Governors

Governors’ Welcome

There are various types of Governors drawn from different areas of the community including, parents, staff, Local Authority, community and other groups.

Governors are volunteers who attend meetings and work to further the school’s development.

Our Clerk to Governors is Charlotte Black. She can be contacted by email at senco@tewkesbury-primary.co.uk regarding anything connected with the Governing Body including requesting minutes of meetings.

How do Governors help schools and children?

School Governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Together with the Headteacher they set the future direction of the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent.

Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as school policies and the school’s development plan.

The official role of a Governor is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Categories of Governors

  • Parent Governor Elected by parents and carers of children at the school.
  • Staff Governor Selected by election from staff employed by the school.
  • Local Authority Governor Appointed by the Local Authority.
  • Foundation Governor- Appointed by the Diosese.
  • Co-opted Governor Appointed by the Governing Body

If you wish to discover more information about what Governors do or learn how to become one please visit the Gloucestershire County Council’s website.

Our Governing Body

The school’s governing body is made up of 9 governors who meet every half term to support and challenge the school’s leadership with the aim of providing the best opportunities, standards of attainment, value for money and a safe working environment. A copy of our constitution is held in the school office.

Lisa Quelcuti


Co-opted Governor – Chair of Governors
Date of appointment: 17.9.2019

End of appointment :17.9.2023
School area of strength: Standards, Assessment and Early years
Committees sat on: Headteacher’s Review; Curriculum and Standards; Staffing and Early Years; Safeguarding

Personal Information:

I joined the governing boding after leaving another local school where I was working as a headteacher. My main areas of expertise and passion is within English and Early Years. Prior to joining Tewkesbury C of E Primary school, I have undertaken a variety of governor training in a number of aspects required.

 Charlotte Black

Clerk to the Governors

Date of appointment: 2019

Duties consist of:-

  • Provide professional advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. The 2013 regulations require maintained school governing bodies to have regard to advice from the clerk in regards to exercising the governing body functions.
  • Provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees including minute taking and convening meetings.
  • Ensure the governing body is properly constituted.
  • Manage all governing body information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Provide support to the governing body in order to meet all of its statutory duties.

James Blockley


Parent Governor 
Date of appointment: 14.11.2018
Start Date: 14.11.2018
End Date:14.11.2022
School area of strength: Standards & Curriculum
Committees sat on: Curriculum & Standards; SEND; Pupil Premium

Personal Information:

Central to my home and work life is a commitment to creating the best possible environment for young people. I believe access to the outdoors plays a fundamental role in health and educational attainment. My aim is for pupils to have happy, healthy, safe and successful journeys through the school. I have also been the treasurer on the PTFA.

Chris Hancox


Parent Governor
Date of appointment: 14.12.2017

End Date: 14.12.2021
School area of strength: Business
Committees sat on: Business Committee; Health & Safety

Personal Information:

I have three children at CofE and have previously been a governor at two other local schools. I have worked in financial services for 20 years. As a governor I believe key roles include ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, financial sustainability, strong leadership and strategic direction for the school.

Vicki Wagstaffe


Parent Governor
Date of appointment:04.11.19
Start Date: 2019
End Date: 04.11. 2023
School area of strength:
Committees sat on:

Personal Information:

I am a parent of a child in year 2. Professionally I am First Aid Trainer and Choir Leader ( also working with children). I had a career as a Health and Safety Lawyer. I have a strong interest in all aspects of the school but my main passion is the Arts, primarily music.

Tim Rylatt


Staff Governor 
Date of appointment: 2015
Start Date: October 2017
End Date: October 2019
School area of strength: Curriculum, Assessment, English
Committees sat on: Curriculum and Standards

Personal information:

I have been a teacher for 10 years and I am currently lower phase leader with responsibility for Years 1&2 and Literacy throughout the school. I have two young boys and appreciate the importance of good education from both a parent’s point of view and as a teacher.

