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Governors

Members of the local governing body are drawn from parents, school staff and the local community.  They work both with the school and our Academy Trust to oversee the strategic leadership of the school

Who are our Governors?

  • Mr John Miles - Chair of Governors
  • Mr Nik Gardner - Headteacher
  • Mrs Wendy Cleghorn - Safeguarding Governor
  • Mrs Zoe Abbott - Co-opted Governor
  • Miss Fiona Bennett - Staff Governor
  • Mrs Sonia Clark - Health and Safety Governor
  • Mrs Anne Wawn - Foundation Governor
  • Mrs Gemma McCann - Parent Governor
  • Mrs Sarah Fowke - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs Daisy George - Parent Governor
  • Mrs Judy Greenham - Clerk to Governors

 

Meet the Governors

Nik Gardner-Headteacher Governor

I have a wife and four children and have been Headteacher of Winford since 2012.  Prior to that I was Headteacher of another North Somerset School and prior to that I was an infant teacher and Deputy for many years.  I work hard to make our school a place where everyone in it should feel safe and acceptable to just be themselves.   My specialism is art and can often be found taking a group of children for an art lesson…or my other love which is teaching children to become excellent positive reward-based dog educators!  I love our community at Winford and am very proud to be Headteacher here.

Rev. John Miles-Chair of Governors

I am married to Sarah and have a son, Anthony who is in year 9 at Nailsea School. I have been the minister of the Baptist Church in Chew Magna for 6 years and last year assumed responsibility for the chapels in Winford and Blagdon. Before moving to North Somerset, I was minister of Cowes Baptist Church on the Isle of Wight. Previous to that I worked as a water engineer and project manager.

Prior to becoming a governor, I taught Philosophy with year 2 and 6 children in the school, and I have strong connections with the other primary schools in the Chew Valley. I am passionate about education and believe that strong links to the local community are vital in providing our children with an educational experience that will help them to become good citizens.

I am delighted to be a part of the Governing body and want to do all I can to ensure that

Winford Primary school continues to provide a first class education for all it’s pupils.

Appointment Date: February 2020.  

Wendy Cleghorn - Safeguarding Governor

Hello everyone! My name is Wendy Cleghorn and I first joined the governing body as a parent governor when my daughters were pupils at the school over twenty years ago. I have found the involvement to be interesting, at times challenging, but enjoyable and rewarding. I spent fifteen years leading Winford Village Pre-school until I ‘retired’ a few years ago. I am now a regular volunteer working in Winford Community Shop, and I also enjoy painting, reading and walking with my dog and husband.

I am the Safeguarding Governor and also governor with responsibility for learning and achievement.

Fiona Bennett

I am the current Reception class Teacher at Winford Primary School. I have been teaching here for almost all my career and that is coming up to 10 years now! I also hold the roles of Early Years Foundation Stage Leader and the whole school English co-ordinator too. It is so rewarding to work with the youngest children in school and I love seeing how they progress during their first year with us at Winford. Outside of school I enjoy playing netball and going swimming too as well as reading and puzzles!

Governors Information

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 Name

Governor Category

Position Held

Date Appointed From - To 

Appointing Body

Committee Membership

Register of Interests 

 Attendance 2019/20

Zoe Abbott

Co-Opted

Quality of Teaching

05.05.20

to

 04.05.24

FGB

Curriculum

 

None

4 out of 4

Fiona Bennett

Staff

Quality of Teaching

25.05.20

to

24.05.24

Staff

Curriculum

None

 

 

 

4 out of 4

 

Sonia Clark

Co-opted

Health and Safety

09.10.18

to

10.10.22

FGB

Premises/H&S

None

 

 

 

2 out of 4

Wendy Cleghorn

Co-opted

Personal Development

Safeguarding

 

12.05.19

to

11.05.23

FGB

Curriculum

None

4 out of 4

Nik Gardner

Headteacher

Quality of Teaching

Personal Development

School Ethos

Ex officio

-

Premises/H&S

Curriculum

Finance/Staffing

None

4 out of 4

John Miles

Foundation

 

04.05.20

to

04.05.24

Diocese

 

None

3 out of 3

Anne Wawn

Foundation

SEN

02.07.19

to

02.07.23

Diocese

Curriculum

 

None

3 out of 4

Gemma McCann

Parent

 

25.10.18

To

24.10.22

Parent Election

 

None

3 out of 3

Sarah Fowke

Co-opted

 

19.10.20

18.10.24

 

 

None

Nil (new)

Daisy George

Parent

 

13.11.20

12.11.24

 

 

None

Nil (new)

Judy Greenham

N/A

Clerk

N/A

FGB

Finance

None

4 out of 4

Retired Governors

Ali Preston

Co-opted

EYFS/KS1

28.09.15

to

27.09.19

FGB

Finance/Staffing

 

Parent

Paul Stephens

Foundation

Church and School Ethos

Ex officio

Diocese

 

 

None

Martin Reynolds

Co-opted

Chair

Leadership and Management

11.05.15

To

10.05.19

FGB

Finance/Staffing

 

Parent