About Our Governors 
     
Hello and a very warm welcome to Wellesley Primary School.

Amanda Robinson

I have been a Co-Opted Governor for nearly five years now and was elected Vice-Chair in March 2015 and Chair of Governors in September 2016.  I am also the nominated Safeguarding Governor.  I became interested in becoming a governor through a scheme at my place of work.  I had decided I wanted to get involved and give something back to the community and when my nephew started at my old primary school, when they had governor vacancies, I thought it was the perfect place!

It has been an amazing and challenging 5 years.  I never realised how much work goes into running a school and it has been an honour to be part of it all.  It has also helped me develop within my working life, allowing me to not only utilise my current skills to support the school, but also in developing new ones.


The governing body consists of a small group of volunteers who work in partnership with and in support of the Headteacher, Heather Small and her team.  The governing body give their time to help support the school, so that every child is able to achieve in a happy and secure environment and "Aim high, reach for the sky".

We’re all very proud of our school and recognise the hard work and commitment of the staff team who work hard to provide the very best opportunities for our children to succeed.

If you would like to contact us please email our Clerk, Kath Jones.

 
Sarah Trudgian

I became a governor as my daughter attends Wellesley.  I think it is a fantastic school, where the teachers really care about the pupils, and I was keen to get involved and support the school.  I am thoroughly enjoying being a governor and am learning loads... Every day is a school day!
Caroline Theophilus

I am a teaching staff governor, as such I provide a strong link between the staff and the rest of the governing body.  I enjoy my governor role as it gives me an insight into how the school is managed and lead.  I am also able to represent the broad views and opinions of the rest of the staff at the governor meetings.
Liz Harding

I joined Wellesley Primary School as the Deputy Headteacher in 2013 and have loved every minute since my arrival.  Before joining Wellesley I have worked for two previous schools.  I enjoy my role as a governor and feel very lucky to be part of the dedicated team that help the children grow and flourish and become passionate about the learning.  The commitment of the parents and governors really does make a big difference to our thriving school.
Jemma Morgan

I am originally from South Wales, but moved to central Bristol in 2007 and then to Yate in 2010.  I volunteered to become a Co-opted Governor at Wellesley Primary School because I want to serve my local community.  I also have two small children so I care about the education children receive and want to help our local school to be the best it can be.

At work I am a Consultant and have over 10 years experience of IT in both the private and public sector.  I am also a trustee for a National Charity so have experience of governance, setting business strategy and financial reporting.
Ian Jones

I became a Governor in October 2016. 

My youngest daughter is at Wellesley, which is a great school, and I thought it only right to actively contribute and help to make a positive difference by joining what is clearly a dedicated team, focused on what is best for both the school and children.

I am a consultant for an Insurance and IT services company with over 30 years experience in the industry.
Amanda Hicks

I became a Parent Governor in September 2014 when my youngest son started at Wellesley in Reception.  It is an incredibly rewarding role suporting Mrs Small and her team so that they can provide our children with the best educational start in a safe and happy environment.
Teresa

I have been a governor for about four years now, starting as the non-teaching staff gvoernor and now I am a Co-opted Governor.  I work in the school as the caretaker and I am also the main supervisor for the lunch-break supervisors.  I really enjoy being a governor as I get to visit the classrooms to see what the children are doing.  I like anything outdoors so Forest Skills is a favourite lesson of mine.
Anthea

Originally from Carmathenshire I started my career as a supply teacher before becoming a team teacher for a Welsh medium Primary School.  Moving on, I was fortunate to lead a rural pre-school in achieving the 'Circle of Excellence' award before leaving to travel and visit various countries and enjoy the variety of cultures first hand.

I moved to Yate in 2007 where I worked for private childcare providers and started a family of my own.  I am currently an exams invigilator supporting students in their academic assessments and external examinations.

Becoming a parent governor in October 2016 at Wellesley where my daughter attends is a great privilege enabling me to give something back, to support the staff and parents ensuring our children get the best possible start to life within a welll established, comfortable and encouraging environment.