Governors

Minutes from the Full Governing Body Meetings are available to view here.

Meet the Governors

Jeanette Mullen (Community Governor)

‘My name is Jeanette Mullen and I have lived near the village for many years and both of my teenage boys attended this school. 15 years ago my financial background led me to become a co-opted governor to help with finance and budgeting. As chair I am still an active part of the school and community. I feel the school is a valuable village resource and hopefully my support ‘repays’ the happy and influential years the school gave my children. I am an early years childcare provider and currently studying for a degree as a very mature student, so you can see I am very ‘at home’ with Rangeworthy School.

I am happy to discuss any issues you may have, I visit school every Thursday morning at the start of the day or can arrange to meet you. Please contact me on 01454 228552 or email Jeanette.mullen@mypostoffice.co.uk

Paul Vosper (Associate Member)

I became an Associate Member in March 2015 and started a new 4 year term. My two children have now moved to a local secondary school. Due to external commitments I have reduced my responsibilities but have maintained my responsibilities for Health & Safety (H & S).

Responsibilities: Associate Member – Chair of H&S,

I am a professionally qualified civil engineer who is an Engineering Manager for Highways England operating the Motorway and Trunk Road network in the South West Region.

Maths and Science were my favourite subjects at school and it seemed natural to have a career in science and engineering but I also like music and art. I am always keen to hear how our pupils are developing their music skills with the support of peripatetic teachers.  The arts are so diverse and a complete opposite to my work life. I have been involved in many aspects of H&S for my current and former employer and it is good to use this knowledge as a lay person to the benefit of the school especially as this seems to be one of the key areas within the OFSTED inspection.

I have 2 current aims. These are:-

  1. Maintain the H&S of the school in line with national legislation and the policy  and procedures of the Children  and Young People’s Directorate H&S Team
  2. To provide high quality governance and act as a positive critical friend for the areas of which I have particular responsibility.

Jenny Eastment (Co-opted Governor)

I became a Co-opted Governor in March 2015 so have started a new 4 year term. I have two children in tthe school. I am the Governor responsible for overseeing the provision of PE and assessment within the school. I wanted to become a governor to use my skills and knowledge of working in a range of different schools to benefit the children in our school. Rangeworthy School is a friendly school and I see my role, as governor, is to help the school give our children the best start possible.

Emma Pattullo (Parent Governor)

I became a parent governor in 2010 and have enjoyed learning more about the school. I have one daughter in class 3 and my son is in class 1.

I am also experiencing education from the other side by working towards an Open University diploma. In my previous life I had a career in environmental protection so I hope to use my experience to support the strong environmental emphasis within the school.

Rev’d Canon David Russell (Foundation Governor)

Revd Canon David Russell was ordained in 1994 and after serving his curacy in a Gloucester city parish was appointed Rector of the Wickwar Benefice in 1998.  He has been foundation governor at Rangeworthy ever since.  David has two daughters, now in key exam years, and his wife Susanne teaches at Castle School Thornbury, with which Rangeworthy School has a strong association.

David is committed to the strong church School relationship and partnership that has built up over the years. He regularly takes collective worship and hosts events and occasions in the church for the school.

Sue Warnock (Staff Governor)

I have been a primary teacher for 20 years and have taught a range of different age groups in a variety of schools. I joined the staff at Rangeworthy in 2001 and currently teach children in years 5 and 6 (class 3).

I really enjoy the challenge of working in a small school and serving this close community.  I have been a governor for just over a year and my responsibilities include working on the finance, curriculum and building committees.

Sarah Hoptroff (Parent Governor)

I am delighted to have been recently elected to the Rangeworthy Primary School Governing body. My family and I moved to the village in 2009 and we have 2 boys currently at the school. I am a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant currently working for a Bank in Property Management, so hope to use my experience to support the school. I am the link Governor for Numeracy. I am very much looking forward to increasing my involvement with the school and hopefully adding value.

Anita Ackerman (Foundation Governor)

My name is Anita Ackerman and I am the Church Governor of Rangeworthy School. I recently retired from a long career as a Primary school teacher and have taught in a variety  of different settings, from large town  to small village schools. Becoming a governor has given me a different perspective on the role of the Governing body. At the moment I sit on both the Staffing and Policy committees and am also the link Governor for Literacy

Liz Edmunds (Co-opted Governor)

I became a co-opted governor in May 2016.  I am a former secondary school science teacher and since retiring have helped as a volunteer in Class 3 one morning a week.  My three daughters all went to Rangeworthy School some years ago.  It has been interesting to see how the school has evolved over the years and I look forward to helping it develop and progress further during my term as a governor.