Mrs G Turner

Chair of Governors

"I am so proud to be leading the Governing body at Kingsmead.

The governors come with a wide range of experiences and we support the Head and all the staff as "critical friends". I am passionate about giving students every opportunity to achieve beyond their very best and enjoy getting there. I want them to leave Kingsmead as young people equipped to succeed in all areas of society. While they are with us we will care for them, challenge and encourage them. We will respect their individuality and guide them towards achieving their ambitions and dreams."

NameSub-CommitteeExperience & SkillsStatusDate of Appointment/ Re-appointmentDate Term of Office Ends
Mr Mark Griffin  All Experienced Headteacher Headteacher 01/09/2012  
Mrs Sue Harrison Curriculum (Chair); Finance, Strategy & Personnel; Pay Committee Education experience Retired Local Authority  officer Line management experience Software development and implementation, including business process reengineering and change management Managing and delivering projects BSc Hons in Mathematics and Computing Governor 07/09/2016 06/09/2020
Ms Eva Heim Curriculum; Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare (Chair); Finance, Strategy & Personnel Retired teacher, senior leader & global citizenship lead Somerset Governor Safeguarding trained Safer Recruitment trained AEN volunteer Educational Visits lead Governor 01/04/2015 31/03/2019
Mr John Hunt Curriculum; Achievement, Teaching & Learning; Site & Buildings Retired teacher of 37 years, mainly in Somerset, including Duke of Edinburgh and Young Enterprise Scheme involvement Local community involvement Graduate with post-graduate qualifications and interests in Educational Management (Open), Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Ex local voluntary Teacher Trade Union Official with an interest in Health & Safety and training of H&S Workplace representatives (20+ years) Governor 25/11/2014 24/11/2018
Mrs Judith Jackson Vice Chair of Governors Achievement, Teaching & Learning; Site & Buildings; Finance, Strategy & Personnel; Pay Committee Retired solicitor. Former Head of a Local Authority Legal Department Chair of a Local Charity, working with those suffering from domestic abuse Company Secretary of family business Governor 04/02/2017 03/02/2021
Miss Sarah Lawrence Curriculum; Site & Buildings (Chair); Finance, Strategy & Personnel Accountant Farming Early Years experience running a playgroup Financial Manager of Children’s Centre Chairman of Build Group of the Children’s Centre Governor 19/12/2013 08/12/2017
Mr Phillip Stevens Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare; Site & Buildings Member of the local community for more than forty years. Self-employed in furniture design and manufacture. Ran a Manpower Services Scheme for school leavers. Experienced school governor in primary and secondary schools Governor 05/09/2017 04/09/2021
Mr Dave Tucker   Achievement, Teaching & Learning. Responsible Officer Accountant. Experience of Academy Accounts Governor 23/05/2017 22/05/2021
Mrs Gill Turner Chair of Governors Curriculum; Achievement, Teaching & Learning; Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare; Site & Buildings; Finance, Strategy & Personnel(Chair) Farmer, local business, housing. Long standing governor of school and 6th form college   Governor 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Mr Tony Wardell Achievement, Teaching & Learning; Finance, Strategy & Personnel, Pay Committee Retired after 22 years as MD of a successful Public Company Extensive experience of Management assessment, training and recruitment Wide experience of marketing, PR, systems and planning controls in accounting and asset management Governor 23/10/2014 25/10/2018
Mrs E Pow     Business Manager & Clerk to the  Governors 01/01/2006  



Governors’ Business Interests 

Terms of reference

Governors’ Finance and Strategy Sub-Committee

Governors’ Curriculum and Achievement Sub-Committee

Governors’ Site and Buildings Sub-Committee

Governors’ Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare Support Sub-Committee

Governors’ Personnel and Teaching for Learning Sub-Committee