Governors 2018-02-06T10:47:56+00:00

Mrs Marian Gamper

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor – Whole School Literacy

Mr Jesse Pattisson

Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Link Governor – Performing Arts and Art

Mr Dean Aspinall

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor – Health and Safety

Mrs Winifred Nakayama

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor – SEN/Safeguarding and Child Protection

Ms Val Keitch 

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor – Whole School Numeracy and Maths

Mrs Kate Priddle

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor – Science

Mr Duncan Perks  

Parent Governor

Link Governor – Pupil Premium

Mr Mark Walker


Mr Mark Raven

Staff Governor

Mrs Michaela Sharman

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Natalie Wainwright

Clerk to Governors


Co-opted Governor


Local Authority Governor


To contact any Governor, please address your envelope to the Governor, c/o Mrs. Natalie Wainwright, Clerk to Governors, using the School Address, or email

If you are interested in becoming a School Governor, please first read the Support Services for Education Guidance on how you can become a School Governor in Somerset. To find out more and to register your interest in becoming a School Governor at Swanmead Community School, please contact the Clerk, specifying any experience, skills and areas of interest that you would bring to the role.

School Governor Recruitment – Vacancy for two Governors – for more information click here


Governors do not claim expenses, but can request paper for printing, if required.

*Behaviour Principles Statement –cannot be delegated to the Headteacher, the Headteacher will write the behaviour policy along with the senior leadership team. In the Governance Handbook it states that a governance board “must make and periodically review, a written statement of principles to help the executive leader determine the measures that make up the school’s behaviour policy. The board must consult the executive leaders, other appropriate members of staff, parents and all registered pupils before making or changing a statement of principles”, this statement must also be published online.
The DfE guidance “Behaviour and discipline in schools: guidance for governing bodies” they recommend that the following should be covered:-
a.     Screening and searching pupils (including identifying in the school rules items which are banned and which may be searched for);
b.     The power to use reasonable force or make other physical contact;
c.     The power to discipline beyond the school gate;
d.     Pastoral care for school staff accused of misconduct; and
e.     When a multi-agency assessment should be considered for pupils who display continuous disruptive behaviour.

Minutes from the Governor Meetings

Meetings to take place in Room 5 at 5.30 p.m.

  • Thursday, 28th September 2017 – Minutes of the Meeting
  • Thursday, 19th October 2017 –  Minutes of the Meeting
  • Thursday, 23rd November 2017 – Minutes of the Meeting
  • Thursday, 25th January 2018
  • Thursday, 22nd February 2018
  • Thursday, 22nd March 2018
  • Thursday, 3rd May 2018
  • Thursday, 7th June 2018
  • Thursday, 5th July 2018
  • Thursday, 13th September 2018
  • Thursday, 18th October 2018
  • Thursday, 22nd November 2018

Governor Information and Pen Portrait – Governors’ Terms of Office – Attendance at Meetingsclick here