Swaythling Governors List


Governing Body reconstituted on 23rd February 2015 and governors were formally appointed at the 11th May 2015 Governing Body meeting.

Full Governing Body:


Governor Type of Gov. Gov Term Start Gov Term Ends Appointed by Governing Body Pecuniary Interests Extra roles Governance Role in another school
Mr John Draper Headteacher 11/05/2015 10/05/2019 11/05/2015 Nil ·      Resources Committee member Co-opted gov. at Cantell School
Ms Vicki Brewer Staff 29/09/2015 28/09/2019 29/09/2015 Nil
Dr. Nick Gibbins Parent 11/05/2015 10/05/2019 11/05/2015 Nil Chair of Governors

·     Designated governor for Safeguarding

Mrs Sarah Dockree Parent 03/12/2015 02/12/2019 03/12/2015 Nil ·     Designated governor for SEN, Gifted & Talented
Mr Harry Kutty Local Authority 24/01/2017 24/01/2021 24/01/2017 Nil
Vacancy Co-opted
Mr Dominic Collinson-Hollinghurst Co-opted 11/05/2015 10/05/2019 11/05/2015 Nil Vice-Chair of Governors

·     Chair of Resources Committee

·     Designated governor for Health & Safety

Mr Martin Rae Co-opted 11/05/2015 10/05/2019 11/05/2015 Nil ·     Pupil Premium Governor Champion

·     Designated Governor for Performance Management

·     Resources Committee member

Mrs Katy Odell Clerk 21/01/2014
Previous Governors:
Ms Julia Plant Parent 11/05/2015 07/07/2015 11/05/2015 Nil
Ms Debby Osman Co-opted 11/05/2015 03/12/2015 11/05/2015 ghd Partnership –

Surveying & Architectural Practice

About our Governors

Dr Nick Gibbins

To follow

Mr Dominic Collinson-Hollinghurst

To follow

Mr John Draper

“I have over 25 years experience of working in primary schools. During my own education, there were 240 of us in my year at secondary school, of whom 3 went onto higher education. The injustice and waste of talent underlying that statistic is the driving force that makes me want to do a far better job for the next generation of young people- I am proud of what we have achieved at Swaythling in terms of improving the life chances of the children and families we serve. I see the work of the governors as key to further improvement.”

Mr Martin Rae

“I joined Swaythling Primary School in 2015 as a co-opted governor. As being a school governor involves working with a lot of data, it seemed to fit perfectly with my engineering skill set.

For the last 5 years, I have worked as an engineer in a casting business solving problems to reduce the cost to manufacture products, and running projects to develop new parts and equipment. In this time, I have had the opportunity to develop other skills such as: people and customer management, dealing with financial data and managing teams.

Before starting my career, I studied Engineering at university to gain a BEng (Hons) Engineering in Business.

I find being a school governor valuable and enjoyable.  I have been able to give direction from a different perspective but it has also provided me the opportunity to have exposure to different situations .

I believe that Swaythling Primary School has a great caring ethos and high expectations which will help the children develop a bright future. As a team, we will work towards ensuring the school can continue to go from strength to strength.”

Mrs Sarah Dockree

“My husband and I came to live in Swaythling in 2014 and have 3 children at the school in Yrs 2 and 5. I have previously worked as a paediatric physiotherapist in both hospital and community settings, including 3 years spent establishing community therapy services in rural Nigeria. I am not working currently but am involved in various local activities as well as being a trustee of a small mental health charity. I am passionate about providing opportunities and possibilities which enable and empower all children to reach their full potential both in and out of school and hope I can bring this passion to the role of school governor.”

Ms Vicki Brewer

To follow

Mr Harry Kutty

To follow