Governors

The Governors work to support the Headteacher in the running of the school and making sure that the school fulfils its Statutory obligations. Governors are elected to the Governing Body. Being a Governor involves attendance at meetings throughout the school year: there are 3 Full Governing Body meetings each year and each Governor is a part of a committee, these meet 6 times a year. It is a voluntary role but is extremely rewarding knowing that you are helping to provide a better place. Everyone has something to give no matter what you do.

To see more details about the Governors, including when they were appointed, their attendance and committees that they sit on, please click here.

 

Kerry Tighe - Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor
Kerry Tighe - Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor

I joined the Governing body as an associate Governor before becoming a Foundation Governor and moving to vice-chair and then chair. I sit on all of the committees to help provide me with a complete overview of the whole school. I am link Governor for Safeguarding, assessment, looked after children and whistleblowing. Apart from my role as Governor, I run a business organising weddings and events. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and eating out!

Mark Cawley - Vice Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor
Mark Cawley - Vice Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor

I am the Vice Chair of Governors at Heddington Primary School. I have been a Foundation Governor since 2008 (I think) and currently sit on the finance, premises and personnel committee. I am the link Governor for SEN & PSHEE. I have been Chair of Governors in the past and have two children at school. I am the Managing Director of a children’s nursery and was an engineer in the Royal Air Force for 20 years prior to this. Outside of work my interests are cars, my dog, running and fitness. I also enjoy taking part in triathlons.

Lucy-Anne Bryant - Foundation Governor
Lucy-Anne Bryant - Foundation Governor

I am a Foundation Governor at Heddington Primary School. I have been Governor since 2012 and currently sit on the curriculum, standards and SEN committee. I am also the Literacy and Early Years link Governor. I live locally in Mile Elm.  I work for Wiltshire Council in Children’s Services and previously worked in childcare, having achieved Early Years Professional Status. Outside of work I am part of the Calne and Calne Without Neighbourhood Plan as well as an advisory member of Melksham Young Farmers. I enjoy spending time with my extended family as well as cooking.

Nick Tyler - Foundation Governor
Nick Tyler - Foundation Governor

I have been a Foundation Governor since 2016 and sit on the F&P Committee. I have live in Heddington all of my life and am the third generation of the Tyler family to farm in the village. I am passionate about village life, which is why I recently became a parish councillor and play an active role in the village community. I view Heddington Church of England Primary School as a key part of our village community and am keen to do all I can to help it thrive and maintain its excellent reputation. My position as a parent at the school helps me with this as I have the benefit of seeing things from both a parent and Governor point of view. The farm doesn't allow me a lot of spare time, but when I do get a spare minute, I love to go on adventures and picnics in the surrounding countryside with my wife and two boys.

Raquel Anstee de Mas - Foundation Governor
Raquel Anstee de Mas - Foundation Governor

I joined the Governing body at Heddington in September 2014 as a Foundation Governor and have sat in the F&P Committee.  However from April, I will be joining the Curriculum, Standards & SEN committee.  My link areas are MFL, Art & DT and Humanities.  I have lived in Stockley since 2010 but my husband was born and grew up in Heddington and I felt strongly that I wanted to contribute to the work of ensuring that our village continued to have a thriving and successful school enabling the children in our community to leave primary education having achieved their best (not just academically) and with all the social and personal tools to tackle the challenges of secondary education head on.  I have two daughters (one who is about start University and the other who is heading towards her GCSE’s).  I am a Foundation Governor at another primary school, am Clerk to Heddington Parish Council and work at the Circle Nursery in Avebury.  I love spending time with family and friends, photography, travel, delving into my family history and spending time in this glorious corner of Wiltshire.

