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.

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For information about meeting attendance and term of office, please click here.

 

Mark Lockwood - Chair of Governors - LA Governor

I joined the governing body in 2018 after moving to Heddington in early 2017 and took on the role of Chair in September 2019. 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.

Mark Cawley - Foundation Governor

I am joint 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 and Vice Chair of Governors in the past and have a child 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.

Matthew Earwicker - ex oficio 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.

Chris Minors - Foundation Governor

 I am a Foundation Governor at Heddington Primary School. I have been a Governor since 2019 and currently sit on Finance, Premises, Health & Safety committee. I live locally in Heddington with my wife and two children. My son currently attends Heddington Primary School. I therefore have a vested interest in helping to ensure our school continues to deliver great standards in a high quality learning environment. I work as a town planner for a house builder in Wiltshire. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family including travelling.

George Tedbury - Foundation Governor

I am a recently appointed Foundation Governor of Heddington Primary School. I live in Calne but I attend St Andrews church in Heddington and am on the PCC. My introduction to the school was when my wife helped with reading in the KS1 classes. I am a retired civil engineer with a particular interest in transport, and for several years I was a mentor and examiner for the Institution of Civil Engineers and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Prior to that when living in London I was involved in youth club work in Islington. My main hobbies are singing, birdwatching and gardening.

Marketa Chrabatinova - Parent Governor

We have moved to Wiltshire, Calne in 2015 and in the same year my child started in Foundation in Heddington. I have become a Parent Governor October 2019. As a mother of a child that has been at Heddington for more than four years, I have a vested interest in all things that effect the immediate and future plans for the school and its continued growth. I do not have any previous experience in this kind of role, but I am extremely dedicated and eager to learn and hoping that with my background of over 10 years in project management I can add value to the board and bring a fresh point of view. Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family, long walks and crafting of all sorts.

Emily Hawes - Parent Governor

I am a parent governor at Heddington Primary School and sit on the Curriculum, Standards and SEN Committee. I am a fully qualified Classroom Assistant and before having my children, I worked with 3 to 11 year olds supporting their learning both inside and outside the classroom. I am originally from Buckinghamshire but relocated to Wiltshire in 2017 with my family. It was the best decision we could have made for our young children, we adore it here! In my spare time I enjoy photography, exploring the great outdoors, family time and travelling. 

Emma Wilkin - Foundation Governor

My child attends the school and having seen how the school assists the children and families so fully I was keen to support the school in a more in-depth manner. I became a Foundation Governor at Heddington in July 2019 and am currently sitting on the Finance, Premises and Personnel committee with particular responsibility for Health and Safety. I have a background in retail, customer service and Care work, but have always volunteered in areas involving children and community.
In addition to my work and volunteering, I have a strong interest in gardening, having an allotment in the town, and also in horses. I also have 3 dogs and we enjoy birdwatching and walking.

Graham Force-Jones - Foundation Governor

I have in the past been, in various roles, a Governor of quite a number of schools, including one secondary in Calne, and a good number of village primary schools, all in the North Wilts area - including Heddington in the early 1970’s! 

 Having had 15 years of peaceful retirement, 11 of them in France, I feel ready for a new challenge. Hopefully I can adapt to the many advances that have clearly occurred in the education system since my retirement so that I can bring some of my experience to further the success of the school.

Annette Foster - Foundation Governor

I retired from the legal profession in September 2020. I was previously a Governor at Heddington and then became a Governor and subsequently Chair of Governor at Rowdeford School.  I live at the Common in Heddington but first came to the village on holiday in 1971. I am a member of the Methodist Church where I am also a lay preacher. I have a particular interest in SEND and Modern Languages. In my spare time I walk the dog and enjoy travelling.

Ross Henning - Associate Governor

I have been a parent governor at the school since 2014, however, now my son has left Heddington, I have agreed to stay on as an Associate Governor for another year. 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.

Victoria Vince - Associate Governor

I am a former teacher at Heddington Primary School and now work for the Local Authority as a SEND advisor. 

Ashley Martin - Headteacher

I have the pleasure and privilege of being the Headteacher at Heddington Primary School. I joined Heddington in 2013 and during that time, there have been many positive changes at the school. I sit on all of the committees as Headteacher and attend all of the full meetings. 

Billy Jones - Staff Governor

I joined Heddington in 2019 as the teacher of Rays Class. During my second year at the school I became an Associate Governor and during my third year became a Staff Governor. I sit on the Curriculum, Standards and SEN committee. Before training as a teacher, I worked with young people from nursery to sixth-form level in a range of settings. As well as teaching Years 3 and 4, I am responsible for coordinating the school’s provision of Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and    Design & Technology. 

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.

 

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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.

Tuesday 13th September 2022

Tuesday 15th November 2022

Tuesday 7th March 2023

Tuesday 20th June (to include the AGM) 2023

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Finance, Premises, Health & Safety - All meetings at 6.30 - 8pm

Members

Ashley Martin (Headteacher)

Mark Cawley (chair)

Mark Lockwood

George Tedbury

Ross Henning

Emma Wilkin

Chris Minors

For more information about this committee, please click here.

Meeting Dates 2022 - 2023

26th September 2022

6th February 2023

22nd May 2023

 

 Staffing, Standards & Curriculum - All meetings at 6.30 - 8.30pm

 Members

Ashley Martin (Headteacher)

Mark Lockwood

Matthew Earwicker (chair)

Emily Hawes

Marketa Chrabatinova

Graham Force-Jones

Annette Foster

Billy Jones (staff associate)

 For more information about this committee, please click here.

Meeting Dates

10th October 2022

23rd January 2023

8th May 2023

In addition, there is a Governor and Staff Meeting on Tuesday 18th July 2023 at 3.30pm

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

Name

Governor Type

Appointed/Elected By

Term of Office start date

Term of Office end date

Committee

Responsibilities

Mark Cawley

Foundation

Church

30.3.2020

29.3.2024

Finance, Premises, Personnel and  Health & Safety

Joint Vice Chair

Chair of Finance, Premises, Personnel and H&S

Marketa Chrabatinova

Parents

(appointed)

FGB

18.10.2019

17.10.2023

Curriculum, Standards &SEND

 

Matthew Earwicker

Foundation

Ex officio

25.6.2018

24.6.2022

Curriculum, Standards &SEND

Joint Vice Chair

Chair of Curriculum, Standards &SEND

Graham Force-Jones

Foundation

Church

9.3.2021

8.3.2025

 

 

Annette Foster

Foundation

Church

28.9.2021

27.8.2025

 

 

Emily Hawes

Parent

Parents

25.9.2019

24.9.2023

Curriculum, Standards &SEND

 

Ross Henning

Associate

FGB

16.9.2020

15.9.2021

15.9.2021

14.9.2022

Finance, Premises, Personnel and  Health & Safety

 

Billy Jones

Staff

Staff

16.6.2021

15.6.2025

 Curriculum, Standards &SEND

 

Mark Lockwood

Local Authority

FGB

1.7.2018

30.6.2022

Attends both

Chair of FGB

Ashley Martin

Staff (Head)

Ex officio

1.1.2013

 

Attends Both

 

Chris Minors

Foundation

Church

6.11.2019

5.11.2023

Finance, Premises, Personnel and  Health & Safety

 

George Tedbury

Foundation

Church

7.10.2019

6.10.2023

Finance, Premises, Personnel and  Health & Safety

 

Victoria Vince

Associate

FGB

23.04.2021

22.04.2025

Curriculum, Standards &SEND

 

Emma Wilkin

Foundation

Church

7.10.2019

6.10.2023

Finance, Premises, Personnel and  Health & Safety