Pensford Primary School

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      List of School Governors and their potted histories

Finance and Personnel Premises and Health & Safety Jason Rehbein (Chair),

Warrick Barton  Nigel Chambers, Emily Huish

Performance Standards and Pupil Welfare Jose Tarnowski (Chair), Warrick Barton, Sam Miller, Julie Parker, Jess Flack, Jo Barnes

H & S Governor Jason Rehbein 

Pupil Discipline Jose Tarnowski, Julie Parker, Emily Huish

Attendance at committee and GB meetings over the academic year 2019/20

Nigel Chambers - 100%

Jason Rehbein - 100%

Julie Parker - 100%

Therese Tyson - 100%

Jo Barnes 80%

Jess Flack - 40%

Dan Pitt - 100%

Warrick Barton 100%

Sam Miller 100%

 

Governors who resigned or whose term ended in the 2020/21 academic year

 

Dan Pitt

 

 

 

If you would like to know more about our school governors, please have a read through the information below.  Each of our governors has provided a 'pen portrait' to tell you a little about themselves and their professional backgrounds.

We are very  fortunate to have a wide range of experiences and skills represented across our Local Governing Body (LGB).

Chair of Governors Nigel Chambers

 

 

Re-Appointed

07/07/2021

 

 

Office ends 

06/07/2025

 

Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: 100%

Co-opted governor

As a civil servant working for the Health and Safety Executive for 34 years and before that working in Higher Education, Nigel has extensive experience of company management systems and of analysing and improving company technical performance. He has led and developed teams of engineers, scientists and enforcement specialists in a wide range of projects and programmes which have linked with and impacted on local and national business programmes.

He has sat on industry advisory committees as both advisor and secretary and has experience of strategic decision making at a national level with, for example, the NHS.

He has wide experience of chairing committees. 

More recently, he completed a 3 year stint working with reception age children as a volunteer “Bookbug” - a BaNES project aimed at bringing male influence to bear on early years reading for boys. 

He completed the Chairs’ National Development Programme in 2018 and has been a governor at Pensford Primary School since 2016.

 

Nigel has no business interests that could influence his decisions regarding the school.

Vice-chair:

Jason Rehbein

 

Appointed 01/02/2019

 

Office ends

31/01/2023

 

Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: 100%

Jason has been in financial services for 30 years, the first 10 in banking and latterly in financial advice. A fully qualified financial & mortgage advisor who practiced for 12 years before moving into leading & developing both advisors and businesses.

 

Jason works for a FTSE100 wealth management company and deals with all aspects of delivery to financial advice firms including, advisor development, business strategy, marketing and quality servicing of their clients.

 

He has experience in working in a school environment initially as a Young Enterprise Advisor working with 6th form students, helping them set up & run a business and more recently delivering financial education.

 

Jason has no business interests that could influence his decisions regarding the school.

 

Warrick Barton

 Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: 100%

Headteacher

Warrick has been the Headteacher at Pensford since 2016.  He has worked in Education for over 25 years in schools in London and in the Bristol area.  This has included senior leadership roles in 3 other schools at Deputy Head and Headteacher level.

 Sam Miller

 Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: 100%

Teaching and Support Staff Governor

Sam has been teaching for ten years and has taught in Cornwall and South Bristol covering every year of Key Stage 2. He joined Pensford School in 2016 as KS2 leader and became the staff governor  during that academic year. He was appointed Acting Headteacher from January 2020 until January 2021. Sam has no personal connections with any governors or school staff and no business interests that could influence any decisions made by the GB.

 Jo Barnes

 Appointed 13/07/2020

 

Office ends

12/07/2024

 

Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: 67%

Parent Governor

Jo is a Disability Advice Team Manager at the University of the West of England. Her role is primarily to lead a team in providing advice, support and information to disabled students, and advising academic staff on inclusive and accessible curricula, pedagogy and assessment. Jo has a qualification in Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support, and has previously worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language to children and adults overseas. She has also worked in further education, teaching young people with learning disabilities.

Jo has no business interests that could influence her decisions regarding the school.

Emily Huish

 

Appointed

07/07/2021

 

Office ends

06/07/2025

 

Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: 100%

Originally from Sheffield, Emily moved to Bristol to study Music and French at the University of Bristol, from which she graduated in 2011 with honours. Emily subsequently studied law at the University of Law and qualified as a Banking and Finance solicitor in 2016. Emily is an associate in the Banking and Finance team at TLT LLP and specialises in the financing of Clean Energy projects across the UK. 

Jess Flack

Appointed 01/02/2019

 

Office ends

31/01/2023

 

Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: 83%

Jess is currently studying for a MSc in Social Work at the University of Bristol and is on track to qualify in 2021. Prior to this, from 2016-2019, Jess owned the local Miners’ Coffee Shop in Pensford which was a wonderful way to be a part of the local community. The coffee shop raised money for various local projects including for the building of the current Pensford Primary School Library. Additionally, Jess has a degree in Psychology and many years experience of working with children with learning disabilities.

 

Jess has no business interests that could influence any decisions regarding the school.

 Julie Parker

Appointed 03/06/2018

 

Office ends

02/06/2022

 

Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: 100%

LA Governor  

Julie is a retired hospital consultant who lives in Publow, and became a community governor 5 years ago, having made links via Forest Schooling.  She is currently the link governor for safe-guarding, and is part of the subcommittee that supervises the curriculum, welfare and standards of education.

The school’s ethos of putting happiness first is important to her.

Julie has no business interests that could influence her decisions regarding the school.

Jose Tarnowski

 Appointed 01/09/2021

 

Office ends

31/08/2025

 

Attendance at LGB meetings in 2020-21: N/A

Community Governor

 

After working for 10 years as a Personal Assistant to a senior executive in the construction materials industry, Jose started a career in the NHS in 1990. She has held various administrative and management positions in local NHS organisations.  She currently works part time as a project manager at a large multi-site general Practice in North Somerset.  She has extensive experience of servicing meetings both in public sector and private enterprise settings.

 

Jose has no business interests that could influence her decisions regarding the school.