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Governing body

Bilton Community Federation Governors

The Governors plays a vital role in the life of the school in making sure every child gets the best possible education. Their role is to support the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at Bilton Infant School, along with Bawnmore Infant School and Bilton Junior School.

 

Governors have a strong focus on 3 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring a clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

They meet together as a full Governing Body once every half term.  In addition, each Governor makes regular visits to school to meet the children, participate in aspects of school life, and monitor the implementation of the Learning Improvement Plan.  All Governors hold their office for a period of four years.

 

Correspondence for the Chair of Governors should be sent to the school address. They will be forwarded by the School Office to the Chair of Governors.

Governor Profiles

     

   Chair of Governors

   Bethan Cullen  (Local Authority Governor)

    

I am the Operations Director of the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) which involves developing specific training and professional development for school leaders across the country, specifically focused on the operational side of education e.g. Finance, Procurement, HR etc.

My day to day role involves regular engagement with and project delivery for the Department for Education (DfE), so I am immersed in the education sector, including policy changes and the implementation of these changes in schools.

 

I have been a governor since November 2011. I am pleased to have been elected as the Chair of the Bilton Community Federation Governing Board. I was previously Chair at Bawnmore Community Infant School (September 2018 - March 2020) and prior to that I was vice-chair and chaired the Performance and Standards Committee.

I believe that my current job allows me to assist the school and provide insight into the changing education sector. Both of my own children have been pupils at the Federation.

 

Date of appointment: 23/03/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: the Local Authority

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Director and Employee at ISBL Trading Ltd

 

Vice-Chair of Governors

Claire Baldock (Parent Governor)

 

I am a financial controller and fully qualified accountant with 20+ years of experience in industry.  I feel these skills allow me to effectively assist the schools with their resources planning and management.  I became a governor because I feel strongly about the quality of learning and experiences that children receive, with two children currently in education myself.  I have been a member of other governing bodies since 2013.

 

Date of appointment: 01/04/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Parents of the Federation

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Employed by Telent Technology Services Ltd

 

Headteacher – Bilton Infant School

Mrs Harris

I am Headteacher of Bilton Infant School. 

I have been a Headteacher of infant and primary schools over the years and been a governor at each school I have worked in.

I trained at university, studying a B.Ed. (QTS Honours) with English and completed my Headship qualification (NPQH) in 2002.

 

Date of appointment: 23/03/2020

Term of office: ongoing

Appointed by: Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: HT at BIS

 

Headteacher – Bawnmore Community Infant School

Mrs Wade

 

I began my teaching career in 1989 at Templars Infant School in Coventry after completing my B.Ed (Hons) Degree at Worcester. I very quickly decided that battling the Tollbar roundabout every day was not for me! So, I applied for teaching posts in Rugby and was appointed at Bawnmore First School as a Year 1 class teacher. During my years in the classroom I have taught throughout the infant age range. I have worked for six different headteachers whilst at Bawnmore and I have been a school governor for the majority of this time. I was lucky enough to be appointed as Deputy Head, which then gave me two opportunities to take on the role of Acting Headteacher. Following my successful completion of the NPQH (National Professional Qualification of Headteachers) I was appointed to the substantive post of Headteacher at Bawnmore Community Infant School in 2007.  I am now in my 30th year at Bawnmore and every year has brought new challenges. Three years ago, I led the school into a soft federation with four schools at the Hillmorton side of Rugby. I am now excited to formalise our existing relationships by joining Bilton Infant and Bilton Junior School in the Bilton Community Federation, and I look forward to the new opportunities this will bring.

 

Date of appointment: 23/03/2020

Term of office: ongoing

Appointed by: Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: HT at BCIS

 

 

Headteacher – Bilton Junior School

Mrs Norton

 

I am Alex Norton and have worked at Bilton C of E Junior School for many years.   After being the Deputy Headteacher for three years I became the Headteacher in 2016. I am passionate about Bilton C of E Junior School and the community. I am very much looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Head Teachers of Bilton Infant and Bawnmore Community Infant Schools and our Governing Body to make a difference to the families that we serve. I am a committed Christian and love walking my dogs and spending time with my family.