Carolyn Scott


Headteacher Governor 
Date of appointment: 2011
School area of strength: Curriculum and Standards, Finance, Staffing
Committees sat on: Premises; Curriculum and Standards; Business Committee; Staffing; Ethos

Personal information:

I have been in education for over 20 years more than half of this time I have held a senior management position and two headships. I have been at Tewkesbury C of E School for 5 years. As a parent and more recently a grandparent I understand the challenges facing families and those in the classroom.

The Rev’d Stephen Walker


Foundation Governor
Date of appointment: 2006
School area of strength: Ethos
Committees sat on: Headteacher’s Review; Curriculum & Standards; Ethos Committee

Personal Information:

I am Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in the centre of Tewkesbury. I value the partnership between church and school and the mutual benefit we each can bring to our community. As a former Army Padre, I have a particular understanding of the pressures and joys of military life which can be of benefit in my conversations with the parents and children of serving families. A good number of the children who worship at Holy Trinity also attend this school, so there is a strong connection. For relaxation and fitness I enjoy (sometimes) jogging and walking (currently doing the 100 miles of the Cotswold Way in stages). I am married with two children both of whom have now left school but benefited from being part of this school.

The Rev’d Canon Paul Williams


Foundation Governor
Date of appointment: 2003
School area of strength: Ethos
Committees sat on: Headteacher’s Review; Business Committee; Ethos Committee

Personal Information:

I am Vicar of Tewkesbury Abbey and have extensive knowledge of and connections in the town and county. Running a large organisation, I am aware of Governance issues, Safeguarding, Finance and Human Resources. I am Council Member of Dean Close School. I am married with two children who went through Chance Street School.

VACANCY


Local Authority Governor
Date of appointment:
School area of strength:
Committees sat on:

Personal Information:

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Stephen Hawkins

Start date:

End date: 2019

Committee: Business

 

Stacey Grimmett

Start date: 2018

End date:

Committee: Curriculum

 

Reverend Sebastian Hamilton

Start date: January 2020

End date:

Committee: Ethos

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PREVIOUS GOVERNORS IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Michelle Prosser
Parent Governor
Date of appointment: 2018
End Date: 2019
Committees sat on: Finance

Beryl Thomas
Co Opted Governor
Date of appointment: 2014
End Date: 2019
Committees sat on:

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Tewkesbury Church of England Governing Body Information 2019-2020

Governor Category Term of Office End of Office Register of business interests Committee Relationship between school staff/ Pupils Additional responsibility
Lisa Quelcuti

( Chair)

 

Co-opted 4 years None Standards &curriculum, Finance, Safeguarding None Headteacher’s

performance

management

 

Rev Stephen

Walker

 

Foundation Ex-Officio Ex-Officio None Ethos, Standards & Curriculum Vicar Headteacher’s

performance

management

Canon Paul

Williams

 

Foundation Ex-Officio Ex-Officio None Ethos, Finance Vicar Headteacher’s

performance

management

Vacancy L.A.

 

James

Blockley

 

Parent 4 years 14.11.22 None Standards & Curriculum, SEND Pupil at school, Pupil Premium
Chris Hancox

 

Parent 4 years 14.12.21 None Finance Pupil at school Health and Safety
 Vacancy Parent
Stephen

Hawkins

Associate Member 1 year 1.12.19 None Finance None None
Stacey

Grimmett

 

Associate Member 1 year 1.12.19 None Standards & Curriculum Pupil at school Pre -school
Rev Sebastian Hamilton Associate Member 1 year 1.1.2020 None Ethos None None
Tim Rylatt

 

Staff

 

2 years 9.7.19

 

None

 

Standards &

Curriculum

None None
Carolyn Scott

 

Headteacher

 

Ex- officio Ex- officio None All Committees None None

Governor attendance of meetings from 2016
Governor Attendance 2016/17
FGB Attendance 2017-18