Local Governing Body…

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Meet our Governors

Mrs Sue Risdon

Chair of Governors

I have been a primary school teacher for over thirty years, and I am enjoying being involved with Wilcombe Primary School as a governor. The leadership team and staff provide a wonderful learning environment for the children, and as a governor I want to encourage and support the school in its ongoing development.

Mr Reg Gilbert


As part of my role, I sit on the Local governing body. The Local Governing Bodies in our schools play a vital role and offer both support challenge to the school. They are part of our Trust Governance Structure and offer the local voice to the Board of Directors.

Mrs Paula Westacott

Parent Governor

Responsibility: Health & Safety

My name is Paula Westacott. I currently have 2 children in Wilcombe Primary School. I have been a parent at the school for 8 years and feel now is the right time for me to become a governor. I can dedicate more time and feel it is a very important role for parents to consider getting involved in. It’s important to me to feel I can be active in helping make improvements to school standards.

Mrs Lesley Finan

Responsibility: SEND

I moved to Tiverton fifteen months ago having retired in Cornwall where I owned and managed a holiday caravan park. This followed years of running a boarding kennel and cattery in Derbyshire.

I have an interest in supporting local education, more particularly with reading skills. My hobbies include reading, crown green bowling, and walking our two dogs.

Mrs Heather Connor

Responsibility: Community, Admissions & Safeguarding

My name is Heather Connor and I am a mum to three boys, two of whom attend, and are thriving, at Wilcombe. I wanted to be a Governor so I can be involved and included in the decisions that will affect the future of their school. I also have 20 years teaching experience in primary schools and hope this will put me in a good position to help to make a positive impact at Wilcombe.

Important information

Agenda 1/10/18

LGB Minutes 01/10/18