Our Governors

Virginia Gilks
Head Teacher
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Siobhan Barnes
Chair of Governing Body
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Graham Wakely
Co-Opted Governor
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Roger Rigby
Local Authority Governor
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Louise Elphick
Parent Governor
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Maria Hutchinson
Parent Governor
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Emma Harrison
Foundation Governor
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Nichola Herron
Parent Governor
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Sarah Smale
Foundation Governor
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Judith Denyer
Foundation Governor
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Michelle Rodger
Co-Opted Governor
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Kath Mortlock
Co-Opted Governor
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Amy Perrett
Staff Governor
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Graham Sturge
Parent Governor
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Eddie Kirk
Parent Governor
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Elaine Cook
Parent Governor
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Virginia Gilks
Head Teacher

As Head Teacher I am automatically a governor of the school, contributing towards decisions regarding strategic aims and objectives. My background is purely in education and governors with varied skills, including business experience, are in an excellent position to advise and support the school's progress.

  • Term of Office: Jan 2008 - Present
  • Committees: Finance, Personnel
  • Declaration of Interests: Son works for AV Expert
  • Links: Safeguarding, curriculum, staffing, finance, site management
  • Attendance: click here
Siobhan Barnes
Co-Opted Governor, Chair of Governing Body

Siobhan Barnes has been Chair of Governors for the past 4 years and a member of the Governing Body for 6 years. Whilst serving as chair, has completed the programme run by Bedford Borough linking leadership and Governance. She combines this with her role as buyer for a major retail supermarket.

  • Term of Office: July 2015 - July 2019
  • Committees: Personnel and Finance
  • Declaration of Interests: Governor at Kymbrook and Thurleigh Federation
  • Links: PE and Pupil Premium
  • Attendance: click here
Graham Wakely
Co-Opted Governor

Graham Wakely is an e-commerce entrepreneur with experience in websites, brand and design. Having completely redesigned & rebranded Bromham Lower in readiness for its transistion to Bromham Primary, Graham's role ensures that our school continues to communicate effectively with our parents & carers.

  • Term of Office: Nov 2015 - Nov 2019
  • Committees: Strategic Leadership in Information Computer Technology (SLICT)
  • Declaration of Pecuniary Interests: None
  • Links: School Website; Integrated Applications
  • Attendance: click here
Roger Rigby
Local Authority Governor

Councillor Roger Rigby is a representative of Bromham & Biddenham Ward and Deputy Group Leader. He was first elected in 2000. He brought with him to the Council a lifetime of practical small business experience from his family hairdressing businesses in Bedford.

  • Term of Office: Jan 2015 - Jan 2019
  • Committees: None
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: Health & Safety
  • Attendance: click here
Louise Elphick
Parent Governor

Louise Elphick is a chartered accountant & tax advisor working for a multinational organisation. She uses her analytical skills for her role on the finance committee and in analysing assessment data for the school. She has completed a self-evaluation of the Governing Body as we seek to continually improve.

  • Term of Office: March 2015 - March 2019
  • Committees: Finance committee
  • Declaration of Interests: Husband’s business (No Limitz) supplies school uniform
  • Links: KS1 and Mathematics
  • Attendance: click here
Maria Hutchinson
Parent Governor

Maria Hutchinson is an education consultant, specialising in mentoring Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and unqualified teachers, supporting literacy coordinators and upper primary leaders. She has held senior leadership roles in schools and is supporting our school in becoming an outstanding primary.

  • Term of Office: Nov 2015 - Nov 2019
  • Committees: None
  • Declaration of Interests: Contracts with TES Global & SWAN Teaching School Alliance
  • Links: Languages and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)
  • Attendance: click here
Emma Harrison
Foundation Governor

Emma Harrison is a foundation governor and helps support the Christian ethos of the school. She works part time as a farm secretary in the local area so has a broad knowledge of finance issues from daily bookkeeping to budgeting and financial reports, and also is involved with the estate management.

