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The school governors, representing parents, staff, the Local Authority (LA), the Minor Local Authority (MLA) and the Church of England are appointed to maintain a general oversight of school policies, the curriculum, grounds and buildings, the budget and the general conduct of the school.

The governors act as critical friends whose main aim is to ensure that our children have a challenging and stimulating time at the school and that they receive the best possible education.

Meetings of the full governing body are held twice a term to consider a variety of items, and to receive reports from the head teacher concerning the life and work of the school. Sub committees also meet regularly to look at the key areas of the curriculum, finance, personnel and premises.

 

SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY 2016/17

 

Dr M Davies

Chair of Governors &

Co-opted Governor

Mrs L Davies

Clerk to Governors

 

Judith Heale

Headteacher

 

Mrs A Simpson

Co-opted Governor

 

Mr J M Balmforth

LA Governor

 

Mr S Sidhu

Parent Governor

 

Mrs K Parker

Co-opted Governor

 

Mr A Cannell

Co-opted Governor

 

Mr M Pittey

Co-opted Governor

 

Mr M James

Parent Governor

 

Mr T Hamblin

Co-opted Governor

 

Mr D Baker

Diocesan Board of Education Governor 

Mrs D Lumber

Diocesan Board of Education Governor

Mrs A Bulley

Staff Governor

 

Mr W E Cornish

Co-opted Governor

 

Mrs C Douglass

Vice Chair of Governors & Ex Officio Governor

 

Governor Profiles

DR MIKE DAVIES

 

Chair of Governors

 

Co-opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office: 19/11/14 - 18/11/18

 

Chair of Governors Business Sub-Committee
 
Member of Staff Pay Committee and Governor Reviewer
 
Responsible for Training and Induction of new Governors

 

"I work at Hinkley Point B Power Station and I became a parent governor in 2009 in order to help support my children's education. 
The governors work closely with the school to support it, but also to provide challenge in a constructive way. As governors, we observe the school in action, monitor it's performance and ensure the best use is made of its resources.
I believe that Wembdon St George's is an excellent school that strives to ensure every child is supported and achieves their upmost potential. My son moved up to Haygrove in 2012 and my daughter finishes year 6 in 2014. They have both enjoyed their time at the school and have done well; I want that to continue for other children."​ 
                                                                                                                                

MRS CERI DOUGLASS

 

Vice Chair of Governors

 

Ex Officio Governor - appointed by the Diocese of Bath & Wells

 

Term of Office: 16/12/2013 - 15/12/2017

 

Chair of Safety, Behaviour and Values Sub-Committee

 

Responsible for Safeguarding and English as an Additional Language (EAL)

 

"I am an Ex-officio foundation governor which means I represent the vicar of St Georges Church and have been appointed by the Archbishop of the Bath and Wells Diocese. I with my husband Andy have been active members of the church since we moved to Bridgwater in 1979 and I have helped run the Sunday morning children`s groups for the last 35 years well as having many other roles in the church, I currently run the toddler group on Thursday mornings.
We have 3 daughters who went to the school and during their time there I was a Parent Governor and later became a Foundation Governor, I am now a very `hands on Grandma` as I look after my 3 grandchildren when our youngest daughter is at work, her 2 daughters are in Key Stage 1 and her little son has just celebrated his second birthday so am a familiar face on the `school run`. I am also involved with the school Prayer Hour twice a term which I believe makes a difference to the day to day life of the school."

                                                                                                                                

MR MIKE BALMFORTH

 

LA Governor - appointed by the Local Authority

 

Term of Office: 20/11/16 - 19/11/20

 

Learning and Achievement Sub-Committee

 

Responsible for Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Gifted & Talented

 

"I have been a LEA Governor (selected by Somerset County Council) at Wembdon St George’s School for about 12 years now.  Before I retired I taught in primary schools, for many years here at Wembdon.  I was involved with the usual classroom work and also with sports activities, after-school clubs of various sorts, leading children on educational visits or for outdoor activities both in the local area and further afield.  This experience has been most useful for me as a governor.
I am Chair of the governors’ Curriculum Committee which overseas the subjects and how they are taught in school, receiving reports on these matters from the staff and the standards attained by the different age-groups.  In addition, as Special Needs governor, I liaise with the SEN Co-ordinator in school, monitoring the progress of the children with Special Educational Needs and reporting back at our regular Governor meetings."​

