King William Street CE Primary School

  1. Our School
  2. Our Governors


The Governing Body of King William Street CE Primary School consists of parents, staff, members of the community and the church. In addition to governors who act as Trustees, we have three members made up of:

Mrs N White who became a member on 1st January 2021,

Mrs T Smith, who became a member on 31st May 2021.

Mrs L Townend, the Diocese of Bristol Diocesan Board of Education member who became a member on 31st May 2019.

In partnership with the Headteacher, the Governing Body sets the strategic framework for the school. This includes setting the overall objectives and monitoring progress towards them.

The Governing Body meets ten times throughout the school year. The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Alison Andrews and can be contacted via the school office or via email:

Below you can meet our Governors, read the meeting minutes and the Governor news.

Our Governors

My name is Helen Redhead and I am a Parent Trustee/Governor. This means that I have been appointed by the parents/carers of the school. I became a trustee/governor in January 2017 and my term of office expires in August 2023. Currently I am Chair of the Governing Body with additional responsibility for data and safeguarding.

I am married and we have one son who is currently in Leopard class. I have been a Primary School Teacher for eighteen years now and prior to going on maternity leave I was a Teacher Governor at the school where I work in West Swindon.

I am passionate about education and feel that we have a responsibility to provide the very best that we are able to for all the pupils of King William Street School. It is a privilege to be able to make a contribution as part of the Governing Body. I hope that my experiences as a teacher will be a help in this task.

My husband and I moved from Cambridge in 2008 so that he could work for a Christian mission charity. We are especially pleased that we are now able to be involved in the life of King William Street School as it holds with our own values and has a special place within the community of Old Town.

My name is Greg Evans and I am a co-opted Trustees/Governor which means that I have been appointed by the trustees/governors of the school.  Currently I am Vice-Chair of the Governing Body and am the named governor for data protection and cyber security. I first became a governor in January 2010.

I am married to Justine and we have four children. In 2007 we took the decision to move our three younger children to King William Street from another local school because we felt there was (and still is) something very special about King William Street. Since then we have both been passionate about the school and its ethos and have done what we can to contribute. That is why I applied to become a Governor in 2010. 

I also run a local computer software company and in my spare time I enjoy long dog walks, collecting music, DJing, photography and I try to stay fit.

My name is Rev. Simon Stevenette and I am an ex officio Foundation Trustee/Governor at King William Street CE Primary School which means that I have been appointed by Bristol Diocese, along with the other Foundation Governors to support the Christian  values which the school upholds as a Church of England school. Currently I am a member of the  Foundation Governors committee.  I became a governor in September 2002.    

I am the vicar of Christchurch and  Area Dean of Swindon. I have led the parish as Vicar for the last 22 years. I am married to Nicola and we have 5 sons.  I love meeting people, working in the community building teams and helping people develop and grow in their spiritual gifting.

I enjoy sport in general especially running and am a member of Chiseldon tennis club and the Nuffield gym. I am Chaplain of Swindon Town Football club and an active member of the Swindon Rotary club.

My name is Rachel Walsh. I am a Staff Trustee/Governor which means that I have been appointed by the teaching staff of the school. I became a trustee/governor in September 2021 and my term of office expires in September 2025.

I have worked at King William Street CE Primary School for 11 years and beforehand King William Pre-school.  I am totally committed to the school and its ethos which inspired me to change my career into education.  My journey with the school began working as an MDSA to Teaching Assistant and now EYFS teacher. Both my children attended the school and still talk fondly of the time they attended .  I am very proud that they still display the core values installed throughout  the school, allowing me to see both the parent and teaching perspective. I wish to continue to support the core values and  the local community spirit which I live within through the improvement and hard work of all the school staff, parents and wider community.

As head teacher of King William Street CE Primary School I am also a school Trustee/Governor.

I have been head teacher at King William since April 2010. Prior to this I was head teacher of Northview Primary School and deputy head teacher at another local primary school. I am a mum to three children-Sophie who is beginning her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Tom who is working as teacher in Swindon and Laura who having studied law is working as a solicitor in Bristol.

My family and I have lived in the local area for many years and my children attended local primary and secondary schools.


I became a trustee/governor in August 2016, appointed by the Bristol Diocese to support the Christian values at the school. My term of office expires in August 2024. I am the English governor and Christian distinctiveness governor.

I am married and live in Old Town, and have two grown up children as well as three grandchildren of primary school age. I attend Christchurch, Old Town. 

Recently retired, my working life was in education. I was a secondary school teacher for 27 years, with English as my main subject. I was Head Year and Head of Department in Learning Support. I became a teacher of children with special needs and I was a Special Educational Needs Coordinator. I was particularly interested in supporting children with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and ASD. The last ten years, I worked within a local authority as Senior Inclusion Officer and manager in a statutory SEN service.  

I believe in the principle of inclusive education entitlement, that every child is special and precious. I want children at King William Street to enjoy learning, to respect and to care for themselves, each other, their environment, and to develop spiritually. I would like our school to continue to be a welcoming place where children feel safe to achieve and to enjoy a stimulating education. 

My name is Trish Newton and I am a Parent Trustee/Governor which means I have been appointed by the Parents / Carers of the school on March 2022. My term ends in March 2026.

My name is Sujay Dayalan and I am a Parent Trustee/Governor which means I have been appointed by the Parents / Carers of the school on March 2022. My term ends in March 2026.

Governing Body Minutes

 FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body_03.03.22 .pdfDownload
 FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body_16.06.22.pdfDownload
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 FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body_22.09.22.pdfDownload
 FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body_13.10.22.pdfDownload
 FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body_17.11.22 (1).pdfDownload
 FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body & AGM_15.12.221.pdfDownload
 FINAL HR APPROVED_Full Governing Body Meeting_19.01.23 (1).pdfDownload
 FINAL HR APPROVED_Full Governing Body Meeting_02.03.23.pdfDownload
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