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Governors

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. 

Nic Dowler - Local Authority Governor - Chair of Governors and Resources Committee 

I have had a house in the area for more than 10 years and am now 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.

Steve Colledge - Co-opted Governor - Curriculum Committee Chair and Vice Chair of Governors

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.

Clare Hawke - Parent Governor

I have lived in Cirencester all my life and attended Cirencester Primary myself. I have worked within the housing sector since leaving college and I was also the Youth Initiative Officer for Cirencester Town Council for 11 years. I am looking forward to supporting the school and being a part its growth.

Rhys Perry - Co-opted Governor

 

I moved to Cirencester in 2018, and am pleased to give back to my local community through my role as a governor for Cirencester Primary School. My professional work is in the research funding sector, and from this I bring experience of making strategic decisions, and bringing a mindset of fairness and inclusivity. As a governor I am interested in providing a school environment where all children are able to enjoy their school experience, identify their strengths, and get a positive start in their education.

 

Many thanks,

Rhys

Jordon Barnett - Co-opted Governor

As a Cirencester resident, I am pleased to be able to serve on the school’s governing body. With a professional background in both data and business analysis, I hope to bring a helpful perspective to the educational environment. My experience in analysing trends and optimising strategies allows me to contribute to the school’s mission of providing exceptional education. I am passionate about harnessing data-driven insights to enhance learning outcomes and operational efficiency. As a governor, my hope is to ensure that our school provides an environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential.

 

Kind regards,

Jordon Barnett.

 

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 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 Attendance 

2023-2024

Full Governing Board               

25 Sep 2023

18 Dec 2023

29 Jan 2024

19 Mar 2024

26 Apr 2024*

20 May 2024

Wendy Foster

YYYYN/AY
Nic DowlerYYYYYY
Steve ColledgeYYYXYX
Mikey EzewudoYYYYYY
Paul HughesYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rhys PerryYYYYY

Y

Sharon Mitchell-Hooper

YYYYN/AY
Clare HawkeYXYYXX
Jordon BarnettN/AN/AN/AN/AYY

 *Extraordinary FGB to appoint new HT. WF and SMH ineligible to attend.

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

25 Oct 2023

20 Nov 2023

15 Jan 2024

4 Mar 2024

22 Apr 2024

Wendy Foster

YYYYY

Steve Colledge

YYYYY
Nic DowlerXYYYY
Mikey EzewudoYYYYY
Rhys PerryN/AYYNY

 

Resources Committee**

28 Nov 2023

19 Mar 2024     

16 May 2024   

Wendy FosterYYY
Nic DowlerYYY
Sharon Mitchell-HooperYYY
Clare HawkeYYX
Jordon BarnettN/AYY

** Meetings reduced to 3 p/a for 2023/24

 

Declaration Of Governors Interests

 

Name of governorRelevant business interestsAny other educational establishments governedRelationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives
Sharon Mitchell-HooperNoneNoOn Staff
Steve ColledgeNoneYesNone
Nic DowlerNoneYesNone
Mikey EzewudoNoneYesNone
Wendy FosterNoneYesOn Staff
Clare HawkeNoneNoNone
Rhys PerryNoneNoNone
Jordon BarnettNoneNoNone
Governors who left in past twelve months 

Ernest Mainza

July 2023

NoneNoNone

Paul Hughes

September 2023

NoneNoNone

 

 

Cirencester Primary School Governing Body

As at February 2024

Name

 

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Appointed by

Committees and responsibilities

 

Mr Steven Colledge

 

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

15th July 2019

Term Ends:

14th July 2027

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Vice Chair of Governors

Subject Leadership Governor

Pupil Premium Link Governor

SEND, Inclusion & Equality Link Governor

Pay Panel

Mr Micheal Ezewudo

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

10th February 2020

Term Ends:

9th February 2028

Governing Body

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Maths Governor

Wellbeing Governor

 

