Pensford Primary School

Pensford Primary School

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“Pupils feel safe
at school and are kind
to one another. They like
being at school and appreciate
the many experiences
they have.” - Ofsted
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List of School Governors and their potted histories

Finance and Personnel Premises and Health & Safety Jason Rehbein (Chair),

Warrick Barton or Sam Miller, Nigel Chambers, Sarah Millican (advisory)

Performance Standards and Pupil Welfare Jo Barnes (Chair) Warrick Barton/ Sam Miller, Julie Parker, Dan Pitt, Jess Flack
H & S Governor Jason Rehbein Pupil Discipline Nigel Chambers, Warrick Barton/Sam Miller

Attendance at committee and GB meetings over the academic year 2019/20

Nigel Chambers - 100%

Jason Rehbein - 100%

Julie Parker - 100%

Therese Tyson - 100%

Jo Barnes 80%

Jess Flack - 40%

Dan Pitt - 100%

Warrick Barton 100%

Sam Miller 100%

Governors who resigned or whose term ended in the 2018/19/20 academic year

Adele Balzan 

Donna Uren

Therese Tyson

Paul Todd





Chair of Governors Nigel Chambers 

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Co-opted governor

As a civil servant working for the Health and Safety Executive for 34 years and before that working in Higher Education, Nigel has extensive experience of company management systems and of analysing and improving company technical performance. He has led and developed teams of engineers, scientists and enforcement specialists in a wide range of projects and programmes which have linked with and impacted on local and national business programmes.

Nigel has sat on industry advisory committees as both advisor and secretary and has experience of strategic decision making at a national level with strategic decision making at a national level with, for example, the NHS.

He has wide experience of chairing committees. More recently,he has 3 years experience of working with reception age children as a volunteer “Bookbug” - a BaNES project aimed at bringing male influence to bear on early years reading for boys. Currently he is enlisted on the Chairs’ National Development Programme due to start in early 2017.

He has no links with other School Governing Boards.


Jason Rehbein



Warrick Barton  


Mr Barton is currently seconded to Moorlands Federation at present and his role is being covered by Acting Headteacher Sam Miller.  

 Sam Miller  

Teaching and Support Staff Governor

Sam has been teaching for ten years and has taught in Cornwall and South Bristol covering every year of Key Stage 2. He joined Pensford School in 2016 as KS2 leader and became the staff governor  during that academic year. He was appointed Acting Headteacher from January 2020 until January 2021. Sam has no personal connections with any governors or school staff and no business interests that could influence any decisions made by the GB.

 Jo Barnes  12/07/2021

Parent Governor

Jo is a Disability Advice Team Manager at the University of the West of England. Her role is primarily to lead a team in providing advice, support and information to disabled students, and advising academic staff on inclusive and accessible curricula, pedagogy and assessment. Jo has a qualification in Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support, and has previously worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language to children and adults overseas. She has also worked in further education, teaching young people with learning disabilities.

Jo has no business interests that could influence her decisions regarding the school.

Dan Pitt 3/6/2022
Jess Flack 1/2/2023

Jess is currently studying for a MSc in Social Work at the University of Bristol and is on track to qualify in 2021. Prior to this, from 2016-2019, Jess owned the local Miners’ Coffee Shop in Pensford which was a wonderful way to be a part of the local community. The coffee shop raised money for various local projects including for the building of the current Pensford Primary School Library. Additionally, Jess has a degree in Psychology and many years experience of working with children with learning disabilities.


Jess has no business interests that could influence any decisions regarding the school.

 Julie Parker 03/06/2022

LA Governor  

Julie is a retired hospital consultant who lives in Publow, and became a community governor 5 years ago, having made links via Forest Schooling.  She is currently the link governor for safe-guarding, and is part of the subcommittee that supervises the curriculum, welfare and standards of education.

The school’s ethos of putting happiness first is important to her.

Julie has no business interests that could influence her decisions regarding the school.

Jose Tarnowski  

Clerk to governors 

Sarah Millican Associate Member - Sarah is the Business Manager at Pensford School and attends the Finance and Personnel meetings to support the committee and also manages the budget and works closely with the chair of governors.