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Vivienne Day

Having spent the majority of my career in various finance roles within the oil industry I took early retirement at the end of 2008.  Becoming a governor is a way of using the skills and experience that I've gained to make a difference to everyone involved with the school. 

I'm particularly interested in finance and change management.  I joined the Governing Body in 2014 and was elected Chair of Governors from September 2016.

Category

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Full Governing Body

Responsibilities

Chair of Governors

Member of the Curriculum & Staffing Committee

Member of the Strategic Steering Group

Member of the Data Group

Named Governor for SEND

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

24.06.18

Alexandra Gwakyaa

I live in Devizes with my husband and son Sekav, who started in the Reception class in 2015. I grew up near to All Cannings and work for a local business in Honeystreet.  I became a Parent Governor because I wanted to support the school in their decision making processes and hopefully help to maintain the excellent standard of this school. 

Category

Parent Governor

Responsibilities

Member of the Finance & Premises Committee

Named Governor for Anti Bullying and Whistleblowing

Link governor for Class 2

Term of Office

Expiry Date

 4 years

 10.02.21

Richard Borman

Category

Headteacher and Executive Headteacher of the Soft Federation (Chirton and All Cannings Primary Schools)

Responsibilities

Member of the Finance & Premises Committee and Curriculum & Staffing Committee

Member of the Strategic Steering Group

Term of Office

Expiry Date

Ex officio

24.06.18

Rev. Richard Curtis

I first became a governor when I was a curate back in 1993. The school was a large boys only secondary school in Leicester and I served for 8 years at that school.

Moving on from my first post, I got involved with the life of the local primary school and was invited to join the governors. This is a wonderful school and I journeyed through many ups and downs in the life of that school only leaving the governors reluctantly this summer when I moved to Wiltshire after having served there for 20 years.

In my third post I had a total of 12 schools (7 primary schools, two High schools, an Upper school, a Special school and a FE collage) and but I was only on the governing body of one of these schools. The local Church school was the first Church School I had worked with and as incumbent, I was automatically on the governing body there. Over my 11½ years there, we saw many changes in the life of that school and in the wider educational landscape.

In my last Leicester benefice I had two Church primary schools. Again as incumbent I was on both of the governing bodies and during the 4½ years I was in this post one of the schools joined the Diocese of Leicester’s Multi Academy Trust for which I also served as a director.

So in summary I’ve served on governing bodies for a total of 48 years (if you count one year for each year on each governing body) that’s a lot longer than I’ve spent in full time education. All the same the role of a governor continues to change and is very different from 1993 when I started. Being in a different diocese and different Local Authority I’ve got lots to learn about these structures as well as continuing to learn about the evolving role of a governor.

Category Ex officio Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury
Responsibilities

Member of the Curriculum & Staffing Committee

Member of the Data Group

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

25.09.21

 Alison Leese

Having renovated two barns in the village, my family and I moved to All Cannings over two years ago. We spent the previous twelve years living locally in Marlborough and prior to that lived and worked for four years in California. After working in electronic publishing for over fifteen years, I wanted a change of focus. I retrained completing an MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching and PGCE degrees. I now teach part-time in a local primary school and tutor pupils at home.

I have always been interested in giving some of my time and energy to the role of school governor and as I recently became a churchwarden at All Saints, it seemed the right time to become a foundation governor for All Cannings School. I have high expectations of church schools and am interested in helping All Cannings to integrate Christian values throughout school life.

My particular interests are curriculum-based and in differentiating learning so that every pupil reaches their potential and enjoys their learning journey. I hope to be able to contribute around school and help pupils to have the very best educational experience that they deserve.

Category

Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury

Responsibilities

Member of the Staffing & Curriculum Committee

Member of the Data Group

Link Governor for Literacy and Class 5

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

22.09.19

Sue Webb

When thinking of what to write, I realised that I have been a governor over many years!

