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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I joined the governing body in 2018 after moving to Heddington in early 2017. My background includes business and corporate accounting with many years spent in London. My wife and I are now retired living closer to our extended family in Chippenham. Having grown up in the North American countryside, I feel very settled in this beautiful part of Wiltshire with a keen interest in helping our primary school to thrive. In my spare time I like to keep fit, garden, enjoy the arts and travel.
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!
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.
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.
As the Rector of the Oldbury Benefice, which includes Heddington, I am the ex officio governor. I have been here since June 2018. Prior to moving here I lived with my family in Salisbury, where for 3 years I was a governor of St Edmund’s Girls School, and then a trustee of Magna Learning Partnership - a Multi Academy Trust which connects most of the non-grammar secondary schools in Salisbury. I have two children at Heddington School, and a couple of other children elsewhere.
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.
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!
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.
This year's meetings are;
Full Governing Body - All meetings at 7pm
19th September 2017
15th November 2017
6th March 2018
27th June 2018
Finance, Premises, Health & Safety - All meetings at 9am
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
5th October 2017
7th December 2017
25th January 2018
26th April 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.