Local Governance Committee

Jane West 

Parent Governor

Chair of Governors 

Chair of Governors from September 2023 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Local Governance Committee. We are part of the community that supports your children and the future children who will attend our lovely Winsley Primary School.

Our key role is to bear witness to the day-to-day management of the school and hold the school leadership to account for delivering the School Development Plan. We are also part of the wider Palladian Academy Trust network and work to promote Winsley within the Trust and also to the wider community in Wiltshire and beyond.

In my day job I work as a senior lawyer for the National Trust. The role takes me all over the United Kingdom, allowing me to shepherd leadership teams through complex property transactions, landscape scale fundraising projects and dispute resolution.

My work as a lawyer, journalist, charity worker and volunteer over the last two decades has afforded me rich and varied experiences. I pledge to apply all the skills and experiences I have developed to supporting our children in this formative stage of their lives.

With such a strong and involved parent community, talented teaching professionals and fabulous setting, I believe Winsley is capable of creating life-long learners of us all and championing best in class standards as a small school that consistently punches above its weight. I look forward to working with you to achieve just that.

Reverend Tessa Mann

Foundation Governor 

I am an Anglican Priest in the Church of England. Currently, I am part of the clergy team serving North Bradford on Avon, which includes Christ Church in town and the villages of Winsley, South Wraxall and Monkton Farleigh.

I moved to Winsley in October 2017 with my husband Richard, having lived and worked in Salisbury for the last 23 years. Winsley is proving a super place to live and work. I particularly enjoyed appearing as ‘Fairy Nuff’ in the village Panto in March 2018!

Schools ministry has been a very important, fulfilling and fun part of my life for many years. This has involved amongst other things, serving as a Governor in a number of Church of England Primary Schools in Wiltshire.

My current responsibilities involve encouraging the school in its identity as a Church of England School and helping to prepare the school for its regular SIAMS Inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). I offer input into Collective Worship, V2Crew (a pupil group exploring and developing the school’s values and ethos), staff wellbeing and other pastoral support where appropriate.

Prior to being ordained, I have worked in mental health community work and in school administration. I have loved being a mum to our two sons and am about to embrace being a grandma.

I enjoy dancing, poetry, baking, sewing, all things Italian and most of all being with our family.

Tom Dobinson

Co-opted / Parent Governor









I was born in Bath, I moved to London for my career and moved back to Bradford-on-Avon to raise my growing family. While in London I worked as an Art Director at design agencies working with well-known brands and companies. In 2009 I became a freelance multi-discipline graphic designer working for big brands across all collateral from television titles to websites.

In 2013 my wife and I looked around for childcare after our daughter was born and we were unsatisfied with the services available at the time. So we opened a childcare business ourselves striving to be as focused on the needs of the parents as well as the children’s development,   although we have a small occupancy we have happy customers and have been graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Why do I want to be a governor? I know through my own experience how tough and competitive the workplace can be, and with the population growing as it is, the next generation will have it even tougher than I/we did! Every head start we can provide the next generation from our community we must afford. I would like to contribute and do my part in the knowledge that what Winsley School offers is the best that can be delivered.

James Cooke 

Co-opted Governor

I trained at the University of Cambridge for my PGCE and gained a real love and interest of pedagogy - enjoying learning why and how education worked rather than a toolkit of tips and tricks to try in educating students. I am still in my first school after teaching training - Monkton Combe School which reminds me of my own education - a place where a holistic education is key. I now have a young son (Ezra - almost 8 months) and am enjoying trying to get more involved with local primary STEAM education in both my capacity at Monkton Combe School in outreach and, if accepted as a governor at Winsley Primary.

Tiggy Bartholomew 

Parent Governor and SEN  

My family and I moved to Winsley 5 years ago, with my two children attending Winsley Primary from Reception Year.  Over the last two and half decades, I have worked with children of all ages – supporting families with children from bump to 5 year olds, working with 8 – 18year olds involved in the Criminal Justice System and now I am moving on to a new role, working with University students. 

I have always been fascinated with child development and emotional well-being.  I am enjoying putting my past experiences and knowledge, gained during University studies and employment, to good use, as the Governor focused on SEND and disadvantage learners.

I Iook forward to seeing you on the school run’s and at the many amazing school events, throughout the year.  Please do come say hi and have a chat.

Simon Call

Foundation Governor and Safeguarding 

I am married to Heather (Bradford on Avon pharmacist) and have three children. I have been working in Education for 26 years now, initially in IT hosting the Department for Education website, OfSted and TeacherNet; however from 2004 I joined Monkton Senior School as a Maths teacher. During my Monkton career I have been: a Houseparent (looking after 60+ boys in a boarding house); moved into the Physics Department; spent a year in Uganda teaching and volunteering in a charity; writing the timetable; and now lead the Physics and Computer Science Department. Throughout my life my faith has been hugely important and I look forward to fulfilling my role as a Foundation Governor. 

Kelly Bottomley 

Staff Governor 


Ross Wolverson 

Head of School 





School Governing Body 

Governor terms of office, meeting attendance and register of interests 2022/23

Governor terms of office, meeting attendance and register of interests 2021/22

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