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Meet our Governors

Members of the Governing Board

   

(showing the category of governor and their term of office)

   

Helen Adebanjo

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor 1.12.16 - 31.12.19

Co-opted Governor

1.1.20 - 31.12.2023

 

"Both my children attended and thrived at Temple Guiting so I feel privileged to be a governor at this amazing school. My background is working in the financial industry where I focused on business change, project management, risk management & analytics."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

April O'Sullivan  Co-opted Governor 09.09.18 – 31.12.19

Local Authority Governor 1.1.20 - 31.12 23

   
  Having retired from a career in education as a headteacher, local education authority adviser and Ofsted inspector, I was really missing my contact with schools and children, so was absolutely delighted to be invited to join the governing board of this very special rural primary school. It has been fantastic getting to know the children and staff and working alongside other governors to help and challenge the school to be the best it can for everyone concerned.     
     

Robert Graves Vice-chair of Governors

   

Co-opted Governor 09.09.18 - 08.09.22

   
  After my retirement from a full time finance role I moved to Temple Guiting. I felt privileged to be asked to join the school's governing board and thoroughly enjoy working with my fellow governors and the staff whose collective efforts make this such a lovely school for our pupils and a great community asset. I’ve always had a particular interest in the performing arts so it's a delight to be able to support the school's amazing drama and music productions.    
       
Ann Barry - Head Teacher Governor    
       
Dominique Simpson  Safeguarding Governor    

 

Parent Governor 09.10.18 – 08.10.22

"I have a background in education having started teaching in London during the 1990's and have worked in a range of schools across the country in both the state and independent sectors. When we had our son I took some time away from the classroom and for the past few years have worked for one of the fastest-growing MIS (management information system) companies in the education sector, Arbor Education, helping schools and teachers to adopt the technology and use effectively to help interpret and apply the huge amounts of data schools are expected to deal with on a daily basis. You can also find me in the pub (!) where I help my husband Ed, run The Fox Inn in Broadwell but I tend to be behind the scenes and in the office looking at the data rather than pulling the pints!"

   
       

 

   

 

 

   

Reverend Canon Katrina Scott - Ex-Officio Foundation Governor

I am the Rector of 7 local churches, including St. Mary's, Temple Guiting and as such am an Ex Officio Foundation Governor. I have been a Governor here since January 2015, and also have a child in Year 4.  I have been a governor of 6 schools over the past 20 years, in both urban and rural settings, including a range in size, structure and stage of schooling too. I enjoy the opportunity to work with schools to offer the best possible experience of education that engages with the whole child and develops their potential.

I am the Rector of 7 local churches, including St. Mary's, Temple Guiting and as such am an Ex Officio Foundation Governor. I have been a Governor here since January 2015, and also have a child in Year 4.

I have been a governor of 6 schools over the past 20 years, in both urban and rural settings, including a range in size, structure and stage of schooling too. I enjoy the opportunity to work with schools to offer the best possible experience of education that engages with the whole child and develops their potential.

   
     
     
Vacancy  Parent Governor from 1.1.20    
     

Moira Anderson Foundation Governor 1.12.17 - 30.11.21

Many moons ago I trained and worked as a Community Pharmacist, a role in which I especially enjoyed helping people to help themselves. Supporting my husband, we have lived overseas for extended periods notably in the United States where our children were born and started school, and in China where they continued their education. I have experienced different school systems and always played an active role in school life. As a Foundation Governor, a focus is to uphold the Christian element of school life at Temple Guiting. I am also a member of the Open The Book team.

   
     

Rupert Wakley Co-opted Governor 20.3.18 - 19.3.22

 

“I have lived and worked in the Cotswolds for most of my life.  My first career was as a National Hunt Jockey and for the past 15 years I have worked for Knight Frank as an estate agent based in Stow-on-the-Wold.  I have been on the Board of Governors for Temple Guiting School since September 2018 and I now Chair the Resource Committee."

   
     
Sarah Loveday Foundation Governor 1.7.19 - 30.6.23    
     

Chris Cooper

Co-opted Governor 4.12.19 - 3.12.23

"I graduated from The University of Sussex with an honours degree in history before beginning a 35 year career in government finance. I worked for the National Audit Office and qualified with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance. Later, I joined the Civil Service College as a trainer in public finance and governance, advising Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives on their responsibilities as Accounting Officers. I have worked extensively in countries supported by British overseas and helping with civil service reform and improving standards of governance and accountability. I retired from the civil service in 2018 and am currently a member of council at Cheltenham College, chairing the Audit Committee and serving on the finance risk and Development Committee. I am Vice Chair of the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance and Hon Treasurer of Bourton Vale Cricket Club. In addition to these roles I now bring my skills to the Governing Board at Temple Guiting C of E School."

 

 

   
James Ledingham Parent Governor - 16.3.2020 - 15.3.2024    

 

 

Emily Chester - Staff Governor - 01.09.18 – 31.08.22

 

As a child, I always wanted to become a teacher and in 2011 I gained Qualified Teacher Status at The University of Gloucestershire (BEd). I have since worked as a Class Teacher at Temple Guiting C of E School taking a leading role in English, Spanish, Religious Education and Music. My teaching experiences have mainly been in small rural schools in Gloucestershire but I have also taught in schools in Madrid. I endeavour for all children at TG to thrive in, and enjoy, their learning and whole school life. I particularly enjoy working alongside my fellow colleagues, within the local community and now as a member of the governing board. 

 

   

You can contact the Governing Board through the Clerk, Mrs Gill Stratford:

clerk@templeguiting.gloucs.sch.uk

 

   
  • Parent governors are elected by our parents.

  • The staff governor is elected by the school staff.

  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing board.

  • Foundation governors are elected by the parochial church council of St. Mary's, Temple Guiting.

  • The local authority governor is nominated by our county councillor. 

  • The headteacher and the vicar of this benefice automatically become governors.

  • Associate members are appointed by the governing board and have no voting rights.

   

 

Risk assessments for our planned return to school on June 1st are in the Parents section under useful information, please do read them.
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