Governors 2020/21

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Ed Shire



Ed studied Physics at the University of Bath. He worked in the private defence sector for 8 years before moving into the public sector, joining the Ministry of Defence (MoD). In his current role he manages and leads an MoD facility as Deputy Head of Establishment – responsible for finance, health and safety, security, procurement and contract management. He has lived in Kington Langley since 2016. In his personal time he is a board gamer, cyclist, juggler and circus skills entertainer who runs workshops and events for children.

Category: Local Authority Governor nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Board of Governors on 3 November 2020

Term of office: 2 November 2024

Chair of Governors

Committee membership: Finance & Resources

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Ed attended 6 x FGB Meetings and 5 x Leadership & Resources Meetings during 2019/20

He has attended 4 x FGB Meetings during 2020/21, 2 x Finance & Resources Meetings and 1 x Teaching, Learning and Development Meeting

Karen Winterburn

Category:  Executive Headteacher 

Term of office: whilst in post (ex officio)

Committee membership: Attends all meetings in the capacity of Executive Headteacher

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Karen is also a governor at Stanton St Quintin Primary School

Karen  attended 2 x FGB Meetings during 2019/20

Karen has attended 4 x FGB Meeting during 2020/21, 2 x Finance & Resources Meetings and 2 x Teaching, Learning & Development Meetings during 2020/21

Adrian Cole

Category: Co-opted Governor appointed by the Board of Governors on 3 November 2020

Term of office: 2 November 2024

Vice Chair of Governors

Committee Membership: Teaching, Learning & Resources (Chair)

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Adrian has attended 4 x FGB Meetings and 2 x Teaching, Learning & Development Meetings during 2020/21

 

David Bloomer

Category: Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Bristol on 3 November 2020

Term of office: 2 November 2024

Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Development

Whistleblowing Governor

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

David  attended 6 x FGB Meetings, 7 x Leadership & Resources Committee Meetings and 2 x Standards & Performance Meetings during 2017/18.

David attended 6 x FGB Meetings, 6 x Leadership & Resources Meeting and 4 x Standards & Performance Meeting during 2018/19.

David attended 6 x FGB Meetings, 5 x Leadership & Resources Meetings and 1 x Standards & Performance Meeting during 2019/20

David has attended 3 x FGB Meeting during 2020/21

 

Luke Matthews

Category: Parent Governor elected by the parents/carers of Langley Fitzurse School on 3 November 2020

Term of office: 2 November 2024

Committee membership: Finance & Resources

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Luke has attended 3 x FGB meetings and 2 x Finance & Resources meetings during 2020/21

Johanna Nathanson

Born in Germany, Johanna came to the UK in 1983, initially to live and work in Northern Ireland.  Her earlier career was based in Residential Care Work for children and youngsters with SEND.  After completing an MA in SEN and a PGCE, Johanna started teaching in Primary Schools and has been doing so ever since.  She has 4 grown up children and 2 grandchildren and enjoys playing music, cycling, travelling, walking, skiing and gardening.

Category: Staff Governor elected by the staff of the school on 3 November 2020

Term of office: 2 November 2024

Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Development

Health & Safety Governor

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Johanna attended 2 x FGB Meetings and 2 x Standards & Performance Committee Meetings during 2017/18.

Johanna  attended 6 x FGB Meetings and 5 x Standards & Performance Meeting during 2018/19.

Johanna attended 5 x FGB Meetings and 2 x Standards & Performance Meeting during 2019/20

Johanna has attended 4 x FGB Meetings and 2 x Teaching, Learning & Development Meetings during 2020/21

 

Fiona Farquhar

Fiona is a practicing barrister based at Albion Chambers. Fiona was called to the Bar in 2002 and specialises in all aspects of public and private law children matters. In her spare time she enjoys sailing, open water swimming and being in the great outdoors.

