Meet the Governors
Our Governing Body
Dr Anita Jellings - Chair of Governors (Term of Office expires 23/03/23)
Following a career teaching agriculture at Seale-Hayne College, then as Dean of Students at Plymouth University, I moved to mid Devon with my husband. I am delighted to be able to use my experience of managing a large group of staff delivering student services to support the personnel functions at Bow Community Primary. My knowledge of the Higher Education student experience also helps me add to the governor contribution to the Bow CP team in providing inspirational and aspirational activities for every pupil, enabling each child to reach their potential.
Gary Quick – Vice Chair (Term of Office expires 06/07/19)
I have lived in the village for most of my life and am a former pupil, as were my children who have now moved on to Secondary School. I enjoy helping the School to provide a friendly yet professional structure to aid learning. I believe strongly that Governance is an opportunity to offer my business skills for the benefit of the school. With tightening budgets and constant changes to curriculum we are regularly faced with challenging decisions. I am very pleased to have colleagues from varied backgrounds on the Governing Body who collectively bring the skills necessary to navigate the choppy waters of the education system. I am comfortable challenging the School in a constructive manner if I feel this could improve the educational outcome for the pupils. My particular areas of knowledge are in finance, marketing and business management. I am currently the Governor with specific responsibility for the School Premises.
Teaching & Learning Committee:
Tina Baskerville - SEND & Safeguarding Responsibilities - Vice Chair & Parent Governor (Term of Office expires 12/11/22)
I have been a Parent Governor at Bow School for a number of years now. I have 1 daughter attending the school and although my other two children have progressed onto QECC they are both happy to return to support numerous events within the school. My professional background is one of working full time as a Community Senior Mental Health Nurse within the Mid Devon area. My area of special interest and some of my responsibilities are within helping govern Special Educational Needs and Disabilities along with Inclusion at the school.
Anna Fay - Staff Governor (Term of Office expires 14/01/23)
I am the class teacher for Foxcubs class, which is our Reception and Year One class.
Dr Tamsin Kilner - Community Responsibilities - Parent Governor (Term of Office Expires 13/11/20)
My daughters started at Bow Primary in September 2016 - when we first came to look at the school, we were struck by how friendly and happy the children were. Juno and Meriel have settled in really well, and we're really enjoying becoming a part of this community. Having been very involved at my girls' previous school, I wanted to be involved as a parent at Bow, and joined the Teaching and Learning Committee in December 2016. My background is in academic development and IT in the higher education context; it's fascinating to see children at the start of their education where previously I've worked with undergraduate or postgraduate students, and I'm really enjoying the contrast.
Kathryn Taylor - Co-opted Governor (Term of Office Expires 06/11/21)
Tony Neal – Finance Responsibilities - Chair & Co-opted Governor (Term of Office expires 23/0323)
I am a Community Governor on the Resources Committee. I have been a governor since November 2012 and come from a background in business and project management. I also have skills in finance and HR/personnel, and am rapidly learning about premises and health and safety in connection to the school! I co-ordinated the grant application which led to the purchase and installation of our Activity Play Trail. My school related interests are in development planning, pupil premium, and catering/school meals. My wider interests include music, arts and gardening.
Erin Blake - Parent Governor (Term of Office expires 01/04/23)
I was delighted to join the Bow CP team in November 2018. I have three children, my eldest of which is at Bow CP. I wanted to join the governing body, as I want to help make Bow CP the best school it can be for both my children and the rest of the community. With business experience in several industries and a drive to achieve the best I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. My background is mixed and varied; I was studying primary teaching in New Zealand prior to meeting my husband. On moving to England I entered the insurance industry and managed a small brokerage. After having children I started my own business working with children in the creative arts, promoting creativity and problem solving, an area, which I am particularly passionate about. I am also a dairy farmers wife, our family farm is milking 600 cows and majority of the time I can be found helping run the office side of the business.
Melanie Bishop - Co-opted Governor (Term of Office Expires 12/11/22)
I am one of the newer governors having joined the team in November 2018 as a Co-opted governor. I have 3 children, my eldest Harry started Bow school in September 2018. Having worked for a bank for the past 20 years with fairly extensive knowledge in HR and personal I wanted to try and be involved in the school to help and support as much as I could. Sharing my knowledge and helping the school to be the best it can be, for not only my children but also for the community. When I am not at work or looking after my children I am usually doing something sporty triathlons, netball, running or horse riding.
Megan Heath - P.A to the Governors