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Fynamore Primary School
Fynamore Primary School

Our Governors

‘You lead an inclusive school, well-supported by your Chair of Governors’.

Ofsted, February 2018



School Governors are drawn from various sources including parents, staff and local government. They perform three key roles towards raising school standards:

  • set strategic direction 
  • ensure accountability 
  • monitor and evaluate the school's performance. 

All Governors, including the Headteacher, have declared that they have no business or pecuniary interests and no material interests arising from relationships between Governors, or relationships between Governors and school staff (except where stated otherwise under each Governor entry below). Attendance figures at meetings are given below the list of Governors.


Fynamore's Full Governing Body (FGB) consists of:


Robert Parker - Chair 

Appointed by parent ballot: 20.10.19. Current term ends: 19.10.23

Able, Gifted and Talented Pupils and Chair of FGB

My daughter is currently at Fynamore and has thrived since joining Fynamore School in 2016. I have been a school governor for the past 2 years and took over from Stella Fowler as Chair of Governors for the 2021/22 academic year. To prepare me for this role I have enrolled on the Development for Chairs Programme through the National Governance Association. In addition to chairing the board, I attend both sub-committees and take a lead on monitoring provision for Able, Gifted and Talented Pupils.


It is a privilege to serve on the governing board and to lead such a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time for the benefit of the children. As a board, we take seriously our collective responsibility to set the vision and strategic direction of the school, hold the headteacher to account for educational performance and oversee the financial performance of the organisation. A good education is important for so many reasons and I am personally committed to maximising the life chances of our pupils. As a school we will seek to cater for pupils' individual needs and to provide them with a well-rounded education of the highest quality. 


I am a professional town planner by trade and work in the Civil Service as a Planning Inspector, having previously spent 17 years in Local Government. I have extensive and wide-ranging experience of decision-making, evidence analysis and chairing hearings and public inquiries, all of which comes in useful within school governance.

Mr Parker has declared that he is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute



Stella Fowler – Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 20.10.19 Current term ends: 11.09.25

Curriculum, Physical Education Premium and Vice Chair of FGB

I am responsible for supporting the incoming Chair to make the most out of the time invested by an amazing group of dedicated volunteers and for deputising to ensure we discharge our collective responsibilities fully and to the best of our abilities. I help guide the strategic direction of the school and monitor curriculum intent, implementation and impact, serving on both sub-committees this year while the new chair is inducted.  I also monitor PE premium funding and impact.


I am committed to the school's future and the education and life chances of all children, whatever their fortes and disadvantages. I have been a school Governor for many years and have seen my four children progress happily though the school. I am an experienced and qualified Chair of Governors, having completed the coveted NCTL Chairs of Governors Leadership Development Programme. I have also served as a Leader of Governance which means I have experience helping other schools to improve their governance practices in the interests of children across the South West.


In my day job I am an education policy, planning, research and data wonk, currently Exec to the National Council representing UK Engineering Higher Education. I have worked in influential roles in higher education for 25 years in several universities, at the EPC, UCAS, and on the Board of the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA)..


Mrs Fowler has declared that she is a Company Director of Consulting Mark Ltd (IT Consultancy), she occasionally supports governance in other schools in Swindon and Wiltshire, and she is an Officer and Executive Board Member of the Engineering Professors’ Council.  She is an elected primary governor representative on the Wiltshire Schools Forum; a statutory body which the Local Authority (Wiltshre Council) is required to consult on the Schools Funding Formula, contracts and financial issues.



Sarah Weber - Staff Governor (Headteacher)

Appointed: 01.01.19. Current term lasts while still Headteacher



Jacqui Radford - Co-opted Governor, Committee Chair

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 18.09.18. Current term ends: 17.09.22

Safeguarding & Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development (SMSC) & Chair of L&M

I have been involved in the school since it opened and know that a good school really can make a difference in children's lives. I work with other Governors to ensure that our Leadership and Management responsibilities are met and that we set a strategic direction for the school that meets the needs of our pupils and provides them with an inspiring school experience. I have delegated responsibility for safeguarding in school and have experience of multi-agency working, parent support and community partnerships. I am also Link Governor for Assessment and for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development.


Jackie Zenonos - Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff Ballot: 16.10.19. Current term ends: 15.10.23

Deputy Headteacher


Lisa Straker - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 09.01.18. Current term ends: 08.01.22

English and Phonics

I work as a general Teaching Assistant in Year 3. 


