Local Governance Committee

Tim Quick

Chair & Parent Governor 
Tim is a parent governor to daughter, Mollie currently in 4. While relatively new to the Governing team in Winsley, he has been a governor for over 13 years at Peasedown St John Primary, bringing with him experience from there, of a primary school that went from Special Measures to Outstanding and has recently become part of an academy. Tim currently works in the IT industry as part of Fujitsu, working ostensibly with Service Desks in Europe, prior to that working for many years in Lloyds Bank, in branches and their Head Office in Bristol.

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.

Pamela Seeley 

Co-opted Governor 

I am a co-opted governor, with my daughter currently at Winsley Primary.  My family and I moved to the area from Australia, just in time for our daughter to start 'big-school' here at Winsley.   We instantly felt there was a friendly village community, with Winsley Primary obviously playing an important role in the village.  I am passionate about giving back to the school where I can, using some of the skills and experience I have gathered throughout my career to support the school and to help ensure our children have the best schooling experience possible.

Tom Dobinson

Co-opted Governor











James Cooke 

Foundation 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.




School Years:

Attended Brentwood School and during this time was actively engaged in all aspects of school life (apart from sport) and was heavily engaged in Music, House Events, CCF as well as academics. As my mother was a governor and librarian at my old primary school I also spent several stints doing work experience at the school (Upminster Junior School). I was raised in a Christian family and regularly attended church but would say that at this time I was actively questioning whether I was a Christian or not - I would say at this time I had an intellectual understanding of the Christian faith but not a personal one.

University life:

I attended University at the University of Liverpool studying Geology and Geophysics (MESci). It was here as part of the Christian Union that I would say that I started to truly understand what it meant to be a Christian and it was from this point that I would say that I had a personal Christian belief. It was also here that I met my now wife, Laura.

Teacher training and on:

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.



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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