 

Date of appointment: 23/03/2020

Term of office: ongoing

Appointed by: Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: HT at BJS

 

Miss Emma Garvey – Staff Governor

 

 

I have been teaching for over 10 years and have spent the majority of my career working at Bilton Infant School.  I am an experienced SENCo and am passionate about Early Years education and the vital role it plays in every child's development. I have also had the privilege of being an Early Years moderator for Warwickshire Local Authority and lead our schools’ consortia meetings and moderations, supporting my many wonderful colleagues in the surrounding schools.

 

Date of appointment: 23/03/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

Other relevant business and pecuniary interests: Employed by BIS. Family member employed by BJS

 

Lisa Brinkworth – Parent Governor

 

 

I am a part-time self-employed hairdresser and have been in the industry for 20 years. I’m also a stay at home mum. I have two girls, my eldest attends Bilton Infant. I’m passionate about what happens at our school and take a keen interest in volunteering with friends of Bilton Infant school PTA and helping with that wherever possible and this has then progressed to becoming a governor and providing a view of a parent as this is very important to me.

 

Date of appointment: 01/04/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Parents of the federation

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

 

Tim Cockell – Foundation Governor (Ex-Officio)

 

 

I have been Rector of St. Mark’s since 2004.  During my ministry I have been on the Governing Boards of Paddox Junior School including the Finance Sub Committee, Harris Church of England High School as a Foundation Governor and Bilton Church of England Junior School.  I am now one of the two Foundation Governors for the new Federation.  During my time in this parish I have also been a parent with children at two of the schools in the Federation.  My work keeps me in contact with what is going on in the church school and I look forward to building further relationships with the other schools in the Federation.

 

Date of appointment: 23/03/2020

Term of office: ongoing

Appointed by: Foundation Body

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Rector, St. Mark’s Bilton Ecclesiastical Parish. Trustee at Bilton Poors Land

and Other Charities

 

Louise Rouledge – Foundation Governor

 

 

I worship at St Mark’s Church, Bilton, where I am part of the Junior Church team and edit the Parish Magazine, The Voice.  I have been

teaching at English Martyrs Catholic School for over 10 years and work as a job share, teaching half of the week.  My son attends

Bilton Junior School and I have a daughter at Brooke.  I am excited to work alongside the rest of the Governing body to strengthen further the education and experiences the children receive.    

 

Date of appointment: 06/04/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Foundation Body

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Employed at English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

 

Ian Bates – Co-opted Governor

 

 

I am an engineer in the Computing, Maths and Electronics Department of Coventry University, so it will be no surprise where my interests lie.

I have been a governor at another local school for several years.  I have experience with the interpretation of school data and how that impacts individual pupils. I believe in achieving high standards in education practice and giving children a safe and caring learning environment.

 

Date of appointment: 27/04/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governing Board

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Employed by Coventry University. Chair of Eastlands Primary School GB.

Spouse is employed by BJS.

 

Corinna Bevan – Co-opted Governor

 

 

I live in Bilton with my husband and 3 boys, all of which have attended Bilton Infant School and Bilton Junior School. I work part-time in an accounting role in the family business and enjoy growing vegetables on my allotment.

 

Date of appointment: 27/04/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governing Board

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Employed by Bevenny Manufacturing Ltd &

Southam College. Shareholder of Bevenny Manufacturing Ltd (Joinery).

 

Dawn Culling – Co-opted Governor

 

 

I live in the Bilton area with my husband and two children who both currently attend Bilton Community Federation Schools.

I worked in marketing for over 15 years and have developed a wealth of experience in business strategy and currently keep my hand in consulting whilst being a full-time mum. I was previously a parent governor at Bilton Infant School, making valuable contributions and raising questions to the leadership team when required. I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals.

 

Date of appointment: 27/04/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governing Board

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

 

Ben Smith – Co-opted Governor

 

 

I joined the Governing Body in April 2020 as a Co-Opted Governor. I have a daughter who attends Bawnmore so being a part of improving her (and other children's) education and environment is really important to me. I have a background in Process Improvement, Analytics & Project Support including a PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification in project management and look forward to bringing this experience and skillset to the Bilton Community Federation.

 

Date of appointment: 27/04/2020

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Governing Board

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

 

 

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