Mrs M. Colman (Vice Chair)
The governors act as a "critical friend" to the school, monitoring and overseeing the smooth running of the school and supporting and listening to staff and parents. The governing body is responsible for the overall management of the school and for determining its aims, objectives and policies in accordance with all the relevant legislation. The head manages the school from day to day and is the governing body’s principal professional adviser who assists it with the formulation and implementation of its aims, objectives, policies and plans.
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I have been a Governor for 12 years, but my involvement with the school goes back 25 years when we moved to West Pennard and my daughter began school. I am Vice Chair and Chair the Personnel Committee. Our responsibilities in the Personnel Committee relate to monitoring the welfare of pupils and staff. We are also responsible for approving a wide range of policies.
I have been a Foundation Governor for just over thirty years. It is a privilege to be part of such a wonderful school. I have four grown up children all of whom had an excellent primary education at West Pennard. My passion for each and every child to have the best possible start to their journey into the world of education is still with me today and I very much enjoy being part of a team who share this passion.
I live in Havyatt and have a
daughter who has just left Year 6 and a son studying for A Levels. In the past
I have worked as cabin crew for a major airline. I also founded a
bereavement charity, working alongside Royal Navy personnel and I'm trained in
counselling. I am on the Personnel Committee, which oversees the welfare of
both pupils and staff. I feel my role is to be a voice for the parents of the
I have a long association with
West Pennard School, having attended the school as a child and my mum having
taught here from the late 1970s to early 1990s. I have been teaching for 12
years and have been at West Pennard for the last 6. I teach Year 4 and co-ordinate
Key Stage 2, Maths and ICT. I have been a governor for the last 6 years as
teacher governor and sit on the Finance and Buildings and Curriculum Sub
I live in Shepton Mallet and have a son in Yr 2 and a daughter in Reception. I speak fluent French and come from a language teaching background, as well as having taught exercise classes locally for many years. I am link governor for Modern Languages and Humanities and sit on the Personnel and Curriculum committees. I was elected as a governor in December 2014 and feel very privileged to be able contribute to this wonderful school. I believe the children here are nurtured and cared for by outstanding staff and encouraged to reach their full potential, not only academically but as happy, creative and confident members of the community.
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