Working together to be the best we can be!
Who are we?
David Stickels - Chair
David began life as a teacher moving through the Educational structures finishing as a Principal Education officer for Gloucestershire County Council. He moved from the Education system into the charity sector where he was CEO of 3 National charities before setting up his own business as a charity consultant specialising in Business and Event Management.
He lives in Berrow with his wife Julie who was also a teacher. His 3 children have all entered the teaching profession and 2 of his grandchildren attend local schools.
James Peate - Head Teacher
My name is James Peate and I have been the Headteacher of West Huntspill and East Huntspill Primary Schools since 2010. I started teaching in London in 1981 and I have been a Headteacher at four different schools in Somerset for the past 23 years.
My key responsibilities to the governing body are:
Caroline Cheer - Clerk
Jo Bryant - Co-opted
My name is Jo Bryant, I am a co-opted governor and also the vice-chair. I have been a governor for 7 years, originally as a parent governor, as both my children attended West Huntspill school.
I am the Manager of the under fives group at West Huntspill and have worked there for 16 years.
I live in west Huntspill with my Husband and two (now teenage!) children and a variety of animals.
I enjoy the responsibility of being a governor and working towards good outcomes for all the children across the federation.
John Micklewright - Co-opted
Judith Eyres - Co-opted
Tina Lukins - Co-opted
Emily Bott - Staff
I am the Foundation Stage/Key Stage One teacher at East Huntspill School. I have worked there for many years now and am responsible for co-ordinating Computing across the federation. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, having two young children keeps me very busy! My hobbies include keeping fit, sewing and watching films/series.
Donna Prout - Elected Parent
My name is Donna Prout and I am a parent governor for the Huntspill Federation with 1 child in year 5 at West Huntspill School and another who has now moved on to King Alfred School. I am part of the West Huntspill PTA which I joined in 2008 and I was active in school as a volunteer until 2013 when I returned to work. I chose to become a governor in order to extend my role in school life; helping the Federation achieve their goals and to enable the best possible outcomes for the children of both schools.
Marie-Claire Ladd - Elected Parent
My name is Marie-Claire Ladd. I am French and I live at West Huntspill for 6 years. My son Antony is attending West Huntspill School.
I am working at Playgroup (West Huntspill Under Fives Group) and should complete my Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce by July 2017.
I am a volunteer in West Huntspill school and Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Sea Cadets.
I would like to play a role in the life of the school to make a positive contribution as it is a valuable asset for the community."
Welcome to the Governors’ section!
The governing body is responsible for managing both East and West Huntspill Primary Schools which includes monitoring the schools’ budget, setting and reviewing school policies and appointing staff. It is also responsible for implementing the National Curriculum and for monitoring the condition of the school premises and health and safety. The Governing Body splits these responsibilities across 3 sub committees who meet at least once per term. The sub committees are:
The full Governing body meet twice per term and the minutes are available for inspection (unless they have been declared confidential) from the school office.
Governors visit the school on a regular basis to celebrate the learning and achievements of all the children.
Clerk – Tina Lukins
|Teaching and Learning||Donna Prout,||
Clerk - Marie-Claire Ladd,
Clerk - TBC
|HTs’ Performance Management||
|Special Needs||Jo Bryant|
|Health and Safety||John Micklewright|
|Safeguarding Children||Jo Bryant|
|Racial Equality/Equal Opps|
|Resource Base Liaison||James Peate|
|Gifted and Talented||Jo Bryant|
|Looked After Children|