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.
Teaching & Learning Committee:
Mrs 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 - 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.
Mrs Kathryn Taylor - Co-opted Governor (Term of Office expires 06/11/21)
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.
Tony Neal – Finance Responsibilities - Chair of Resources Committee & Co-opted Governor (Term of Office expires 23/03/23)
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.
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.
Mr Richard Drake - Parent Governor (Terms of Office expires 27/01/24)
I am a dad to Abigail and Thomas. In my career background I am a dairy farmer's son and spent much of my teenage years working on the farm whilst studying up to A-levels. I gained 17 years of local government experience in the Estate Departments of several Councils. I started at apprenticeship level and progressed to become a qualified building surveyor and also gained considerable departmental management experience as Property Maintenance Manager which included budgeting, day to day management and HR tasks.3 years ago I made the decision to have a career change and became an active partner in my wife’s family’s artisan cheese making business and that is where you will find me today. Aside from work and family duties my interests include rugby, cricket and cycling. I also coach 5 -11 year old children to play cricket. I hope my broad experiences can add value to our schools governing body and Bow Community Primary School to be the best that it can be.
Megan Heath - Clerk