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.

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. 

Julie Targett

Staff Governor 

I’ve been part of the Winsley School community since joining as an administrator in 2009 – a convenient job, I thought, while my children were of primary school age. They are now in their early twenties and I am still here! I have experienced the school from all angles: from the school office, as a parent, PTA secretary, clerk to governors, teaching assistant, one-to-one SEN assistant, MDSA, and catch-up tutor. I hope that my knowledge of and affection for the school will be an asset in my role of staff governor. 

I moved to Winsley from inner London where I worked on antiques and interiors magazines and books, as well as organisations such as Sotheby’s, the V&A, Museum of London, Sir John Soane Museum and Royal Academy of Arts. As a professional editor with an MA in Creative Writing, I have a passion for correct written English which I bring to the classroom, helping the children to master the spelling, punctuation and grammar curriculum. 

I’ve always enjoyed contributing to my community, from running a local Woodcraft Folk group and sitting on the management committee of my children’s nursery, through to more recent involvement creating sets for Freshford village pantos and volunteering for Iford Arts. In my spare time I enjoy writing, visiting art galleries and spending time with friends.  

Ross Wolverson 

Head of School 


I became Head of School at Winsley in September 2022 after a long and varied career in education, the majority of which I served as Head of English at a number of secondary schools. I have greatly enjoyed learning a new skill set in leading a primary school and have come to realise that teaching a 4 year old phonics and an 18 year old an A level in English Literature is very similar in terms of what makes for outstanding teaching. Previously I have also served as a Chair of Governors at an outstanding C of E Primary School and have lectured at local universities on behaviour management and literacy. I love being a teacher and consider myself very fortunate to a part of this incredible school. 



School Governing Body 

Governor terms of office, meeting attendance register of interest 2023/2024

Governor terms of office, meeting attendance and register of interests 2022/2023

Terms of office and attendance 2022/2023

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