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Governor ex-officio: Since September 2022

Responsibilities:  RE, Church School Distinctiveness, SIAMs

Panels: Pay, HT Appraisal, Staffing Appeals


JAMES HOBBS Head teacher

Governor ex-officio since April 2024

Designated Lead for Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Looked after Children and Disadvantaged Children

I have recently been appointed as Head Teacher of The Minster CE Primary School after having been at the school as a teacher and senior lead for 10 years. As an ex-officio governor I attend all governing body meetings and provide detailed and relevant information about pupils' progress, attainment and overall school development on a broad range of curricular activities.  A key responsibility is all matters pertaining to safeguarding.  My out of school interests include spending time with family especially my two children where we enjoy going for long walks and exploring new places.


Co-opted Governor Since September 2022

Governor Responsibilities: Whistleblowing,Finance,Curriculum (Maths)

I have worked in a local law firm for 10 years specialising in Estates, Wills and Powers of Attorney. I was pleased to have been approached for this opportunity to become a Governor and I hope to use my legal experience and knowledge within my role. Becoming a mother has shown me how important a child’s development is in their early years and I look forward to being able to support the school and the families associated. In my free time I enjoy crafting, baking and travelling with my family.


Co-Opted Governor since February 2024

Governor Responsibilities: Health and Safety and Online Safety

Panels: Staffing Appeals

I am a retired Civil Servant having spent 42 years working at various locations for the Ministry of Defence. I was grateful to have been offered the opportunity to become a School Governor and look forward to working with everyone associated with the School to enable its continuing success.

I have a Granddaughter now at Kingdown School, who was fortunate to have been taught at Minster School and a Grandson currently in year 4.

My Outside interests include travel and keeping fit.


Parent Governor Since September 2021

Governor Responsibilities: PE and Sports Game, ECO Council link,Website compliance

I am a parent to two children. My daughter now in Kingdown attended Minster and a son currently in year 3. I have worked for Wiltshire Police for 18 yrs, thus gaining valuable experience in safeguarding and school liaison. I enjoy spending leisure time with family and friends, travelling and recreational activities.As a local resident and parent , It is a privilege to be given such an opportunity. I look forward to supporting the staff , parents and children, and be able to play a part in the ongoing success story of The Minster Primary School."


Parent Governor since September 2022

Governor Responsibilities:    Early Years

Although I am currently a stay-at-home parent of 4, my professional background is as a graduate engineer serving for eight years in the armed forces. I also have professional qualifications in personal training and experience running my own cake business. My hobbies include singing and property renovating.

It is a huge privilege to serve as a parent governor both in terms of learning about education and also utilising some of my professional skillset to give back to the school community. 


Foundation Governor since November 2021

Governor Responisbilities:  Reading, writing, phonics and curriculum 

I work as an administrator for the River Were Benefice and am part of the PCC (Parochial Church Council) for Minster Church. I am also a busy mum of three. My daughter left Minster School last year and my two boys are in years 1 and 4. BC (before children), I taught Sports Science at a Further Education College in London so have a good understanding of the demands of teaching and learning. 

I am delighted to be a governor at Minster School because its an opportunity to give back to the school which has given my children such a great school life both academically and personally. Outside of work and governing, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, swimming, yoga, reading and cooking. 


Co-Opted Governor December 2017 – December 2021

Staff Governor December 2021- July 2023
Governor Responsibilities: Health & Safety

Panels: Pupil Discipline

I have lived in Warminster and surrounding area for most of my life. I have been on the Governing Body since 2013, initially as a Staff Governor, and now as a Co-opted Governor. I have worked at the school for 20 years as a TA and HLTA, and been involved with the school since 1990 when my eldest child joined. I now have four grown up children who are all past pupils, and my granddaughter is currently in Year 1. My governor responsibility is Health and Safety, and Premises and in my current school role I support the Reception Class and provide PPA cover in YR, Y1 and Y4. I have seen many changes and improvements to the school over the years and want to support the school in maintaining and continuing to improve the wonderful school environment. Outside school I enjoy running, baking, reading and holidaying in Cornwall


Parent Governor since February 2024

Governor Responsibilities: Curriculum

As a proud parent of two children at The Minster School, I am invested in the education and high standards the school embodies. My role as a parent governor is a privilege that allows me to contribute to the school’s future and also supporting the children, staff and parents.  

I have worked in local government for the past 13 years, my role of Enterprise Architect has equipped me with a strategic mindset, leadership and a keen eye for innovation. I hope to use my experience and knowledge gained in my career within the governor role.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling and gundog training. 


Clerk to the Governors since 2003

I have been Clerk to Governors since 2003, and the School Finance & Admin Officer since 2005.  Free time is walking with my dogs, or swimming, and I also enjoy skiing with my family.

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