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Welcome to our Governors' section. 

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. 

Francis Reardon - Co-opted Governor - Chair Of Governors

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.

Nic Dowler - Local Authority Governor - Vice Chair

I have had a house in the area for the last 10 years and am recently retired following a 30 year career in banking. Being involved in business has taught me the critical importance of having a good all round education and, importantly, the things you learn in your early year stay with you forever and I would love to assist the school and its pupils achieve their best. Outside of work I am a passionate supporter of Gloucester rugby.

Matt Salt - Co-opted Governor - Resources Committee Chair

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.

Steve Colledge - Co-opted Governor - Curriculum Committee Chair

I have served on the Governing Body of several schools over time and bring with me a background of experience in education and school improvement.  The opportunity to join the Governing Body at Cirencester Primary School gives me the chance again to support the work of a school in the town where I live, having moved to Cirencester in 1991 to be Deputy Headteacher at Cirencester Kingshill School.  I moved on to be a Headteacher in two secondary schools and finally held a senior post in a primary-secondary multi-academy trust. 

Ben Bond - Parent Governor                                                                                                          I am a Senior Technical Training Consultant and Change Manager working in the Water Utility Industry. 

I have one child at the school, with my other children having passed through the school over the past twenty two years, the school has played a key part in my families education as they have journeyed into further education; I’m very keen to support the school as a parent, to give something back offering my skills and experience gained in my career.

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.

Casey Clapton - Staff Governor

Mikey Ezewudo - Co-opted Governor

I moved to Cirencester in 2013 when I commenced my role in the UK’s Electrical Power Industry after my stint in the Maintenance Department at Honda UK.

Coming from an academic background with precocious siblings and our widowed mum being a teacher for 35yrs / late Dad being an accountant in the Electrical power industry until he died has really inspired me to give back my knowledge to academic growth in youths, the futures of our tomorrow.

Having studied in various countries including my Masters Degree at Malardalens University Sweden, an embodiment of Diversity, gives me an insight of what I can bring on board to the higher echelons of my local school CPS, which has remarkable policies and fairness procedures plus the greatest grassroots diversity in Cirencester.

Miles Berry - Co-opted Governor

I have worked in education for 10 years teaching in both state and private schools in Cambridge, London and now Oxfordshire. I have experience teaching children from preschool age to Year 4 but I have specialised predominantly in Early Years Education. I set up and ran a successful pre school setting in West London for 3 years until my move back to Gloucestershire where I grew up. I have lectured at The University of Cambridge on the creative use of technology and planning in the Early Years setting and contributed to a published book on the topic. I have also supported schools with their use of social media and digital learning. I am very much looking forward to becoming involved with the school community and supporting its growth and development

 

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 two committees:

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

Resources – meets six 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 Attendance 

2021-2022

Full Governing Board               

9 Sept

2021       

12 Dec

2021         

Feb

2022         

Mar

2022         

May

2022        

Jul

2022        

Francis Reardon

YY    

Wendy Foster

YY    

James Gibson

YY    

David Brookes

YY    
Matt SaltYX    
Casey ClaptonYX    
Ben BondXY    
Nic DowlerYY    
Steve ColledgeYX    
Mikey EzewudoYY    
Miles BerryXY    

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

 18 Oct 2021

 22 Nov  2021

 10 Jan 2022

 Feb  2022

 May 2022

 Jul 2022

David Brookes

YXY   

Francis Reardon

YYX   

Wendy Foster

YYY   

Steve Colledge (chair)

YYY   
Nic DowlerYYY   
Mikey EzewudoYYY   

 

Resources Committee

29 Sept

2021

17 Nov 

2021

19 Jan 

2022

Mar  

2022

May 

2022

Jun  

2022

Matt Salt (chair)YYY   
Wendy FosterYYY   
Miles BerryYYX   
Casey ClaptonYYY   
Ben BondYYY   
Nic DowlerXYY   

 

 

Declaration Of Governors Interests

 

Name of governorRelevant business interestsAny other educational establishments governedRelationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives
Miles BerrynonenoNone
Casey BlackNoneNoOn Staff
Ben BondNoneNoMarried to Mrs R Bond who is a TA.
David BrookesNoneNoNone
Steve ColledgeNoneNoNone
Nic DowlerNoneNoNone
Mikey EzewudoNoneNoNone
Wendy FosterNoneNoOn Staff
Francis ReardonNoneNoNone
Mathew SaltNoneNoNone
governors who left in past twelve months 
James Gibson
leaver Dec 2021
NoneNoNone
Rebecca Travis leaver Sept 2021NoneNoNone

 

 

Cirencester Primary School Governing Body

As at January 2022

Name

 

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Appointed by

Committees and responsibilities

Mr Francis Reardon

 

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

15th March 2016

Term ends:

14th March 2024

Governing Body

Chair

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Reading and Phonics Governor

 

 

 

Mr Steven Colledge

 

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

15th July 2019

Term Ends:

14th July 2023

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards Committee (Chair)

Subject Leadership Governor

Pupil Premium Link Governor

SEND, Inclusion & Equality Link Governor

Pay Panel

Mr Mathew Salt

 

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

5th February 2018

Term Ends:

4th February 2026

Governing Body

Resources Committee (Chair)

Health & Safety Governor

GDPR Governor

Pay Panel

Mr Micheal Ezewudo

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

10th February 2020

Term Ends:

9th February 2024

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Maths Governor

Wellbeing Governor

 

Ms Wendy Foster

 

Head Teacher

 

Resources Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Mr David Brookes

Parent Governor

Term Starts:

26th July 2018

Term Ends:

25th July 2022

Parents of the School

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Subject Planning Governor

More Able, Gifted & Talented Link Governor

Mr Ben Bond

Parent Governor

Term Starts:

31st January 2019

Term Ends:

30th January 2023

Parents of the School

Resources Committee

 

Mrs Casey Clapton

Staff Governor

Term Starts:

10th Deccember 2018

Term Ends:

9th December 2022

Staff of the SchoolResources Committee
Mr Nic Dowler

Local Authority Governor

Term Starts:

11th February 2019

Term Ends:

10th February 2023

Governing Body

Vice Chair

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Resources Committee

Precision Teaching in Writing Governor

Pay Panel

Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor

Mr Miles Berry

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

14th July 2021

Term Ends:

13th July 2025

Governing Body

Resources Committee

Early Years Link Governor

 

Governor Record Of Attendence

2020-2021

Full Governing Body                

5 Oct

2020        

 7 Dec

2020         

10 Feb

2021         

 17 Mar

2021         

19 May

 2021        

14 Jul

2021        

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

       Y

 Y 

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Steve Forecast

Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

James Gibson

Y

Y

X

Y

Y

Y

David Brookes

Y

In Part

Y

X

Y

Y

Matt SaltYYYXYY
Casey BlackXYYYXY
Ben BondXYYXXY
Nic DowlerYYYYYY
Steve ColledgeXIn PartYYYY
Mikey EzewudoYYYYYY
Rebecca TravisN/AYXYXX
Miles BerryN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AY

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

19 Oct 2020

16 Nov  2020

 11 Jan 2021

25 Feb  2021

10 May 2021

 5 Jul 2021

David Brookes

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Steve Colledge

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Nic DowlerYYYYYY
Mikey EzewudoYYYYYY
Rebecca TravisN/AN/AN/AN/AXX

 

 

Resources Committee     

9 Nov 2020   

1 Feb 2021   

10 Mar 2021   

4 May 2021   

23 Jun 2021   

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Matt Salt

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Casey Black

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Ben BondYYIn PartYY
Nic DowlerYYYYY
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