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Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School

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Meet Our Governors

Chair of Governors - Mrs Elizabeth Watton (Foundation Governor)

My name is Elizabeth Watton. I have been a foundation governor for over 8 years and chair for 2 years. I am on the resources committee and chair the Standards and Curriculum committee. 

My daughter was in Year 6 at  MEPS and has just started Dene Magna in Year 7. My sons came here and they are now at Dene Magna and Dene Magna 6th form. 

I am very proud to be a part of the Governing body and the whole school team. 


Vice Chair Mrs Leanne Fisher - Parent Governor

Hello, I'm Leanne and was elected as your new Parent Governor for MEPS in April 2021.

My son used to attend MEPS but has now moved to Dene Magna. I have a daughter in Year 5.  I have been actively involved with the school committee for the last 5 years  and am current Chair of FOMS and volunteer at many of our events.

My day job is with Gloucestershire County Council, where I work closely with Children's Social Care to help improve performance by actively challenging and monitoring key performance indicators.

I look forward to being your Parent Governor for my term in office and feel very proud to be a part of the Governing body.

 Father David Gill (Ex-Officio Governor)

I am the parish priest in Mitcheldean and Abenhall and am an exofficio foundation governor. 


Mrs Peta Moffat - Foundation Governor

As a member of St Michael and All Angel's church in Mitcheldean, I welcome this lovely opportunity to be part of the school community. I have worked in secondary school teaching all my life - mainly in Mathematics but also in Physics and occasionally in Dance. 

For the past 20 years I have been a consultant partner to a rural Secondary in the Serengeti Region, Tanzania and am now learning Swahili as part of my stewardship with the Gloucester Diocese Tanzanian Committee. 


Mrs Sue Fowler - LEA Governor

I am the local education authority governor and in the past have also been the staff representative on the governing body.  I have teaching experience in key stage 1 and key stage 2 and have been a member of the senior leadership team and also the keys stage 1 lead teacher.  Having recently retired I am now enjoying going into school on a voluntary basis and supporting children with their learning.  It is a privilege to be a member of the Mitcheldean team.


Mrs Gina Etter - Foundation Governor

I have  been a governor at Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School for over 12 years. I am responsible for the Health & Safety audit and am the Early Years Liaison. I work at Mitcheldean Early Learners Pre-School, situated on the school grounds, as the Early Years Manager.



Mrs Rebecca Turner- Parent Governor

My first son joined the school in September 2021 and with two younger sons to follow in his footsteps, I knew I wanted to become part of the school community.

I was delighted to be elected as parent governor in June 2022 and look forward to utilising my skills to benefit the school where possible.

I am also an active member of the Parent Teacher Association (FOMS) and enjoy volunteering at events to benefit the children and school.



Mary Dunning

My working life began as a computer programmer, and in more recent years I have been a Learning Support teacher in a school in London. Most of my time was spent in Key Stage 2 classes, supporting children’s learning in Maths, Science and languages.

Since retiring to Mitcheldean, I worship at St. Mary’s in Newent, where my husband is about to be a curate. I volunteer in our village library and in the local hospice charity shop. I very much look forward to getting to know the whole MEPS community, and supporting the learning that goes on there.


Mrs Jennie Connor - staff governor

I am pleased to represent all of the staff of Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School  as the teacher governor. I have over twenty years teaching experience in a range of settings in Oxfordshire and the Forest of Dean. I have led various subjects through my time teaching and am currently Art Lead for MEPs.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Mrs Leanne Fisher
Children in Care  Mrs Leanne Fisher 
English Mrs Sue Fowler
Maths  Mrs Peta Moffat 
Early Years  Mrs Gina Etter
Pupil Premium TBA
Safeguarding Mrs Elizabeth Watton and Mrs Gina Etter
Christian Distinctiveness  Father David


Governors details, record of interests and attendance

All Governors are committed to safeguarding at our school and have read the 'Keeping Children Safe In Education' document at the start of their term of office. 

Governor yearly attendance summary for 2022-2023

Governor yearly attendance summary for 2021-2022

Governor yearly attendance summary for 2020 - 2021

Governor yearly attendance summary 2019-2020