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Governor Profiles

Patrick Craig-McFeely

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Robert Vaux

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Susie Blundell

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Chair, Foundation Governor

Patrick was a Foundation Governor at Wardour until 2012 and re-joined the governing body in September 2022.  He regularly attends Sacred Heart Church in Tisbury.  He and his wife are GPs who ran Hindon Surgery from 2003 until their retirement in October 2021.  He attended Wardour school from 1963 to 1969.  After secondary education, he had a medical career in the Royal Navy and as a GP in Hampshire before moving back to West Hatch.  As a GP he trained junior doctors and medical students, was a Research Fellow in drug safety and chaired South Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.  Three of their four daughters attended Wardour School as did his siblings and niece.  He plays cricket for Chilmark CC and tennis socially and is on Resources Committee.

Vice Chair, Foundation Governor 

Robert joined the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor in January 2015, soon after moving into the area.  He is a parishioner at Sacred Heart, Tisbury.  His first career was as an officer in the Royal Tank Regiment, followed by a further 20+ years as a school bursar, spending part of this time in the maintained school sector and part in the independent sector.  Robert is Chair of our Resources Committee, and also sits on the Pay Panel.

Vice Chair, Foundation Governor

Susie has been on the Governing Board since March 2013 and is a regular worshipper at Sacred Heart, Tisbury. She was Chair between December 2014 and 2017. Her background is in the arts, charity sector and event fundraising. Currently, she is Chair of the Art Fund Wiltshire fundraising committee and also works in membership at the V&A and is a Honorary Steward at Wimbledon.  She previously worked at the Tate Gallery and the Institute of Fundraising and had a past career in the agricultural industry as an economist and marketing strategist in various agricultural commodities and British food.  Susie sit on Education Committee and is RE and Maths Link Governor and co Vice Chair.

Helen Christie

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Foundation Governor

Helen Christie is a practising Catholic, married to a soldier in the British Army, and has 3 children.  She spent most of her childhood in Tisbury and was a pupil at Wardour for 4 years.  Having moved house 14 times in 18 years, she has worked in many different environments and is currently a school secretary at Port Regis Prep School.  Helen was appointed as a Foundation Governor in September 2018 and is currently Health and Safety Governor and sits on Resources Committee.

Chloe King

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Nick Wright

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Rebecca Liddington

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Katie Weston

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James Greig

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Ed Hobbs

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Chloe Le Breton

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Co-opted Governor

Chloe King is a co-opted Governor who has seen three children through the school over the course of the last decade.  She has been writing professionally for twenty years and her journalism work regularly appears in national newspapers.  Chloe sits on Education Committee and is attendance Governor, link governor for SEND and Pupil Premium governor.

Foundation Governor

Nick Wright became a Foundation Governor in December 2019, as the representative of the Wardour Chapel Trust, of which he is a trustee.  He is a regular Altar server at Wardour Chapel.  He served in the Royal Navy from 1968-2002 when he joined the Royal Household based at Buckingham Palace.  He retired from full time palace employment in 2019, although he is still employed part time there.  He is married with four children and many grand children.

Foundation Governor

Rebecca Liddington is a Foundation Governor.  She has two children who both attended Wardour and teaches at Port Regis School.  Rebecca is Literacy and EYFS link Governor.  She chairs Education Committee.

 

Staff Governor

Katie has taught at Wardour for over 10 years.  She currently teaches Year 3 and 4 and is Science and PE lead.  Katie sits on Education Committee.

 

 

Local Authority Governor

James is a qualified solicitor.  He worked in a City law firm (Linklaters) from 1985 to 1991, specialising in corporate law/M&A law for firms in the financial services sector. He was then was one of the 4 founder partners, setting up the law firm associated with Arthur Andersen. Following the collapse of AA, in the Enron crash, James worked as a partner for US firm Wilmer Cutler, based in Washington DC, USA. He joined Barclays where he heads the regulatory relations team for Barclays Bank.  James is married, to Celia and has 3 children.  He sits on Education Committee and is a safeguarding governor.

 

Parent Governor

Ed joined the Governing Board in May 2023 as Parent Governor, and sits on the Resources Committee. Originally from London, Ed moved to Wardour in 2016 and is married to Emily. They have three boys and their eldest son started at Wardour School in 2022. Ed's career has been in food retail for over 10 years, and currently works as a Buyer for Sainsbury's. Ed enjoys playing cricket at Fonthill Park CC and golf at Rushmore GC.

 

Parent Governor

Chloe has lived in Wiltshire since January 2022 and her daughter started Wardour in 2022. A St Mary's Ascot alumna, she is actively involved with Friends of Wardour in their school fundraising endeavours. Chloe works as a career coach and communication trainer, and has previously worked in the adventure travel and charity industries. When not running around with her 6 year old and equally energetic husband Hugo, Chloe loves her veg patch, seasonal cooking, cold water swimming and long hilly walks with her terrier Tizzi.

 

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