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Welcome to our Governors’ page. 

The North Cadbury Primary School governing board is made up of the headteacher,  a representative from the teaching staff and volunteers from parents, the local authority and the church community. The full governing board and finance committee meet at least four times a year.


                       The 3 core functions of the governing board are:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent



If you would like to contact any member of the Governing Body please do so through the school office.

Governing Body – May 2018

Governing Body – May 2018  1 Head Teacher: Sandra Kiddle
Governing Body – May 2018  2 Elected Staff Governor: Mandy Pett
Governing Body – May 2018  3 Chair of Governors: Janet Montgomery
Governing Body – May 2018  4 Ex-Officio: Rev. Tristram Rae Smith
Governing Body – May 2018  5 Foundation governor: Liz O'Callaghan, SEN
Governing Body – May 2018  6 Parent Governor- Melanie Tyrrell- Safeguarding
Governing Body – May 2018  7 Parent Governor- Piers Montague, Business Chair
Governing Body – May 2018  8 Local Authority Governor- Mary Massey
Governing Body – May 2018  9 Co-opted Governor- Chris Culpin
Governing Body – May 2018  10 Co-opted Governor- Colin Johnson, MBE

Governor profiles


Chair of Governors - Mrs Janet Montgomery


I am a resident of North Cadbury and former pupil of the School.  I originally joined the Board as a representative of the Parish Council.  Having retired from the Parish Council I consider my role more as a community Governor whereby I maintain and forge links with the local community whilst at the same time offering advice borne from my experience in the professional world of business.


I have been liaising with the Head Teacher over Parish matters, facilitating dialogue and the dissemination of information between the School, the Parish and local residents.  In particular we have been working to try and resolve ongoing parking issues at the School which links in with highway safety.


As a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Town Planner I can assist the School with any property related issues.  Furthermore, as a Partner in my own business, I have a good working knowledge of both accounts and business and can therefore contribute to the Business Committee of which I am a member.


I have taken on the role of Governor Maths Lead.  Since then I have liaised with the Head Teacher to inform the Board of Governors about  maths attainment levels.



Parent Governor - Mrs Liz O'Callaghan


I was appointed towards the end of 2017 as the Safeguarding Foundation Governor.  My day job since September 2012 is as Senior Business Support for Children’s Social Care in the Safeguarding team so I have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding process for children and young people. 


Both of my children attend North Cadbury Primary School, one in Year 6 and one in Year 3 and they very much enjoy their time in school! 


Tristram Rae-Smith, Foundation Governor


I am Rector of the local church St Michael’s North Cadbury and a Foundation Governor of the School. As such I have a special responsibility to protect and promote the Christian ethos of the school. I am a member of the Ethos Group and work closely on ethos matters with the Head Teacher, Sandra Kiddle.


Parent Governor- Mrs Melanie Tyrrell


I have two children at the school and have been a parent here at North Cadbury since 2012. I've spent my career in bookselling and publishing and am passionate about books and reading! I am SEN governor for the school.




Local Authority Governor- Mary Massey


After a long career in schools I joined Ofsted as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors in 2006. I retired four years ago and currently work part-time as a school improvement consultant. As I live in Castle Cary I have an interest in supporting local schools and have been appointed by the Local Authority as a governor at North Cadbury, in order to help the journey out of special measures.