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Mrs J Farrell

Mr M Drew

Mr A Broad

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Mrs C Edmonds

Mrs M Jarrett

Mrs K Allen

Mrs J Harrison

Leader of Year 5  Leader of Year 6 Leader of Year 7 Leader of Year 8
 

 

Mrs S Best

Mr J Goodwin

Mrs S Melluish

  KS2 Curriculum Leader SENDCO Reception

 

Governors

 

Sue Moreman

Chair

Term of Office:   - May 2019

Appointing Body: Diocese of bath and Wells

Foundation Governor

Committees: Finance & HR, Pay & Performance, Admissions

Additional Responsibilities: N/A 

School Development Priorities: Leadership & Management

Subject Responsibility: Computing

Business interests: N/A

 

I am delighted to have taken on the role of Chair of Governors a September 2017.  I have been a governor since June 2015 and am also a Director of the Wessex Learning Trust.  I enjoy being a governor/board member and find it really rewarding to use my skills and experience to enhance and improve our children’s education.  I have three daughters all at different schools within the Trust and am a qualified Chartered Accountant.  Before moving to Somerset in 2004, I was a Senior Manager at the London Stock Exchange.

Since moving to Wedmore I have been actively involved with the local community, especially with regards to schools and young people.  I am a Brownie leader, am actively involved with St Mary’s Church and organise the NCT Feed & Change tent at Glastonbury Festival.

 

Gareth Smith

Vice Chair

Term of Office: - November 2018

Appointing Body: Parents

Parent governor

Committees: Pay and Performance, Finance & HR, Head teacher's Performance

Additional Responsibilities:

School Development Priority: Leadership & Management

Subject Responsibility: Mathematics, DT

Business Interests: N/A

 

With over 12 years experience of being a Governor, I have learnt the true value a governing body can bring to schools. My aim is to challenge, question and support the schools senior leadership team ensuring the pupils’ needs are always at the forefront of all decisions.

My background is in Business Management, and I use the skills that I have gained in the private sector to help the Schools Business Committee meet their responsibilities in ensuring that the school is well managed within the challenging budget constraints that the school faces.

As well as being a Parent Governor, I am also the Subject Leader in Mathematics, and have a keen interest in ensuring that the current high standards within this subject area are maintained and improved upon further moving forward.

 

Richard Neill

Term of Office: Ex Officio

Appointing Body: Diocese of bath and Wells

Foundation Governor

Committees: Appeals, Teaching & Learning, Admissions

Additional Responsibilities: Collective Worship

School Development Priority: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Subject Responsibility: Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities

Business interests: N/A

 

I am the Vicar of Wedmore, Blackford and Theale, and so Hugh Sexey Middle School falls within my parish. I have been a Foundation Governor at the school since my arrival in Wedmore in summer 2008.

I sit on the Teaching & Learning Committee and am the Link Governor for Modern Languages and Humanities. I am also a parent at the school.

Time spent as a governor of this school is very satisfying and one particular highlight has been the privilege of being part of the interview process leading to the appointment of the Head teacher and  Assistant Heads.

 

 

 

Glenys Cousins

Term of Office: - August 2017

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Committees: Finance & HR, Head teacher's Performance

Additional Responsibilities: E-Safety, Safeguarding

School Development Priority: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Subject Responsibility: Science

Business interests: N/A

 

My association with Hugh Sexey goes back to the 1960s when I was a pupil at what was then Sexeys Grammar School. I have happy memories of my 7 years at the school and continue to meet up with classmates who are now scattered all over the world.

Fast forward 30 years to the 1990s when my son Ben became a pupil at what had become Hugh Sexey Middle School. Again he enjoyed his time at the school and it proved to be an excellent foundation for his future education. Like me, he has fond memories of his old school.

My career was always to be in education. After initially teaching in Yorkshire I returned to Somerset where I spent most of my career, the last 20 years, as a Head Teacher and Governor.

Since ‘retiring’ I have taken an active role in the local community helping with the Isle of Wedmore News and am currently a member of the Wedmore Parish Council. In my spare time my husband and I are renovating our house and garden and enjoying some travelling.

I have always believed it to be a great privilege to be in a position to help and guide young people in their school. It is therefore rewarding to be able to continue this role through being a Governor, responding to the challenges and responsibilities I know are involved, so helping to ensure the pupils have a happy and secure environment in which to develop and to achieve their full potential. I am a member of the Business Committee, Safeguarding Governor and Link Governor for Science.

 

Roberta Taylor

Term of Office: - April 2020

Appointing Body: Hugh Sexey Staff

Staff Governor

Committees: Teaching & Learning

School Development Priority: Teaching and Learning

Additional Responsibilities: Professional Tutor

Subject Responsibility: Leader of Humanities

Business interests: N/A

 

Originally from Canada, I first came to the UK in 2003 where I taught at Danesfield Middle School in West Somerset on a one-year teaching visa.  I loved the UK and thus put the wheels in motion to emmigate permanently in 2005.  I have now been a teacher at Hugh Sexey for 11 years and in that time have held many roles; KS3 teacher of English, KS2 class teacher and for the past four years have held the position of Leader of Humanities, and have responsibility for the teaching and learning of pupils in History, Geography, Citizenship and Relgious Education.  I was newly appointed as Staff Governor in the summer term of 2016.  I am very much looking forward to actively participating in the governence of this very special and truly unique school.

