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English Bicknor Governing Body 2017-18

Mr Brian Haile

Mrs Alliston

Mrs Childs

Mr Gordon Cranfield

Mr Keith Andrews

Miss Jo Munn

Reverend Capt. Tony Williams CA.

Mr David Barnham

Mr Phil Gwilliam

Miss Amanda Cross

The Department for Education required the Governing Bodies of all schools to reconstitute by 1st September 2015. English Bicknor C of E VC School Governing Body reconstitution took place on 16th March 2015. Governors had to complete a skills audit to ensure that the Governing Body, as a whole, has the required expertise to govern the school. Following the skills audit, the membership of the Governing Body remains unchanged but the types of Governor have undergone changes.

Revd Capt. Tony Williams CA: Foundation Governor Ex-officio

Appointed by the Diocese

My year group is Y3.  My subjects are RE, PHSCE, SMSC, Worship and Music.  As the Officiating Minister of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary the Virgin Church, English Bicknor, I am the main link between the Church and the school.


Mr Brian Haile: Chairperson, Local Authority Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

My year groups are Y5 and Y1. My subject is mathematics and I analyse the progress and attainment data. I look after the school budget. I am also involved with the health and safety of the school and make sure the school buildings are safe. I look after pupils with SEND and Safeguarding.


Vacancy: Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents



Mr Phil Gwilliam: Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

My year group is Y6. My subjects are science and geography. I enjoy Forest School and want to see learning outside the classroom. I am a member of the Finance Committee so I help look after the school budget.


Mr David Barnham: Chair of Finance, Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

My year group is YR. My subject is PE. I am a Safeguarding governor and I look after the reception  children. I have a background in engineering, policy procedure and budgeting for projects. I am Chair of the Finance Committee so am responsible for helping control the school budget. 


Mrs Jo Munn: Chair of Ethos Committee, Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

My year group is Y2. My subjects are English, RE, PHSCE, SMSC and Collective Worship. I was a  Headteacher so have experience of leadership  in schools. I also have experience with OFSTED and SIAMs. I am a main link between the Church and the School. I am the Pupil Premium Governor.


Mr Gordon Cranfield: Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

I am a member of the finance committee so I help look after the school budget. My year group is Y4. My subjects are PE and geography. I am new to the school Governing Body. I look after the pupils who have SEND.


Mr Keith Andrews: Vice Chair Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education

I am a member of the Ethos Committee, which involves talking and listening to the school council and worship team. I have an interest in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning in school as well as your daily worship. My year group is Y2, and my subjects are RE and PHSE. I am also on the Finance Committee.


Mrs H Alliston                   Headteacher

Mrs Nicola Childs              Staff Governor - on Maternity Leave from Sept 2018

Miss Ellie Johnson             Associate Governor: in replacement for the staff governor

Mrs Amanda Cross            Clerk to the Governors      

All parents/guardians are entitled to participate fully in the election of the parent or guardians' representative on the Governing Body.