I have a long association with our school, joining the teaching staff in 1987, as what was then a Reception/Year One teacher until I retired in 2007 as Early Years/Year One teacher and also Deputy Head. During that time I spent a few years as staff governor when one of the big challenges as a governing body was the building of the “new school”. This was not my first association with the school as I have lived in All Cannings for 43 years and my husband and his family were pupils at the “old school”!

After retirement, I became a Foundation governor and quite soon afterwards Chair of Governors which reluctantly I had to give up when my husband also retired last year.

My hope as a governor is that I can help the school to successfully meet the challenges that are put before it, in order to provide the very best possible education for our children.

Category

Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury

Responsibilities

Member of the Finance & Premises and Curriculum & Staffing Committees

Link Governor for Early Years, RE, Health and Safety and Class 1

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

04.08.18

Guy Mavor

I have been a French and Spanish teacher in secondary schools for the last 10 years and was a sports and travel editor before that, managing multilingual websites for European football clubs and writing travel guides and copy for clients in the travel industry.  I now run Mavor & Mavor, an educational publishing consultancy, with my wife Sian.  We are based in All Cannings and have a daughter in Year 3.  I am a co-opted governor and I have a particular focus on language provision at All Cannings.

Category

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Full Governing Body

Responsibilities

Member of the Curriculum & Staffing Committee

Link Governor for MFL, PSHE and SRE and Support Staff

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

22.09.19

Andrew Hitchcock

I have been a parent governor since early 2013. I am dad to Samuel Hitchcock. After 30 years working as an Accountant in the M.O.D, I took an opportunity to take early retirement to spend more time with my son. For the whole of the 2013 School Year I worked 3/4 days per week as a part-time volunteer Teaching Assistant in the school working alongside all year groups.  I am passionate about the education of all the children at All Canning's School in all its forms and will do all I can to help them reach their full potential. I believe having spent an entire school year working as a volunteer part-time TA at All Canning's and obviously as a parent, I have a some understanding of the educational needs and desires of the children and parents respectively and crucially the resources available to meet these.

Category

Parent Governor

Responsibilities

Member of the Finance & Premises and Curriculum & Staffing Committees

Member of the Data Group

Link Governor for Numeracy, PE and Class 3

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 Years

06.11.21

Tracy Thompson

I live on the outskirts of Devizes with my husband and our two daughters and currently work part-time for Intel Corporation.  We have lived in Wiltshire for 16 years, having moved away from a large city so that we could raise a family somewhere calmer and we love it here!

When the time came to select a school for our eldest daughter we were hugely impressed with All Cannings CE Primary School, especially the warm welcome we all received. Our two daughters now both attend All Cannings and I’m still as impressed and reassured by the dedication of the staff and how the children appear happy, motivated and respectful.

I volunteered to be a parent governor in order that I can help to build on the success of the school. The education system seems to be facing a myriad of changes and governing bodies are playing an increasing and crucial part in shaping these changes. I hope to be able to use the skills and experience I have gained in my career in marketing and communications management, across both the public and private sector, to contribute to the work of our board of governors

Category

Parent Governor

Responsibilities

Member of the Finance & Premises Committee

Link Governor for Fundamental British Values and Class 4

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

20.05.20

Andy Grigg

I'm a parent governor who started in September 2016. I live on the East side of Devizes with my wife Rebecca and our two daughters Daisy and Evelyn. Daisy is in Class 2 and Evelyn will start school in 2018. I have two "grown up" daughters Jennifer and Holly - Jennifer is just finishing an MSc and Holly has just started an undergraduate course.

When we were looking for a school for Daisy, we were lucky to have a range of good schools to choose from but All Cannings stood out for us because of the focus on the emotional development of the students alongside their academic development.  When we visited the school the culture and ethos was very apparent in the material on display and when talking to the staff and students.

My motivation for becoming a governor is that I appreciate the educational opportunities I've had and would like to give something back. Today's education environment is very different to the one I went through and the one Jennifer and Holly went through - I've got a lot to learn and I'm looking forward to working with the school to make a positive contribution.

