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Governors

Welcome to our Governors' section. 

We currently have two governor vacancies and if you may be interested in fulfilling one of these please contact the Chair of Governors or the Clerk by emailing clerk@cirencester-pri.gloucs.sch.uk Ideally we are looking for individuals that have time to offer. Training and support will be provided.

The Governing Body has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As per our Instrument of Government our Governing Body is made up of 12 individuals: 2 parent governors; 1 Local Authority (LA) Governor (nominated by the LA but appointed by the governing body); 1 staff governor; the Head Teacher and 7 co-opted governors, some of which are also parents. 

 

Chair of Governors - Rebecca Haestier - Co-opted Governor

I am an actuary and manage a team in the Finance Department of St. James’s Place, a wealth management organisation based in Cirencester.  I have two children in school and am keen to support the school in delivering a wonderful all-round education.  While not at work I enjoy cycling, playing the piano and getting out and about in the area with my family.  I welcome feedback from across the School community and can be reached at chair@cirencester-pri.gloucs.sch.uk at any time.

Steve Forecast - Co-opted Governor

As I work in Cirencester, at the 6th Form College, I was interested in becoming more involved with the local community and was co-opted to the Governing body in December 2016.  I have been a school governor for a number of years in South Gloucestershire acting as Chair on a number of occasions and sitting on the LA Schools Forum, I am also a National Leader of Governance.  As with many people I became a governor when my children were in school, unlike many I haven't lost the bug and have continued ever since.

Jonny Hill - Parent Governor

Serving my fourth year as a Governor as CPS, with the last two as Chair of the Governing body, I currently Chair the Personnel Committee. With two children that attend the school, I have a close interest in all aspects of it, and became a governor to offer something to the community in which I live while also hopefully offering some of my professional experience. I work at St James's Place Wealth Management in the town, and have a keen interest in sports as well as relaxing at home - a contradiction I know!

Francis Reardon - Co-opted Governor

I've lived in and around Cirencester for my whole life and was a pupil at Cirencester Primary School (County Infants and County Juniors as it was then) until 1996.  I now work for Zurich Insurance in Swindon.  I have a keen interest in education as my education (including at Cirencester Primary School) has been a really important factor in my life.  I also like to try to give something back to the community and am part of the committee of my local cycling club.  I joined the Governing Body in 2016 and hope to bring a slightly different perspective to help the school deliver the best outcomes it can to children in Cirencester.

Wendy Berrell - Staff Governor

I read History at university and studied Russian as a postgraduate. I have been teaching for six years having previously worked in the higher education sector as the senior manager of a major international development project in Ukraine. Following a career break to raise my family, I returned to work initially as a nursery teacher and then re-trained as a primary school teacher.

I previously served as a governor at a primary school in Hertfordshire; I therefore have a good understanding of the role and its responsibilities. I currently teach Year 6 and I am also an English Subject Leader. I have a particular interest in raising standards in literacy across the school through fostering a love of reading.

James Gibson - Co-opted Governor

  1. I have been a resident of Cirencester for ten years and have enjoyed a rich and diverse career in engineering, education and business. Having had a long history of working with young people in a variety of volunteering opportunities was delighted to have been co-opted as a Governor of Cirencester Primary school. I am passionate about learning and ensuring all our young people are provided with the right opportunities to have the best educational experience.

 

Matt Salt - Co-opted Governor

I am currently serving in the Royal Air Force at RAF Brize Norton and entering my tenth year of service. I have lived in Cirencester for 5 years. Prior to this I studied Geography at the University of Southampton. With education paying such an important role in my life I am keen to offer my time in support of CPS. I hope to offer a different perspective to the support of the school and governing body. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, walking and travelling.

David Brookes - Parent Governor 

I am a chartered accountant and a tax partner at BDO LLP, an international accountancy firm. I have two children at the school and I would like to use my training and experience to help the school community. I am keen to help because my primary school education was an important foundation for my continued interest in learning. Outside of work, I like to keep fit at the gym as well as spending as much time as I can with the family.

