Governors 2021/22

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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

I have proudly served as a governor at Stanton for 7 years, serving as Chair of the Governors for 4 years of that time. I have lived in Kington St Michael for 15 years and my 3 children have all attend Stanton Primary School.

As part of the governing body for the new federation I’m looking forward to being able to use my experience to help support both schools through the coming years. I’m particularly keen to ensure that the federation is able to continue to offer a small village school experience for those families who live in the local villages and for those who wish to travel from the local towns in order to benefit from what we can offer.

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

 

Luke Matthews

Luke studied Economics and Management at Oxford University before moving into a career in finance, working at a large accountancy firm and subsequently moving into Private Equity.  He currently works as an Investment Director for a leading UK growth capital investor, investing in small businesses and helping them to grow. Originally from Bath and a keen rugby fan, he lives in Kington Langley with his wife, two daughters, and spaniel.

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
Teacher 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

 

Richard Priest

Category: Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Bristol on 15 July  2021

Term of office: 14 July 2025

Committee membership: 

No business interests or relationships with staff or governors declared

 

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 

Head of School Stanton St Quintin Primary

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 

Head of School Langley Fitzurse C of E Primary

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.  

David Bloomer  – stepped down as a Foundation Governor on 18 March 2021

Harriet Wilkinson  – stepped down as a Foundation Governor on 27 April 2021

Huw Solly – stepped down as a Foundation Governor in June 2021

 

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