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Bunny C of E Primary School

Governing Body


Below are the members of our Governing Body for 2020/2021. If you would like to speak to any of the Governors, please contact school 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 (E.g Pay committee)
GIll Zelynskyj

Local Authority Chair


Pupil Premium

Head Teacher appraisal


10/02/23 Local Authority on 8.10.19 None None None 3/3 -
Clive Thomas Co-opted Vice-Chair

Heath and Safety

SEND / Well-being

14/06/23 Governors on 15.6.19 None None None


Apologies sent


Apologies sent

Rev Tom Meyrick





Head Teacher appraisal


On-going Ex-Officio on 12.6.2017 None None None


Apologies sent

Georgina Anelay Head Teacher   On-going Governors None None None 3/3 1/1
Brid Ahlawat Parent Governor



9/12/22 Parents on 10.12.18 None None None 3/3 1/1
Vicki Beckford Co-opted

Core Curriculum



11/11/22 Governors on 12.11.18 None None None 3/3 1/1
Kate Farrelly Staff Governor Training 3/12/21 Staff on 4.12.17 None None None 3/3 -
Rebecca Ferguson Parent Governor

Creative Curriculum

Sports Funding

9/12/22 Parents on 10.12.18 None None None 2/3 Apologies sent -


Douglas Kerr  Foundation  RE / SIAMS                     Ex-officio on 6.5.2020    None           None            None          



Maria Webb ceased being a governor in August 2019 when her term of office came to an end.

Rachael Harvey from Nottingham City Governor Services clerks all Full Governing Body meetings and provides advice and support. 

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!


The Rev’d Dr Tom Meyrick

I am Fr Tom, the Rector of Bunny Church. In this capacity I am an ex-officio governor of the Bunny Church of England School. I was lucky enough to have an education in Church of England schools myself, and I am convinced that the Christian ethos of a school like this one offers a greater breadth and depth of education for everyone in the school, no matter what their individual situation.

I have been ordained for twenty three years and three of the parishes where I have worked have had Church primary schools, each of which in its own way has been an important part of my ministry. I also served as a university chaplain in an Oxford college, seeing education from a different perspective. I serve as a member of the Diocesan Board of Education, which supervises all the Church of England schools across the county, a role which I also had in Leicester Diocese. My PhD involved studying Christian Moral Reasoning, looking at how people develop their characters as moral individuals. I have followed this up with some studies of Character education, which offers lots of insights into the approach that we take in raising children to be good and happy members of society.

Brid Ahlawat




Rebecca Ferguson

Hi my name is Rebecca Ferguson and I live with my husband and 2 children in Bunny.  We have lived in Nottingham for 16 years having relocated from Edinburgh for work purposes.   I have worked in the corporate FMCG world mainly in Marketing for almost 20 years having completed a MSc in International Marketing with French and German.


I like to think I bring good communication and creative skills to this post, and a great perspective in reviewing budget spends and realigning accordingly given my day to day job.  I am also a professionally trained actor having taken a sabbatical from work to pursue my dream.  I undertake theatre and TV jobs when I can around family and "proper job" commitments!


Our 2 children attend Bunny school, and what makes this place so special is its community spirit and passion for doing the right thing, and providing the very best for our families.  Being a Governor is my small way of hopefully giving back to the school and the community by sharing my skills and knowledge to contribute towards the continued success for the children and the staff.