Bryony McHale Vukelic - Co-opted Governor

The governing body meets six times per year in the evenings at school, governors are also requested to serve on at least one committee.  We have three committees:

Curriculum & Standards – meets six times per year during school hours

Finance & Asset Management – meets five times per year in the evening

Personnel – meets three times per year in the evening

Governors also support the school and gather knowledge by acting as links between the governing body and the subject leads, this encourages governors to spend time in school.   If you wish to contact any governor please do so by leaving a message at school or by contacting the Clerk.

 

Minutes

The minutes of the Governing Body meetings are available in school.  If you wish to view these documents please contact the Clerk to the Governors by emailing

clerk@cirencester-pri.gloucs.sch.uk to make arrangements to access these.

 

Governor Record Of Attendence

2017-2018

Full Governing Body

2 Oct 2017

4 Dec 2017

5 Feb 2018

26 Mar 2018

21 May 2018

23 Jul 2018

Jonny Hill

Y

X

Y

Y

 

 

Lynn Hilditch

X

Y

Y

Y

N/A

N/A

Rebecca Haestier

X

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Chris Harlow

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Jennifer Owen

X

Y

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

Steve Forecast

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

James Gibson

Guest

Y

Y

X

 

 

Bryony McHale Vukelic

Guest

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Wendy Berrell

N/A

Y

Y

X

 

 

Matt Salt N/A Guest Y Y    

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

13 Oct 2017

17 Nov 2017

12 Jan 2018

9 Mar 2018

27 Apr 2018

20 Jul 2018

Chris Harlow

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Jennifer Owen

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

James Gibson

Guest

Guest

Y

Y

 

 

Bryony McHale Vukelic

Guest

Guest

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rebecca Haestier Y Y X Y    
Matt Salt N/A N/A N/A X    

 

Finance & Asset Management Committee

6 Nov 2017

22 Jan 2018

16 Apr 2017

14 May 2018

18 Jun 2018

Rebecca Haestier

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Wendy Foster

X

Y

Y

 

 

Lynn Hilditch

Y

Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

Steve Forecast

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Wendy Berrell X Y X    
Jennifer Owen X Y N/A    
Bryony McHale Vukelic N/A N/A X    

 

Personnel Committee

10 Jan 2018

2 May 2018

18 Jul 2018

Wendy Foster

Y

 

 

Jonny Hill

Y

 

 

Francis Reardon

X

 

 

Rebecca Haestier

Y

 

 

 

2016-2017

Full Governing Body

4 Oct 2016

6 Dec 2016

8 Feb 2017

28 Mar 2017

23 May 2017

24 Jul 2017

Jonny Hill

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Y

Lynn Hilditch

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Claudine Delaine

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Rebecca Haestier

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sue Gryspeerdt

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Chris Harlow

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Jim Cleaver

X

Y

X

Y

X

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Alex McAll

N/A

Y

Y

X

N/A

N/A

Jennifer Owen

N/A

Y

Y

X

Y

X

Steve Forecast

N/A

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

Paul Gale

Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

3 Oct 2016

18 Nov 2016

6 Jan 2017

24 Feb 2017

28 Apr 2017

14 Jul 2017

Claudine Delaine

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Jim Cleaver

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Chris Harlow

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Alex McAll

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

X

N/A

 

Finance & Asset Management Committee

28 Nov 2016

23 Jan 2017

13 Mar 2017

15 May 2017

19 Jun 2017

Rebecca Haestier

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Sue Gryspeerdt

Y

Y

X

Y

X

Lynn Hilditch

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

Steve Forecast

N/A

N/A

Y

X

Y

 

Personnel Committee

11 Jan 2017

3 May 2017

17 Jul 2017

Wendy Foster

Y

C

Y

Jonny Hill

Y

A

Y

Francis Reardon

Y

N

Y

Jennifer Owen

N/A

X

X

Paul Gale

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Declaration Of Governors Interests
Name of governor Relevant business interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives
Wendy Berrell None No On Staff
Steve Forecast

Operations Director at

Cirencester 6th Form College

No None
Wendy Foster None No On Staff
James Gibson None No None
Rebecca Haestier None No None
Chris Harlow None No None
Jonny Hill None No

 

Married to Lucinda

Hill, part time Teaching

Assistant. 

