Welcome to Callowell Primary School

Callowell Primary School is a vibrant, happy community where children are at the heart of all we do.  

The school has a dedicated, committed and caring staff, who work together in partnership with parents and families to promote a positive ethos. The school staff know children well and strive to ensure that children are inspired and enthused about their learning, as well as being well supported with their individual needs.

The Interim Executive Board (IEB) provides Governance for Callowell 
and is proud to support the school as it becomes an established part of the Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust. We work closely with the Headteacher and other school leaders to develop and improve the quality of education for all Callowell’s children. The IEB is responsible for supporting and challenging the school to do the very best possible for all its pupils in every way.  

I am excited by the possibilities there are for the school, its children and community. It’s my privilege to Chair this Board, and to be involved with Callowell Primary School at such an important point in its story.  

Ruth Hollier

Tracy Pritchard

Interim Executive Board Member

Term of Office 30/09/2019 - 29/09/2023

Governor responsibilities: Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and part of the Head Teacher Performance Management, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Pay Panel Appeals and the Ofsted Working Group Panels.

I have been on the governing body since October 2019 and have a son and a daughter at Callowell. I've been in the Civil Service for 17 years (quite a long time for something I got into by accident!) and am currently working in the Cabinet Office. I enjoy reading, travelling, baking, walks in the countryside and being by the sea. I am, like Clive, interested in all things German and I know a LOT about dinosaurs (not by choice).

No pecuniary interests declared

Paul Fowles

Interim Executive Board Member

Term of Office 22/01/2020 - 21/01/2024

Governor responsibilities: Member of the Resources Committee and is part of the Staff Dismissal Appeals Panel.

I was a previous pupil of Callowell and still live locally. Now retired I spent many years playing local sport mainly football although I have tried a few other activities currently golf being the favourite. My professional life has consisted of 30 years in the Construction Industry hence my inclusion on the Resources committee.

No pecuniary interests declared

Mrs Ruth Hollier

Chair of Interim Executive Board

As a Trustee of the Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust , I am looking forward to working with you as we move forward with Callowell as the Trust's newest member school. In my 'day job' I have 25 years' experience in primary education, originally as a primary school teacher and senior leader. I currently work at the University of Gloucestershire as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education; my main work is with trainee student teachers at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have expertise in primary mathematics and professional studies and am involved in school improvement and teacher professional development projects both locally and nationally.

Mrs Daniela Di Vico

Clerk to Interim Executive Board

Mrs Louise Bennett

Executive Headteacher Interim Executive Board Member

Mrs Tammi Wainwright

Deputy Headteacher Interim Executive Board Member

Mrs Emily Hulme

Assistant Headteacher Interim Executive Board Member

Carla Matthews

Interim Executive Board Member

Term of Office 14/07/2022 - 13/07/2026

My two sons are in their early years at Callowell and being a past pupil myself, having very much enjoyed my school years there, it's a great opportunity to take up the role as a Parent Governor to give something back to the school. I am a project manager with 15 years experience under my belt, having worked in financial services and the public sector. In my spare time I enjoy swimming and exploring the great outdoors with my family.

No pecuniary interests declared

Louise Chapman

Interim Executive Board Member

Term of Office 11/10/2021 -10/10/2025

Governor responsibilities: Member of the Resources Committee and is part of the Staff Dismissal Panel.

Following a successful 2 years In Little Learners, my daughter is now beginning her journey through school and I want to contribute and bring 20 years of financial services sector experience , where possible to the success of Callowell and enhance not only her experience but all members of the school for years to come. The little spare time I have is full with family and friends

No pecuniary Interests declared

Polly Hocking

Staff Interim Executive Board Member

Term of Office 07/07/2022 - 06/07/2026

I am currently the Year 6 Teacher at Callowell, with responsibility for English, Assessment and I am the DDSL. I have been teaching at Callowell since 2018 and have taught in Europe and Central America when I went travelling. I am keen to ensure the school is seen as a real asset and a vital part of the community as well as giving other governors a useful insight to what the daily challenges are in the classroom. I am passionate about reading and believe that it unlocks a whole world of opportunities for children. In my free time, I enjoy going on long walks with my Dachshund and I love photography.

No pecuniary interests declared