Category

Parent Governor

Responsibilities

Vice Chair

Chair of the Finance & Premises Committee

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

20.05.20

Michelle Draisey

I have worked at All Cannings for over twenty years, and I still feel as passionately about the school and my role as I did when I joined. During this time we have had our new school built and our numbers have grown.

For the past ten years I have been a governor, largely as a staff governor, until last year when I became an associate governor.

When I look towards the future I am excited by the thought that we are ever evolving, and I can play a part in nurturing our children to be the best that they can be.

Category

Associate Governor (no voting rights) appointed by the Full Governing Body with specific expertise in SEND

Responsibilities

Attends Curriculum & Staffing Committee and Full Governing Body by invitation

Named Governor for Looked After Children and Equality

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

29.01.18

Lindsey Wallace

Prior to entering the world of education I worked for a number of years in engineering and retail in London as a PA before having a career gap to bring up my children.  I joined All Cannings as Admin Officer in 2002, having worked in a smaller primary school in North Wiltshire in a similar role.  Shortly after joining, I also took on the role of Clerk to Governors and continued this until August 2013 when I become a Staff Governor for the non-teaching staff and, later, a Co-opted Governor.  This has given me the opportunity to take an active role in all aspects of the Governing Body’s work.  As the School's Business Manager as well as governor, I have a particular interest in the areas not directly linked to teaching – finance, HR, catering, buildings and grounds and resource management in general.  I am also a member of the Data Group with particular interest in Pupil Premium children and vulnerable groups and of the Strategic Steering Group.

Category

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Full Governing Body

Responsibilities

Member of the Finance & Premises Committee

Member of the Data Group

Member of the Strategic Steering Group

Link governor for Data, Pupil Premium and Numeracy

Named governor for Safeguarding & Child Protection

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

06.11.21

Carolyn Kelly

I joined All Cannings School in September 1993 and liked it so much that I’m still here 21 and a half years later! During this time, I’ve taught most year groups (just Year 4 left to tick off) and have been subject leader for Literacy, PE, Science and Collective Worship. I am now Deputy Head and teach Foundation Stage and Year 1 in Class 1.

I feel privileged to have been part of our school’s journey from four classes on a split site to our lovely new building with its improved facilities. However, it’s the people – both adults and children – and their relationships that make All Cannings School so special.

New national initiatives and the expansion of my own role and responsibilities provide me with continued professional development and the skills required to play a part in supporting and guiding our school towards a future which provides our pupils with the best education possible.

Category

Staff Governor

Responsibilities

Chair of the Curriculum & Staffing Committee

Member of the Data Group

Term of Office

Expiry Date

4 years

17.07.18

Jaysen Chapman

My family and I moved to Devizes in 2014 from Cambridgeshire and our son Miles started Reception at All Cannings in September 2017. Like some of the other parent governors we had a wide choice in terms of schools to apply for and having visited a large number of schools in the area the decision to choose All Cannings was an easy one to make. Miles has settled in very well and the support he has received, and we have received as parents has been outstanding.

Having a professional background in customer service and service design has given me a strong ethos of making sure there is always value added to the customer experience. Put into the context of being a parent governor this means that I am really interested in helping to make sure the school continues to put our children’s experience, parents experience and the experience of the staff at All Cannings at heart of decision making at the school.

Category Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities Member of the Finance & Premises Committee

Term of Office

 

Expiry Date

4 years

 

06.11.21

Jackie Whittaker

Clerk to the Governors

The Governing Body currently has two vacancies – 1 for a Co-opted Governor and one for a Local Authority Governor.

Our Chair of Governors, Vivienne Day, can be contacted directly by email on v.day@allcannings.wilts.sch.uk  or by contacting the School Office.  Written correspondence should be addressed to the Chair of Governors and addressed c/o the School Office.  The school's address details can be found on the home page.