Greenmere, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0QH

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Brightwell cum Sotwell CofE Primary School

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Governor profiles

Mr Alastair Wilcox - Parent Governor and Chair of governors awilcox@mtoat.co.uk 

Appointed Governor 03/2019 - Serves until 03/2023

I was elected as a parent governor in March 2015. I live on the Brightwell side of Wallingford with my wife Helen and children Edward and Hannah who have both been pupils at the school.

I grew up in a village near Chester and studied Electrical and Information Sciences at Cambridge University.

Since then I have worked for a number of IT companies in various technical and managerial roles.

I spent the early part of the 21st century designing whole-school or local authority–wide IT systems for the government’s Building Schools for the Future programme. In 2011, I set up an IT consultancy business serving clients from the education, not for profit and commercial construction sectors.   

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing and watching football, cycling and swimming. 

 

Rob Frost - Appointed Trust Governor 5/2018 - Serves until 4/2022

I live in Brightwell after moving from London, in 2006, to settle with my wife Andrea and to bring up our two children Elliot and Meredith. I became a parent governor in September 2013, as I wanted to give something back. I am passionate about the village and in particular the school, as I feel it forms a key part of life in Brightwell.

I am originally from Anglesey, North Wales. I studied town and country planning at Oxford Polytechnic, now Oxford Brookes University and then went to London to seek my fame and fortune!

I had a variety of jobs in London then fell into the role of law enforcement and I currently manage an emergency response team in West London which involves shift work. I am also a public order trained officer, which means I get deployed to demonstrations, football matches or any other situation that has the potential for problems.

At university I learnt how to scuba dive and continued my links with the diving club by teaching new students. With young children diving has been put on the back burner for a while, but we intend to teach Elliot and Meredith how to dive when they are older. I enjoy DIY, swimming, cycling and just generally spending time with my kids, playing and going on adventures. I am also a keen baker and I like teaching the children how to cook and prepare food.

 

Mrs Judith Domville - Community Governor

Appointed Governor 03/2017 - Serves until 03/2022

I joined the BCS Governing Board in summer 2015 as a community governor

I was brought up in West Yorkshire and moved to Essex in my late teens to work as an analytical chemist for Glaxo/ Glaxo-Wellcome/GSK. I studied part time for a BSc. in Applied Chemistry.

In 2000 we moved to Benson, and after a short career break I returned to work in the Pharmaceutical industry, this time working in Regulatory Affairs, working on maintenance of registered information of prescription drugs and providing regulatory support for clinical trials and new drugs in the EU, US and rest of world markets.

Since 2000 I have worked for various companies in the south east, including GSK, Allergan, Eisai and currently I work for UCB in Slough on a new anti-epileptic medicine.

I am married to Ian, a telecoms consultant, and we have two adult sons who both attended Wallingford School; one of whom is now a software development engineer and the other who is having a gap year before going to university to study Chemistry.

In my spare time I sing with the Oxford Bach choir, I go to the gym (out of necessity rather than for pleasure!!) and I enjoy cross-stitch and cooking

Matt Lowe - Parent Governor

Appointed Governor 5/2018 - Serves until  05/2022

I was elected a parent governor in 2018 and sit on the Performance Committee. I am a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and currently work in Berkshire having completed my training a few years ago in and around Oxford. I got very interested in education during my medical training. I was appointed an Oxford Medical Education Fellow which gave me the opportunity to pursue a Masters in Clinical Education at the Institute of Education in London. But my professional and academic work is with adults, children are much more complex.

I come from a long line of teachers and I am very enthusiastic about being able to do something positive for the community of Brightwell and the school that, in my experience, has been the centre of that.

About 5 years ago I realised I wasn't able to maintain a healthy physique with the laziness that I had become accustomed to and started to do bits of running, cycling and open water swimming which has led me to become a bit of a fan of triathlons. Which is good as my other main interest is food, the growing, preparation and particularly consumption.

Sue Potts

Headteacher

Appointed and served term as Governor 01/09/2022