Our Governors

The Governing Body of West Tytherley CE Primary School works as a team, with the Headteacher, to manage the school.

They are responsible for making sure the school provides good quality education. Governors encourage effective ways of teaching and learning by setting the school aims and policies. They work very closely with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day to day running of the school.

The Governing Body

  • Is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community.
  • Plans the school’s future direction.
  • Makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing.
  • Makes sure the curriculum is broad, balanced and relevant.
  • Decides how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development.
  • Monitors how the school provides for all its pupils including those with special educational needs.

Governors are at the heart of how the school operates

All approved minutes from our Full Governing Body meetings are available on the Governors' Minutes page.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please click here for information.

Governor Profiles

Emma East

Parent Governor


I have been a parent governor for a couple of years now. I have 3 children, one daughter is now at secondary school, one daughter currently at the school and a younger son who is not yet school age. In 2008 I joined the PTA and then took on the role as treasurer for a period of two and a half years. 



I enjoyed being actively involved in the school and decided to take on the role of governor.

My current role is chair of the Performance and Standards (P+S) committee, which is a sub committee of the main governing body. This committee deals with the monitoring of current standards and how to improve teaching and learning across the school.

I also help to coordinate the governors SIP monitoring.  SIP is the School’s Improvement Plan, which is a detailed document providing a plan to how the school is going to make improvements to all areas of the school.  It is an important role of the governors to monitor the SIP to make sure the improvements are being made and having an impact on the teaching and learning of the pupils in the school. 

Governors are also involved in setting the strategic direction of the school, and I was involved in the revision of the school vision.

The school continually has to adapt to face many changes, such as a new curriculum, new assessment system, and I enjoy being part of the team that helps to tackle these challenges.

As a parent governor, I wish to help ensure the school provides the best learning environment and facilities for its pupils.  I hope all the pupils who attend the school enjoy their time here and have a great foundation of knowledge to set them off for their futures.

Mark Parrott

Parent Governor

Vice Chair

I was a pupil at West Tytherley Primary School (some years ago!) and I now have two children at the School, so West Tytherley Primary School is in my blood.


I wanted to become a Governor to assist in guiding the current pupils and the School into the future and help it to continue to be a safe, effective and enjoyable place for Primary education to take place.

My background is in finance and property, so I am also a member of the Finance and Staffing Committee, which I hope my skill set can add value to.

Karen Hodson

Co-opted Governor

Chair of F&S

I became a governor in late 2014 to support the school’s desire to add to this local community through educational excellence, having previously done an enjoyable stint on the PTA . With a child in the school, I see both the impact that this school has at present and the ambition it has for the future. My background is in the commercial world working for a local engineering R&D company.

 Nicola French

Associate Governor


Until recently I was Chair of West Tytherley governing body and have been a parent governor since Sept 2009. I have previously been Vice Chair as well as Chair of the Performance & Standards (P&S) Committee.


My motivation for being a governor lies with my very real enthusiasm for improving the educational outcomes, defined in their broadest sense, for all children in our school community. Since starting as a governor, I have gained first hand experience of the full range of strategic issues that a school such as West Tytherley has to address, a real familiarity of the children, staff and wider school community and thoroughly enjoy the ‘support and challenge’ that I, as a parent & governor, can bring to the overall direction of the school. A school such as WTPS never stands still, meaning that every meeting of the Governing Body, in whatever format, brings the need for new analysis and strategic thinking, drawing on my professional experience in all regards. I see my governor role as a wholly positive experience, and really enjoy working with our dedicated staff to further the development of West Tytherley School.
As a Governor, my particular interest lies with the work of the P&S Committee, which is tasked with monitoring the success of the school in improving teaching and learning across the Curriculum. This is a big challenge for a school where standards are already high, but we have clear plans, enthusiasm and energy to make this happen. However, as a parent, I never lose sight of the fact that the most successful schools are those that are simply a great place to be from a child's perspective. A happy child who thrives in the school environment is the child who learns best and fulfills their full potential in all senses: socially, emotionally, and of course educationally too. The delivery of school success is intrinsically bound to our children's enjoyment of their school life, and my on-going focus lies with the delivery of this synergy.

Jessie Newitt

Co-opted Governor

SEND Governor


I have two children who both went to West Tytherley school; I also work in the School office and live in the village. 



Being a school Governor allows me to contribute to the School on a more strategic level and help shape it's future for the benefit of the community.  I am the Governor responsible for SEND (special educational needs and disabilities).

James Pitkin

Foundation Governor

Since my four daughters started at school I have always wanted to be involved and support the schools to which they have gone.  Between 1991 and 1999, I was a Parent Governor at schools in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, when an engineer in the Royal Air Force.  


Since becoming a Vicar I have been a Parent Governor in North Baddesley and now, through my job, am a Foundation Governor in both Lockerley and West Tytherley Schools.  Most weeks I am in the schools and really enjoy getting to know the children and staff. Outside of work, I love watching films and learning about history.

Carly Moseley

Foundation Governor


I originally trained as a teacher and then worked in a Family Centre in South London before retraining for church ministry, so I have a life-long interest in education as a vehicle to enable children to realise their potential.


As a Team Vicar in Wiltshire I was a governor at the local school. I was glad to be offered the opportunity to be a governor at West Tytherley School, supporting the school in its development of an excellent learning environment for all of our children. I am currently on the Performance and Standards Committee, and also represent the Governors on the Family Forum.

Mike Warren

Headteacher Governor

This is my fifth year as Headteacher of West Tytherley CE Primary and I am very privileged to be serving this very special community.


I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Governing Body to improve the quality of outcomes for our children and families. Everyone on the Governing Body is supportive of the work we do, but they also challenge us to achieve better and improve year on year.

I am delighted to be part of the West Tytherley team, dedicated to ensuring that we provide a stimulating and exciting curriculum that ensures achievement for all.  

I am married to my wife Lisa and have two lovely children.  My son Jack is 18 years of age and my Naomi is only 8 years old.  In my spare time, I enjoy going to the theatre, cinema, gardening, doing some magic, eating and walking.  I have a particular interest in music and enjoy playing the piano and flute. 

David Sherlock

Foundation Governor



Edd Dunkin

Parent Governor

Training Governor






Karen Walker

Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding Governor









Our Governing Body and Terms of Office



Name of governor

End date


Register of


Co-opted (5)

Mrs Nicola French

24 Nov 2018

Chair; Pupil Premium



Mr Mark Parrott

31 Oct 2019

Finance and Staffing Committee



Mrs Karen Hodson

24 Nov 2018

Finance and Staffing Committee



Mrs Kimberley Jackson

24 Nov 2018

Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee;

H&S; Safeguarding 



Mrs Jessie Newitt

24 Nov 2018

Governor Self Evaluation; Performance

and Standards Committee; Able Child


Foundation (2)

Rev James Pitkin


 Finance and Staffing Committee



Mrs Marion Clutterbuck

22 Sept 2019

Family Forum representative


Headteacher (1)

Mr Mike Warren


Performance and Standards Committee;

Finance and Staffing Committee 


Local Authority (1)

Mr Robert Stratford

24 Nov 2018 Vice Chair; training governor; SEND None

Parent (2)



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Nicola French



Mrs Emma East

27 July 2017

Chair of Performance and Standards

committee; SIP monitoring 


Staff (1)

Miss Andrea Hodgson

11 Sept 2017

 Performance and Standards Committee




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