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Anthony Reynolds - Chair of Governors 

I have been a community governor at this school for the last four years and this year I have taken the role of Chair.

I am retired after working in Education for the past 35 years and being a governor now means that I can share some of my experience to make Staplegrove an even better school.

I am keen to see that the children in our school enjoy their learning in a safe and caring place so that when they leave, they are keen to learn and are well prepared for the next stage in their education.




Leanne Newcombe - Safeguarding Governor

I have been a parent governor for the last 2 years and currently I am the safeguarding governor for Staplegrove. I believe in representing the parent community and take an interesting in the running and supporting of school life.

I have a finance background and use my skills to support the school. I currently work at a local primary school.

I have a daughter in Oak Class (Year 4) who loves coming to school.





Bindi Anstee - SEN Governor 

I have been a parent Governor since 2011 when my children started school. 

I bring to Governors a background in Further Education and SEND management, then more recently running my own business as a licensed Accountant.  

My focus as a Governor is largely around SEND, HR and the schools capacity to enrich the lives of our children.





Brian Hoyle - Health & Safety Governor

I have served on the Governing Body as a Parent Governor for over 4 years, with the aims of representing the interests and views of all parents at the school and working with the governing body and staff for the benefit of the school.

I work in Sports Development for the Somerset Cricket Board, based at the County Cricket Ground in Taunton. My role encompasses working with clubs, running education courses and competitions, accreditation and coaching children to develop their cricket skills.

I have a daughter currently in Cedar Class (Year 5) who has progressed through the school and thoroughly enjoys her time at Staplegrove.


Alan Ranger - Community Governor 

I have had a long association with Staplegrove Primary as my grown up son attended the school. I am now retired, but most of my working life was within Education. I was a Primary School Teacher, Headteacher and Local Authority Advisor,all these experiences being within Somerset. It a privilege to work with the staff, children and parents at the school and I hope my previous experiences and expertise will be useful in supporting the school to develop further.



Clerk to Governors: Carol Anstee