Category: Co-opted Governor appointed by the Board of Governors on 1 January 2021

Term of office: 31 December 2024

Committee Membership: Teaching, Learning & Resources

Safeguarding/Child Protection/Looked After Children Governor

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Fiona has attended 1 x FGB Meeting and 1 x Teaching, Learning & Development Meeting during 2020/21

 

Harriet Wilkinson

Harriet was a research nursing sister until 2017 when she was forced to take ill health early retirement. She was the lead UK nurse for an international diabetes project, which involved managing, teaching and supporting 20+ UK sites plus a small local group of nurses who run studies at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. She has helped out regularly at Sunday school in St Pauls Church for 7 years. She has also helped run recorder, science and netball after school clubs at Langley Fitzurse school over the years. She lives in Chippenham with her two daughters who are now at secondary school and likes walking (although less able), baking and reading a good book.

Category: Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Bristol on 3 November 2020

Term of office: 2 November 2024

Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Development and Christian Distinctiveness

Link Governor for RE

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Harriet  has attended  3 x FGB Meetings, 3 x Standards & Performance Meetings and 2 x Christian Distinctiveness Meetings during 2018/19.

Harriet attended 6 x FGB Meetings and 3 x Standards & Performance Meetings during 2019/20

She has attended 4 x FGB Meetings  and 2 x Teaching, Learning & Development Meeting in 2020/21

 

Huw Solly

Huw is a civil servant working locally in the horizon scanning, welfare and youth work fields. Huw lives in Chippenham and in his spare time he coaches rugby and canoeing at local clubs.

Category: Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Bristol on 3 November 2020

Term of office: 2 November 2024

Committee membership: Finance & Resources (Chair)

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Huw attended 6 x FGB Meetings and 5 x Leadership & Resources Meetings during 2019/20

He has attended 4 x FGB Meetings during 2020/21 and 2 x Finance & Resources Meetings during 2020/21.

 

Wendy Goodswen

Category: Parent appointed by the Parents/Carers of Stanton St Quintin School on 3 November 2020

Term of Office: 2 November 2024

Committee Membership: Teaching, Learning & Resources 

SEN/PPG/Relationships, Sex & Heath Education Governor

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Wendy has attended 3 x FGB Meetings and 2 x Teaching, Learning & Development Meetings during 2020/21

 

Daniel Cornwell

Category: Co-opted Governor appointed by the Board of Governors on 3 November 2020

Term of Office: 2 November 2024

Committee Membership: Finance & Resources

Equality & Diversity (including Community Cohesion) Governor

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Daniel has attended 3 x FGB Meetings and 1 x Finance & Resources Meeting during 2020/21

 

Sarah Matthews

Sarah studied for 4 years at Bath Spa University and gained BSc (Hons) with QTS and has been teaching for over 20 years.  Recently she completed her NPQH qualification and is now Head of School at Stanton.  She has a passion for Maths and supports schools around the country with a mastery approach.  In her spare time she likes to walk her fox red lab, cycling, reading and Pilates.

Category: Co-opted Governor appointed by the Board of Governors on 3 November 2020

Term of Office: 2 November 2024

Committee Membership: Teaching, Learning & Resources 

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Sarah has attended 3 x FGB Meetings and 2 x Teaching, Learning & Development Meetings during 2020/21

James Osler

James completed a PGCE at Bath Spa in 2002 after a Music degree in Southampton University some years before. He relocated from Hertfordshire to Corsham nine years ago and lives with his wife and three children. James has enjoyed spending the majority of his teaching career in small schools and has been with Langley Fitzurse for the past seven years. He loves listening to music and playing the piano, spending time in the park with his family and cooking curries.

Category: Associate Member 

Term of office: 

Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Development

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

James attended 3 x Standards & Performance Meetings during 2019/20

James has attended 1 x Teaching, Learning & Development Meeting during 2020/21

Michelle Hocking (Clerk to Governors)

Category: Clerk appointed by the Board of Governors

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

Michelle can be contacted at Clerk@lfssq.wilts.sch.uk

Previous Langley Fitzurse Stanton St Quintin Governors 

Chris Steen – stepped down as a Co-opted Governor on 18 December 2020.  

 

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