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Who are our Governors?

Name

Role

Terms of Office

Julia Ranger

“This is my ninth year as a Governor at Paxcroft and I am currently the Chair of the Governing Body. I believe the Paxcroft Community is very special and happy place and I have a passion for everyone to have a rewarding, safe and successful time here. I have oversight of the running of the Governing Body as a whole; but as a secondary school teacher my main area of interest is in how the curriculum is delivered and to push for excellence in the teaching and learning of all our pupils. I ,also, have specific responsibilities to monitor Maths and Safeguarding and Child Protection”

 

 

- Chair of Full Governing Body

- Chair of SCC Committee

- LA Governor

- Member of both Committees

- Strategic Planning Working Party

- Link Governor for Numeracy & Child Protection

07/2017 – 07/2021*

Rachel Edmunds

“I am a parent governor and mum of two boys at Paxcroft. I am a secondary school Maths teacher with senior leadership responsibility for pupil premium and gifted and talented students. I am the DT, SEN and pupil premium link governor and have a keen interest in providing the best opportunities for all learners.”

- Co-Vice Chair of Full Governing Body

- Parent Governor

- Strategic Planning Working Party

- Link Governor for Pupil Premium, DT & SEN

2014 - 4/5/2018

 

Ewan Caldwell

“I am at the beginning of my seventh year as Headteacher at Paxcroft and it has been an exciting and enjoyable challenge each year helping to improve the school. Whilst I exercise direct operational control of the school, it is right and, more importantly, helpful to have oversight, challenge and support provided by the Governing Body.

One of the strengths of Paxcroft is our positive and inclusive ethos. We do believe all children can succeed as learners and all children should feel they are valid citizens with positive contributions to make. From this starting point all policies and decisions are focused on improving outcomes for the pupils.

To be an improving school it is necessary to be honest and reflective so that areas that can be improved can be identified and tackled. Governors play an important role in ensuring this is our culture.”

- Headteacher

- Member of both Committees

- Strategic Planning Working Party

- School Dinners Working Party

 

 

 

 

 

Ex officio

Andrew Bryant

I have been a governor for about ten years. I am passionate about ensuring Paxcroft remains focused on providing a happy, safe and academic environment. I had the privilege of teaching at Paxcroft for six years and enjoyed every single day. For this reason I chose Paxcroft for the education of my own children. I am interested in all aspects of the curriculum; however I have a particular interest in maths and citizenship. I also like to keep a keen eye on ICT within the school as in my role of ICT coordinator I was responsible for designing Paxcroft’s first website and constructing the original ICT studio; which turned out to be the first dedicated ICT studio in a Trowbridge primary. Go Paxcroft!

- Parent Governor

- Member of SCC Committee

03/2017 – 03/2021*

Hollie Dale

I have been a Governor here for two years and am in my seventh year of teaching at Paxcroft. The staff and governors work hard to ensure that the children’s time at Paxcroft is happy and purposeful and, as a staff governor, I am particularly interested in how the governors can work alongside staff members to ensure that we are always moving forward in the teaching and learning of children at the school.”

- Staff Governor

- ESMT

- Literacy Subject Leader

- Member of SCC Committee

 

 

04/2017 – 04/2021*

John Farrell

"I am Deputy Head of Paxcroft Primary School and have been on the Governing Body since taking up the post. My main areas of responsibility within the Governing Body are Maths and Pastoral Support. I believe every child at Paxcroft is capable of making excellent learning and behaviour choices and I am excited about the positive approach to behaviour management that we are adopting this year."

- Co-opted Governor (Staff – Deputy Head)

- Numeracy & ICT Subject Leader

- Member of SCC Committee

03/2017 – 03/2021*

Daren Gale

“I am in to my third year as a Paxcroft Governor at Paxcroft School. What made me become a Governor? When my children started school I was, like many parents, working full time and was therefore unable to drop off or collect them from school and felt that I had little or no connection with part of their lives. By becoming a Governor I feel I now have a connection and understanding of the education they are receiving.”

- Parent Governor

Chair of F&P Committee

- Member of F&P and SCC Committee

- Link Governor for Health & Safety and Art

-

03/2017 – 03/2021*

Lee Davey

This is my first year as a parent governor. I joined because I want to support the primary school that I attended and that my daughter currently attends. It's great to learn more about how the school works and to make a positive contribution in governing the school.

