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 2019.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you can meet our Governors, read the meeting minutes and the Governor news.
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 parent governor in January 2010. I transferred to a co-opted governor in November 2018 , when my youngest child left the school. My term of office expires in November 2025.
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 November 2018.
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 November 2021 and my term of office expires in November 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.
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 of office expires in March 2026. I am the link governor for English, Art and MfL.
My name is Lisa Bamsey-Silva 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 December 2022 and my term of office expires in December 2026.
I am married and we have two sons who currently attend King William Street CE Primary School: one in Panda class and one in Leopard class.
My name is Jen Morris 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 May 2023 and my term of office expires in May 2027.
I have worked within the education sector for almost twenty years. The bulk of my work history was spent in a specialist residential College for people on the Autistic Spectrum; working directly with 16-21 years olds on a day to day basis supporting students with their education, independence and social needs.
I then moved into managerial positions meaning I worked closely with social workers, local authorities, parents, teachers and support staff. Other duties included recruiting staff, putting together funding applications, budgeting and business skills. I currently work at FS4S/Juniper Education and ma part of the project to move payroll software for the school.
Whilst I have never worked as a Trustee before, I feel I could bring a lot of skills to support the school family at King William Street CE Primary School.
Governing Body Minutes
|FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body_22.09.22.pdf||Download|
|FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body_13.10.22.pdf||Download|
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|FINAL HR APPROVED_Full Governing Body Meeting_19.01.23 (1).pdf||Download|
|FINAL HR APPROVED_Full Governing Body Meeting_02.03.23.pdf||Download|
|FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body Meeting_15.06.23.pdf||Download|
|FINAL HR APPROVED_Full Governing Body Meeting_13.07.23.pdf||Download|
|FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body & AGM_15.12.22.pdf||Download|
|FINAL HR APPROVED_MOM Full Governing Body Meeting_20.04.23.pdf||Download|
|FINAL_HR Approved _MOM Full Governing Body Meeting_18.05.23 .pdf||Download|