Pensford Primary School

Pensford Primary School

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List of School Governors and their potted histories




Finance and Personnel Premises and Health & Safety Jason Rehbein (Chair),

Warrick Barton or Sam Miller, Nigel Chambers, Sarah Millican (advisory)

Performance Standards and Pupil Welfare Jo Barnes (Chair) Warrick Barton/ Sam Miller, Julie Parker, Dan Pitt, Jess Flack
H & S Governor Jason Rehbein Pupil Discipline Nigel Chambers, Warrick Barton/Sam Miller

Attendance at committee and GB meetings over the academic year 2018/19

Nigel Chambers - 100%

Jason Rehbein - 83%

Julie Parker - 83%

Adele Balzan - 83%

Donna Uren - 67%

Therese Tyson - 67%

Jo Barnes 83%

Jess Flack - 67%

Paul Todd - 75%

Dan Pitt - 50%

Warrick Barton 100%

Sam Miller 100%

Governors who resigned or whose term ended in the 2018/19/20 academic year

Adele Balzan 

Donna Uren

Therese Tyson

Paul Todd




Chair of Governors Nigel Chambers   Office ends 20/07/2019

Co-opted governor

As a civil servant working for the Health and Safety Executive for 34 years and before that working in Higher Education, Nigel has extensive experience of company management systems and of analysing and improving company technical performance. He has led and developed teams of engineers, scientists and enforcement specialists in a wide range of projects and programmes which have linked with and impacted on local and national business programmes.

Nigel has sat on industry advisory committees as both advisor and secretary and has experience of strategic decision making at a national level with strategic decision making at a national level with, for example, the NHS.

He has wide experience of chairing committees. More recently,he has 3 years experience of working with reception age children as a volunteer “Bookbug” - a BaNES project aimed at bringing male influence to bear on early years reading for boys. Currently he is enlisted on the Chairs’ National Development Programme due to start in early 2017.

He has no links with other School Governing Boards.

Vice-chair vacancy

Jason Rehbein



Warrick Barton  


Mr Barton is currently seconded to Moorlands Federation at present and his role is being covered by Acting Headteacher Sam Miller.  

 Sam Miller  

Teaching and Support Staff Governor

Sam has been teaching for six years and has taught in Cornwall and South Bristol covering every year of Key Stage 2. Sam has mentored students and a newly qualified teacher during his years in teaching. He joined Pensford School in 2016 as KS2 leader and became the staff governor this academic year. Sam has no personal connections with any governors or school staff and no business interests that could influence any decisions made by the GB.

 Jo Barnes  12/07/2020

Parent Governor

Jo is a Disability Adviser at the University of the West of England. Her role is primarily to provide advice, support and information to disabled students, prospective students and staff, as well as contributing to policy and service development. Jo has a qualification in Adult Dyslexia Disagnosis and Support, and has previously worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language to children and adults overseas. She has also worked in further education, teaching young people with learning disabilities.

Jo has no business interests that could influence my decisions regarding the school.

 Paul Todd  12/07/2020

Co-opted Governor

Paul joined the GB in the summer of 2016 and brings with him a wealth of educational knowledge. 

He was previously a student at Pensford having grown up in the area and after leaving in year 6 in 1990 he attended Chew Valley Secondary School. He gained a teaching degree  at Southampton University with PE as his specialist subject. He is now Assistant Headteacher at Bridge Learning Campus (an 'All through' school) with responsibility for Engagement and Motivation. (Essentially Behaviour Rewards and Attendance). Paul declared an interest - his sister works for 'Made in Bristol' which is a tv company.

 Julie Parker  03/06/2018

LA Governor  

Dr Parker has recently retired and moved to Publow, but  previously worked as a consultant psychiatrist locally for many years. This gave Julie experience in teaching and training, also how to cope with change in the public sector, as well as managing staff, including supervision, recruitment and appraisals. Julie is supportive of village schools being the hub of village life. She does not have any business ventures or links with other governing bodies.

 Andy Flack  11/07/2021

Co-opted Governor

Andy is currently working as an historian at the University of Bristol and his previous career was working for the Blind in Business Charitable Trust and he now sits of the Diversity & Equality Committee at the University. Andy has a particular specialism in D & E.

Andy has no links with other Governing Boards.

Jose Tarnowski Clerk to Governor
Sarah Millican   Associate Member - Sarah is the Business Manager at Pensford School and attends the Finance and Personnel meetings to support the committee and also manages the budget and works closely with the chair of governors.