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Welcome to our Governors' section. 

We currently have a vacancy for a school governor.  If you may be interested in joining the governing body 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 but the position is open to anyone subject to Safeguarding criteria. 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. 

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.

Matt Salt - Co-opted Governor - Vice 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 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.

James Gibson - Co-opted Governor

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.

 

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.

Vacancy- Co-opted Governor

 

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.

Nic Dowler - Local Authority Governor

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.

Casey Black - Staff Governor

Steve Colledge - Co-opted GovernorI

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. 

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.

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 five 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

2020-2021

Full Governing Body                

5 Oct

2020        

 7 Dec

2020         

8 Feb

2021         

 15 Mar

2021         

17 May

 2021        

 19 Jul

2021        

Francis Reardon

 

 

       

           

 

 

Wendy Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Forecast

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Gibson

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Brookes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Salt            
Casey Black            
Ben Bond            
Nic Dowler            
Steve Colledge            
Mikey Ezewudo            

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

19 Oct 2020

16 Nov  2020

 11 Jan 2021

22 Feb  2021

26 Apr  2021

 5 Jul 2021

David Brookes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Reardon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Colledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nic Dowler            
Mikey Ezewudo            

 

 

Resources Committee     

9 Nov 2020   

TBC             

1 Mar 2021     

4 May 2021 

TBC             

Steve Forecast

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Foster

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Salt

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Black

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Bond          


 

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
Casey Black None No On Staff
Ben Bond None No Married to Mrs R Bond who is a TA.
David Brookes None No None
Steve Colledge Swindon Association of Secondary Heads From September - Chair of the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust None
Nic Dowler None No None
Mikey Ezewudo None No None
Steve Forecast

Operations Director at

Cirencester 6th Form College

No None
Wendy Foster None No On Staff
James Gibson None No None
Francis Reardon None No None
Mathew Salt None No None

 

 

Cirencester Primary School Governing Body

As at October 2020

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

 

Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor

Behaviour Policy Governor

 

 

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

Maths 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

Pay Panel

Mr Mathew Salt

 

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

5th February 2018

Term Ends:

4th February 2022

Governing Body

Vice Chair

Resources Committee

Health & Safety Governor

GDPR Governor

Build Project Governor

Mr Micheal Ezewudo

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

10th February 2020

Term Ends:

9th February 2024

Governing Body Curriculum & Standards

 

Ms Wendy Foster

 

Head Teacher

 

Resources Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Mr Steve Forecast

 

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

6th December 2016

Term Ends:

5th December 2020

Governing Body

Resources Committee (Chair)

Pupil Premium Link Governor

Pay Panel

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

Early Years Link Governor

Guided Reading Governor

Miss Casey Black

Staff Governor

Term Starts:

10th Deccember 2018

Term Ends:

9th December 2022

Staff of the School Resources Committee
Mr Nic Dowler

Local Authority Governor

Term Starts:

11th February 2019

Term Ends:

10th February 2023

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Precision Teaching in Writing Governor

SEND, Inclusion & Equality Link Governor

Pay Panel

Mrs Cheryl Griffiths

 

Clerk to Governors

 

 

Clerk to all Committees and Panels

Mrs Bryony McHale Vukelic

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

4th December 2017

Term Ends:

3rd December 2021

Stood down:

5 October 2020

Governing Body Had been on Maternity Leave
Mrs Bella Heathcoat-Amory

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

10th December 2018

Term Ends:

9th Decemer 2022

Stood down:

3rd December 2019

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Foundation Subjects Governor

 

Governor Record Of Attendence

2019-2020

Full Governing Body

9 Sept

2019      

 9 Dec

2019     

10 Feb

2020

 30 Mar

2020 CANCELLED 

18 May

 2020

29 June 2020 - Extra Meeting Covid Catch-Up

 13 Jul

2020

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

Y       

           

Y

Y

 Y         

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Steve Forecast

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

X

X

James Gibson

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Bryony McHale Vukelic

Y

Mat Leave

Mat Leave

Mat Leave

Mat Leave

Mat Leave

Mat Leave

David Brookes

X

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Matt Salt X Y Y   Y Y Y
Bella Amory X N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Casey Black Y Y X   Y Y Y
Ben Bond Y In part Y   Y X Y
Nic Dowler Y Y Y   Y Y Y
Steve Colledge Y Y Y   Y Y Y
Mikey Ezewudo N/A N/A Y   Y Y Y

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

2 Oct 2019

22 Nov  2019

 22 Jan 2020

11 Mar 2020

 11 May 2020

 6 Jul 2020

David Brookes

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Francis Reardon

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Bella Amory

X

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Steve Colledge

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Nic Dowler Y Y Y X Y Y
Mikey Ezewudo N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y

 

Resources Committee   

7

Oct

2019

18 Nov  

2019 

23 Mar 2020 CANCELLED    

27 April 2020 CANCELLED    

11 May   

2020    

Steve Forecast

Y          

Y

 

 

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

 

 

Y

Matt Salt

X

Y

 

 

Y

Casey Black

X

Y

 

 

Y

Ben Bond In part X     Y

 

 

Governor Record Of Attendence

2018-2019

Full Governing Body

10 Sept

2018      

10 Dec

 2018     

11 Feb

2019

1 April

2019

20 May  

2019

15 Jul

2019

Rebecca Haestier

Y

Y

Y           

Y           

Y         

Y              

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Steve Forecast

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

James Gibson

Y

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

Bryony McHale Vukelic

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Y

David Brookes

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Matt Salt X Y Y Y X Y
Bella Amory N/A Y X X Y X
Casey Black N/A Y Y Y X Y
Ben Bond N/A N/A Y X Y Y
Nic Dowler N/A N/A Y Y Y X
Steve Colledge N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y
Jonny Hill Y N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

12 Sept 2018

21 Nov 2018

23 Jan 2019

13 Mar 2019

8 May  2019

10 Jul 2019

David Brookes

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

James Gibson

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Bryony McHale Vukelic

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Nic Dowler N/A N/A N/A Y Y Y
Rebecca Haestier N/A N/A Y Y (conference call) N/A N/A

 

Finance & Asset Management Committee

1 Oct

 2018

19 Nov 2018

25 Mar 2019

29 April 2019

13 May 2019

Rebecca Haestier

Y          

Y

Y

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Matt Salt

Y

Y

Y

X

X

Steve Forecast

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Ben Bond N/A N/A Y Y X
Bella Amory N/A N/A Y Y Y

 

Personnel Committee

10 Oct 2018

20 Mar 2019

03 Jul 2019

Wendy Foster

Y

N/A

N/A

Francis Reardon

Y

N/A

N/A

Rebecca Haestier

Y

N/A

N/A

Jonny Hill Y N/A N/A
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