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David Ray - Chair 

Born in Weston-super-Mare. Forty years teaching A level Politics and Economics in Berkshire and Warwickshire. Holiday home in Weston since 1972 and have lived permanently in the town since 2009. Governor at Oldmixon School from 2011 and chair for the last four years.

Hobbies include military history, travel. including walking and giving talks. Member of Weston-super-Mare Rotary Club. Birnbeck Probus Club and chair of trustees at Weston and District Community Transport.


Corinna Sutton - Headteacher

I am absolutely thrilled to be the new headteacher of Oldmixon Primary School. This is my 28th year in the teaching profession and I have worked in lots of different schools in that time from a British army school in Cyprus to a large Junior school in Bridgwater. I absolutely love my job as every day is different and I get to lead a wonderful team of staff and see our children and young people learn, grow and flourish.

Outside of school I love to be with my family and friends, cooking and socialising. I have a cat called Pickles, and 2 dogs - Daisy and Bruno. I also enjoy drama and theatre and have been in many amateur productions on stage for the past 11years.


Tony Cooksley - Co-opted

The majority of my working life I worked in health and safety in the construction industry. I have always been keenly interested in children, having been a foster parent, active in scouting and teaching schoolchildren to swim. I became involved in school governance when the then headteacher asked me, with my construction background, to keep an eye on the building of the new hall. I have been active in the governing body ever since. I have assisted on a number of school camps, both at Oldmixon and another school, and before covid spent one half day each week working with children in the school, something I am keen to resume when permitted. The school has always had a good feeling about, staff are excellent and the behaviour of the children a credit to the school.


Chris Leeson - Co-opted

'I am Chris and I was fortunate to teach at Oldmixon for seven years. I started as an NQT and thoroughly enjoyed my time at the school before deciding to leave for a new challenge in 2020. I joined the Governing Body in 2018 as a staff member and decided to continue this role after I left. The community feel of the school and the special relationship the school has with both pupils and parents was the major reason I decided to continue as a governor. I am still teaching at a different school in Weston and away from work, you will find me playing football or enjoying spending time with my little boy Charlie who was born shortly after I left Oldmixon.'


Lisa Williams - Clerk

I am the clerk to the Governing Body at Oldmixon Primary School.  I joined the school in March 2020, but I have worked as a clerk in various schools in Weston super Mare for nearly 20 years, and I currently clerk for 5 local schools including 3 in the ELAN trust.  I started clerking when my own children were young, and it gave me a great insight into the work that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in a school.  I also work as an LSA in a local Special School.


Laura Clements - Co-opted

After completing my teaching degree at the University of Reading, I enjoyed working in a variety of schools in Slough, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.  I grew up in Clevedon and moved back to the South West in 2016 when I started my teaching role at Oldmixon Primary School. I am lucky enough to teach the Reception class and I am the EYFS lead.  I love to spend time outdoors with my family.