                                                                                                                                

MR ALAN CANNELL

 

Co-opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office: 19/11/14 - 18/11/18

 

Safety, Behaviour and Values Sub-Committee

 

Member of Staff Pay Committee and Governor Reviewer
Responsible for Pupil Premium

 

"I have been a Governor of Wembdon St George’s C of E Primary School since 1991/2, being chairman for most of that time. Coming to Wembdon in 1981, my two children attended this School and now my grandchildren. I have always had an interest in Education and have broadened my support of the larger education picture by being involved in the Sedgemoor Area Governors meetings and the Somerset County Governors Group. I am a member of the Diocesan Board of Education.
Now retired, I previously worked as a gardener and taught in Further Education."​

                                                                                                                                

MR DAVID BAKER

 

Diocesan Board of Education Governor - appointed by the Diocese of Bath & Wells

 

Term of Office: 04/12/16 - 03/12/20

 

Business Sub-Committee

 

Governor Reviewer

 
"I live in Wembdon and am a foundation governor having been nominated by St George’s Church P.C.C. I am a retired teacher having taught in secondary schools for over thirty years. I am on the personal committee."

                                                                                                                                

MRS DIANA LUMBER

 

Diocesan Board of Education Governor - appointed by the Diocese of Bath & Wells

 

Business Sub-Committee

Member of Staff Pay Committee

 

Term of Office: 03/12/16 - 02/12/20​

 

"My name is Diana Lumber. I am married, live in Wembdon and am retired.
I attended the old St George’s School. I worked at the G.P.O. Telephone Exchange and later in the personnel office of a local lingerie factory.
For 15 years I was a Wembdon Parish Councillor and have been a Wembdon School governor for approximately 12 years."

                                                                                                                                

MR STEVEN SIDHU

 

Parent Governor - elected by Parents

 

Term of Office: 20/03/2013 - 19/03/2017

 

Business Sub-Committee

 

Governor Reviewer

 
"My name is Steven Sidhu and have been a Financial Advisor for over 18 years. I decided to become a School Governor, so I could be more involved in how the school is run, especially from a financial aspect, as I am part of the Finance Committee.
My children Samia and Charlie attend St George’s and outside of work I try to spend as much time with them, helping them with their studies and also out of school activities."

                                                                                                                                

MR MARK PITTEY

 

Co-opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office: 19/11/14 - 18/11/18

 

Business Sub-Committee

 

"My name is Mark Pittey, I am married with one daughter Alice who attends Wembdon St George’s School. We have lived in Wembdon for nearly 10 years. I run my own Electrical Contracting Business, which has been established for over 25 years.
I am an Elected Parent Governor and I sit on the Premises Committee as I feel with my Construction/Working background I can be of a benefit to the school in future developments and to help the school in achieving high standards."​

                                                                                                                                

MR MIKE JAMES

 

Parent Governor - elected by Parents

 

Term of Office: 04/10/2013 - 03/10/2017          Resigned: 05/09/16

 

Learning and Achievement Sub-Committee

 

"Hi, my name is Mike. I am a Parent Governor. I have two children at the school, Alfie who is in the reception year and Daniel who is a year 6. We only moved into Wembdon in the last two years. However, I was brought up in Wembdon and was one of the first wave of pupils when the school opened in 1972. As a result I have a variety of reasons to care about the welfare of the school.
I have been a Civil Servant for more years than I would like to remember, the last 12 being at the Charity Commission; a government body that registers and regulates charities. This has given me a range of experience in governance and management, which I hope will stand me in good stead with this role. Having said this, there is a lot to learn and I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards of being a school governor."​

                                                                                                                                

MR TIM HAMBLIN

 

Co-opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office: 19/11/14 - 18/11/18          Resigned: 05/09/16

 

Safety, Behaviour and Values Sub-Committee

 

Member of Staff Pay Committee

 

