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Meet the Governors

Simon Bendry (Chairman) - Co-opted Governor 

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Areas of Responsibility: Geography & History

Date of Appointment: 14/10/2010  Term of Office: 22/7/14 - 21/7/18

Personal Statement:I have worked in education for 15 years - 13 years as a teacher of history in secondary schools and for the past two years have been delivering a national educational programme at UCL Institute of Education in London. I have been a governor for five years and I have three children at the school.

Simon Bendry

Kay Cadby - (Vice Chair) - Co-opted Governor 

Committee: Finance & Premises

Areas of Responsibility:Early Years

Date of Appointment: 01/02/2010 Term of Office: 22/7/15 - 21/7/19

Personal Statement:I have been a school governor since 2010 and currently I am the early years (reception) link governor. I am the director of a company that tr

ains in postgraduate education and I own a chiropractic clinic in Westbury which I started in 2003. I have 2 children at North Bradley School.

Kay Cadby

Simone Evans - Parent Governor 

Committee: Finance & Premises

Areas of Responsibility: Music

Date of Appointment: 22/07/2014 Term of Office: 22/7/14 - 21/7/18

Personal StatementI have worked as a contracts engineer for the last 13 years managing projects and budgets in the Automotive, Aerospace, Water and Architectural industries. I am also a mum of 4 children aged between 11 and 4 months.

Simone Evans

Rev Julian Parker

Rev Julian Parker Ex Officio

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum 

Areas of Responsibility:Collective Worship

Date of Appointment: 07/04/1997

Personal Statement: As the local Church of England vicar, I have been a foundation governor at North Bradley School for eighteen years. I visit the school weekly to take classroom and whole school assemblies. I have three grown up children, Lucy, Arthur and Alice who all attended North Bradley School.

Andrew Mulligan

Andrew MulliganParent Governor

Committee: Finance & Premises

Areas of Responsibility: Yet to be assigned

Date of Appointment: 17/03/2016 Term of Office:17/03/2016-16/03/2020

Personal Statement:I have worked in the IT and communications industry for the past 15 years for organisations that include Vodefone, British Telecom and Virgin Media, running large corporate contracts for global organisations around the world.  I live in Trowbridge with my partner and we currently have two children at North Bradley School with another one on the way.

Carol McCaw Foundation Governor

Committee: Finance & Premises

Areas of Responsibility:Religious Education & Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

Date of Appointment: 01/06/2014  Term of Office:1/6/14 - 31/5/18

Personal Statement: I started my teaching career in Liverpool moving to Oxfordshire on marriage. We came to Wiltshire in 1977 were I reared calves for a few years before returning to teaching at secondary and primary level. I have been a governor for about 30 years serving at Southwick and Clarendon schools. I am now retired and work as a volunteer guide for English Heritage and the National Trust at Stonehenge. My daughter is a special needs teacher and my son is an engineer. I have five grandchildren aged 1 -9 years old.

Carol McCaw

Kelandie Ash  (Headteacher) - Staff Governor 

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum and Finance & Premises

Date of Appointment: 01/09/2016   Term of Office:1/9/13 - 31/8/17


Tracey Baxter (Deputy Headteacher) - Staff Governor 

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Head of KS2, Leading Maths Teacher, Geography Co-ordinator

Date of Appointment: 01/01/2003   Term of Office:1/9/13 - 31/8/17


Sofia Hargreaves - Parent Governor

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Date of Appointment: 13/10/16      Term of Office: 13/10/16 - 13/10/20

women (4)

Sue Hawley  - Foundation Governor

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Date of Appointment: 13/10/16      Term of Office: 13/10/16 - 13/10/20

women (4)

Allister Belcher  - Parent Governor 

Committee: Finance & Premises 

Date of Appointment: 13/10/16     Term of Office:13/10/16  - 13/10/20

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Jo Coles  - Clerk  



Julie Jones

Julie Jones Parent Governor (resigned 24/10/2016)

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum 

Areas of Responsibility: Science & MFL

Date of Appointment: 01/10/2012  Term of Office: 1/10/12 - 30/9/16

Personal Statement: I have taught Science at Secondary level for the past 17 years. I currently teach Science to KS4 and Biology to A Level, plus hold responsibility for ITT (Initial Teacher Training) and NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) Teacher Training at Devizes School.  This year I have also taken up a post at the NWSCITT Teacher Training School based at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy where I deliver the Science Subject Lead Programme and assess Trainee Teachers Progress towards ‘Qualified Teacher Status’ in various schools within North Wiltshire. I am also the mum of 8 year old twin girls who are in Rowan Class.

Previous Governors

Ann Mitchell Co-opted Governor

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Areas of Responsibility:Yet to be assigned

Date of Appointment: 17/03/2016Term of Office:17/03/2016-16/03/2020

Personal Statement: I am a retired primary school headteacher and have worked in a variety of capacities within the profession for almost thirty years.  During my career I have worked for a number of local authorities, most recently with Bath & North East Somerset and Dudley as an Associate Headteacher on a consultancy basis.  I retired six years ago and currently I enjoy travel, singing in two local community choirs and working as a volunteer for the local children's hospice charity Julia's  House.  We have three teachers in our family, so education is always a talking point in our house.

Ann Mitchell

Lee Lee (Chair of Finance) - Co-opted Governor 

Committee: Finance & Premises

Areas of Responsibility: English

Date of Appointment: 14/10/2010   Term of Office: 22/7/14 - 21/7/18

Personal Statement: I was born in Lincolnshire and moved about the world until settling in Wiltshire in 1971.   I worked in Social Housing on the development side.  Currently, I am Vice-Chair of North Bradley Parish Council and have lots of interests - from my dogs to gardening.  I enjoy the time I can give to being a school governor.

Lee Lee

Janette O'Brien

Janette O'Brien (Former Headteacher) - Ex Officio Retired

Committee: Finance & Premises, Staffing & Curriculum

Date of Appointment: 01/01/2003

Anna Harding

Anna Harding Parent Governor (resigned 24/03/2016)

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Areas of Responsibility: Mathematics

Date of Appointment: 02/09/2013 Term of Office:02/9/13 - 01/09/17

Personal Statement:I have worked at the University of Bath, within the Academic Registry, for the past 12 years and currently am part of the team who organise statistical returns for various Higher Education Governing Bodies. I am also a mum of 2 with children currently in Oak and Rowan Classes.  

Mike Simmons

Mike Simmons Local Authority Governor.

Resigned - 20.3.17

Committee: Finance & Premises, Staffing & Curriculum

Areas of Responsibility: SEN & Child Protection/ Safeguarding

Date of Appointment: 20/09/2007   Term of Office: 22/7/14 - 20/3/17

Personal Statement: I am a retired Health & Safety Advisor.  When my grandchildren started at North Bradley School, I offered to help on a voluntary basis and then progressed to joining the governing body.  I have been Chair of Governors for four years and, following a year's study, I am now a nationally accredited Leading Chair of Governors. 

Angela Ashford

Angela Ashford (resigned 22/7/2015)

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Areas of Responsibility: Computing & PSHEE

Date of Appointment: 21/10/2012

Personal Statement: I am a qualified physiotherapist and am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and also the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.  I have two children at the school, one in Beech and the other in Rowan.

Governor Meetings

Copies of non-confidential minutes of the governor meetings are available from the school admin officer.

Full governing body meetings planned for 2017 - 2018 are TBC 


Contact the Governing Body as below:

Mr S. Bendry

Chair of Governors


01225 753230

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