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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

North Petherton Community School Governing Body 2016/17


Contact telephone number for Chair and Clerk

Tel: 01278 662442


The governing body shall consist of:


3 parent governors

1 LA governor

1 Headteacher

1 staff governor

6 co-opted governors



1 x co-opted

1 x parent


FGB David Baum (chair)


Members of the Business Committee

David Baum, Rhys Gwillym, Mike Haslam, Gary Hobbs, Gavin Roberts (chair) and Mike Turner.

Members of the Education and Welfare Committee

Richard Adams (chair), Nikki Bere, Louise Dennis, Gary Hobbs, Sarah Penfold and Mike Strange.

Members of the Appraisal/Pay Committee

Richard Adams, Mike Haslam, Gary Hobbs and Gavin Roberts


Register of Business Interest

Gavin Roberts

Mike Strange


Richard Adams

LA governor

Term of office - 26.03.2014 until 25.03.2018


David Baum

Co-opted governor

Term of office – 07.07.15 until 06.07.19


Nikki Bere - Resigned 16.06.17

Parent governor

Term of office – 19.09.14 until 18.09.2018


Louise Dennis

Parent Governor

Term of office – 19.09.14 until 18.09.2018


Rhys Gwillym

Co-opted governor

Term of office - 06.12.16 until 05.12.20

Business Interests

Integrated Data Needs Ltd - IT support for schools


Mike Haslam

Co-opted governor

Term of office - 16.07.2014 until 15.07.2018


Gary Hobbs


Term of office – 01.09.12


Sarah Penfold

Staff governor

Term of office - 26.03.2015 until 25.03.2019


Gavin Roberts

Parent governor

Term of office - 27.01.2016 until 26.01.2020

Business Interests

Maxwells Chartered Accountants - Partner

Bridgwater Operatic Society - Chairman

Bridgwater & District Friends of Cancer Research UK - Chairman

Masquerades Carnival Club - Glastonbury Festival Manager

The Shallows Property Management Co Ltd - Director

Business Connex Ltd - Director


Michael Strange

Co-opted governor

Term of office - 01.12.2015 until 30.11.2019

Business Interests

Somerset SACRE - Chair


Mike Turner

Co-opted governor

Term of office - 03.12. 2013 until 02.12.17