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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.

 

Laina Pettifor - Co-opted 

I have been a school governor at Oldmixon since 2017, and am the safeguarding governor. I currently work as Deputy Head teacher at Milton Park Primary school, another school based in Weston and also part of ELAN . I have been in education for nearly 30 years, through my work in schools for my day job I have seen the impact of a supportive and knowledgeable governing body. 

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being in my garden and exploring new arts and craft skills. Outside family, work and hobbies I support a range of  local charities. I feel very strongly about giving back to communities who have supported my family and myself. I hope that Oldmixon can benefit from the knowledge, experience  and skill set that I have gained in my day job and as governor, I can inturn pay back all that Oldmixon has previously given to me.

 

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.

 

Roxanne Simpson - Staff

I began my teaching career at Oldmixon Primary School in 2012 as an NQT and loved being part of the Oldmixon family so much that I stayed! Now in my ninth year of teaching, I have experience working both in KS1 and KS2 but this year i am out of class working to support teaching and learning across the school. Passionate about reading, writing and music, I can be found frequently reading poems to children or enthusiastically singing to and with the school. I also have a special interest in children with special educational needs and I am the  school SENCO, I’m working hard to support and develop our provision and support for our children who have special educational needs. 

 

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.'

 

Hayley Andreozzi - Parent 

 

Rev Patrick Webb- Co-opted

Born and raised in the New Forest in Hampshire. I studied Sociology at Portsmouth University before completing my teacher training with the University of Greenwich. I was then a lecturer of Sociology for various academic trusts in Hampshire before becoming a Youth Specialist through the University of Gloucester. I became a Church of England youth worker alongside a teaching post at St. Edmund's Prep school in Surrey before being selected for ordination in the Church of England. I then studied two years at Oxford university at Wycliffe Hall when I was appointed the Curate of Bleadon and Bournville Churches in Weston-Super-Mare. I am also an honorary chaplain for Weston Hospital and support the chaplaincy team for Weston Pride. I am married to Verity-Rose and we have three children.

 

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.

 

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