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

Co-opted Governor


I have recently been elected as chair of the governing body.  I am part of a strong team of governors, who all bring their skills, experience, knowledge and energy together, with thecommon goal of providing quality education to our local community. 


I have been on the governing body for 4 years now, and in that time I have been 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 an action plan to show how the school is going to make improvements in 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 a positive impact on the teaching and learning of all the pupils in the school. 

The school continually has to adapt to face many challenges in an ever-changing
educational system. In the 4 years as governor I have gained valuable experience in
tackling these strategic issues and will bring this, along with my enthusiasm and love of the
school to my role as chair. I wish to ensure the school provides the best learning
environment and facilities for its pupils.  I want to ensure that pupil health, and in-particular
mental health, is looked-after.   I want all the pupils who attend the school to enjoy their
time here and have a great foundation of knowledge to set them off for their futures.
I have 3 children, my two daughters have been through the school and thrived and are
now at secondary school and my son has just started in reception. Previously I worked as
an MRI radiographer, and now as a florist.


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.





 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


My name is Carly Moseley and I have twin boys who have just started year R. I choose to become a governor to help and support the school in any way I can. 



I am keen to learn in my new adventure and look forward to developing new skills with the school.

Mike Warren

Headteacher Governor

This is my seventh 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 20 years of age and my Naomi is 10 years old.  In my spare time, I enjoy going to the theatre, cinema, gardening, doing some magic, looking after chickens, watching films, playing music and going out for meals. 

David Sherlock

Local Authority Governor

David Sherlock CBE trained as an industrial designer and led art and design schools in Dublin, Winchester and London’s Central Saint Martin’s.


He was then the senior inspector for over 70 colleges in the south-east before going on to establish and then lead two further government inspectorates. The second of these, the Adult Learning Inspectorate, was responsible for all adult non-degree learning for some 5 million people throughout England. When the ALI merged with Ofsted in 2007, David set up a consultancy company which has operated in 21 countries and across the UK. David lives in West Tytherley and has two grandchildren at the school.

Edd Dunkin

Parent Governor

Training Governor

 I was elected as a parent governor at the January 2017 meeting of the full governing body, for a four year term. In October 2017 I was then elected chair of the finance and staffing sub committee.




At my first meeting I felt very out of my depth, as a Chartered Engineer what did I know about the governance of a school. However, I soon found out that schools have many similarities with my day job, where it’s important to find good, technically sound and long lasting solutions within a tight budget, in tight timescales and providing the customer with as much value as possible and the equipment they need. The governing body have been very supportive, with training being provided by Hampshire Council to give me the tools I need. As an engineer in my day job, I am keen to see STEM subjects promoted within the school.



I have a desire to see the school flourish. I want to ensure that my children who attend West Tytherley school and those following in the years to come have the necessary environment to be able to succeed. 


Karen Walker

Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding Governor

I have really enjoyed being part of a dynamic team of Governors for the last 12 months and I have recently been elected as Chair of the Performance and Standards Committee. 


Having taught for a number of years, I have always been passionate about Education. 

I am especially interested in how school life develops the individual “character” through  numerous ways. This, in my view, is as important as the child’s individual strength in academics.

I am particularly keen to continue developing the pastoral side to the whole School community.

Angela Moore

Staff Governor




Our Governing Body and Terms of Office



Name of governor

End date


Register of


Associate (1)

Mrs Nicola French

24 Nov 2018




Mr Mark Parrott

31 Oct 2019

Vice Chair of Governors;

Finance and Staffing Committee



Mr Edd Dunkin


Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee


 Co-opted (3)

Mrs Liz Dowding





Ms Jessie Newitt

24 Nov 2018


and Standards Committee; SEN



Mrs Karen Walker


Safeguarding Governor; Pastoral Governor


Foundation (2)

Rev James Pitkin


 Finance and Staffing Committee



Mrs Carly Moseley


Health & Safety


Headteacher (1)

Mr Mike Warren



Local Authority (1)

Mr David Sherlock

- - None




Please contact Emma East



Mrs Emma East

27 July 2017

Chair of the Governors; SIP monitoring 


Staff (1)

Ms Angela Moore




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