Let us introduce ourselves…
Sarah Warren: I have 2 children, both in Secondary school. I became Co-opted Governor in January 2013 and took on the role of Chair of Governors in October 2015. Prior to being a Governor, I was involved in the PSFA for a number of years. It is very important to me that children have the best possible primary educational experience, both academically and socially, and I enjoy working with the school to this end. I work 4 days a week as a Project, Service and Delivery Manager in a Primary Care organisation.
Simon Jones: ‘It is a privilege and honour to be Vice – Chair of Governors and Safeguarding link on The Tynings governing body. I am passionate about every child being given the best opportunities in life and education and strive for this with my input into the school. I have 2 children in the school, each of whom have made excellent progress in all of their subjects. We love the community feel, ethos and the fact that our children love coming to school every day!
Jim Lott: I have over 25 years’ experience as a school Governor and I am currently the Local Authority Governor and chair of the Pay Panel. I am passionate about education and being a Governor allows me to assist in the strategies to improve the outcomes for the children and the School. I am also Vice Chair of Governors at The Raysfield Federation in Chipping Sodbury.
Lois Haydon: Head of School
Kitty Thomas: My background is in working with children with Special Educational Needs, in particular ASD and Speech and Language disorders. I am also a qualified translator with a passion for languages. My roles within the board of governors include Chair of the Curriculum Committee, SEND and MFL link governor.
Nichola Addison: My background is in education and I have been a primary school teacher for 14 years. I have experience in leading Maths, PE, Science, ICT and I am currently Writing Lead; therefore, my role within the board of governors is Writing and EYFS link. I love to learn and passionately believe that “The important thing is not so much that every child is taught, but rather that every child is given the wish to learn.” John Lubbock. I decided to join the board of governors, so that I can be an active part of the school’s journey in ensuring children develop a desire to learn and achieve the outcomes they are capable of.
Jo Walker: I joined the governing body at The Tynings in May 2017 as Resources Committee Chair. I have 3 children and believe every child deserves an outstanding education and the opportunity to thrive. I hope my experience as an accountant and as a former governor of another local primary school will enable me to support the school make the very best of its resources for the benefit of the children.
Geoff Hartland: I have 2 daughters, one in nursery and one started at The Tynings in 2018. I have a background in marketing analysis, in the financial and charity fundraising sectors. I currently manage analysis projects for major national and international charities, to help them fulfil their fundraising ambitions. I have previous voluntary experience running a Venture Scout Unit, and am keen to see that a child’s development is not just academic, but also helps them to respect and care for their surroundings.
Jessica Osborne: This is my first governor role but I am really looking forward to getting stuck in. I am passionate about providing learning opportunities and experiences for children and part of my day job as a Community Engagement Officer, involves working with a number of schools. I have a background in Training and spent a number of years teaching English to French children. I believe that every child deserves a supportive, creative and engaging education and I look forward to supporting the delivery of this in anyway I can.
Nathan Potter: I joined The Tynings’ governing board in February 2019, in order to put something back into an education system that gave me a great start in life. I now work as a technologist and engineer in a local aerospace firm, and as such have a particular interest in develop STEM subjects in pupils. I hope I will able to provide a novel viewpoint to the governors, ensuring the best for the pupils and school.
Claire Rogers: As a new governor I am looking forward to learning more about the Tynings and helping to ensure the school delivers on it’s strategy. I have two children, my eldest joined the Tynings in 2018 and my youngest is still at nursery. I have spent the last 20 years working in finance and will use my knowledge and experience to ensure the school gets the best from the resources available. Having seen in my own children how quickly they learn and develop I am keen to ensure that every child has the right environment, resources and support to enable each them to reach their full potential.