Gotherington Primary School

The Lawns, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9QT

Governance  »  Meet the Governors

Meet The Trustees 

Mike Mintram Name and Role Mike Mintram, Chair of the Trustees
Type of Governor Appointed
Term of Office 4 years (Appointed September 2019 – Office term ends 23/9/23)
Committees Finance, Personnel
Panels Headteacher Performance Management Panel
Class Responsibility  
Pen Portrait I’ve worked in business and marketing for many years. I’m chair of the charity that supports Westonbirt Arboretum and I also work as a business coach and mentor for the Growth Hub at Gloucester University. I’ve lived in the village for over 25 years and all our children went to Gotherington School. I’m keen that Gotherington remains an outstanding school in every way
Name and Role Liam Wilkinson, Trustee
Type of Governor Appointed 
Term of Office 4 Years (Elected 01/09/2022 - term ends 01/09/2026)
Committees Finance, 
Pen Portrait Following an injury curtailed career as an Army Officer, I undertook a degree in Sports Science and Physiology at Leeds University. I then trained to teach Maths and PE and was selected for the Fast track Head Teacher programme. I led various subjects and projects in schools in Birmingham before moving to All Saints’ Academy in Cheltenham, as Assistant Principal in 2013. I was appointed Vice Principal in 2015 and recently took up the role of Associate Principal. I am pleased to have joined the Gotherington Governors to support within the areas of curriculum and finance. 
Name and Role Kerry Wright, Trustee
Type of Governor Parent Trustee
Term of office  4 Years (Elected 03/10/2022 - term ends 03/10/2026)
Committees Finance
Responsibilities Responsible Officer
Pen Portrait I have worked in Business Operations & Project Management within the IT industry for almost 20 years. 
I have 2 children that attend the school & we live in the village.  I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2022.  I am passionate about supporting the teachers & staff to ensure the children are given the best opportunities to enable them to reach their full potential. 
Sarah Maclay Name and Role Sarah Maclay, Trustee
Type of Governor Parent
Term of Office 4 years (Office term ends 28/02/24)
Panels Standards and Curriculum
Responsibilities Currciculum
Pen Portrait I have worked as a publisher for over twenty years, and am passionate about literacy and the power of reading. I live in the village and have two sons at the school. I was elected as a parent governor in 2020.
  Name and Role Rachel Jones, Trustee
Type of Governor Appointed 
Term of Office 4 years (Elected October 2022 term ends October 2026)
Pen Portrait A senior marketeer with particular experience in strategy and change within financial services. I have a passion for building high performing teams both professionally and in a sporting environment. I have 2 children at Gotherington and am a Co-opted Governor. I hope to support and encourage a fantastic learning environment for our children where everyone can reach their potential and pupils enjoy their time at school. 
Shaw Goodwin Name and Role Shaw Goodwin, Vice Chair, Trustee
Type of Governor: Appointed
Term of Office 4 years (Appointed January 2021 – Office term ends 31/12/25)
Responsibility Safeguarding
Pen Portrait Following thirteen years in the IT industry leading a large team of technical staff developing software for the retail industry, I retrained as a teacher. Within seven years I had the privilege of becoming the headteacher of a medium sized rural Church of England Primary School. Having stepped away from direct school leadership, I am currently the Operating Officer for a Multi-Academy Trust in Redditch supporting its schools and their headteachers. I hope to share my experiences and skills with Gotherington so as to challenge and support in equal measures; ensuring all its pupils flourish and that its wider school family and community are proud of the school.
Hayley Kent Name and Role Hayley Kent, Staff Trustee
Type of Governor Staff Trustee
Term of Office 4 Years (Office term ends 14.01.24)
Responsibilities Curriculum, Training
Pen Portrait I joined Gotherington in 2016 and am currently the Year 2 teacher and a member of SLT as Curriculum Lead. I have a passion for sport and use this through my PE subject role.I was elected as Staff Governor in 2020
Name and Role Tracey Poole, Finance Manager
Type of Governor Trustee
 Term of Office Office Term ends 18/9/22
Committees Finance
Pen Portrait I have worked at the school for the past 19 years. I have been Finance Manager for 7 years and gained my School Business Management qualification in 2014. I support the Headteacher and governors in the day-to-day maintenance and financial management of the school
Name and Role Anna Newman, Clerk to Trustees
Type of Governor N/A
Term of Office: N/A
Committees N/A
Panels N/A
Responsibilities N/A
Pen Portrait I joined Gotherington administration team in 2014 and became Clerk to Governors in 2020

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