Ms Wendy Foster

 

Head Teacher

 

Resources Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Mr Nic Dowler

Local Authority Governor

Term Starts:

10th February 2023

Term Ends:

9th February 2027

Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Resources Committee (Chair)

Governor

Pay Panel

Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor

Mrs Sharon Mitchell-Hooper

Staff Governor

Term Starts

30 January 2023

Term Ends

29 January 2027

Governing BodyResources Committee
Mrs Clare Hawke

Parent Governor

Term Starts

27 March 2023

Term Ends

26 March 2027

Governing Body

Resources Committee

Health & Safety Governor

Mr Rhys Perry

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

25th September 2023

Term Ends:

24th September 2027

Governing Body

Resources Committee

Precision Teaching in Writing

Mr Jordon Barnett

Co-opted Governor

Term Starts:

22nd February 2024

Term Ends:

21st February 2028

Governing BodyResources Committee

 

Governor Record Of Attendance 

2022-2023

Full Governing Board               

12 Sept

2022       

5 Dec

2021         

30 Jan

2023         

27 Mar

2023         

15 May

2023        

10 Jul

2023        

Francis Reardon

YXN/AN/AN/A

Wendy Foster

YYYYYY
Matt SaltYXXXXX
Casey ClaptonYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ben BondYYYN/AN/AN/A
Nic DowlerYYYYYY
Steve ColledgeYXXYYX
Mikey EzewudoYYYYYY
Miles BerryYYXXYY
Paul HughesN/AYYYYY
Ernest MainzaN/AYIn partYXX
Sharon Mitchell-HooperN/AN/AYYYY
Clare HawkeN/AN/AN/AYYY

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

21 Oct 2022

30 Nov  2022

11 Jan 2023

8 Mar  2023

25 May 2023

 10 Jul 2023

Miles BerryYN/AYY Y

Francis Reardon

YN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Wendy Foster

YN/AYY Y

Steve Colledge

YN/AYY X
Nic DowlerYN/AYY Y
Mikey EzewudoYN/AYY Y

 

Resources Committee      

27 Sept

2022

19 Nov 

2022      

17 Jan 

 2023     

16 Mar  

2023

9 May 

2023    

27 Jun  

2023

Matt Salt YXXXXX
Wendy FosterYYYYYY
Miles BerryYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Casey ClaptonYYN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ben BondXYYN/AN/AN/A
Nic DowlerYYYYYY
Paul HughesN/AN/AYYXY
Ernest MainzaN/AN/AXXXX
Sharon Mitchell-HooperN/AN/AN/AYXY
Clare HawkeN/AN/AN/AYYY

 

 

Governor Record Of Attendence

2021-2022

Full Governing Body                

9 Sept

2021       

 8 Dec

2021         

31 Jan

2022         

 28 Mar

2022         

16 May

 2022        

11 Jul

2022        

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

       Y

 Y 

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

James Gibson

Y

Y

N/AN/AN/AN/A

David Brookes

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Y

Matt SaltYXYYXX
Casey ClaptonYXYXYY
Ben BondXIn PartYXXX
Nic DowlerYYYYYY
Steve ColledgeYXXYYY
Mikey EzewudoYYYYYY
Miles BerryXYYYYY

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

22 Oct 2021

22 Nov  2021

10 Jan 2022

7 Mar  2022

9 May 2022

 4 Jul 2022

David Brookes

Y

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

Francis Reardon

Y

Y

X

Y

Y

Y

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Steve Colledge

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Nic DowlerYYYYYY
Mikey EzewudoYYYYYY

 

Resources Comittee                

29 Sept   

2021

24 Nov 

2021           

19 Jan  

2021         

16 Mar

2022         

4 May

2022         

29 Jun

2022       

Wendy Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Matt Salt

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

Casey Clapton

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Ben BondYYYXYX
Nic DowlerXYYYYY
Miles BerryYYXYYY
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