Pensford Primary School

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List of School Governors and their potted histories

 

Finance and Personnel Premises and Health & Safety Nigel Chambers (Chair)Therese Tyson Warrick Barton Phil Wallhead Adele Balzan Diana Nagle Steve Harries (associate member)Andy Flack (associate member)
Performance Standards and Pupil Welfare Julie Parker (Chair) Warrick Barton Catherine Hunt Jo Barne Paul Todd
H & S Governor Phil Wallhead Pupil Discipline Paul Todd Warrick Barton

Attendance at committee and GB meetings over the academic year 2015/16

Jim Crouch - 100%

Nigel Chambers - 100%

Catherine Hunt - 100%

Therese Tyson - 91%

Adele Balzan - 82%

Phil Wallhead - 82%

Julie Parker - 91%

Jo Barnes 100%

Paul Todd - 100%

Sam Miller 100%

Governors who resigned or whose term ended in the 2015/16 academic year

Jane Critten - 100%

John Butler - 75%

Kate Croker - 46%

Richard Crawte - 73%

Jo Flatley - 80%

 

 

Chair of Governors Jim Crouch   Office ends12/07/2020

Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors at Paulton Junior School since 2001)

Jim has been a Governor since 2000. He is currently in his fourth year as the Primary Governor Representative on Bath and North East Somerset’s Schools Forum. He has been leading/guiding the Pensford Governing Body since September 2016. He has no material interests or relationships with the school or any of its staff or governors except as a Co-Opted Governor. Jim is a Chartered Surveyor working for a multi-national design company based in Bath, with experience in project management and arbitration.

Vice-chair Nigel Chambers  20/07/2019

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 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.

 Warrick Barton  

Headteacher

Mr Barton joined Pensford School from Longwell Green School where he was deputy head and KS2 leader.

 Sam Miller  

Teaching and Support Staff Governor

Sam has been teaching for six years and has taught in Cornwall and South Bristol covering every year of Key Stage 2. Sam has mentored students and a newly qualified teacher during his years in teaching. He joined Pensford School in 2016 as KS2 leader and became the staff governor this academic year. 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  12/07/2020

Parent Governor

Jo is a Disability Adviser at the University of the West of England. Her role is primarily to provide advice, support and information to disabled students, prospective students and staff, as well as contributing to policy and service development. Jo has a qualification in Adult Dyslexia Disagnosis 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 my decisions regarding the school.

 Paul Todd  12/07/2020

Co-opted Governor

Paul joined the GB in the summer of 2016 and brings with him a wealth of educational knowledge. 

He was previously a student at Pensford having grown up in the area and after leaving in year 6 in 1990 he attended Chew Valley Secondary School. He gained a teaching degree  at Southampton University with PE as his specialist subject. He is now Assistant Headteacher at Bridge Learning Campus (an 'All through' school) with responsibility for Engagement and Motivation. (Essentially Behaviour Rewards and Attendance). He has no pecuniary interests that would effect any decisions made by the GB.

 

 Diana Nagle  18/10/2020

Parent Governor

Diana has over 18 years of international hospitality experience in various field from supervisor to senior management.
Currently working within the real estate trade for a luxury and independent student accommodation provider, Diana was recently promoted to the Portfolio Manager U.K. wide.
Over the past 16 years Diana has had P&L and marketing oversight, been creative and resilient in monitoring expenses, taken senior leadership and been involved both with mobilisation, start up and growing organisations.
Diana has no links with other Governing Boards.

 Phil Wallhead  03/06/2018

Parent Governor

Phil left school at 17 and went to work for NHS in payroll and became Senior Finance after 5 years.
He joined Commercial Union (now Aviva) and became Sales Manager managing a team selling Life, Pensions, mortgages and investments to the public. He was also responsible for Compliance. 
In1986 Phil left and formed a Financial Services Business which he still runs but in 2007 he sold to another company, and now concentrates on personal sales working from home.  
Phil has a portfolio of property with a partner and they do most of the renovating work themselves.

He has no link with other governing bodies.

 Julie Parker  03/06/2018

LA Governor  

Dr Parker has recently retired and moved to Publow, but  previously worked as a consultant psychiatrist locally for many years. This gave Julie experience in teaching and training, also how to cope with change in the public sector, as well as managing staff, including supervision, recruitment and appraisals. Julie is supportive of village schools being the hub of village life. She does not have any business ventures or links with other governing bodies.

 Catherine Hunt  23/09/2017

Co-opted Governor

Catherine currently teaches at the University of Bristol, and also works on a range of projects involving art history at secondary school level.  In her previous career, I worked as a lawyer in the higher education sector, with responsibilities relating to governance, equality and diversity, and complaints handling.

Catherine has no links with other Governing Boards.

Adele Balzan 20/07/2020

Parent Governor

Adele has worked in a variety of marketing roles, for large and small brands, working both client-side and agency-side - originally within the Food Industry, but more recently with brands across councils, recruitment, events/venues finance, retail, children’s food & children's sports services.  She is used to managing a large team, building relationships, interpreting requirements and developing successful marketing campaigns. Adele now runs her own business managing the marketing strategy and communications for a range of clients. She has no business interests that would influence any decisions made by the GB.

Therese Tyson 06/12/2020 Co-opted Governor - Therese has worked foremost of her professional life as an HR manager in a range of large organisations ranging from engineering, energy production and legal services. She has significant experience in employee relations, recruitment, corporate responsibility, diversity and projects. This experience has been valuable in her role of governor at the school where Therese has used her skills, knowledge and experience both in HR and management matters. Three years ago Therese  stepped out of the world of paid employment but then realised she wasn't ready for that so now works part-time as a Deputy Registrar in the registrar service of a local authority.
All 3 of her children attended the school before attending Chew Valley School and then University. Therese is active in the local community in other ways such as the Local History Group, which she helps to organise - again this involvement has contributed to the life of the school.
Therese has no pecuniary interests in the school.
Steve Harries   Associate Member - Steve was a Parent Governor until his son left for Chew Valley Secondary School. Steve is an IT expert and is valuable to the GB because of his extensive knowledge of all things IT. He is a lecturer at Bath College.
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.
Andy Flack 07/02/2021

Associate Member

Andy is currently working as an historian at the University of Bristol and his previous career was working for the Blind in Business Charitable Trust and he now sits of the Diversity & Equality Committee at the University. Andy has a particular specialism in D & E.