Governors

The school governing body is made up of 9 governors. They meet every half term supporting and challenging the leadership to provide 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.

Tewkesbury Church of England Governing Body
Governor attendance of meetings from 2016
Governor Attendance 2016/17

The Rev’d Canon Paul Williams
Governor type: Foundation
Date of appointment: 2003
School area of strength: Ethos
Committees sat on: Head teacher’s Review, Curriculum, Finance and Ethos

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.

The Rev’d Stephen Walker
Governor type: Foundation
Date of appointment: 2006
School area of strength: Ethos
Committees sat on: Head teacher’s Review, Curriculum + Standards, Finance and Ethos

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.


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Beryl Thomas
Governor type: Community – Chair of governors
Date of appointment: 2011
School area of strength: Standards, Assessment and Early years
Committees sat on: Head teacher’s Review, Curriculum and standards, Staffing and Early years

Personal Information:

I joined the governing boding after retiring from a life time in education, teaching across all ages, advisory work and OFSED inspector. My main areas of expertise are Humanities, English and Early Years. Prior to joining Tewkesbury C of E Primary school I was chair of Governors for 5 years at another Church of England school. I have undertaken all governor training in all aspects required.

Tim Rylatt
Governor type: Staff
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
Governor type: Headteacher
Date of appointment: 2011
School area of strength: Curriculum and Standards, Finance, staffing
Committees sat on: Premises, curriculum and Standards, Finance, 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.

Dr. David Cairns
Governor type: Local Authority
Date of appointment: 17 February 2016
School area of strength: eg SENDA; Curriculum & Standards
Committees sat on: FGB

Personal Information:

I have lived in Tewkesbury since 1998 and attended the Abbey since 2000; I have been a member of the Parochial Church Council (PCC). I am married with six grandchildren of primary-school age – all outside Tewkesbury. I am a Rotarian.
Until 2009 I was an Assistant Director of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. I am now a consultant advising on corporate and academic governance in higher education.

Chris Hancox
Governor type: Parent – Vice Chair
Date of appointment:14.12.2017
School area of strength: Finance and Curriculum
Committees sat on: FGB

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.

Julie Dosku
Governor type: Parent
Date of appointment: 16.03.2017
Start Date: March 2017
End Date: March 2021
School area of strength: Curriculum and finance
Committees sat on: FGB

Personal Information: As a parent of two children currently in C of E, I have an avid desire to bring my best to the governing body. Our family owns two local businesses and I come from a strong business and financial background. I am a Christian, who attends Holy Trinity church, so I pray that God will continuously bless me with wisdom in this role, so that all of our children and school may benefit.