- Parent Governor

- Co-Vice Chair of Full Governing Body

- Member of F&P Committee

- Link Governor for Computing and A,G&T

 

Stephanie Wing

“I became a parent governor in September 2014 as I wanted to learn more about the school and have a positive influence on how the school progresses.
I currently have my 4 children at Paxcroft Primary and I want to support their education. I feel I have time dedicate to the school and I am keen to grow my skills as a governor.”

- Parent Governor

- Member of SCC Committee

- Link Governor for EYFS and MFL

2014- 11/12/2018

Bernie McHale-Jones

This is my first year as a parent governor. I have a child in reception. I wanted to become a parent governor to understand and support the school which is a huge influence in my son’s life. I have an interest in personal, social and environmental education.

 

- Parent Governor

- Member of SCC Committee
- Link Governor for Literacy and PSHEC

 

Guy Bentham-Hill

I am parent governor and joined the School Governors in December 2015 as I wanted to be more involved in the work of the School. My daughter is in year 1 and thoroughly enjoys going to school and my son is at a local nursery. The main reason I became a governor is that after my daughter started in the school I felt that I wanted to help support the work of the staff and volunteers that make the school such a special supportive community.

 

-Parent Governor

Member of F&P Committee

Link Governor for History

 

Matt Sturrock

 

Parent Governor

Link Governor for SEN

July 2017 –July 2021

Louise Allan

Parent Governor

Link Governor for PE/Dance and Geography

July 2017 –July 2021

Deirdre Lee

Parent Governor

Link Governor for Science and RE

July 2017 –July 2021

Daniella Robles

Parent Governor

Link Governor Safeguarding and Music

July 2017 –July 2021

Clare Walters

“I have been Clerk to the Governors since 2008 and seen the school transform over the years in so many ways. My main responsibilities are to provide effective administrative support to the governing body and committees. I am proud to be a part of Paxcroft School, of all that has been achieved in recent years.”

- Clerk to the Governing Body (no voting rights)

 

 

N/A

*Have all served previous terms of office.

Attendance at Meetings from September 2017 to July 2018 

Name

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

SCC Committee Meetings

F&P Committee Meetings

Total Attendance

 

Julia Ranger

1

 

 

1/1

Ewan Caldwell

1

 

 

1/1

John Farrell

1

 

 

1/1

Hollie Dale

1

 

 

1/1

Andrew Bryant

0

 

 

0/1

Rachel Edmunds

1

 

 

1/1

Stephanie Wing

0

 

 

0/1

Daren Gale

1

 

 

1/1

Matt Sturrock

1

 

 

1/1

Dan Robles

0

 

 

0/1

Deirdre Lee

1

 

 

1/1

Louise Allan

1

 

 

1/1

Bernie McHale-Jones

1

 

 

1/1

Guy Bentham-Hill

1

 

 

1/1

Lee Davey

1

 

 

1/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance at Meetings from September 2016 to July 2017 

Name

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

SCC Committee Meetings

F&P Committee Meetings

Total Attendance

 

Julia Ranger

4

5

6

15/15

Ewan Caldwell

4

5

6

15/15

John Farrell

4

4

1

9/11

Hollie Dale

2

4

 

6/9

Andrew Bryant

3

4

 

7/9

Rachel Edmunds

3

4

 

7/9

Stephanie Wing

3

4

 

7/9

Daren Gale

4

4

6

14/15

Denise Bates*

3*

 

2*

5/5

Sarah Thorne*

2*

 

2*

4/8

Grant Watkinson*

0*

 

0*

0/8

Bernie McHale-Jones

3

3

 

6/9

Guy Bentham-Hill

3

 

3

6/10

Lee Davey

3

 

5

8/10

*Resigned from office mid -year 

Governors stepping down from office in last 12 months: 

Name

 

Governor

type

Term of Office Start Date

Term of Office End Date

Reason for stepping down

 

Denise Bates

Co-opted

March 2013

March 2017

Came to end of term of office

Sarah Thorne

Parent

 

April 2017

Work commitments meant committing the time to the role was difficult.

Grant Watkinson

Parent

 

March 2017

Work commitments meant committing the time to the role was difficult.