Rev Linda Dytham - Foundation Governor
Rev Linda Dytham - Foundation Governor

I am the Associate Priest in the Oldbury Benefice, having arrived here from Burbage in Wiltshire in January 2014. Before training for Ordination in Salisbury I was a full time mum to 3 now grown up children and I have 3 grandchildren. In a previous life I worked in banking and accounts. I now work part time for Haine & Smith Opticians in their Accounts Dept, as well as 3 days a week in rural ministry. I joined the Governing Body at Heddington in 2015 and am very much involved and interested in childrens’ education and spirituality. I sit on the finance, premises and personnel committee. I am the link Governor for RE and Collective Worship. My hobbies are reading, theatre and playing bridge as much as I can, and I love being a grandma!

Ross Henning - Parent Governor
Ross Henning - Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor at the school since 2014. I have sat on the finance committee but I’m currently on the curriculum committee and have special responsibility for science. Born and raised in Chippenham, I have been living in Calne for over 10 years . I took a degree in Geography and Geology and have been a builder for the last 35 years as well as being a local councillor at Wiltshire, North Wilts and Town Council levels . I have recently been re-elected to Wiltshire Council and like to get involved in community initiatives. I have travelled extensively all over the world and have lived in Asia, Australasia and South America, giving me, I like to think, a unique outlook on life and a depth of experience to the role of governor.

Roly Hartwell - Parent Governor
Roly Hartwell - Parent Governor

I started briefly as an associate Governor before taking the mantle of parent Governor in April ’13 and have been subsequently re-elected in that post in May 2017 (Thank you). I sit on the finance  and personnel committee and am the link governor for IT & sport. I have 2 children at the school, living in Lower Compton since 2003 after being posted to RAF Lyneham in 2000. I work in the RAF as aircrew on transport aircraft (C130 & now A400M) travelling extensively globally, and in the tactical role (airdrop & low level). When I am home I volunteer as a minis rugby coach at Chippenham RFC, assist with the manning of Ten Tors event on Dartmoor & being Dads taxi to numerous kids clubs. I enjoy walking in the local area, watching rugby (even though I’ve been coerced into supporting Bath RFC by my son) and eating out.

Debbie Broomfield - LA Governor
Debbie Broomfield - LA Governor

I am the LA (Local Authority) Governor at Heddington Primary School. I have been a Governor since 2013 and, living in the village, I felt strongly that we should continue to have a thriving local school. I currently sit on the finance, premises and personnel committee and I am the link Governor for Numeracy and Humanities. My career has been focused predominantly in Human Resources, Payroll and, more recently, Data Science—gained over many years working for a large US corporation in Quality Assurance. I love travel and embracing different cultures; but when at home, enjoy spending time with friends and family, out in the garden or walking our dogs.

Ashley Martin - Headteacher
Ashley Martin - Headteacher

I have the pleasure and privilege of being the Headteacher at Heddington Primary School. I joined Heddington four years ago and during that time, there have been many changes at the school. I sit on all of the committees as Headteacher and attend all of the full meetings. 

Victoria Vince - Staff Governor
Victoria Vince - Staff Governor

I joined Heddington Primary School last September as Marlins class teacher, and SENCo. I attend all of the Full Governor Meetings and sit on the Curriculum, Standards and SEN committee. I love being part of the team here, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far!

Laurien Carter - Clerk to Governors
Laurien Carter - Clerk to Governors

I work for Wiltshire Clerking Service and have many years experience of clerking meetings. I have been working with Heddington Governors as the Clerk since September 2012. I work with seven other primary schools and also sit on the County Clerking Focus Group and lead training for other clerks.

Vacant Role - Ex Officio
Vacant Role - Ex Officio

This year's meetings are;

 Full Governing Body - All meetings at 7pm

For more information about these meetings and the Governor's remit, please click here.

19th September 2017

15th November 2017

6th March 2018

27th June 2018

 

Finance, Premises, Health & Safety - All meetings at 9am

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6th October 2017

15th December 2017

2nd February 2018

23rd March 2018

25th May 2018

13th July 2018

 

Staffing, Standards & Curriculum - All meetings at 4pm

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5th October 2017

7th December 2017

25th January 2018

22nd March 2018

24th May 2018

12th July 2018

Please pass apologies to Chair of Governors or Clerk prior to the meeting if you are unable to attend. Thank you.