The school 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.

Tewkesbury Church of England Governing Body
Governor attendance of meetings from 2016
Governor Attendance 2016/17
FGB Attendance 2017-18

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 – Vice Chair
Date of appointment: 14.12.2017
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.

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.

Beryl Thomas
Community Governor – Chair of Governors
Date of appointment: 2011
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 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.

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.

Local Authority Governor
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Personal Information:

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