Mrs Marian Gamper

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor for Safeguarding & Child Protection, English & Whole School Literacy

Mr Jesse Pattisson

Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Link Governor for Performing Arts, Art & Pupil Retention

Mr Dean Aspinall

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor for Health and Safety

Mr Duncan Perks  

Parent Governor

Link Governor for Pupil Premium

Miss Kate Murdoch

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor for SEND & External Funding

Mr Mark Walker



Staff Governor

Mr Davyd Muxworthy

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor for Data Protection

Mr Mark Cook

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor for Careers, Maths & Whole-School Numeracy


Clerk to Governors


Co-opted Governor


Co-opted Governor


Local Authority Governor

Minutes of Governors’ Meetings





  • Thursday, 24th September 2020
  • Thursday, 22nd October 2020
  • Thursday, 26th November 2020
  • Thursday, 21st January 2021
  • Thursday, 25th February 2021
  • Thursday, 25th March 2021
  • Thursday, 6th May 2021
  • Thursday, 10th June 2021
  • Thursday, 8th July 2021

Meetings take place at 5:30pm in Room 5 or virtually, via Zoom/Microsoft Teams, whilst social distancing measures remain in place.


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


Want to make a difference in your community, and develop your own professional skills? By volunteering as a governor, you can do both.

Governors are volunteers who play an important role in leading our schools. They set the strategic vision and direction, approve the budget and hold the senior leadership team to account. Despite a quarter of a million people across England already volunteering as school governors, it is estimated that one in ten school governor positions are vacant. to find out more.

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.

Governor Allowances

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