  • Term of Office: Nov 2015 - Nov 2019
  • Committees: None
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: None
  • Attendance: click here
Nichola Herron
Parent Governor

Nichola Herron is an IT manager with a broad knowledge of Human Resources, project management, resourcing, budget monitoring and setting aims, objectives and targets. She has experience of working within the Public Sector (including Local Authorities) and at large multi-national private companies.

  • Term of Office: April 2017 - April 2021
  • Committees: None
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: None
  • Attendance: click here
Sarah Smale
Foundation Governor

Sarah Smale has been a Foundation Governor since 2010. She has a background in banking having spent 12 years in Corporate Finance. She has recently undertaken financial budgeting for the transition to Primary status endeavouring to ensure the school is in the best possible financial position.

  • Term of Office: Nov 2014 - Nov 2018
  • Committees: Finance, Church Foundation
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: Key Stage 2
  • Attendance: click here
Judith Denyer
Foundation Governor

Judith Denyer has been a foundation governor since 2006. She currently works supporting adults with learning disabilities, which complements her role as SEND governor. Previous experience includes retail management, IT, PA to a company chairman and Benefice Admin to three churches including St Owen’s.

  • Term of Office: Sept 2015 - Sept 2019
  • Committees: Personnel, Foundation Governors
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: Literacy, Attendance, SEND, EAL
  • Attendance: click here
Michelle Rodger
Co-Opted Governor

Michelle Rodger worked at Bromham Lower (now Primary) for 17 years in several roles and has a wealth of knowledge about the school. During some of that time she was the Non Teaching Staff Governor. On leaving the school in 2015 she was invited to become a Co-Opted Governor.

  • Term of Office: July 2015 - July 2019
  • Committees: Chair of Personnel Committee
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: Staff Well-being
  • Attendance: click here
Kath Mortlock
Co-Opted Governor

Kathleen Mortlock is a retired teacher with many years experience working in the primary sector especially with Early Years children. She has also worked in adult education teaching English to college pupils where it was their second language. She has experience teaching abroad and in the private sector.

  • Term of Office: Nov 2014 - Nov 2018
  • Committees: None
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: None
  • Attendance: click here
Amy Perrett
Staff Governor

Amy Perrett's role is to ensure staff views are represented in discussions and to ensure the governing body knows how matters being discussed may affect staff. As Assistant Head, Amy reports on Key Stage 2 and English and as RE Subject Leader has specific responsibility for our school as a Church school.

  • Term of Office: Sept 2013 - Sept 2017
  • Committees: None
  • Declaration of Interests: Tom Perrett (spouse), Manager (Libraries & Culture) for Bedford Borough
  • Links: None
  • Attendance: click here
Graham Sturge
Parent Governor, Vice Chair of Governing Body

Graham Sturge's three children have all attended Bromham Primary, and he is currently Vice Chair of the Governing Body. Graham runs his own business and his expertise as a qualified Quantity Surveyor has enabled him to effectively support the school during the building project.

  • Term of Office: July 2014 - July 2018
  • Committees: Finance, Chair of Hearings Committee
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: None
  • Attendance: click here
Eddie Kirk
Parent Governor

Eddie Kirk is a Deputy Headteacher in a primary school. He has taught throughout Key Stage 1 and 2 and held senior leader positions in a number of schools. Eddie has supported other schools while working as an English teaching advisor and supports Bromham Primary in achieving the best for all pupils.

  • Term of Office: Nov 2015 - Nov 2019
  • Committees: Hearings Committee
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: Science
  • Attendance: click here
Elaine Cook
Parent Governor

Elaine Cook is a Police officer in the Safeguarding Unit of Bedfordshire Police based in Luton. She has been a parent governor for the past 3 years and uses her skills to ensure that our school complies with the Safeguarding of children and that our Policies are relevant and up to date.

  • Term of Office: July 2014 - July 2018
  • Committees: Appeals Committee
  • Declaration of Interests: None
  • Links: Safeguarding, Policies
  • Attendance: click here