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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 governing body.

 

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

 

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  MEd.  NPQH

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

 

Mrs Claire Broadhurst - Chair of Governors / Parent Governor

I have been a governor for over three years, taking on the role of chair two years ago. I live in South Cerney with my Husband, two children and my dog Harry.  I am enjoying working with dedicated and hard working staff and governors at Ann Edwards School.  

Chair@annedwardsprimary.co.uk

 

Mrs Heather Messenger - Vice Chair of Governors / Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor for two years and am taking on the role of vice chair this year. My family and I live in the village and my child attends Ann Edwards. I really enjoy the role of Governor and enjoy working with all the staff at Ann Edwards Primary school.

 

Reverend Jennifer MacKenzie - Foundation Governor

 

Miss Emily Harris - 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

 

 

Mrs Annette Vancil - Co-Opted Governor

I have worked at senior management level for many years, primarily in Information Technology and Project Management, and have previous experience as a Trustee for two charities supporting children. I have been a governor for two years and I enjoy supporting the school as they deliver a happy, encouraging and stimulating education for our children – including my two children.

 

Mrs Lisa Fryer  - Local Authority Governor

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.

 

Mrs Stefanie Rothery - Staff Governor

I am a HLTA at Ann Edwards C of E Primary School since 2006.  I became a Staff Governor in September 2017.  I started my career as a teaching assistant in 1998 at a forces school in Germany.  I have a heartfelt passion for what I do and love supporting our pupils, as well as teachers.  I think it is a privilege to further our pupils' development as part of a caring and committed team.  I am deeply passionate about Ann Edwards and excited about being involved in shaping its future.

 

Mrs Hannah Rennie - Parent Governor

I have lived in South Cerney with my husband for 11 years. We have a son in Year One and a son due to start school in September 2020. Currently I am working from home as an Administration Manager for our family business as well as being a full-time parent. I am an experienced Primary School teacher and I have a passion for education. I have taught across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, managed the Key Stage 1 department, coordinated many different subjects, mentored newly qualified teachers and university students and stepped in as SENDCO for two terms. With my teaching expertise I feel I bring a strong set of skills and educational knowledge to the Governing team. For the last 2 years I have been on the Management Committee for South Cerney Playgroup. This involves making vital decisions about the running of Playgroup, including recruitment, handling complaints, ensuring all documentation is to a high standard for OFSTED as well as fundraising. I have recently completed a safeguarding course and understand the importance of safeguarding and child protection as well as confidentiality.

 

 

Ms Chris Astwick - Foundation Governor

 

Mrs Sarah James  - Clerk to the Governors 

 

 

 

Vacancies

 

Co-opted Governor x 2

Foundation Governor x 1

 

 

 

 

Governors’ Register of Attendance 17/18

 

 

 

 

 

Governors

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

FGB 14/09/17

Community 03/10/17

FGB 17/10/17

EFGB 15/11/17

Performance 15/11/17

FGB

10/01/18

Resources 16/01/18

Resources 13/03/18

Community 22/03/18

Resources 17/04/18

Performance 26/04/18

FGB 10/05/18

Community 23/05/18

Resources 20/06/18

Performance 11/07/18

FGB 18/07/18

 

Helen Sowden

(Head Teacher)

All

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

x

 

x

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

Emily Harris

(Associate Member)

FGB

Performance

Resources

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

Claire Broadhurst

(Chair of Governors)

FGB

Resources

Community

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

Robert Martin

(Vice Chair)

FGB

Resources

Performance

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

Jonathan Poulton (Resources Chair)

FGB

Resources

Community

 

ü

 

x

 

ü

 

x

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

Lorna Buchanan

(Performance Chair)

FGB

Performance

Resources

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

x

 

ü

 

ü

 

Lisa Fryer

(Community Chair)

FGB

Community

Performance

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

na

 

ü

 

na

 

x

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

x

 

ü

 

Jennifer McKenzie

FGB

Community

 

ü

 

ü

 

x

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

na

 

na

 

x

 

na

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

na

 

ü

 

Darren Beecher

FGB

Performance

Resources

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

X

 

X

 

na

 

x

 

ü

 

X

 

na

 

na

 

na

 

na

 

Stefanie Rothery

FGB

Community

Performance

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

x

 

x

 

ü

 

na

 

na

 

x

 

na

 

X

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

Heather Messenger

FGB

Performance

Community

 

na

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

na

 

x

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

Annette Vancil

FGB

Resources

Performance

 

na

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

na

 

ü

 

ü

 

ü

 

Foundation Vacancy

 

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

 

  • = Attended Meeting na = Not a member of that committee x = did not attend, apology given. X = did not attend no apology given.

