Governing Body

Governing Body

Our School Governing Body

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 2 co-opted governors

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

Financial Information

Please note that we do not have any employees with a gross annual salary of more than £100,000

Please Click here to view our school's financial data

Helen Jenkinson
Chair of Governors
Responsibilities / Committees:
Chair of FGB Dunster-Timberscombe CWG
Date Appointed:
September 4, 2017
Term of Office: End Date
September 3, 2021
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Teacher at West Somerset College
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Frances Nicholson
Local Authority / Vice Chair
Responsibilities / Committees:
Exford & Cutcombe Schools CWG - SEND
Date Appointed:
May 25, 2020
Term of Office: End Date
May 24, 2024
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
County Councillor for Exmoor
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Naomi Philp
Executive Headteacher
Responsibilities / Committees:
Finance - Curriculum for Dunster & Timberscombe CWG Schools
Date Appointed:
September 4, 2017
Term of Office: End Date
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Ann Gibbs
Ex-Officio Governor
Responsibilities / Committees:
St Dubricius School - Safeguarding - Pastoral Care CWG
Date Appointed:
November 30, 2017
Term of Office: End Date
November 29, 2021
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Daniel Stone
Parent Governor
Responsibilities / Committees:
Finance (Chair)
Date Appointed:
May 10, 2019
Term of Office: End Date
May 9, 2023
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Related by marriage to one member of staff at Exford and one member of staff at Cutcombe.
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Catherine Hayden
Parent Governor
Responsibilities / Committees:
Dunster & Timberscombe Schools - Communications - Safeguarding CWG
Date Appointed:
May 10, 2019
Term of Office: End Date
May 9, 2023
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Paul James
Staff appointed Governor
Responsibilities / Committees:
Curriculum for Dunster & Timberscombe Schools
Date Appointed:
November 8, 2019
Term of Office: End Date
November 7, 2023
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Jill Schofield
Foundation Ellsworth Trustee
Responsibilities / Committees:
Date Appointed:
January 15, 2021
Term of Office: End Date
January 14, 2025
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Ken Rushton
Responsibilities / Committees:
Date Appointed:
Term of Office: End Date
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Steven Pugsley
Responsibilities / Committees:
Date Appointed:
Term of Office: End Date
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Simon Robinson
Responsibilities / Committees:
Date Appointed:
Term of Office: End Date
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Alison Appleyard
Headteacher
Responsibilities / Committees:
Finance - Curriculum for Exford & Cutcombe Schools
Date Appointed:
September 1, 2019
Term of Office: End Date
December 31, 2021
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)
Alison Oakley
Headteacher
Responsibilities / Committees:
Finance - Curriculum for St Dubricius School
Date Appointed:
September 1, 2020
Term of Office: End Date
December 31, 2021
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)
Chris Richards
Chair Of Governors
Responsibilities / Committees:
Finance - Curriculum - Vision
Date Appointed:
September 4, 2017
Term of Office: End Date
March 16, 2021
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)
Rosemary Boaz
Co-Opted Governor
Responsibilities / Committees:
Curriculum for St Dubricius School
Date Appointed:
September 23, 2020
Term of Office: End Date
May 17, 2021
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)
Andrew Pearce
Foundation Governor
Responsibilities / Committees:
Finance - Curriculum for Exford & Cutcombe Schools - Health & Safety
Date Appointed:
August 25, 2020
Term of Office: End Date
May 28, 2021
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)
Peter Mountstephen
Responsibilities / Committees:
SEND - Curriculum - Vision
Date Appointed:
February 26, 2018
Term of Office: End Date
June 10, 2021
Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)