Governors

Meet The Governors

Below is a list of our dedicated and hardworking Governors. They support and challenge the school in all that they do. Please do not hesitate to contact them should you need to.
Vicky Barron Staff Governor Co-Head teacher
Heather Pilkington Staff Governor Co-Head teacher
Lynsey Willis Co-opted Governor Co-Chair of Governors
Elisabeth Skinner Co-opted Governor Co-Chair of Governors
Tracey Lane Staff Governor
Tessa Lentel LA Governor
Tara Murphy Parent Governor
Mark Tallents Co-opted Governor
Debby Thacker Co-opted Governor
Seth Johnson Parent Governor
Sandra Hunkin Clerk to Governors

The Governors meet once or twice every term as a Full Governing Body (up to six times a year). Governors also sit on one of the two committees:

  • The Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)
  • The Strategic Operations Committee (SOC)

Message from the Co-Chairs of Governors: Elisabeth Skinner and Lynsey Willis

We were so impressed by the benefits of a co-headship that we have matched it by appointing co-chairs.   We enjoy sharing the workload, talking things through together and playing to our strengths.  We are both experienced teachers who live in the village.  Lynsey spent much of her career teaching at Field Court in Quedgeley.  She is an EYFS/KS1 specialist and focuses as a governor on keeping the children safe.  Elisabeth has several lifelong connections with the school including experience as pupil, parent and teacher and has been teaching in higher education since 1989.

In consultation with the staff, the governors have drawn up their strategic priorities for the next three to five years providing the context for the School Development Plan.  There are many exciting projects in the pipeline supporting our vision for creating an inspirational setting where all children flourish. Please do contact either of us if there is anything that you wish to discuss.

eskinner@sheepscombe.gloucs.sch.uk   and   lwillis@sheepscombe.gloucs.sch.uk

Governor profiles and meeting attendance are provided below

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Mark Tallents:
  • Chair of Governors until July 2017
  • Strategic Operations Committee  and Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Co-opted Governor.    No declarations of interest recorded
Heather Pilkington:
  • Staff Governor.    Co-Head teacher
Vicky Barron:
  • Staff Governor.    Co-Head
Seth Johnson:
  • Parent Governor
  • SOC committee
Tracey Lane:
  • Teaching and Learning  Committee
  • Staff Governor. No declarations of interest recorded
Tessa Lentel:
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Governor
  • Teaching and Learning Committee Chair
  • Local Authority (LA) Governor.    No declarations of interest recorded
Tara Murphy:
  • Parent Governor
  • SOC committee Chair
Elisabeth Skinner:
  • Co Chair of Governors from August 2017
  • Teaching and Learning  Committee
  • Co-opted Governor.   No declarations of interest recorded
Debby Thacker:
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Co-opted Governor
Lynsey Willis:
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Governor and Safeguarding Governor
  • Co Chair of Governors from August 2017
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Co-opted Governor.   No declarations of interest recorded
Past Governors which we thank for their hard work and support
  • Emily Booth – Parent Governor until July 2016.
  • Sara Bennion – Head Teacher until Spring 2016
  • Zoe Gillan – Parent Governor until Spring 2017

Full Governor Board Attendance Sept 2017-July 2018

Academic Year

Sept 2017-July 2018

26 Sep 2017
Elisabeth Skinner(COG)
Lynsey Willis(COG)
Heather Pilkington (HT)
Vicky Barron (HT)
Mark Tallents
Seth Johnson
Tracey Lane
Tessa Lentel
Tara Murphy
Debby Thacker
Sandra Hunkin

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Prior Years Attendance:

Full Governor Board Attendance Sept 2016-July 2017
Academic Year

Sept 2016-July 2017

4 Oct 2016 7 Feb 2017 6 Jun

2017

11 Jul

2017

Mark Tallents (COG)
Heather Pilkington (HT)
Zoe Gillan DNA DNA -n/a-
Seth Johnson -n/a-
Tracey Lane DNA
Tessa Lentel
Tara Murphy -n/a-
Elisabeth Skinner
Debby Thacker -n/a-
Lynsey Willis DNA
Sandra Hunkin
Teaching and Learning Committee Attendance Sept 2016-July 2017
Academic Year

Sept 2016-July 2017

7 Nov 2016 11 Jan 2017 11 Jul

2017

Tessa Lentel (Chair)
Heather Pilkington (HT)
Tracey Lane DNA
Elisabeth Skinner
Mark Tallents
Debby Thacker -n/a-
Lynsey Willis
Sandra Hunkin DNA
Strategic Operations Committee Attendance Sept 2016-July 2017
Academic Year

Sept 2016-July 2017

26 Nov 2016 10 Mar 2017 12 May 2017
Heather Pilkington (HT)
Mark Tallents(COG)
Zoe Gillan DNA
Seth Johnson -n/a- DNA
Tara Murphy -n/a-
Caroline Powell

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Prior Years Attendance:

Full Governor Meetings Attendance: Prior Year  Sept 2015-July 2016
Academic Year

Sept 2015-July 2016

Names of Governor 13 Oct 2015 8 Dec 2015 9 Feb 2016 19 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016
Mark Tallents (COG)
Sara Bennion (HT) n/a*
Heather Pilkington (HT) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Emily Booth DNA
Zoe Gillan
Tracey Lane DNA DNA
Tessa Lentel
Elisabeth Skinner DNA
Lynsey Willis

*Sara Bennion (HT) left to take up another Headship in Spring Term 2016

Teaching and Learning Committee Attendance – Prior Year Sept 2015-July 2016

Academic Year

Sept 2015-July 2016

Names of Governor 10 Nov 2015 12 Jan 2016 8 Mar 2016 3 May 2016 4 Jun 2016
Tessa Lentel (Chair)
Sara Bennion (HT) n/a
Heather Pilkington (HT) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mark Tallents
Tracey Lane DNA DNA
Elisabeth Skinner
Lynsey Willis