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Who are our Governors?​​​​​​​

Dr Andrew Ross
Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor

I am the Head of Widening Access and Participation at the University of Bath. I lead development and engagement of the Access and Participation strategy across the University. I have a strong focus on social mobility and have worked in the area since 2013. Before joining Bath I completed a degree and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield where I found my love of outreach. During that time, I set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to make ice cream and have since engaged thousands of children in schools with inspirational science shows. I chair a board of local universities collaborating to provide careers advice to students and adults. I am a member of the governing board (Council) of the University of Bath and part of a national steering group for a database of outreach. I live in Trowbridge within the catchment of Paxcroft. 

Rachel Edmunds
Vice Chair of Governors
Co-Opted Governor

Having been a parent governor at Paxcroft school for 8 years, I am now an associate governor on the board. Two of my children have successfully passed through the school, having left with incredibly fond memories, experiences, and a great set up ready for secondary school. My third child is currently at Paxcroft. 

I am the chair of the curriculum committee and have been involved in many different roles in my time on the board.

I am also a secondary school teacher and leader which helps give me an insight into education at both a practical and a strategic level. I am passionate about getting the very best learning experience for every child in every way and bring this into both my working life and my role as a governor. 



Scott McWilliams
Co-opted Governor

I am Scott and I recently joined the governance team in December 2022 in my first role as a co-opted governor.  I have lived in Trowbridge for ten years, and have a child about to embark on their own educational journey. Although my degree is in Human Resources, my background is predominantly within a finance environment for a number of large charities and visitor attractions, with extensive experience in budget-setting, financial reporting and supporting budget-holders at all levels.  With plenty still to learn, I am looking forward to supporting the school and the local community in the coming years in their quest to providing the best possible learning experience for the children.


Samantha Coggans
Parent Governor
Curriculum Committee

Dan Elliott
Co-Opted Governor
F&P Committee

Sally I'Anson
Clerk to the Governors