Paula Coleman - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body 15.01.19 Current term ends: 14.01.23

Finance and Vice Chair of L&M

It is a pleasure to return to the Fynamore School Governing Body in the role of Finance Governor. I have been involved with the school since it opened in 2001, both as a parent (my two children attended Fynamore) and as a Governor. I have worked in finance for 30 years, in both the public and private sector. I am currently a Management Accountant for a local manufacturing company. It has been a privilege to see Fynamore grow and develop over the years into the incredible school it has become. I look forward to continuing being a part of it.

Mrs Coleman has declared that she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Chartered Global Management Accountants


Sarah Trueman - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body 15.01.19 Current term ends: 14.01.23

Recovery Premium, Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged Learners, Whistleblowing 

My children have attended Fynamore since 2012. I currently run my own retail shop in Calne. Before that I worked in radio broadcasting for over 10 years. I hope to use my business, communication and creative skills to assist me in my role, ensuring effective Communications. I am enjoying the challenge of seeing the workings of a school from a different perspective and want to make a positive contribution to the life of the school. 


Christopher Light - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body 06.11.18 Current term ends: 05.11.22

Assistant Head

I have been at Fynamore on and off for 10 years. I love being part of the school community and I am really proud of the work the staff team do to support all of our children both academically and pastorally. I have held many responsibilities in the school; including Team Leader, Curriculum Lead and Assessment Lead. In my current role as Assistant Head, I am responsible for championing our Disadvantaged Learners.


Hannah Stainer - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 15.09.20. Current term ends: 14.09.24

Special Educational Needs and Chair of M&E

I am excited to be a Governor at Fynamore School. I am a qualified teacher and I am now moving into mental wellbeing coaching and mentoring, so I am keen to be involved and to help the school to keep moving forward. 

Miss Stainer has declared that she is a Director of Psykhe Coaching Ltd and a member of the Complementary Medical Association


Stephen Price - Associate Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 15.09.20. Current term ends: 14.09.24

Health & Safety, Staff Wellbeing and Staffing Development (non pay-related)

Having spent over 30 years working in the education sector, I am looking forward to supporting the Fynamore Governing Body. Much of my experience has been as part of Senior Leadership Teams working in challenging circumstances. I hope to be able to support the school with Staff Wellbeing, Health and Safety, Inclusion and Behaviour. 


Kadija Sankoh-Forde - Associate Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 15.09.20. Current term ends: 14.09.24

Equality and Diversity, and Early Years Foundation Stage 

I am excited about the opportunity I now have to bring additional ideas, experience and support to the Governing Board of Fynamore Primary School. I have been active in progressing equality, diversity and human rights for over 10 years and have long campaigned for changes that foster a multicultural and collaborative society. I have a firm belief that individuals of all characteristics should be respected and treated fairly in every situation. I also believe that every child deserves access to a good education. Raising children with very different characters prompted my interest in the psychology of the Early Years developmental stage. Through my studies I developed an understanding of the crucial role that the Foundation Stage plays in a child’s development. I hope to be able to use my knowledge and skills to help further the amazing work being done already at Fynamore Primary School.


Louise Skelton - Parent Governor

Appointed by parent ballot: 29.01.21. Current term ends: 28.01.25

Data and Assessment


Lisa Griffiths - Parent Governor

Appointed: 02.12.21. Current term ends: 02.12.25

I have 2 daughters at Fynamore and after the experience of the last couple of years with lockdowns and the additional pressure teachers and staff have been under, I was really keen to give something back to the school and saw becoming a school Governor as a great way to do that.  I have extensive work experience in Quality and Change Management in the engineering and IT sectors, which includes strategy and goverance responsibilities that I can carry over into the role of a parent governor.


Having worked for large multinational organisation I have been a part of and lead teams of people from all walks of life and understand the importance of diversity and equal opportunities; no matter their background, every child deserves the same opportunities to be their best selves.  As a woman working in technology, I am also passionate about breaking gender bias in the STEM subjects.



Clerk to the Governors

Polly Kearsy-Gutkowski


Should you wish to contact any of the Governors, please do so by using the Contact Us form.


Please click on the following links for more Governor information:


Governor Attendance data for 2020-2021:

Governor Attendance: Full Governing Body

Governor Attendance: Leadership and Management Committee

Governor Attendance: Monitoring and Evaluation Committee


Governing Body Committees


Become a Governor






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07537 438427

Please start the message with FYN and include your child’s name and reason for absence.


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