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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 J Scott 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 - (Joint Vice Chair) 
Mrs Claudine Pettman
Mr Keith Richards
Mr John Scott (Chair)
Mr Nicholas Lindley
Vacancy

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

Parent Governors
Mrs Candida Hutchinson - (Joint Vice Chair) 
Mrs Emma McCarthy

Clerk to the Governors
Vacancy

 

Download Governor Details and Business Interests
Download Scheme of Delegation Bradon Forest
Download Governor Attendance Record 2016-17

Download Local Governing Body, Committee and Specific Roles 2017-18

 


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.

Nick Lindley joined the Local Governing Body in July 2017. Now on his second career he currently works for Cranfield University at Shrivenham, having previously been Head of Business Planning for a national construction company.  His first career was in the Royal Marines where he served for a varied and well-travelled thirty years.  Nick's background is in project and change management, leadership, team building, education and strategy development.  He joined the LGB in order to give something back after a privileged military career that included substantial investment through education.  He also wanted to contribute to the community where he now lives.  Nick has specific responsibility on the LGB for Global Citizenship and Modern Foreign Languages.  He is married to Emma, who works as a Student Support Advisor at the School.  They have two grown up children.

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 the Child Protection link governor.

John Scott joined the Local Governing Body in March 2016.  In September 2017 he took on the role of Chair of the Local Governing Body. 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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