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We are the Governing Body of Bleasby CE Primary School

Bleasby School Governors

Bleasby School Governors 1 Hi I am Philip Andrew I am the Chair of Governors
Bleasby School Governors 2 Hi I am Peter Duff I am the Vice Chair
Bleasby School Governors 3 Hi I am Ann Town Headteacher
Bleasby School Governors 4 Hi I am Jenny Waters I am a Parent Governor
Bleasby School Governors 5 Hi I am Louise Carpenter I am a Staff Governor
Bleasby School Governors 6 Hi I am Peter Cast I am a Local Authority Governor
Bleasby School Governors 7 Hi I am Revd Phil White I am a Foundation Governor
Bleasby School Governors 8 Hi I am Vicky Wicks I am a Co-opted Governor
Bleasby School Governors 9 Hi I am Angela Dunning I am a Parent Governor

Philip Andrew - Chair

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office - 01/02/2015 - 31/01/2019

Finance & General Purposes, Strategic Development and Pupils & Personnel Committee Member


I have lived in Bleasby for over 40 years and our four children attended Bleasby School. Now retired, my professional life was as a teacher with a 37 year career in secondary schools, including 25 years as headteacher of two schools within the county. I still retain a strong interest in education at all levels as well as in a range of community-based charities.

Peter Duff - Vice Chair

Parent Governor

Term of Office - 26/03/2015 - 25/03/2019

Finance & General Purposes Committee Member


I moved to Caythorpe over 10 years ago and chose Bleasby as the primary school for our twin children when they started school in 2014. I was hugely impressed by the school, and in particular the genuine interest and enthusiasm of the staff which was also clearly evident in the pupils attending. I am keen to try and assist Bleasby continue with its high standards and provide an inclusive, safe and fun environment for learning within the heart of a local community. I believe that my skills and experience from over 20 years as an employment lawyer and involvement in management can be of use within the governors environemnt. I am currently a partner in and Chairman of a national law firm. Outside of work I am also a Parish Councillor for Caythorpe, but most of my time is spent with the family and being involved as much as possible in the lives of two busy 7 years olds.

Jenny Waters 

Parent Governor

Term of Office - 21/07/2016 - 20/07/2020

Finance & General Purposes and Strategic Development Committee Member


I am currently a Wellbeing Coach in a sixth form college working with students with mental health issues such as anxiety and I also run my own coaching and Wellbeing business. I was formerly a deputy head in both a secondary school and sixth form college, where I was the Designated Safeguarding Lead, and my specialist subject was mathematics. I sing in the local Southwell Choral Society and my other interests include walking, philosophy and meditation.

Louise Carpenter

Staff Governor

Term of Office - 16/03/2017 - 15/03/2021

Pupil & Personnel and Strategic Development Committee Member


I am key stage 2 leader and teach Cedar class (years 5/6) at the school. I have been here since summer term 2014. I have 2 children; Elsie and William. Since joining the team, I have applied for both of my children to be pupils here. The school is a fabulous place and the children here are a delight to work with. At university I studied teaching for 4 years with my specialist subject being science. However, since starting my teaching career my subject specialism has been Literacy: I worked as an associate Literacy consultant for the Local Authority for a while whilst at my previous school.

Peter Cast

Local Authority Governor

Term of Office - 18/06/2015 - 17/06/2019

Finance & General Purposes and Pupils & Personnel Committee Member


I was in teaching for the whole of my career, including Deputy Head at Hawtonville School in Newark and Head at St Peter’s Ruddington for 25 years. I also spent some years at Gedling House teaching environmental studies to parties of visiting schoolchildren. I am the current Chair for Bleasby Parish Council. Both of my children attended Bleasby Primary School and my granddaughter is currently a pupil at the school.  

Reverend Phil White

Foundation Governor

Term of Office - 25/11/2015

Pupils & Personnel Committee Member


As Vicar of the Benefice of West Trent (newly formed this year) I am ex officio Foundation Governor at Bleasby CE Primary School, and very happy to be so. I have been in charge of the 7 parishes (Bleasby, Halloughton, Hoveringham, Morton, Rolleston, Thurgarton and Upton) since October 2015 and live in Thurgarton. Prior to this I served in Scarborough where I was also Lay Training Advisor for the York Diocese. I have always been involved in education having been a Geography teacher in Hull, a schools worker for Scripture Union in the North East, a Governor at a Church School in York, and connected with various schools in Scarborough.

It’s a privilege to be part off the Bleasby school community and I enjoy doing ‘assemblies’ and taking part in lessons and other things. I am a member of the PnP Governor committee and naturally have a specific interest in Collective Worship and RE.

I have a son (in Edinburgh) and a daughter (in Nottingham) and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy sports of all kinds, being a die hard Manchester United follower and walking. I am a founder Trustee of ‘Bungoma Calling’ a charity supporting an orphanage in rural W Kenya with which the school is now linked.

Vicky Wicks

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office - 16/03/2017 - 15/03/2021

Strategic Development and Pupils & Personnel Committee Member


I am a teacher at Nottingham High School where I teach Business Studies. I have 3 children, all of whom have attended Bleasby Primary School. I am the chair of the Pupils and Personnel Committee.

Angela Dunning

Parent Governor

I am currently a busy/baby food covered mum of three young children and am enjoying a career break to share their early years. Up until last year I worked for 8 years as a primary teacher across a range of year groups. Prior to teaching I worked for the Education Department in Sheffield in the Research and Analysis Team. I love teaching, education and all aspects of working with children. I am a parish councillor in Bleasby and am enjoying volunteering to support anything I can in the local community.  I like sports, music, food, reading and dancing.