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Governors

Our governing body leads and supports our school. Governors work closely with the staff at Bradon Forest to improve the school in every way possible.

The Chair of Governors is Mr K Richards who can be contacted via the e-mail and phone number below.

Athelstan Trust Board of Directors 

Mr Alex Brooks
Mr Glyn Collen
Ms Kath Darby
Mr David Few
Mr Tim Gilson
Mr Graeme Martin
Mr David Mitchell (Chair)
Mrs Fiona Orwin
Mr William Webster (Vice Chair) 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to be a Bradon Forest School governor
please
contact us;  e-mail enquiry@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk
or phone 01793 770570.  

 

To contact the Governing Body about anything please email governors@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk.

 

Bradon Forest School Local Governing Body 

Local Governors
Mr Kean Gunton
Mr Steve Hartley
Mr Robin Hindle
Mrs Claudine Pettman
Mr Keith Richards (Chair)
Mr John Scott
Mr Nicholas Lindley
Vacancy

Staff Governors
Dr Andrew Morrison
Mrs Denise Styles
Mrs Sarah-Jayne Wood

Parent Governors
Mrs Candida Hutchinson
Mrs Emma McCarthy

Clerk to the Governors
Miss Rebecca Waldman

 

Download 2015-2016 Governor Attendance Record 
Download Governor Details and Business Interests
Download Scheme of Delegation Bradon Forest

Here are short portraits of our Governors;


Kean Gunton
has been a governor at Bradon Forest since 2013. Two of his sons have already completed their schooling, another is part way through, and the last child will join in 2016.

Steve Hartley 
works for a power generation company. He has one child currently at Bradon Forest and has seen two complete a successful education there. Steve has been a governor at Bradon Forest since December 2012. Steve is the governor with responsibility for Health & Safety.

Robin Hindle
works for Nationwide Building Society and has sat on the Bradon Forest governing body since March 2006. Robin chairs the Staffing Committee.

Candida Hutchinson
joined the Local Governing Body in March 2016. She has two daughters attending the school. Candida has been a primary teacher since 1993 and is currently the Principal of The Croft Primary, through which she has been involved with the growth of The White Horse Federation Multi Academy Trust.

Emma McCarthy
joined the Local Governing Body in March 2016. She has been a Primary school teacher since September 1994 working across the primary age group at three Swindon Schools and is currently working in Reception at a North Swindon primary. She has two children, one attending Bradon Forest School and the other at a North Swindon primary.
Emma’s specialism is Religious Education and she is a member of the North Swindon Baptist church and runs a youth group with her husband

Claudine Pettman is a mother of four children, all with SEN and medical needs and all attending the Purton Schools. Claudine has been a governor at Bradon Forest for three years and she has been working at St Mary's Primary School for the last four years as a Senior MDSA/Play Leader. She is training to be a Teaching Assistant. Claudine is Vice Chair of the Staffing Committee and is the SEND link governor.

Keith Richards
is a Chartered Engineer and has worked within the Information Security industry for the last 20 years. During this time he has worked as a consultant to many multi-national and FTSE companies and later as a manager of a technical consulting group where he has become proficient in project and resource management, recruitment and team leadership. Keith and his wife moved to Purton in 2010 and he became a partnership governor at Bradon Forest School in 2012 and has previously chaired the Student Committee. Keith is current Chair of the Local Governing Body (since September 2015).

John Scott joined the Local Governing Body in March 2016 and is the governor with responsibility for Child Protection. John is a retired professional with experience in Programme Management, Change Management, HR including recruitment, performance management and staff development, Coaching and Mentoring, Financial Planning and Management, Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Health and Safety. He is also a trained Executive Coach. Prior to moving to Purton in August 2014, John had extensive involvement as a governor at a small rural C of E Primary School. He held the positions of Vice Chair, Chair of the Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee and was a member of the Pay Committee. He was also the Training Liaison Governor and the certified Safer Recruitment Governor.
 

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