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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 for your information.

North Petherton Community School Governing Body 2019/20

Contact number for Chair and Clerk

Tel: 01278 662442 email


The governing body consists of:

3 parent governors

1 LA governor

1 Headteacher

1 staff governor

6 co-opted governors



1 x Co-opted

1 x LA


FGB  Gavin Roberts (chair)

Members of the Business Committee

Rhys Gwillym, Edward Hetherington, Gary Hobbs, Gavin Roberts.

Members of the Education and Welfare Committee

Debra Ashley, Louise Dennis, Matt Eva, Stephen Freer, Linda Hyde, Gary Hobbs, Sarah Penfold.

Members of the Appraisal/Pay Committee

Matt Eva, Rhys Gwillym, Gary Hobbs, Gavin Roberts.


Register of Business Interest

Gavin Roberts


Debra Ashley

Staff governor

Term of office – 06.09.19 – 05.09.23


Louise Dennis

Co-opted governor

Term of office – 17.07.18 - 16.07.22


Matt Eva

Parent governor

Term of office – 18.10.17 - 17.10.21


Stephen Freer

Parent governor

Term of office - 05.12.18 - 04.12.22


Rhys Gwillym

Co-opted governor

Term of office – 06.12.16 - 05.12.20

Also vice chair at Cheddon Fitzpaine Primary School


Edward Hetherington

Parent governor

Term of office - 08.10.18 - 07.10.22


Gary Hobbs


Term of office – 01.09.12


Linda Hyde

Co-opted governor

Term of office - 12.12.17 -  11.12.21


Sarah Penfold

Co-opted governor

Term of office – 01.09.19 – 31.08. 23


Gavin Roberts

Co-opted governor 

Term of office - 16.07.18 -  15.07.22

Business Interests

Maxwells Chartered Accountants - Partner

Bridgwater & District Friends of Cancer Research UK - Chairman

Masquerades Carnival Club - Glastonbury Festival Manager

The Shallows Property Management Co Ltd - Director


Governors resigned within the last 12 months

Michael Strange

Co-opted governor

Term of office - 01.12.2015 until 31.08.19

Business Interest

Somerset SACRE - Chair


Mike Turner

Co-opted governor

Term of office - 12.12.17 until 31.08.19