"I was born in Bristol and attended Westbury Park Primary School, Bristol Cathedral School & Filton College before proceeding to Oxford Polytechnic where I studied Cartography and Geology.  I found I had an affinity with computers and obtained a job working for a small computer firm in Bristol building & installing PC’s & Networks and supporting users.  After 7 Years in this role I then took up a similar role in the NHS supporting the IT for a Community Learning Difficulties Team.  I progressed through the NHS over the next 14 Years, my final role being Network Support Officer for Bristol, South Gloucs & North Somerset PCT’s.  I then moved to Exeter to work at Flybe as a Data Communication Specialist, looking after the Data connections to airports all around the country and abroad. 
I currently work for the 5th Largest Accountancy Firm in the country as Senior Data Communications Specialist which involves the support, configuration, maintenance and installation of all the data networking for the company (approx 4000 Users) across the 35 sites around the UK.  I have a long and wide experience in all aspects of IT and a good grounding in business from contract negotiation to Project Management.  My outside interests include reading, films and rugby (which I used to play)."​

                                                                                                                                


 
MRS KATHY PARKER

 

Co-opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office: 01/09/15 - 31/08/19

 

Safety, Behaviour and Values Sub-Committee

 

“My daughter started at Wembdon St George's School in 2014 and I’ve been really pleased with her progress, she loves her school and she is really happy. My second daughter is very much looking forward to joining her big sister. I currently live in Chilton Trinity and I have lived in this area all my life. I work at Hinkley Point B Power Station as a Safety Case Engineer and I hope to be able to use the skills and experience I have gained through industry to assist with the development of our school in my role as a Governor in particular through the Safety, Behaviour and Values committee.”

                                                                                                                                

MRS ANN SIMPSON

 

Co-opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office: 19/11/14 - 18/11/18

 

Learning and Achievement Sub-Committee

 

"I have been associated with Wembdon St. George’s for the past 29 years, firstly as a parent and for 25 years as a teacher. Before my retirement in 2010 I taught in Year 5 as part of a job share and I was the co-ordinator responsible for Geography. I represented the staff as a teacher governor.
Since September 2013 I have been an LEA Member of the Governing Body with responsibility for Early Years. I am a member of the Curriculum Committee."​

                                                                                                                                

MRS ANNE BULLEY

 

Elected Staff Governor - elected by School Staff

 

Term of Office: 16/10/14 - 15/10/18

 

Learning and Achievement Sub-Committee

 

"I have taught at Wembdon St George's since 1992 and now also a parent of a child at St George's. I have taught across Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and 2, and have led many subject areas and this informs my role on the Curriculum Committee.
I am passionate about making St George's the best school that it can be."​

                                                                                                                                

MR ED CORNISH

 

Co-opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office: 19/11/14 - 18/11/18

 

Business Sub-Committee

 

Responsible for Health and Safety

 

"My name is William Edward Cornish (Edd) as I am known by and I am married to Jane and have 1 son who came to Wembdon School many years ago and is now 28. I am semi-retired and now work afternoons and evenings at Wembdon as Site Manager locking up and returning for lettings etc. in the evenings which I have done for over 20 years.
My previous job was working again for SCC as landscape grounds man for mainly sports pitches maintenance and hard landscaping in the winter months again for schools anywhere in Somerset. I landscaped the front of Wembdon School (the gravelled area) many years ago with shrubs which were in small pots when I planted them, they are now large trees!"​

                                                                                                                                


 

MR MARK BROWN

 

Co-opted Governor - elected by Parents

 

Term of Office: 19/11/14 - 18/11/18          Resigned: 31/08/15

 

Premises Sub-Committee

 

“I am a parent elected governor of the school and have served as a Governor since 2009. At the start of the 2013/2014 school year I was elected as vice chair of the Governing Body. I have two children currently at the school and have lived locally in Wembdon Village for the last 10 years. I am a Quantity Surveyor by trade and a Director of a local construction company. It is important to me to have a vested interest in the running of the school, not just as my children attend it, but for the wider community as a whole, as a school is a vital hub for the local area. I hope to serve the aims and needs of the school well.”

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