Meet the Governors



We have a variety of skills and knowledge gained both from education and beyond which we use to help us direct and improve the school. 

These include: 

OfSTED Inspector +++ Makaton Signing +++ Teacher +++ Knowledge of Special Educationary Needs +++ Headteacher +++ Management Skills +++ IT Skills +++ Knowledge of Healthcare Services +++ Safeguarding Enforcement +++ Customer Service +++ Budgeting Adult Education +++ Chairing Meetings +++ Parent +++ Running a business +++ Conflict Resolution Drama +++ Supporting Vulnerable Families +++ Working with other Agencies +++ Problem Solving +++ Governor at other schools +++ Residential Trips Outdoor Pursuits +++ Environmental Studies +++ Volunteering +++ Arts and Crafts










Hi - I'm John Apthomas. I’ve been a governor at Wild Bank Community School for eight years now and for the last five years I have been the Chair. Before I retired I had worked in education as a teacher, headteacher and Local Authority Inspector. I find it hugely rewarding to be part of the school community, working with the staff at school to give the children the very best education we can. The governors at school are a diverse group of people with one thing in common – a strong and deep commitment to the school and the children. Working with them on all the things we do can be complicated and sometimes challenging but always satisfying. It is tremendously fulfilling to know that we have made a bit of a difference. 

Hello, I’m Jayne Spencer, Vice Chair and a Co-opted Governor at Wild Bank where my daughter attends. I became a governor because I feel passionate about children achieving their potential academically, emotionally and socially. Children only get one chance to complete their school life and it should be a great experience. As a governor I hope to contribute as much as possible to the school's success. Working as part as a team to support school to consistently improve and move forward.

I’m Celeste Pettifer. I’m a Parent Governor at Wild Bank. I’ve always loved working with children, helping them achieve their best educationally, socially and emotionally. I almost trained to be a teacher but life took me down a different path. Being a Governor is a great way for me to be involved in school and I can fit it around my work. I gain skills as a Governor which are useful in my career and I am able to transfer knowledge from my work role to my work as a Governor.