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School Governors


An information session was held on Tuesday 23rd June. Slides can be accessed here.  

We have 2 parent governor vacancies.  We welcome applications from any parent/carer of a registered pupil at the school.  We would particularly like to encourage applications from parents with skills in marketing and in education, including those with an interest or expertise in a specific curriculum area or in safeguarding.

Applications must be received no later than 16.30 on Wednesday 30th June.

If there are more than two candidates then there will be an election by secret ballow.

Full details can be found in the letter here.

We have a strong team of governors who contribute significantly to the school.

There are various types of Governors on our Local Governing Body (LGB), drawn from different areas of the community, bringing a wealth of experience.

● Parent Governors: Elected by parents and carers of children at the school
● Staff Governors: Selected by election from teaching and support staff from the school
● MAT Appointed Governors: Appointed by the MAT to represent the wider community or to provide specific skills

In addition we also have Associate Members who kindly contribute their skills and expertise to benefit the school’s development. Associate Members do not have voting rights.

Our Local Governing Board has delegated responsibility from the Bath & Wells MAT Trust Board. The BWMAT Scheme of Delegation sets out what decisions the LGB can take and which decisions are taken by the Trust Board.

Our Full Governing Board currently meet five times each year and we also have two committees that meet termly and report back to the Full Governing Body: Resources and Pupils.

To find out more about our Governors and their professional backgrounds, please see the information below


MAT Appointed Governors

Cheryl Cook (Co-Chair of Governors)

Cheryl Cook was initially elected as a parent governor and became a MAT Appointed governor on conversion to the MAT.  She has two children who attend the school. She is Chair to the Governing Body, Chairs the Resources Committee and is also our SEND Lead governor.  Cheryl is a qualified management accountant and programme manager and works as a management consultant on large scale change programmes.

Appointed by foundation/Trust from 13/10/2015 until 22/07/2023.

June Wagstaff (Vice Chair)

June Wagstaff has been a governor since 1994 and is currently Vice-Chair. She has served as a parent governor, LA governor and most recently MAT appointed. Her three children all attended Bathampton School and have all recently graduated from University. She has been Chair of the Governors Finance Committee for many years and is now a member of the Resources Committee. She worked for the Department for Education as a Delivery Lead for the Initial Teacher Training division and was formerly a Secondary Science teacher and a member of the Senior Management Team in a large secondary school.

Appointed by foundation/Trust from 27/11/2018 until 26/11/2022.

Lin King

Lin King is now retired but she worked in all aspects of IT in both the public and private sectors, most recently as a Project Manager. Her son attended Bathampton School. Lin is currently vice-chair of Bathampton Parish Council, where she looks after Planning and Conservation, and has been its representative on Bathampton Primary School governing board since 2009. Lin has been Chair of the Personnel Committee for a number of years and is currently a member of the Resources Committee.

Appointed by foundation/Trust from 13/10/2015 until 22/07/2023.

Alison Deane

Alison Deane worked as a Systems Analyst and Project Manager before her children were born. Three children have passed through Bathampton Primary School during which time she has helped out in the library, the ICT suite and on school trips; she is also an SMSA at the school.  Alison has chaired the Pupil Support Committee for a number of years and is chair of the Pupil Committee. She is also our Lead governor for Safeguarding and Pupil Premium.

Appointed by foundation/Trust from 13/10/2015 until 11/07/2023.

Staff Governors

Thomas Brewer

The Headteacher is an ex-officio member of the Full Governing Body. Our Headteacher, Mr Thomas Brewer has been in post since September 2018. Prior to joining Bathampton, Mr Brewer was a headteacher at a two form entry primary school in Wiltshire. Having taught every Year group from Reception to Year 11 during his career, his experience of education is broad. He cares passionately about pupils enjoying their education and has already made several key improvements to Bathampton whilst keeping the unique feel that our historical village school has. In his spare time Mr Brewer sings as a deputy lay clerk in Bath Abbey, captains the men’s tennis team at Trowbridge tennis club and still finds time to spend with his wife, who is also a teacher, and their four young children. 

Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher from 01/09/2018.

Nicola Lake

After a year teaching in another school when she first qualified, Nicola Lake has worked as a class teacher at Bathampton Primary since 1994. She became a teacher-governor in September 2012 and in 2013 she also joined the Curriculum Committee. She was promoted to Deputy Head teacher in September 2013.

Elected by school staff from 01/09/2013 until 31/08/2021.


Parent Governors

Fiona Powell (Co-Chair of Governors)

Fiona has two children currently at the school and has volunteered as Chair of the school’s Safer Routes to School Group since 2016. Fiona currently works for a local start-up where she is responsible for scaling its operations. Prior to this she worked across food retail and management consulting always with a focus on improving customer experience. Having been elected as parent governor from September 2019, she is a member of the Resources committee and is the Lead Governor for Health and Safety.

Elected by parents from 11/09/2019 until 10/09/2023.


Karen Wells

Karen was elected as parent governor in 2019. She is Associate Director – Commercial for a global food and drinks consultancy, and has more than 12 years’ experience advising companies across all aspects of business planning and due diligence. Karen also sits on the Quality management group, and has previously worked in the public sector as projects and fundraising manager, liaising with key stakeholders from five separate organisations across the region. Karen has two children at the school and is currently a member of the Pupils Committee.

Elected by parents from 27/08/2019 until 26/08/2023.

Associate Governors

Daniel Symonds

Hebe Alloun


Clerk to Governors

Our Clerk to Governors is Robert Beesley. He can be contacted with any questions on the Governing Body at:


Our next local governing body meeting is on Monday 19th July 2021. 

BWMAT Governors Code of Conduct