Andoversford Primary School

Andoversford Primary School

We ASPIRE to do our best!

Andoversford Primary School, Gloucester Road, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HR

01242 820407

The Governing Board

Mrs Sharon Hewlett

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office 26/09/20 - 25/09/24

I joined the governing board in 2016 and was elected vice-chair in 2018 and chair in 2019. My background is in university teaching and management. I have enjoyed being able to use my knowledge of education funding and inspection to support the school whilst learning about the primary curriculum.  It is a privilege to see our pupils‘ love of learning and support for each other and the creativity and dedication of our staff.

Anne Dubock

Parent Governor

Term of Office 16/10/20 - 15/10/24

I joined the Governing body in October 2020 as a Parent Governor.  Being a Governor allows me to understand how the school is run and contribute to the longer term strategies and plans.  I have two children who have attended the school and during their time there I have been a member, Treasurer and Chair of the PTFA and have helped out in school by listening to the children read in various classes.  I work in the Financial Services industry as an IT consultant and have had various roles in that industry for more years than I care to remember.



Term of Office 13/06/23 - 12/06/27

I joined the governing body in June 2023 as a parent governor and recently moved into the village.  With 2 children at the school (in Ash and Oak classes) and as a volunteer with the PTFA, I wanted to help the school to perform at its best and help where I can with my business knowledge (as a Director in a professional services firm).  I'm looking forward to spending more time in school and with the other governors to help develop and drive the school strategy and vision.




Term of Office 22/05/23 - 21/05/27

I joined the Governing Body in June 2023 as a Co-opted Governor. At this time, my child was about to start at Andoversford Primary School in Reception. I live locally to the village and my background is in Primary Teaching (classroom based) and then running a nurture base in a large mainstream primary school. More recently I have started teaching students with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties in a local, Cheltenham based college. I look forward to supporting the hard-working staff at Andoversford, within my role as a Governor, and am excited to be a part of this team.


Mrs Rachel Bradley-McKay

Headteacher, Ex-Officio Governor

Term of Office 01/04/18 - N/A

See more information on Meet the Staff page.


Megan Thomas

Staff Governor

Term of Office 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2024

See more information on Meet the Staff page.



Term of Office 17/07/23 - 16/07/27

I joined as a Partnership governor in 2023 and was elected as the Chair in 2024. Following a career in insurance I am now involved in the assessment of candidates seeking professional qualifications.  I am a Trustee of, and volunteer for, the charity Cotswold Friends.  Education is so important that I want to do what I can to assist all who work at Andoversford School to deliver the best possible outcome to every pupil.  




Term of Office 29/04/24 - 28/04/28

Bretta Townend-Jowitt joined the board as the Local authority governor in April 2024. She has over 30 years’ experience in education as a teacher and headteacher of a primary school.  She currently works as an independent education consultant, trainer, leadership coach and mentor; including working for Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire Teaching Schools facilitating training for early career teachers, senior leaders and assessing those in school-based teacher training.  Bretta is the volunteer outlet lead at Bourton and safeguarding lead for the North Cotswold foodbank and a parent governor at The Cotswold School, where her son is studying A levels.



Term of Office 20/05/24 - 19/05/28

Remit of the Governing Body

The Governing Board is responsible for the school's strategic direction, including setting aims for the school and agreeing policies, plans and targets for improvements to match these aims.

The Governing Board Supports, monitors and evaluates the school's performance and holds the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school.

The Governing Board determines how to spend the budget allocated to the school.


Structure of Governing Body:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 LA Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 3 Co-Opted Governors
  • 2 Partnership Governors
 Total: 10


Vacant Positions

  • Partnership Governor x 1 

Register of Governance

 ANDO Register of Governance as at June 2024.pdfDownload
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More Information

 Letter from Governors - seeking Partnership Nominations May 2024.pdfDownload
 What being a governor involves.pdfDownload
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FGB Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of full governing board meetings are available by request to

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