Meet the governors

Meet the Governors
We are delighted to introduce the governors and associate members of the School's Governing Body 2022-23. Please scroll through to find out more. 
Miss Amelia Calvert

Co-opted Governor

I live just outside Colgate and enjoy taking part in village life. I don't have children but am a proud aunt and godmother, keen to support children as they grow and explore the world. When not a governor I teach yoga and love taking my dog for walks.

Mrs Emma Forrest

Governor (Deputy Head)

I am the Deputy Head teacher and staff governor. I became a governor so that I could use my teaching experience of 30 years to support the governing body with making strategic decisions that benefit our pupils and the school as a whole.

Mr Tony Lintern

Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governing Body)

I have been a governor since 2019 and Chair for the last two years. I am retired, and have two grandsons attending the school. I am committed to supporting Colgate Primary in its efforts to provide the best possible education for all the children who attend.

Mr Hugh Mickel

Parent Governor

I am originally from Scotland where I studied accountancy at Dundee University. I have been in the area for about 7 years and I have two lovely children Xander (Apple Class) and his younger sister Rory along with Monkey the dog. I very much look forward to getting more involved in school life.

Mr Neil Poland

Co-opted Governor

My two children attended the school and are now at Cottesmore. I like walking, reading and sport. I became a governor to contribute to the school and our village community. I am a solicitor and my education has provided me with life opportunities which I would like to help others to benefit from.

Mrs Rhiannon Vallally-Godfrey

Parent Governor

I am a Secondary school Maths teacher and currently a full time Mum to my three boys; the eldest of whom is in Year 1 at Colgate Primary school. I wanted to be a governor so that I can play a more active role in supporting the school which will nurture my children's first educational experiences.

Mrs Julie Watson

Local Authority Governor

Hello! I am Julie, a Local Authority governor. I live in the village, and am married with one daughter, who is at university. I am a marketing and sales consultant, and have worked in the consumer products industry for over 30 years. I thoroughly enjoy supporting the community of Colgate Primary School.

Mrs Rebecca Winn

Governor (Head Teacher)

I've been Headteacher at Colgate since 2016 and have been teaching since 1999. Working with the team at Colgate is incredibly rewarding and I very much enjoy supporting the school community 'to be our best'.

Mr Giles Korner

Associate Member

I am Giles and have been an Associate Member on the Governing Body since 2021. My wife & I have lived in Colgate for over 8 years and I am proud to be on the Governing Body as it helps me support our local village community. My background is in ICT and I relax by walking our 18 month Hungarian Vizsla puppy in the mornings!

Mrs Elaine Blanks

Associate Member

I am a very proud Associate Member of the Governing Body with a grandson in Oak Class. I am a Team Manager for Early Help within Children’s Services and am passionate about children getting the best start in life. I am very excited to be able to provide support to Colgate on a voluntary basis.

Mr Terry O'Donnell

Clerk to the Governors

My role is to take minutes of Governing Body and Committee meetings, help to draft agendas and papers, advise the Governing Body on legal and procedural issues, maintain and update the Governors' Development Plan and Action Plan, keep records of membership, training and attendance and support induction of new Governors.