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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 2018/19

Contact telephone number for Chair and Clerk

Tel: 01278 662442


The governing body consists of:

3 parent governors

1 LA governor

1 Headteacher

1 staff governor

6 co-opted governors



1 x LA governor


FGB  Gavin Roberts (chair)

Members of the Business Committee

Rhys Gwillym, Edward Hetherington, Gary Hobbs, Gavin Roberts, Stephen Freer and

Mike Turner.

Members of the Education and Welfare Committee

Louise Dennis, Matt Eva, Linda Hyde, Gary Hobbs, Sarah Penfold and Mike Strange.

Members of the Appraisal/Pay Committee

Matt Eva, Rhys Gwillym, Gary Hobbs, Gavin Roberts and Mike Strange.


Register of Business Interest

Gavin Roberts

Mike Strange


Louise Dennis

Co-opted governor

Term of office – 17.07.18 - 16.07.22


Matt Eva

Parent governor

Term of office – 18.10.17 until 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 until 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 until 11.12.21


Sarah Penfold

Staff governor

Term of office - 26.03.2015 until 25.03.19


Gavin Roberts

Co-opted governor 

Term of office - 16.07.18 until 15.07.22

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 31.08.19

Business Interests

Somerset SACRE - Chair


Mike Turner

Co-opted governor

Term of office - 12.12.17 until 31.08.19