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Governor Profiles

Mrs Ruth Evans - Co-opted Governor - Chair

I joined Cotford St Luke Primary School in September 2018 as a Co-opted Governor and in September 2019 became Chair of Governors.

I moved with my husband from London to Somerset in July 2018 after working for 30 years in HR in both the private and public sector.  I was a school Governor at a West London girls' secondary school from 2010-2018, the last 2 years serving as Chair of Governors.

I also served as a magistrate for 13 years, sitting in both adult and family courts and I also sat on the Ealing Children Safeguarding Board for 3 years as a lay member.  I have also been involved with a number of organisations in the charity sector.

I have a post graduate diploma in personnel management and a degree in social policy and criminology.

I want to continue to provide support and expertise to the education sector and look forward to an ongoing positive relationship with the school.


Mrs Elizabeth Latham - Local Authority Governor - Vice Chair

I moved to Somerset 20 years ago and am married with 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

I have 30 years experience of working with children and families, both in the public and private sector and was tutor delivering early years and play work courses.

Whilst working at Somerset County Council I was part of the team delivering Sure Start and Children's Centres, but am now retired.

I currently sit on the Early Help Strategic Commissioning Board at Somerset County Council, this Board works in partnership delivering services to children and families across Somerset.

Currently I am a trustee with the charity Go Commando who support Royal Marines and their families, both serving and veterans.

I feel very privileged to be a Governor at the school and hold the post of Early Years and Safeguarding Governor.


Mr Adrian Jones - Co-opted Governor

I have been Deputy Headteacher at Cotford St Luke Primary School for 14 years and for the last 7 years also have the role of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.  In addition, I am the Assessment Co-ordinator, Pupil Premium lead and NQT Induction Tutor and Keys Stage 2 Co-ordinator leading a team of 6 teachers. 

My role is to assist the Headteacher to lead learning, support staff and children, improve standards and strive to make our school even better.

I have been at the school a long time and seen many changes, but love working here and helping to lead such a fantastic and hard working team as well as the wonderful children.


Mr Glyn Tennet - Parent Governor

I live in the village and have 2 children who attend the school.  I have spent many years working in the NHS/Emergency services.  I am very much enjoying the challenge of school governance and look forward to helping the school achieve it's full potential.

My aim is to build relationships and good communications within the school encompassing parents and the wider community.


Dr Irfan Ali - Parent Governor

I relocated to Cotford St Luke 2 years ago.  I am an Anaesthetic doctor working in the NHS and my children attend the school.

Our children's experience of education in their early years play a vital role in the development of their extraordinary capacities to excel and succeed.  This motivates me to volunteer my time as a Parent Governor.  I am an addition to the already diverse mix of individuals with varied skill sets to champion the school's vision and performance.

My area of responsibility is Special Education Needs (SEN) and work alongside the school SENCo Mr Jones.

As a Parent Governor, I endeavour to support the school leadership to promote the best interests of all children in the school and to achieve the educational needs, well-being and empowerment of our children.