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed By

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Position of Responsibility

 

Attendance at Meetings 16/17

Relevant Business Interests

Relationships/

Conflicts of Interest

Role

Link Subjects

FGB

Committee

Miss Helen Sowden

Head Teacher

Virtue of Office

NA

All

Head Teacher

100%

100%

None

None

Head Teacher

 

Ms Emily Harris

Deputy Head.

Associate Member

Governing Body

NA

FGB

Performance

Resources

Deputy Head

 

100%

 

83%

None

None

Pupil Premium

 

Rev’d Jennifer McKenzie

Foundation

Diocese

From

21/05/17

 

FGB

Community

Ethos

Chair of Ethos Committee

NA

NA

 

Parent of a child in school.

Governor at Siddington C of E School.

SIAMs

RE

Maj Robert Martin

Foundation

Diocese

01/09/15

to

31/08/19

FGB

Resources

Performance

Ethos

Vice Chair

 

80%

 

83%

None

None

Governor Training. Policies

Maths

Mr Jonathan Poulton

Co-opted

Governing Body

09/07/15

to

08/07/19

FGB

Resources

Community

Chair of Resources & Premises.

 

60%

 

50%

None

Related to member of school staff.

Parent of children in school. 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.

 

80%

 

100%

None

None

Safeguarding

EYFS

Music

Art

Mrs Claire Broadhurst

Parent

Parents

21/04/16

to

20/04/20

FGB

Resources

Community

Chair of Governors

14-09-17 to

13-09-19

 

100%

 

100%

None

Husband sells Ann Edwards uniform.

Sister has been recommended to SENDCo for dyslexia training.

SEND

LAC Governor

Gifted and Talented.

Literacy

Mrs Lisa Fryer

Local Authority

Governing Body

17/10/17

To

16/10/21

FGB

Performance

Community

Chair of Community Committee

 

33%

 

33%

 

 

 

History & Geography

Mr Darren Beecher

Co-opted

Governing Body

14/09/17 to 13/09/21

FGB

Performance Resources

 

NA

NA

 

Parent of 2 children in school.

 

ICT

Mrs Stefanie Rothery

Staff

Staff

14/09/17 to 13/09/21

FGB

Community Performance

 

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Mrs Heather Messenger

 

Parent

Parents

27/09/17

To

26/09/21

FGB

Performance

Resources

 

NA

NA

 

Husband owns KJM Property Maintenance and has been appointed to do building works in the past.

 

PE

Vacancy

 

Foundation

Diocese

 

Ethos

 

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Mrs Annette Vancil

Co-opted

Governing Body

17/10/17 to

16/10/21

FGB

Community

Performance

 

NA

NA

 

 

Finance Governor

MFL

 

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

 
 

Type of Governor

Term Of Office

Committee

Attendance

Mrs Michelle Nelson

End of Term of Office 31.08.17

Foundation

01.09.13 – 31.08.17

FGB

Community

Performance

82%

Mr Joe Vaughan

Resigned Post in School 25.07.17

Staff

21.04.16 – 20.04.20

FGB

Performance

Community

82%

Mr Mike Powell

End of Term of Office 25.07.17

Co-opted

01.02.17 – 25.07.17

FGB

Resources

Community

91%

Mrs Donna McCahill

Resigned 10.07.17

Parent

08.03.17 – 07.03.21

FGB

Performance

Community

67%

Mr Kamran Farooq

Resigned 16.02.17

Parent

18.11.13 – 17.11.17

FGB

Performance

Resources

75%

 

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

 

clerk@annedwardsprimary.co.uk   

 

 

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