Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor at Ann Edwards since October 2015.  I live in South Cerney and two of my 3 children currently attend the school.  I am a qualified primary school teacher and I taught in Swindon before taking a break from teaching to be a full time mum.  I am committed to supporting the school and working together to offer the best education and opportunities for our children.

 

Mrs Donna McCahill - Parent Governor

 

Mr Joe Vaughan - Staff Governor

I am a recently qualified teacher at Ann Edwards.  I am originally from Cardiff in South Wales, but came to Gloucestershire to study at University.  I have recently been accepted onto the governing body for the school and I am looking forward to the role.

 

Mrs Emily Chapman - Associate Member

I am the Deputy Head Teacher of Ann Edwards C of E Primary School.  I have always been on the Governing Body as an Associate Governor and then an Associate Member since joining the school in September 2012.  I was the Acting Head for a 6 month interim period.  Working at the school I have a great insight into the day-to-day policies and procedures and have a great passion for data and driving the school forwards in becoming better every year

 

Mr Jonathan Poulton - Co-Opted

 

Mrs Lisa Fryer  - Co Opted

I am a qualified secondary school teacher who has held a number of middle and senior leadership positions within Gloucestershire. My particular areas of expertise and interest are Pastoral Care, Safeguarding, SEN/Inclusion, Diversity, Raising Attainment and Aspirations, Humanities and  CPSHE. My connection with South Cerney is via my husband, who has worked in a locally based company for the last 15 years. Ann Edwards School has much to be proud off and I am delighted to be able to work with the Governing Body and Leadership Team to ensure all children continue to have a quality educational experience.

 

Miss Fiona Gardiner  - Clerk to the Governors 

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed By

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Positions of Responsibility

Attendance at Meetings 15/16

Relevant Business Interests

Relationships/

Conflicts of Interest

Role

Link Subjects

Mr Mike Powell

Co-opted

Governing Body

01/02/17

to

31/01/21

FGB

Resources

Community

Chair of Governors

92%

None

None

 

PE

Gifted & Talented

Miss Helen Sowden

Head Teacher

By Virtue of Office

NA

All

Head Teacher

100%

None

None

Head Teacher

 

Ms Emily Chapman

Deputy Head

Associate Member

Governing Body

NA

FGB

Performance

Resources

Deputy Head

83%

None

None

Pupil Premium

 

Mrs Michelle Nelson

Foundation

Diocese

01/09/13

to 31/08/17

FGB

Community

Performance

 

83%

None

Parent of a child in school.

SIAMS

R.E.

Maj Robert Martin

Foundation

Diocese

01/09/15

to

31/08/19

FGB

Community

Performance

 

67%

None

None

Governor Training. Policies

MFL

Mr Jonathan Poulton

Co-opted

Governing Body

09/07/15

to

08/07/19

FGB

Resources

Community

Chair of Resources.

58%

None

Related to member of school staff.

Parent of children in school. Also related to other children in school.

Volunteer at Cotswold Forest School.

First Aid Instructor (delivering training to school).

Health and Safety.

 

 

Science

 

Mrs Lorna Buchanan

Parent

Parents

01/10/15

to

30/09/19

FGB

Performance

Resources

Chair of Performance and Standards.

92%

None

None

Safeguarding.

Literacy.

EYFS

Mrs Claire Broadhurst

Parent

Parents

21/04/16

to

20/04/20

FGB

Resources

Community

Vice Chair

80%

None

Husband sells Ann Edwards uniform.

SEND

LAC Governor

Music

Art

Mr Joe Vaughan

Staff

Staff

21/04/16

to

20/04/20

FGB

Performance

Community

 

100%

None

None

 

 

Lisa Fryer

Co-opted

Governing Body

08/03/17 to 07/03/21

FGB

Performance

Community

 

 

 

 

 

History & Geography

Donna McCahill

Parent

Parents

08/03/17 to 07/03/17

FGB

Performance

Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

Foundation

Diocese

 

FGB

Community

Resources

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

Vacancy

LA

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT

Governing Body Members who have served in the last 12 months.

Governing Body Members who have served in the last 12 months. 1

If you wish to contact the Governors, please do so on 

 

clerk@annedwardsprimary.co.uk   

 

 

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