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Paxcroft Primary School

Who are our Governors?



Terms of Office

Lee Davey

I joined the governance team at Paxcroft in December 2015 because I wanted to support the school my daughters attend.  Being part of the team at Paxcroft has given me the chance to be involved in lots of aspects of the school, everything from approving spend for new equipment to supporting our recent OFSTED visit.  I took over as Chair in April 2019 and work with teachers and governors to make sure Paxcroft provides a safe, fun, learning environment for staff and pupils."



- Local Authority Governor


- Chair of Full Governing Body


- Member of F&P Committee

September 2019 – July 2023*


September 2019 – July 2020

Rachel Edmunds

“I am a parent governor and mum of three boys, two of whom are at Paxcroft. I am Deputy Headteacher at a local secondary school and a Specialist Leader in Education. I am the DT and pupil premium link governor and have a keen interest in providing the best opportunities for all learners.”

- Parent Governor


- Chair of SCC Committee


- Strategic Planning Working Party

May 2018 – May 2022*


Hollie Dale

“I have been a Governor here for five years and am in my twelfth year of teaching at Paxcroft, currently in year 5/6. 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 and support staff members to ensure that we are always moving forward in the teaching and learning of children at the school”.

- Staff Governor




- Member of SCC Committee


- English Subject Leader


April 2017 – April 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 have put in place over the past year."

- Co-opted Governor (Staff – Head)


- Member of all Committees


- Numeracy and Computing Subject Leader
March 2017 – March 2021*

Daren Gale

“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 SCC Committee

March 2017 – March 2021*

Bernie McHale-Jones

“I am in my fourth year as a school governor. I have two children at Paxcroft. I feel passionately that all children should receive an excellent level of education, and that they feel happy and safe at school. I enjoy supporting the school to ensure this happens”. 


- Parent Governor

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

December 2020 - December 2024

Louise Allan

“I started as a Governor at the end of my twins' Reception year. Paxcroft has always felt like a positive, nurturing school, and it is good to be able to contribute to its evolution and growth. Whilst promoting attainment by all pupils in the core subjects is key, I also hope to draw upon my background in sport, geography and environmental science to help enrich pupils' broader school experience”. 

- Parent Governor


-  Vice Chair of Full Governing Body


-  Vice Chair of F&P Committee

July 2017 – July 2021

Tim Matthews

“I joined when my son started in reception and now have my daughter here too. II wanted to have an understanding of the schools aims and strategies and to make a positive contribution to achieving them. 

I enjoy the role of supporting the staff as it has given me an appreciation of how fantastic our staff and children are!”

- Parent Governor


- Member of F&P committee

September 2018 – September 2022

Lee Southam

"I've been a parent Governor from September 2018 when my eldest child joined the school, and I have another set to follow in couple of years. I want to contribute to their education and support the school in the fantastic work it does preparing future generations to strive to be the best they can in any and every-way possible”.

- Parent Governor


- Member of F&P Committee

September 2018 – September 2022

Louise Currant

"I became a Governor in December 2019, after my daughter started her Reception year. I know that Paxcroft will give my daughter the very best education and care, and I wanted to give something back to the school in return for this. I am also Head of KS4 English at a Trowbridge secondary school and believe passionately in the power of education to give every child the very best chances and choices in their future. Becoming a Governor allows me to contribute to supporting Paxcroft in providing this future for our children, and helps me to learn more about the great work that primary schools do."

-Member of SCC CommitteeDecember 2020 - December 2024


*Have served previous terms of office