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Bunny C of E Primary School

Governing Body


Below are the members of our Governing Body for 2022 - 2023. If you would like to speak to any of the Governors, please contact school in the first instance. Attendance at meetings is for academic year 2021-2022. Attendance will be updated annually. 

NameType of GovernorResponsibilityTerm EndsAppointed byBusiness InterestOther Governor RolesOther material interestAttendance at FGB meetingsAttendance at Committee meetings (E.g Pay committee)
Vicki Beckford

Co-opted Chair


Pupil Premium

Head Teacher appraisal


11/11/26Governors on 12.11.22NoneNoneNone



0/0 Pay



Jo ChaddCo-opted 




Governors on


NoneNoneNone3/40/0 Pay
Rob StewartParent Governor 6.2.26Governors on 6.2.23NoneNoneNone2/30/0 Pay

Rev Tom Meyrick





Head Teacher appraisal


On-goingEx-Officio on 12.6.2017NoneNoneNone



0/0 Pay


Victoria WhiteHead TeacherWhole schoolOn-goingEx-officio by virtue of role from 1/9/22NoneNoneNone



1/1 Pay


Connie BeeStaffGovernor Training3/10/2026Governors on 3/10/22NoneNoneNone


0/0 Pay

Douglas KerrFoundation and  Vice Chair



6/5/24Appointed by Foundation  on 6/5/2020NoneNoneNone6/6

1/1 Pay


Leanne StewartParent Governor 20/11/2027Parents on 20 Nov 2023NoneNoneNone  


Rachael Harvey from Nottingham City Governor Services clerks all Full Governing Body meetings and provides advice and support. Mrs R Harvey is also an associate member of the Governing Body

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

Vicky Beckford


Chair of Governors


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.

Douglas Kerr


I am Douglas Kerr and was appointed a Foundation Governor at Bunny School in 2020. I have lived in Bunny for over 20 years and previously served as a member of the Parish Council. I am a qualified accountant with experience as CFO, CEO and Chairman of a variety of major corporates and professional organisations operating in the UK and internationally and have been appointed to several public bodies. I am a passionate believer in the power of education to enable everyone, regardless of background, to enjoy a richer more rewarding experience of life. My own higher education covered topics as diverse as Life Sciences, Law and Accountancy, Business Administration and Theology and has taken me on a journey far beyond the wildest imaginings of a boy from a remote mining village in Southwest Scotland. As an accredited preacher in the Methodist Church, I believe the distinctive Christian ethos that underpins the educational philosophy of Bunny School enhances school life and the education experience for all members of the school community whatever their individual backgrounds.


Jo Chadd


Hello, I am Jo Chadd and I have enjoyed living in Bunny with my family for over 20 years. I have been co-opted as a governor since November 2022, and I was also a parent governor while my sons attended Bunny school. I qualified as a solicitor in 1994, and have specialised in criminal law, both in practice and academia. Bunny school is a vital part of the community and I am pleased to be able to play a part in the future of the school. 

Rob Stewart


I’m Rob, father to two boys, Henry (Currently at Bunny School) and Arthur (too young to attend at the moment).


We moved to the area in October 2022 for work and were keen to become active members in both the local community and within our children’s education, so when the chance to serve as a Parent Governor arose it was a perfect opportunity to raise my hand.


Since moving to the local area, we have been enjoying the local wildlife and can be found in Rushcliffe Country Park most weekends (either that or renovating our home & garden)


In my professional life, I am a Commercial Director for a medium sized organisation in the Ruddington area. I am responsible for a team of over 20 people across various disciplines and stages in their career and have experience in policy creation & management, procurement, tender negotiation, financial & budget management and team development.

Leanne Stewart


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Connie Bee


I am Connie Bee and I am a staff governor.  I have been a teacher at Bunny School for over twenty years, both in KS1 and KS2.  Over this time, I have held a number of responsibilities, currently including the SENCO role.  I live a few minutes away and my children attend local schools.  I really enjoy being involved in the community and hearing from former pupils and their families.  I’m a member of Keyworth Baptist Church and have been involved in church children’s work across the country for many years.  In my spare time I am generally out in my wellies walking our lively Beagle dog.