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Meet our Governors

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Name: Mr Daniel Webb - Chair of Governors

Current occupation:

I work at a Power Station in the Bristol area with the lofty job title of ‘Scheduling and Optimisation Controller’, which basically means that as part of a team I sell electricity to a counterparty and ensure the power station can supply what we have sold.

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

The most enjoyment and satisfaction I get is being able to see at first hand the amazing work the staff of the school carry out every day of the week. I am constantly impressed with the commitment, energy and level of skill they all have. I am truly humbled to be a part of the continuing development of the school and am thankful my two children benefit from this.

Skills I bring to the Governing Body:

I am an engineer at heart and have been involved with the latest expansion of the school, asking awkward questions of the contractors where required. In my previous workplace role, I had been involved with Health & Safety and such I bring a wealth of knowledge across a broad spectrum of areas within that realm. I have also been part of the team at Little Foxes in the past, and hence I am currently the link Governor for Early Years (EYFS).

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • I love spending time with my family, normally for long walks in the countryside, Croome Park and Westonbirt Arboretum are favourite locations

  • I also love Formula 1, so don’t call me on a Sunday afternoon around 1 o’clock.

  • I quite like tinkering in the garage and building stuff, my latest project is a Gin Bar for the garden…..

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Name: Mr Tony Peck - Local Authority Governor

 

Occupation: 

 

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

 

Skills I bring to the Governing body:

 

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

Name: Mrs Ruth Laing

Current occupation:

I am the Headteacher at The John Moore Primary School.

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

I love working with such a dedicated team of people, who bring a variety of skills and expertise to the governing board and are passionate about our school.

Skills I bring to the Governing Body:

I am able to give the Governors a complete insight into every aspect of school life.

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • Spend time with my family

  • Walk my dog, Rusty

  • The odd Mud run from time to time!

Name: Mrs Heather Philcox - Co-opted Governor

Current occupation:

I am the Inclusion Manager and one of the Deputy Headteachers at The John Moore Primary School

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

I enjoy the opportunity to work with a great team who support us in the running of the school, helping us to strive to be the best we can be.

 

Skills I bring to the Governing Body:

My work as the Inclusion Manager means I am able to provide the Governing body with a real insight into school life for all children to ensure we are working together to provide the best possible education for all children.  

 

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • Being with my family

  • Having coffee with my friends

  • Walking my dog 

Name: Mrs Bronwen Williams - Staff Governor

Current occupation: 

Class Teacher at The John Moore Primary School 

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

I find as a Middle Manager, being staff governor, gives you an invaluable insight into how a school is managed.  As a class teacher, you wouldn’t normally have this opportunity. I love being part of a Governing body in a school that is ever-changing, takes risks and is moving forward with an extremely high level of commitment from its staff.

Skills I bring to the Governing Body:

I have 27 years of teaching experience, the last 15 of those in leadership roles. I have taught across the Primary range and have led a number of subjects. I was previously a Governor for 8 years and know that being able to provide a supportive, experienced voice for staff,  as well as advise Governors on areas they may not be so knowledgeable on is hopefully an asset!

 

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • Spend time with all of my family

  • Long walks with Henry the dog

  • Listen and play music

Name: Mrs Angela Cox - Co-opted Governor

Current Occupation:
 

I am a Senior Procurement Specialist managing a small team,  currently working with two local authorities in Oxfordshire ensuring their spend is carried out in an open, transparent and compliant way. 

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School: 

As a new Governor I am looking forward to being part of a team that is dedicated to making the school the best it can be and also to be giving back to the community in a positive way. 


Skills I bring to the Governing body:

I will bring the check and challenge skills as I think this will help me support the team in ensuring the school continues to grow and achieve its goals for the future. I am looking forward to learning new skills through the process of being a Governor. 


Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • Spending time with my family 

  • Watching F1 both on TV and live when I get the opportunity 

  • Knitting (although I am only a beginner) 

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Name: Mrs Pip Woods - Co-opted Governor

Occupation:
Workforce and Business Lead

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:
As a new Governor, I am looking forward to having the opportunity to give back to the community as well as offering my support, and challenge, to the school and teachers after this most extraordinarily difficult year.

Skills I bring to the Governing body:
A background in HR-related and leadership roles covering areas such as staff well-being, recruitment, budget monitoring and internal communications.

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • Walking my black labrador, Cracker.

  • Baking cakes and other goodies (and eating them).

  • Reading.

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Name: Mr Richard Barber - Co-opted Governor

   

Current occupation:

Store Manager, Marks and Spencer

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

I love working with a team of passionate, committed and technically capable people towards a common goal. I hugely value supporting our fantastic school team in as they educate and care for our young people in such a challenging profession. I really enjoy being a part of our thriving wider school community.

Skills I bring to the Governing Body:

I bring a broad and balanced view of the world to the team- both professionally and socially. I genuinely believe in the investment of time and energy into supporting and developing our people as they are the most valuable asset we have. Over the last 8 years my ability to listen, understand and be able to supportively challenge when appropriate is probably the key skill that I have found has developed the most as a result of this role. 

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • My family time means everything to me.

  • My family may suggest that Gloucester Rugby means everything to me!

  • I like being active and outdoors- both sport and recreation.

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Name: Mrs Amy Everitt - Parent Governor

       

Current occupation: Secondary School Teacher

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

It is great to hear the fantastic stories of student development both socially and academically. I have become a member of a very passionate and committed team of governors who all share the same goal of giving our children the best start in life. It is a pleasure to work with the John Moore staff and like-minded individuals who are able to bring their expertise from all areas of life to support a thriving school community. 

Skills I bring to the Governing Body:

 •     Experience in teaching and learning and pastoral care 

 •     The perspective of being both a teacher and a parent 

 •     The ability to support and challenge in order to achieve a common goal

 •     Knowledge of secondary school education to aid transition from Key Stage 2 to 3

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

 •     Kayaking on local rivers with my young family 

 •     Cooking and Baking 

 •     Walks in the countryside 

Name: Mrs Sarah Hathaway - Associate Member

       

Current occupation: Class Teacher and one of the Deputy Headteachers at The John Moore Primary School

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

It is fantastic to be part of a supportive, encouraging and challenging governing board who are focused on providing an amazing provision for all the children.

Skills I bring to the Governing Body: I am still a class teacher at the school as well as the Deputy Headteacher so I can give an insight into life in the classroom as well as the management of a school.

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • Family walks with my two children and my dog

  • Running

  • Spending time with my extended family

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Name: Daniel Fenn - Parent Governor

       

Current occupation: T/Inspector, Worcester Safer Neighbourhood Team, West Mercia Police

 

What I enjoy about being a Governor at The John Moore Primary School:

The ability to support the school, it's staff and the wider governing body to provide a foundation for our children so that there are equal opportunities for everyone to excel.

Skills I bring to the Governing Body:

​As a middle manager, supervising within community policing, I have experience of working with partner agencies to ensure that collectively we strive to become efficient and effective, whilst providing the best service possible.

I have also recently been working within the child protection arena and have gained experience of working with education and children services. This role has given me the drive to provide a safe and secure environment for all children, something which I am passionate about maintaining at The John Moore Primary school.

Three things I like to do in my spare time:

  • Spending time with family, often watching films or playing board games on a Friday evening.

  • Going for long walks with our dog. 

  • I like to keep fit by going for the occasional run

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