The Governing Body
As Governors of the Three Saints Federation, governing both St Marys and St Peter's Primary School and Shepton Beauchamp Primary School, we would like to introduce ourselves and tell you a little about what we do.
We are a voluntary group of adults from very differing backgrounds. We each bring different skills, experiences and knowledge to the Governing Body, and each have a vested interest in our community schools and our children's education.
We meet twice a term with meetings held alternately at Shepton and Ilton. We oversee various parts of the school's running in a strategic way which can involve meetings discussing school budgets, staffing and recruitment, health and safety, resourcing and how the school can continue to make improvements and develop.
Three Saints Federation Governing Body
Terry Gibson, Chair of the Governors
'I have recently joined the Governing Body as the representative of the church. Now retired, I worked as a secondary Maths Teacher for many years. My husband is a priest and we moved to Seavington on retirement to be nearer to our family. I enjoy singing and walking and I'm involved with the book keeping at our local community shop and café'.
Deb Tidd, Co-opted Governor, Safeguarding Link-Govenror
'As a parent I want the best for my children, I want to know what they are learning at school, and I want to support their education and childhood experience as best I can. I feel that active governance enables me to have an input in my children's education, available opportunities and lifelong outcomes. We all have a responsibility to our children, and as a governor I have a voice and can advocate what's in the best interest or our children'.
Teresa Sienkiewicz OBE, SEND Link-Governor
'I am a retired Chartered Accountant living nearby in Lopen, and was appointed in the autumn term as a Local Authority nominee. Having been deaf all my life, I have a particular interest in disability so my governor responsibilities include Special Educational Needs. I have three grandchildren, two of whom are at primary school'.
Lisa Taylor, Co-Chair, Pupil Premium Governor, Maths Link-Governor
'I was appointed Parent Governor in early 2018.
I have a daughter in the Reception year at St Mary & St Peter's and I live in the local community.
I have a particular interest in families and the active role they can play within the school environment and their children's education. '
Clive Davies - Co-opted Governor, Head of Finance Committee
'I became a governor of the Federation in June 2016. It had long been something that I wished to do and I responded to an article in The Web.
I have worked in accountancy but the main part of my career was in education and I taught for a number of years at Yeovil College.
I feel that with this background I can offer some skills to the position as a governor. I live in Shepton Beauchamp and being involved with the local school is very enjoyable and rewarding. Goverrnship is a commitment but one which is most worthwhile.'
Emily Greive - Parent Governor, English Link-Governor
My name is Emily Grieve and I am a parent governor. My little boy attends Shepton Beauchamp School.
I am a teacher with 10 years experience having taught from Reception to Year 8. My teaching specialism is BEd English and Drama. I
am qualified TEFL teacher and I am currently working as the Head of EAL at a local Prep school, where I teach English to the international full boarders in Year 5-8.
I also teach philosophy and religious studies and recently qualified as a Level 1 philosophy for children practitioner.
Dorothy Miles - Co-opted Governor, Health and Safety Governor
'My background is in teaching at secondary level - Textiles, Dress and Design and English. I also ran my own business for several years.
Early reading is so importnant and I enjoy listening to readers in Seymour class at Shepton Beauchamp school twice a week.'
Ian Rumbelow- Headteacher of the Three Saints Federation
Ian joined the school in April 2019
Rebecca McAlonan - Clerk to the Governing body
'I have been Clerk to the Governing Body since October 2018. I am not a Governor but work with the Chair and the Headteacher to set agendas, attend all meetings to provide minutes and advise on matters of governance and legislation. I perform the role at other local schools too. I live locally and have children in primary education.'
Please find attached some further information which you may find helpful: