MEET THE GOVERNORS
Tim Owen: Chair of Governors
I was a Headteacher for 17 years and I have now retired from teaching. I have also worked as a school inspector during my career and I have a MA in Education Management. I have qualified as a coach in many sports and I take a particular interest in Orienteering which I have recently introduced to our current Year 3 class taking place after school. My aim is to: “use my experience and continued enthusiasm for children’s learning in supporting the Head, staff, parents and children of Badbury Park”
Ryan Low: Vice Chair
I am the vice-chair of the governing body for Badbury Park Primary School. My family and I moved to Swindon from Somerset in the spring of 2021 and I wanted to become involved with the school that my daughters would be attending in a few years’ time. So I reached out to the Blue Kite Trust to see if my skills would be useful!
My background is in the Environmental and Agriculture sectors, and I currently work as a Technical Expert within the food chain to ensure that food goods can be successfully traded between countries.
Agriculture is a fascinating industry, requiring multiple skill sets unique to each position within the global food supply. From marketing to data analysis, animal husbandry, sales, production and transportation – no one person is able to perform all of the roles. It is why I am passionate about early childhood education; it allows children to see the many ideas and possibilities of how they fit into society, and sets them up to perform in a role they will choose later in life.
Originally from Canada, I moved to the UK in 2016. In my spare time I can be found walking, hiking, spending time with my family, or playing board games.
My name is Aaron Nelson and I am a new Parent Governor at Badbury Park Primary School. I am always asking my daughter to make sure that she works hard and behaves herself at school. I thought I would lead by example and get involved in the school. She now thinks that she can get involved in governing at home to make sure I am being a good parent.
At work I am training up to be an Employability Practitioner, which can help those who face barriers, overcome them and get the necessary skills to get into paid employment. I work part time for an organisation that provides information, Advice and guidance to help those with lived experience and or care experience. I'm also lucky enough to sit in our local fostering panel and volunteer and help raise money and awareness for community projects.
My name is Vickie Stevens. My sons attend Badbury Park Primary School. I’m an administrative professional in my work-life, currently working for an IT software company, supporting NHS organisations to work with live data to address on-coming service pressures. I worked for the NHS for 17 years previous to that in various performance management and transformation roles, which I believe will have given me a good set of core skills to apply in my role as Governor. I joined as a Parent Governor due to having an interest in how the school is run and how important decisions are made for our children. As a new school I think it is important that we give our support and assistance where we are able to and this is my opportunity, together with being Secretary to the Friends Of Badbury Park Primary PTA too. For me, being a Governor will be an opportunity to develop and learn too, as it’s my first role of this kind but it’s exciting to see how we can work together to shape the school positively now and for the future.
My name is Sarah Horsell. I moved to Badbury Park in February 2016 with my husband and son (who is one of the first Reception pupils to join the school in September 2019). I wanted to become involved with the school so I joined and co-founded the PTA (Friends of Badbury Park Primary) and I also volunteered during Forest School lessons which were taking place at the Richard Jefferies Museum. I have a background of Hospitality, Event Management and Human Resources. Now I am an Administration Assistant at the school and I have built up a strong rapport with both pupils and parents. I was invited to join the Board of Governors in October 2019 and it is a privilege to support the staff, families and local community of the school. I look forward to to seeing the bright future of our pupils and school unfold.
The Core Functions of the Local Governing Body are:
The well-being of staff and pupils
Education standards and progress
Financial probity for delegated budget
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To contact our Chair of Governors, please contact the school office.
To view our Declaration of Interest Register, please click here.
To view our Governor attendance record, please click here.
To view our Constitution document, please click here.
To view our Scheme of Delegation, please click here.
Our Local Governing Body are a committee within our Trust (please click here for the structure)