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Andy Grigg

I started on the LGB as a parent governor in September 2016. I live on the East side of Devizes with my wife Rebecca and our two daughters. I also have two "grown up" daughters, one who is just finishing an MSc and one who has just started an undergraduate course.

When we were looking for a school for our daughter, 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 and my eldest daughters went through. I am looking forward to making a positive contribution.

Category

Governor

Responsibilities

Chair

Financial Link

Health & Safety

MAT Link

Data Group

Date of Appt.

Term of Office

Expiry Date

19/05/20

4 years

19/05/24

Thomas Wilson

We moved our two children into All Cannings three years ago. Once we visited All Cannings there was no other choice - we loved the focus on the children and their well-being and knew ours would thrive. Our daughter has just graduated to Lavington School, and our son is now in year five. 

I have spent my career working in local authority social care departments for adults and children. My focus is strategy, commissioning, change management and quality assurance. I am currently an Assistant Director with responsibilities for safeguarding, quality and commissioning for a council in Bracknell. 

I was attracted to becoming a Governor, having been a trustee of a children’s charity for the past three years, because I have been so grateful that my children have experienced such a fantastic education. I hope to be able to use my skills and experience to help the school to continue to flourish. 

Category

Parent Governor, elected by the parent body

Responsibilities

Vice-Chair

Link Governor for SEND

Equality & Inclusion

Numeracy

Whistleblowing

Date of Appt.

Term of Office

Expiry Date

15/07/20

4 years

14/07/24

 

Richard Borman

Category

Headteacher 

Term of Office

Expiry Date

Ex officio

 

Philippa B

I have an extensive academic and applied career in Education and would like to put my skills and experience into practice to help support our school in the role as a parent governor. Throughout my career, I have had a keen interest in, and dedication to, the welfare and education of children. My career started with care work for severely disabled children within their own homes. This was invaluable experience and led to an understanding of the importance of working collaboratively and in the best interest of the child.
After completing a BSc in Psychology, I became a Teaching Assistant at a primary school in Hampshire, which was similar to All Cannings in many respects. I continued to develop my skills, observed excellent practice, and gained an understanding of the importance of maintaining the school ethos and values. Whilst working,  I achieved a Masters Degree in Education and Special Educational Needs, further extending my knowledge in educational policy and safeguarding. Following this, I qualified as a teacher in the Post Compulsory sector and taught in inner city colleges in London as well as both colleges in Swindon. Therefore, I have first hand experience of the constraints, challenges and extraordinary commitment required by teachers and school staff. I have cherished a break from formal employment to be with my family, however I have tutored A-level students on a one to one basis, run a local playgroup, volunteered at school, and I am a commitee member of a local preschool.

Category 

Parent Governor, elected by the parent body

Responsibilities

 

Link Governor for PE

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum / Literacy

Member of Data Group

Date of Appt.

Term of Office

Expiry Date

15/07/20

4 years

14/07/24

Ruth Deadman

Category

Governor

Responsibilities  

Pupil Premium Link governor 

Looked After Children

EYFS Link

Date of Appt.

Term of Office

Expiry Date

21/11/18

4 years

20/11/22

Louise Bright

My family and I moved to All Cannings early this year having moved from Dartford in Kent, although I am originally from Wiltshire. I have two children that attend the school in year 1 and year 5. One of the reasons for moving to a village location was to give our children the freedoms and benefits that living in a small community offers, the school being integral to this. As a family we have been so impressed with the school and how well it has adapted to the challenges presented this year and very much want to support it going forward.

Professionally, I work in mental health for the NHS, providing psychological therapy for people experiencing mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety. Whilst very rewarding, this work can be demanding in terms of being able to balance the needs of clients alongside organisational limitations. It requires the ability to challenge and support whilst remaining compassionate, empathic and to work collaboratively to empower clients to reach their full potential.

Having studied and worked in mental health, I have an understanding of how important childhood experiences are and that of course encompasses education. I am passionate about inclusion for all and believe that education should attempt to meet the needs of all children without discrimination. I very much hope to offer a valuable contribution, drawing on my skills and experiences, in a challenging yet supportive way, placing the needs of pupils at the top of my agenda and to continue the fantastic standards already achieved. I am looking forward to the New Year and getting stuck into my new role, I invite parents to share any feedback or concerns with me if they would like to and I will be happy to take them forward.

Category

Governor

Responsibilities

Named Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection (01/09/21),

Online Safety

Anti-bullying

Date of Appt.

Term of Office

Expiry Date

19/10/20

4 years

19/10/24

Carolyn Kelly

I joined All Cannings School in September 1993 and liked it so much that I’m still here 26  years later! During this time, I’ve taught all the year groups and have been subject leader for Literacy, PE, Science and Collective Worship. I am now Deputy Head and teach Year 2, 3 and 4 in Class 3.

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 - elected by the staff

Responsibilities

Member of the Data Group

Date of Appt.

Term of Office

Expiry Date

12/07/19

4 years

12/07/23

Jackie Whittaker

Clerk to the Governors

The Governing Body currently has four vacancies –  3 for Foundation Governor and one for Governor.

Chair of Governors, Alexandra Gwakyaa, can be contacted directly by email on a.grigg@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.

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