Chirton Primary

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Governors of Chirton C of E Primary School

 

Amy Bekker Wrench

I have been a primary school teacher since 2006 and became the Associate Headteacher of Chirton School in 2013. I became Headteacher in September 2019.

I joined the Governing Body in 2013 as a Staff Governor.

 

Category

Staff Governor

Responsibilities

 

Member of the Governing Board

 

Term of Office

 

Expiry Date

 

 4 Years

 

13.10.21

 

 

Chris Jones – Chair of Governors

 I have spent the majority of my career in leadership positions, primarily as a senior police officer and more recently overseeing the delivery of business and technology change within the finance sector. I have extensive knowledge and experience of leadership, often under the most challenging circumstances, and a broad base of experience in the management of strategic change and financial accounting within both the public and private sector.

 My passion for standards in education was seeded by my parents, both of whom were teachers. I chose to become a Governor at Chirton when my daughter came to the school in 2014, recognising that I have a wide range of skills that enable me to support excellent outcomes for the whole school community. I was elected Chair of the Governing Body in 2015.

 

Category

Member of the Governing Board

Responsibilities

Chair of the Governing Board

Link Governor to ensure sound investment of additional funding available to support pupil premium, military and sports funding grants.

 

Term of Office

 

Expiry Date

 

4 years

 

25.01.23

E mail

ChristophJones@Chirton.wilts.sch.uk

 

Nicky Wragg

I have been involved with Chirton School for over 20 years, since my son was a pupil here and have been on the Governing Body almost as long, serving twice as chair and now vice-chair.

I was involved in setting up the soft federation with All Cannings school and I am pleased to see how both schools now work so well together.

I am the licensee with my husband of a public house in a nearby village and have spent most of my working life running pubs in various parts of the country. I am self-employed.

 

Category

Member of the Governing Board

Responsibilities

Vice Chair of Governors

Member of the Strategic Steering Group

Link governor for numeracy

Term of Office

 

Expiry Date

4 years

 

25.01.23

 

Email

NickyWragg@Chirton.wilts.sch.uk

 

Ellen Fenby

 My background was initially in retail, I owned and ran my own business for 4 years, however in 2005, I returned to the UK and began an undergraduate degree in Law. In 2013, I graduated with a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. degree and have a strong interest in family law. Consequently, I began to volunteer, as centre coordinator for the Devizes Child Contact Centre. This role has helped me develop various skills such as dealing with children in difficult situation, their parents or carers and the overall management of the centre as well as dealing with legal professionals and the court system.

 When my daughter joined the school in September 2014, I began to volunteer around the school. I was impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff and the general welcoming and community feel to the school. Since Volunteering, I have a keen interest in education and working with children and therefore, in November 2015 I decided to take on the role of Parent Governor to help grow and develop our little school further for the benefit of all of our children.

  

Category

Parent Governor appointed by the Full Governing Body

Responsibilities

Link Governor for Courage Class

Literacy Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Term of Office

 

Expiry Date

 4 years

 

03.11.23

 

 Phil West

I have worked within the rail industry since leaving university 24 years ago. My role for the past 14 of those years has been leading the special events planning team within a local train company covering the South West of England and South Wales.

My interest within the school started with the enrolment of my son, but has developed through volunteering at various events and helping out with the Forest School sessions across all three classes. It was not only the dedication and professionalism of the staff and existing Governing body, but the enthusiasm and energy of the pupils that led me to put my name forward as a Parent Governor when the opportunity arose.

 

 

 Category

  

 

Parent Governor appointed by the Full Governing Body

Responsibilities

 

 

Link Governor for P.E, Sport and eSafety

Term of Office

 

Expiry Date

 

4 years

 

01.07.22

 

 

 

 

Sue Chivers

I have been a teacher at a large Primary school in Swindon for over 20 years. My first introduction to Chirton School was in 2012 when I came to the school as Acting Head. This was the period of time when the governors were fighting to keep the school open. I was proud to help Chirton School through an OFSTED inspection and to hand the school over to the very capable hands of Richard and Amy. I wanted to maintain a connection to this s fantastic school so became a governor.

 I have a passion for teaching, having taught in both Key Stage 1 and 2 classes. Recently I studied for the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination which I was awarded earlier this year

Category

  

Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities

 

Data, SEND, Inclusion

 

 

Term of Office

 

Expiry Date

 

 

4 years

 

25.01.2023

 

 

 

Revd Richard Curtis

 After reading Physics at Leicester University I did a PGCE and taught Physics and Science in a secondary school for two years before moving into residential social work, working for the Catholic Children’s Society and then Barnardo’s. I then went to Theological College, completing a second degree in Theology. I was ordained in 1993.

I’ve been involved in school governance for nearly 25 years being a governor of a secondary school and 4 different primary school (one for 20 years) before moving to Wiltshire. I’ve always seen education and work with schools as being extremely important and something that I’ve given a high priority to. At the moment I am on 4 governing bodies and my role is rather limited because of the time that I am able to give to each one. I hope that when a new colleague is appointed, I will be able to share these joys and thus have more time for to devote to schools and governance.

 

Category

 

 

Ex Officio

Responsibilities

 

 Collective Worship & RE

 

Term of Office

 

Expiry Date

 

 

4 years

 

07.06.21