 

Suzanne Moss

Term of Office: - November2018

Appointing Body: Parents

Parent Governor

Committees: Teaching & Learning

Additional Responsibilities: Safeguarding, Pupil premium

School Development Priority: Leadership & Management, Outcomes

Subject Responsibility: Music, Art, SEND

Business interests: N/A

 

Having moved to Somerset from suburban London almost a decade ago, my husband and I soon settled into the local community. Our three children, Charlie, George and Daisy enjoyed their time at Weare Academy C of E First School, and are now in Years Six and Five at Hugh Sexey’s.

At Weare School I volunteered for the PTA, eventually becoming Chair, a post that I held for two years and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I am enjoying my first year as one of the Parent Governors, though I still have a lot to learn. I sit on the Curriculum Committee and my Link Subjects are Music and Art. I enjoy both of these, and I have recently taken up oil painting!

As a Health Visitor based at Axbridge I am very involved in the local community. I enjoy walking and cycling to try to keep fit, and also birdwatching on the Somerset Levels with my family. I have a real passion for wildlife and engaging children with the wonders of the natural world, as this brings many proven benefits for their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

I regard it as a real privilege to be involved in the school and hope to bring my skills and experience in health and communication, and my interest in the natural world, to the governing body.

 

Heather Hector

Term of Office: - August 2020

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Foundation Governor

Committees:  Appeals, Admissions, Teaching & Learning, Head teacher's Performance
School Development Priority: Teaching & Learning, Outcomes
Subject Responsibility: KS2 Pastoral, English
Business interests: Hector's Farm Shop

 

I live in Cocklake just outside Wedmore with my husband Alan and our extended family.  Our family is very ‘local’ with the fourth generation now living at Lane End Farm.  I feel privileged to be appointed as a Foundation Governor and will do my best to ensure that as a member of the governing body we support the school to provide for the needs of all the young people.  Also, that we create a working environment that supports the entire school community; valuing the efforts of all who make this such a successful school.  Having spent most of my working life in education, I will bring to this role a breadth of knowledge and hope to use it to further the important work done at Hugh Sexey Middle School. 

I am an active member of St. Mary’s Church, Wedmore.  I play golf (very badly) but enjoy the walk around the golf course as the views are always stunning.  I also enjoy walking our dogs across the moors and most of all I love being with our grandchildren who are always a delight and keep me on my toes! 

 

Mark Boston

Term of Office: September 2021

Appointing Body: Community Governor

Committees: Finance & HR and Pay & Performance

Additional Responsibilities: School Website

School Development Priority:

Subject Responsibility:

Business interests: N/A

 

I'm new to the Governing body joining in September 2017. Having a career in Building Management and Maintenance, I decide to reply to the school’s letter in July 2017 seeking Governors with a buildings background. This is my first time as a Governor and I’m hoping to add my skills and knowledge from the private sector to the Governing Board.

I have three sons, the two eldest sons attended Hugh Sexeys and are currently at Kings of Wessex and my youngest son is still at Hugh Sexey's, so I feel I know the school well as a parent for the last 7 years.

In addition to being Governor, one of my specific responsibilities is to support the ongoing development of the school website. I’m looking forward to contributing to the success of the schools future.

 

 

 

Brigadier (Retired) Johnny Torrens-Spence CBE LM

Term of Office: March 2021

Appointing Body: Community Governor

Committees: Finance & HR and Appeals

Additional Responsibilities:

School Development Priority:

Subject Responsibility:

Business interests: N/A

 

I am a retired Army officer. I  have served in in a wide range of countries including Germany, USA, Pakistan and the Middle East, and completed operationl tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Cyprus and Iraq, as well as several staff appoinments in the Ministry of Defence. My background is from Northern reland, but my wife Fiona and I have lived in Stone Allerton for over 30 years and have a strong commitment to the local community. I  am a churchwarden of Allerton Church and am involved in several local community and charitable organisations. I  am honoured and enthusiastic about my appointment as a Governor at Hugh Sexey and look forward to playing a full part in the life of the school.

 

 

Jeff Fear

Term of Office: - August 2017

Appointing Body: Hugh Sexey Trust

Foundation Governor

Resigned: August 2017

 

Having enjoyed a very good grammar school education, I had hoped for the same for my children, but the battle was lost and the Cheddar Valley became comprehensive. So, on the premise of “if you can’t beat them, then join them,” I applied in 1976 to become an L.A. Governor at Hugh Sexey Middle School and was duly appointed. I switched later to become a Foundation Governor, appointed by the Bruton Hospital Trust.

My four children have passed through the school, and so far, so have two of my grandchildren, with hopefully two more to follow.

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