Dr Andrew Telford – LA Governor
Andrew has lived in Wotton since 1978; all three of his children, now grown up, went to the British School. He has been a governor since 1995 and was Chair for five years. For many years, he worked at Berkeley Laboratories and, more recently, at Oldbury Technology Centre, where he was Section Head of Plant Engineering. His interests focus on music and drama.
Sue Keen – Foundation Governor
Sue taught at the British School for 22 years and was Deputy Head for much of that time. She is pleased to continue her association with the School as a governor. Sue is particularly interested in Early Years education and is the school governor representative on the Kindergarten Committee. She is fully committed to supporting and promoting the School in the local community, where she has lived for 25 years. She enjoys swimming, walking, travelling, visiting art galleries and spending time with her family, which now includes five lively young grandchildren.
Shirley Wyse – Foundation Governor
Shirley was a nurse and midwife and she is the mother of three grown-up children. Her expertise includes managing staff in nursing teams and organising projects for charity. Following her experiences as a nurse in Rwanda in the 1970s, she worked for many years looking after mission partners in Africa. She has recently been involved in local projects such as the Living Crib, with Churches Together in Wotton, as well as organising a Help for Heroes lunch for 100 people. She has been a governor for more than five years and has two grandchildren of school age.
Peter Kebbell - Parent Governor
Peter moved to Wotton 5 years ago. He has 2 young children: the eldest currently attends The British School, the youngest will hopefully join Kindergarten when he is old enough. Peter is a Management Accountant for the NHS, so is well acquainted with the challenges of providing good quality public services on a very limited budget. Prior to moving to Wotton, Peter was the Finance Manager of a school in Bristol, and this experience has given him an enthusiasm for contributing to the welfare and education of children. He enjoys history, music, and spending time with his family.
Carrie Watt-Boyd - Foundation Governor (Chair of Governors)
Carrie recently retired after 36 years of nursing so now has the opportunity to offer both practical and school related experience in the role as governor. Carrie says that her children had an excellent start to their education through attending the British School. Over the years she has been part of the committee who started the kindergarten at the British School in the 1990’s, a member of the school’s PTA as well as volunteering as a parent helper when her children were at the school. This also included making numerous angel costumes for the nativity- each time she made a couple her daughter volunteered her for more!!! Later she was on the PTA at KLB and then a parent governor for 6 years. Her hobbies include crafts and gardening.
Mr Roche - Co-Opted Governor
Mr Roche joined the school in September 2011 as a Newly Qualified Teacher. He is the subject leader for PE at the school and helps run several after school clubs including Football, Tag Rugby and Gymnastics and is a qualified Level 1 FA football coach, and a level 1 rugby coach. Outside of school Mr Roche has a young family and coaches his son’s football and rugby teams at weekends. He relaxes by watching sport (particularly his beloved Arsenal), watching historical based films and documentaries, listening to music and dancing.
Mrs Sarah King - Staff Governor
Mrs King studied at the University of the West of England, specialising in Early Years. She joined The British School in May 2010 as a Newly Qualified Teacher. Outside school her interests are riding her horse called Billy, spending time with her friends and shopping! She has two young daughters Aimee and Bethany.
Mrs Pauline Mapp - Coopted Governor
Pauline recently retired from the British School after 12 years. Her role in the latter years was as a Family Support Advisor, having previously been a Teaching Assistant. Prior to working for the British School, she was a social worker.
Pauline’s daughter (now in year 13 at KLB) attended the British School, where she received a very good start to her education. Pauline is very committed to The British School and is pleased to continue to support it in the role of Governor. She also recently helped to set up a Club called the Baked Bean Homework Club, which provides support with tuition and homework in Wotton, outside of school, and is also a volunteer with the Wotton foodbank.
Pauline’s interests include gardening, travel, walking and meeting with friends.
Mr Chris Mapp - Foundation Governor
Chris rejoined the Governing body in May 2020, having previously been a Governor between 2012 and 2018, including 4 years as Chair. He has lived in the area for 30 years and is now retired. Chris’ daughter attended the British School between 2007 and 2014 and he has always been very grateful for the excellent education that she received. In return, he is very keen to help and support the school in whatever way he can.
Other local interests include being involved with the Baked Bean Homework Club and being the treasurer of the Wotton Amateur Dramatic Society.
Sarah Cogley - Parent Governor
Sarah and her husband moved to Wotton in 2010 and have enjoyed becoming a part of Wotton's community. Sarah is passionate about the safeguarding of children, their education, development and preparation for happy futures.
Steve Boyd - Associate Governor
Steve has recently retired from a UK Bank after 29 years working as a Chartered Surveyor and now is working part-time in an advisory capacity for a UK wide Valuation Company. He is now home based. Both his children attended The British School more years ago than he cares to remember! He was previously a Parent Governor in the 1990's, as well as serving on the PTA both here and at KLB. He has been committed to involvement in the community over the years, including helping set up the Community Cinema and more recently in helping to organise the Blues Festival. He is looking forward to renewing his affinity with The British School and promoting it within the community.