Governors  »  Governors

Staff Governors    
Mrs Halling
Head Teacher


I first joined Twyning School as a teacher in 2012, becoming the Deputy Headteacher in 2018 and was delighted to be appointed as the Headteacher of Twyning School in 2020. 
I have taught in all classes in the primary age range in several different sized schools including an inner-city school where I was Assistant Headteacher. I am passionate about Twyning School and the fantastic children who we teach. I am determined, with the full support of the governors, staff and families to ensure that our school continues to be highly successful in providing the very best education for our children.


Parent Governors    
Mr Francois Chatron- Michaud
Parent Governor (Safeguarding)

My family and I moved to Twyning in 2011. Both our children attend Twyning School and witnessing their ability to learn is fascinating. As a parent governor, I wish to help the school and all the children raise standards and achieve outstanding learning journeys in our school.

I have always worked in engineering, where I project manage the design and manufacturing of heavy machinery. I have a particular interest in science, languages and music. I hope that my scientific experience will help to support the school’s development and improvement. Outside of work, I like mountain activities, hiking, climbing and exploring new things.

Mr Richard Morley
Associate Governor (Safeguarding)

Having two children who attend Twyning School makes me very passionate about the part I play as a parent governor. I am committed, enthusiastic and want to help safeguard our schools caring and community ethos. Having gained a wide experience in education as a senior leader in primary and secondary schools, I am looking forward to supporting the school community and most importantly the children, alongside the other governors in ensuring Twyning School is at forefront of delivering outstanding educational experiences.

Mrs Anna Siddall
Parent Governor (Early Years)

We moved to Twyning in the spring of 2013 after several years living overseas. Both of our children now attend the school and seeing how much they get out of the school has encouraged me to get involved as a Parent Governor. As a former Chair of Twyning Playgroup, I am keen to support the school in providing the local children with the best possible start to their education. I am also the Parent Pastoral Governor and am happy to chat informally with parents who wish to raise any concerns. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and work part-time at a private school in Worcestershire. At village events you are most likely to find me painting the faces of your children.

  Mr David Henstock
Parent Governor (Science)
Parent Governor
LEA Governors    
Mrs Liz O’Dell
Vice Chair of Governors
LEA Governor - Vice Chair of Governors

I moved from the South East in to the village in 2012, and was very happy to join Twyning School in 2013 as a Local Education Authority Governor. (Although appointed by the LEA, I am not a representative, it just denotes my route in to the Governor post.) Before moving here I worked for many years as a Modern Foreign Language teacher at  Primary level, and I also coached Secondary French, so I am enjoying taking a special interest in MFL in Class 3 and 4. It is good being part of a team, made up of parents, staff and governors, who are striving to make Twyning School the best it can be.
Mr Jeremy Horsfall
LEA Governor (Legal). School link: Pupil and PE Premium

I moved to Twyning Village on retirement from Solicitors practice in London in 2002. I have been a school governor for a number of years.
 I am currently a parish councillor and  on the Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Committee. This in-depth knowledge of the village strategies, planning and service delivery is key in helping the school to be aware of
the various developing programmes or funding opportunities within the village and enables the school to respond accordingly.
At present I am a co-opted governor. I am a member of the Finance and Premises Committee and the Staffing Committee as well as a member of the Headteacher's Performance Management Committee.

Community Governors    
Mr Andrew Parry-Jones
Community Governor (HR) School link: Maths

I have been a Governor since 1986 after being Chair of the PTFA I have responsibilities for Staffing as Chair, Training of Governors, Link Governor and maths. I have 3 children who have all been through the school now grown up and left home, and as such became involved. I have always wanted to give something back to the community and to help make Twyning school remain one of the best schools in the country.
My background is retail for 40 years retail manager so staffing training maths was all part of the job as well as senior manager which involved linking with other Stores.
My current career is as a Domestic Energy Assessor.
I look forward to many more happy years as a Governor working with this excellent school.
Ven. Ron Hesketh
Chair of Governors
Community Governor - Chair of Governors
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I am delighted to represent the Community as a Governor at Twyning  School. In my capacity as a Church of England priest I have regularly been involved with schools across the country and maintain a keen interest in education in all its forms. As well as the main governing body, I am a member of the communications sub-committee and will encourage a healthy flow of information between school and parents.
My background is in the Services having served over 30 years in the Royal Air Force. I retired as Chaplain-in-Chief RAF and now lead chaplaincy for West Mercia Police. As a resident of Twyning I now serve the community as an honorary priest to the parish church.
As a Community Governor it is my key responsibility to ensure that the school serves you well and to make myself available to represent your interest in the school.
Gary Packer
Associate Governor (Health and Safety)