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


Co-opted Governor

Mark Parrott

Parent Governor


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.

Danielle Ayling

Co-opted Governor


 A village school is an important part of the community and plays a significant role in supporting and inspiring our children to lead happy and fulfilling lives. I hope that by becoming a governor I will be able to contribute to the local community and help West Tytherley CE Primary School make a lasting positive impact on young people’s lives.  I am a solicitor and a company director working within the financial services sector. 


Kirsten Gamet

Co-opted Governor


I feel very lucky that my sons have a chance to attend a school like West Tytherley Primary School. It is a unique, small, rural Primary that has important qualities of inclusiveness, respect and caring which foster an environment for personal growth and achievement.


I am a company Co-Director and bring my skills in finance and organisational management to my role as a governor and really enjoy being part of this passionate and committed Governing body.

My motivation as a governor is to ensure small, rural, nurturing schools like West Tytherley Primary School are recognised as an essential part of the excellent educational provision in the UK; and remain sustainable and succeed in the future so that many children from local communities are able to benefit from this type of Primary School experience.


Tina Evans

Local Authority Governor

As a long serving teacher and then school leader I have been involved in many governing bodies over the years, and have always been impressed by the commitment shown by this dedicated volunteer workforce. 



Having moved away from headship into school improvement I thought it night be helpful to offer my own service to governance and experience it from the other side of the fence! I hope that my long experience of education will be of use to West Tytherley, a school local to my home in Salisbury but beyond my own work boundary of Wiltshire. I very much look forward to getting involved with the school.

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 eigth 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 21 years of age and my Naomi is 12 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. 



Edd Dunkin

Parent 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



 For further information, please use the following links:


pdf-icon.png    Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2017-18

pdf-icon.png    Governor Details and Interests 2018-19


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