Francis Reardon None No None
Mathew Salt None No None
Bryony McHale Vukelic None No None

 

 

 

Cirencester Primary School Governing Body

As at January 2018

Name

 

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Appointed by

Committees and responsibilities

Mr James Gibson

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

4th December 2017

Term ends:

3rd December 2021

 

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards

Reading For Understanding Link Governor

Bryony McHale Vukelic

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

4th December 2017

Term ends:

3rd December 2021

 

Governing Body

Finance & Asset Management

EYFS Link Governor

 

Mr Jonathan Hill

 

 

Parent Governor

Term starts:

20th October 2014

Term ends:

19th October 2018

 

Parents of the school

Personnel Committee (Chair)

Link Governor

Mr Francis Reardon

 

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

15th March 2016

Term ends:

14th March 2020

 

Governing Body

Personnel Committee

Curriculum & Standards (Chair)

Reading For Understanding Link Governor

Mr Christopher Harlow

 

Parent Governor

Term starts:

13th November 2015

Term ends:

12th November 2019

 

Parents of the school

Curriculum & Standards

Presentation of Work Link Governor

Writing and Spelling Link Governor

Mrs Lynn Hilditch

 

Local Authority Governor

Term starts:

1st March 2013

Term Ends:

28th February 2021

 

Governing Body

Vice Chair

Finance & Asset Management

EYFS Link Governor

Health & Safety Link Governor

Writing & Spelling Link Governor

 

Dr Rebecca Haestier

 

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

13th July 2015

Term Ends:

12th July 2019

 

Governing Body

Chair

Finance & Asset Management

Working at Greater Depth Link Governor

Personnel Committee

Mr Mathew Salt

 

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

5th February 2018

Term Ends:

4th February 2022

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards

Ms Wendy Foster

 

Executive Head Teacher

 

Finance & Asset Management

Curriculum & Standards

Personnel Committee

Mrs Wendy Berrell

 

Staff Governor

Term starts:

18th October 2017

Terms Ends:

17th October 2021

 

Staff of the school

Finance & Asset Management

Mr Steve Forecast

 

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

6th December 2016

Term Ends:

5th December 2020

Governing Body

Finance & Asset Management (Chair)

Presentation of Work Link Governor

Mrs Cheryl Griffiths

 

Clerk to Governors

 

 

 

Mr Alexander McAll

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

6th December 2016

Term ends:

5th December 2020

Stood down:

23rd May 2017

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards

Creativity Link Governor

 

Mrs Claudine Delaine

 

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

13th July 2015

Term ends:

12th July 2019

Stood down:

25th July 2017

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards (Chair)

EYFS Link Governor

Mr James Cleaver

 

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

13th July 2015

Term Ends:

12th July 2019

Stood down:

21st September 2017

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards (Chair)

Safeguarding, Pupil Premium,

SEND and Gifted & Talented Link Governor

 

Mrs Sue Gryspeerdt

Staff Governor

Term starts:

10th July 2015

Terms Ends:

9th July 2019

Stood down:

2nd October 2017

 

Staff of the school

Finance & Asset Management

Mrs Jennifer Owen

Co-opted Governor

Term starts:

6th December 2016

Terms Ends:

5th December 2020

Stood down:

22nd February 2018

Governing Body

Finance & Asset Management

Working at Greater Depth Link Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Lynn Hilditch

Local Authority Governor

Term starts:

1st March 2013

Term Ends:

28th February 2021

Stood down:

28th March 2018

Governing Body

Vice Chair

Finance & Asset Management

EYFS Link Governor

Health & Safety Link Governor

Writing & Spelling Link Governor

 

 

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