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.
I have a daughter who is in KS2 at MEPS. My sons came here and 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 - Father David Gill (Ex-Officio Governor)
I am the parish priest in Mitcheldean and Abenhall and am an exofficio foundation governor.
Mrs Janet Ray - Foundation Governor
I am Jan Ray and am delighted to have been a Foundation governor for Mitcheldean Primary for the past 4 years. During that time I have been the chair of the Resources Committee and assisted with many school projects.
My day job is that of Business Manager for Dene Magna school, the local secondary school, where I manage the finances, premises and personnel aspects of the school.
I have a son aged 22, two step children and two beautiful grandchildren aged 11 and 8.
I feel privileged to be able to assist with projects and initiatives that the governors oversee for the students and staff at Mitcheldean, which develop their learning and life experiences.
Mrs Gill Sackett - Foundation Governor
I am Gill and I have been a governor for 4 years. I am part of the Resources committee as well as having a particular interest in the special educational needs throughout the school.
Previously, I have taught in both primary and special schools, before helping to develop and manage a local charity providing homes and support for people with learning disabilities. As well as being a governor, I enjoy volunteering in the classroom on a weekly basis.
Mrs Pam Martin - Foundation Governor
Having lived in Mitcheldean since 1971 in Healthcare, our Community Families have grown together. St. Michael and All Angels Church has been the focus of my life so it has been a great joy to be chosen to be a Foundation Governor for 10 years. I enjoy actively linking our Church, Faith and activities within the Church. I lead our 'Open the Book' team, who enjoy the opportunity to engage Children with Bible Stories. I have also endeavoured to establish and maintain our Spiritual Garden. The changes in the expectations in Education development must be met with the total commitment our Children deserve, I enjoy being part of an amazing team working towards those ends.
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.
Mr Mike Walter - Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor for the past 5 years and am on the Curriculum and Standards committee. I have been employed at Gloucestershire College for the past 20 years, having various roles lecturing and latterly using technology to help students break down barriers to learning.
I have a son in Year 6 and have taught several animation workshops to Year 5 children over the past few years utilising my teaching specialisms of photography and media.
Mr Lloyd Hill - Parent Governor
I was voted in as a Parent Governor in April 2019, bringing with me previous governor experience. I have been serving in the Royal Air Force for the last 20 years as a aircraft engineer, and have lived all over the country during my service. My current post see's me travel the world over, maintaining the large transport aircraft I specialise on. I have settled my family in Mitcheldean and have 2 children who attend the school. In addition I am also part of the Resources sub committee.
Mrs Sue Fowler - Local Education Authority Governor
Mrs Carol Evans - Staff Governor
I am the KS1 lead teacher at Mitcheldean Primary school and teach Year 1 in the school. I have been a teacher governor since April 2019 and was elected by the staff of the school. I have been teaching for many years and it is lovely to work with such a supportive and hard-working team.
Governors details, record of interests and attendance