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Bunny C of E Primary School

Governing Body


Below are the members of our Governing Body for 2018/2019. If you would like to speak to any of the Governors, please contact Rachael Harvey, the Clerk to the Governors, in the first instance. (

Name Type of Governor Responsibility Term Ends Appointed by Business Interest Other Governor Roles Other material interest Attendance at FGB meetings Attendance at Committee meetings
GIll Zelynskyj

Co-opted Chair


Pupil Premium

10/02/23 Governors None None None 2/2 4/4
Clive Thomas Co-opted Vice-Chair

Heath and Safety

SEND / Well-being

14/06/23 Governors None None None 3/3 3/5
Rev Tom Meyrick Foundation RE and SIAMS On-going Ex-Officio None None None 3/3 5/5
Georgina Anelay Head Teacher   On-going Governors None None None 3/3 6/6
Brid Ahlawat Parent Governor



9/12/22 Parents None None None 0/2 4/4
Vicki Beckford Co-opted

Core Curriculum



11/11/22 Governors None None None 3/3 4/4
Kate Farrelly Staff Governor Training 3/12/21 Staff None None None 2/3 5/5
Rebecca Ferguson Parent Governor

Creative Curriculum

Sports Funding

9/12/22 Parents None None None 1/2 1/4
Maria Webb Local Authority   31/8/19 LA None None None 2/3 2/5


Structure and remit of the Governing Body


Bunny Primary School Governance structure is made up of the Full Governing Body. Committees such as the Pay Committee or Pupil Discipline Committee will only meet as and when required.


Full Governing Body


Bunny Primary School Full Governing Body meets twice each term with one meeting focused on Standards and the other on Business. At the Standards meeting, the governors review the progress pupils are making and assess how this is reflected in the school's data. Governors also ensure that the school is on track to deliver on the key areas of focus in the School Improvement Plan. At the Business meeting, other business is reviewed, including school policies to ensure that they comply with statutory requirements and deliver effective outcomes for pupils. The Business meeting is also when the school budget is discussed and governors fulfil their role of overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it is money well spent.


Terms of Office


All governors serve a four year term and then must either be re-elected , re-appointed or stand down. The Headteacher is appointed a governor by virtue of their office and as Bunny Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled C of E School, the local Rector, Father Tom Meyrick, holds an ex-officio position on the governing body. Parent Governors can remain governors until the end of their term of office, even if their child leaves the school before their term finish

Governing Body - Pen Portraits


Gill Zelynskyj

Co-opted Governor – Chair of the Governing Body

Hello. My name is Gill Zelynskyj. I live in the local community and I became a governor at Bunny Primary School in February 2019. Throughout my professional life I have been an educationalist and have held a variety of roles including being a head teacher. I love working with children and their families, helping and supporting them and making a positive difference to their lives. This is my opportunity to give something back, by sharing my knowledge and experience to help the school and its pupils do amazing things.


Kate Farrelly

Staff Governor







Why I am a Governor:

As a class teacher and Early Years lead at the Bunny C E Primary School, I feel really passionate about striving for greatness for both the children and my fellow colleagues. For me, that starts with effective leadership. I feel enthusiastic about having my say and getting to share my expertise about learning, teaching and day to day life at the school. I feel that being on the ‘front line’ also gives me a really specific edge, to play a successful part in the Governing Body with a unique angle. I feel that I am a good communicator and with that, a good listener, therefore taking on others’ ideas is fundamental to me. I want to make the school the best place it can possibly be for both the children and the staff, that is my key main priority.

What I bring to Bunny C E Primary’s Governing Body:

I bring knowledge and experience from being a qualified teacher and an Early Years teacher & leader. I have qualifications and certificates for courses in education, art, outdoor learning and sports. I achieved my black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 16 and used to participate in competitive swimming. I feel that these help to bring a holistic approach to my role as a governor.

What I find interesting about being a Governor:

The ability to see school life from a different angle. I spent my school life, prior to becoming a Governor, within my classroom and within the day-to-day running of the school which in itself has it benefits but since becoming a Governor, I feel like it has changed my perspective on things. It has helped me to understand much better how all the ‘cogs’ within Bunny School work and how our decisions and actions have an impact.

Vicky Beckford

I am Vicki Beckford, I live in Bunny with my family and we all really enjoy living in our village.


I am a qualified accountant and have worked in finance for the last 20 years advising businesses, charities and educational establishments across the Midlands.


I became a governor at the Bunny C of E primary in November 2018, shortly after my third child was born, as I felt it was a great opportunity to get involved and support the school where we were likely to be for some time!