Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Our Governors

Bathampton Primary Governors

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


There are various types of Governors on our Local Governing Committee (LGC), 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
● Multi Academy Trust-Appointed Governors: appointed by the Bath & Wells MAT, of which we are a part, to represent the wider community or to provide specific skills


Our LGC has delegated responsibility from the Bath & Wells MAT Trust Board. The BWMAT Scheme of Delegation sets out what decisions the LGC can take and which decisions are taken by the Trust Board. Our Full Governing Committee meets monthly, except August.


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

MAT-Appointed Governors


Cheryl Cook (Chair of Governors)

Cheryl Cook was initially elected as a Parent Governor and became a MAT-Appointed Governor on the school joining the BWMAT.  She has one child who attends the school and two who have moved on from Bathampton to secondary school. She is Chair to the Governing Body.  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.


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. 


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 is our Lead governor for Safeguarding and Pupil Premium.


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


Fiona Powell

Fiona has two children who have attended 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 in September 2019, during Covid she was adopted as a MAT-Appointed governor for the skill mix she brought. 


Appointed by foundation/Trust from 10/09/2020 until 10/09/2024.


Staff Governors


Naomi Boyce

The Headteacher is an ex-officio member of the Full Governing Body. Our Head of School, Naomi Boyce has been in post since September 2022. 


Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher from 01/09/2022.


Parent Governors


Matthew Spurway

We are delighted that Matthew Spurway has been elected to the post of parent governor. Matthew has one child currently at the school. He works as a Test Lead on software solutions for the Emergency Services, with over 21 years of experience working with 999 Call Taking and Radio Communication systems. As a Governor, he our Lead Governor for Admissions. 


Elected by parents from 01/09/2021 until 10/09/2025.


Hannah Tebbutt

We are delighted that Hannah Tebbutt has been elected to the post of parent governor. Hannah has one child currently at the school. She is an experienced school governor and we are very pleased that Hannah will use these skills with us at Bathampton. Hannah works at UWE Bristol where she heads up all of the outreach programmes in schools and colleges across the region, which are focused on supporting positive progression through education and developing a love of learning. Hannah is Vice Chair and is the Lead Governor for Health and Safety.


Elected by parents from 01/05/2022 until 01/05/2026.



Clerk to Governors


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


Pecuniary Interests and Code of Conduct

In September 2022, all governors signed to declare that they had no pecuniary or personal interests. 


Bathampton Governors' Declarations of Interest

Meetings and Attendance


BWMAT Scheme of Delegation