Meet the Governors

Our Governing Body
  • Dr Anita Jellings - Chair of Govenors

    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

    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 Responsibilites - Vice Chair & Parent Governor (Term of office expires ****)

    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 ****)

    I am the class teacher for Foxcubs class, which is our Reception and Year One class.

  • Dr Tamsin Kilner - Community Responsibilites - Parent Governor (Term of Office Expires13/11/2020)

    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 Govenor

  • Erin Blake- Associate Govenor

  • Marc Astley - Co-opted Govenor

    Being appointed as a governor is an honour for me. Since my daughter joined Fox Cubs in 2017 I have been fascinated by her educational journey and concerned about the pressures upon schools generally. I am keen to play a part in helping Bow to continue to strive for the highest standards. Professionally I served for six years as the editor of the Express & Echo in Exeter . Before moving to Devon I was Deputy Editor of the Nottingham Evening Post and assistant editor of the Hull Daily Mail. ​ I left the newspaper world in 2011, to launch my own marketing and PR company. There are now nine of us and in 2017 we were named agency of the year for the south of England by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. I am a trustee of the Exeter Foundation, a charity that is affiliated to Premiership rugby club, the Exeter Chiefs and vice president of Dream-A-Way, a charity, which supports disabled and seriously ill people fulfil their dreams.

Resource Committee:
  • Tony Neal – Finance Responsibilites - Chair & Co-opted Governor (Term of office expires 23/03/19)

    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.

  • Gary Quick

  • Melanie Bishop - Co-opted

  • Megan Heath - P.A to the Governors