Our Governors


Bob Hewson

Chair of Governors
Chair of Governors - October 2016 – October 2018; Community - June 2013 – June 2017

Bob Hewson is the Chair of Governors at Wreay School. Bob has a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of education, holding the post of Head Teacher at the Gillford Centre in Carlisle. Bob has worked closely with school for the past ten years, assuming the post of Chair of Governors two years ago. Bob holds responsibility on the Board of Governors for Pupil Premium and works closely with Mr Bone, our Behaviour Coordinator, looking at behaviour in school.

Patricia Harrison

Vice Chair
Vice Chair of Governors: October 2016 – October 2018; LEA Governor: January 2015 – January 2019

Patricia is the Local Authority Governor at Wreay School. She has been an active supporter of school for over twenty years. Patricia is the Pastoral Link for staff at Wreay and is also the Early Years Governor, working closely with Miss Ray in this role. Patricia lives in Wreay and takes a leading role in village life. In addition to her work with school, she is a member of the Parish Church Council and is a regular attendee at St. Mary's Church in Wreay.

Steve Carter

Ex Officio
Ex Officio: November 2005 – Ongoing

Steve is the vicar at St. Mary's Church in Wreay and, in addition to sitting on the Parish Church Council, has sat on the Board of Governors since 2005. Steve hold the responsibilty for safeguarding at Wreay School.

Claire Render

Claire Render
Head Teacher: September 2004 - ongoing

Claire Render is Head Teacher at Wreay School, a post she has held for 13 years. In addition to her role as Head Teacher, she is also SENCo and also holds the post of Executive Head Teacher at Ireby School.


Rob Blake

Staff Governor
Staff Governor: October 2014 – October 2018

Rob is a Staff Governor for school, where he has worked for the past nine years. Having previously been Deputy Head at Wreay, Rob currently holds the post of Associate Head Teacher and works with our partner school at Ireby.

Gary Oliver

Parent Governor
Parent Governor: October 2013 – October 2017

Gary Oliver is a parent governor at school, with a child in Year 3 at school. He has a background in finance and currently works for Cumbria County Council. Gary is currently the Maths link on the Board of Governors, working with Mrs Deans, our Maths coordinator. He is also heavily involved with our sports curriculum working with, Miss Moir, our PE subject leader, and holding responsibility for Sports Premium Funding.

Steven Tweedie

Parent Governor
Parent Governor: October 2013 – October 2017

Steven Tweedie is a parent governor at school, with a child in Year 3 at school. Steven has a background in publishing and has offered support to school with charitable activities. He has responsibility for SEN and works closely with Mr Nelson, our Inclusion Coordinator.

Foundation Governor

Position Vacant

The position of Foundation Governor is currently vacant. Nominated for the position is Mr Barry Glaister.

Ebony Deans

Clerk to the Governors



Type of Governor

Length of office

Mr Robert Hewson

Chair of Governors


October 2016 – October 2018

June 2013 – June 2017

Mrs Patricia Harrison

Vice Chair of Governors

LEA Governor

October 2016 – October 2018

January 2015 – January 2019

Rev Steve Carter

Ex Officio

November 2005 – Ongoing

Mr Rob Blake

Staff Governor

October 2014 – October 2018

Mr Gary Oliver

Parent Governor

October 2013 – October 2017

Mr Steve Tweedie

Parent Governor

October 2013 – October 2017

Mrs Claire Render

Head teacher

September 2004 - ongoing

Vacant position

Nomination: Barry Glaister