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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.


The Governing Board

Denise Herrington - Diocesan Governor - Chair of Governors - SEND,  Safeguarding, Collective Worship and Pupil Premium Governor - Resources and Learning & Progress Committees

I have been involved with Brightwalton School since 1998; I have 2 sons who attended the school. I was a member of the Friends Association, worked in the Reception Class as Nursery Nurse for 7 years and continue to help run after school clubs. I have been the Manager of a local Pre-School for over 15 years and have a post graduate qualification, Early Years Professional Status, from Reading University. I was appointed to the board in August 2014 and my term of office runs until August 2026.


Bryan O’Meara - Parent Governor - Chair of Resources Committee 

Both my daughters Evie and Rosalind and also my son Edward attend the school. I am an RCVS and European specialist in equine surgery and run a surgical referral practice working with veterinarians throughout England. Since joining the board of governors in January 2020 I have been very impressed by the work of the other governors, the teachers and Friends of Brightwalton (parent association). There is a team effort. The often unseen work of all those involved makes this small school a place of big opportunity for its pupils. I hope that I can help to continue their good work. My term of office ends in January 2024.


Jenny Wilson - PCC Governor - Chair of Learning & Progress Committee

Jenny joined the governing board in February 2021 and her term of office runs until February 2025. Jenny has grandchildren at the school and lives in the village. 


Janet Patterson - Head Teacher Governor - Admission Appeals Governor - Resources and Learning & Progress Committees 

I joined the governing board when I took up my post in April 2014 and came to Brightwalton with over 25 years’ experience of teaching in a range of settings across all age groups from nursery to adults. I bring 17 years of governing experience in both Primary and Secondary Schools in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey and am very pleased to be working with such a hard-working and committed team of governors. My term of office lasts until I leave the school.


Anne Clarke - Staff Governor - Learning & Progress Committee

I joined Brightwalton School in September 1994 as a parent and a qualified teacher and am now the Deputy Headteacher. My four children all attended Brightwalton School. I became part of the governing board in June 2007 as the elected Staff Governor and my term of office runs until January 2024.



Pamela Kelly - PCC Governor - RE Governor - Resources Committee

I am currently one of the Year 5/6 teachers at Brightwalton School and have been teaching this class since 2009. Over the course of my career, I have also taught in secondary schools, worked in HR and Finance and run my own interior design business. I have been a Parochial Church Council Governor since January 2008 and my current term of office will finish in june 2024.  


Barry Mangan - PCC Governor - Resources Committee - Health & Safety and Wellbeing Governor

I joined the board of Governors in February 2019 and currently sit as a PCC Governor. I have two children at the school Ollie and Fern both of whom have been at Brightwalton since reception and are thoroughly enjoying all aspects of school life. I’m a chartered surveyor by training and work with a property consultancy based in London. My term of office will end in January 2027.


James Collins - Diocesan Governor - Resources Committee

James was appointed to the governing board in January 2021 amd his term of office runs until January 2025. He has 2 children at the school and runs a local business.


Eli Lovell - Parent Governor - Learning & Progress Committee

Eli joined the governing board in December 2022 and her term of office runs until December 2026. She has a child at the school and another due to start soon.


Jill Hills - Clerk to Governors

I have been Clerk to the governing board of Brightwalton Primary School since September 2021, having previously clerked the Resources Committee. I have served as clerk to various other governing boards and bring a range of experience to the role.