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Foundation Governors

Foundation governors are nominated by Winchcombe Parochial Church Council and appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester. Vacancies arise from time to time and anyone who is interested in becoming a foundation governor should contact the PCC or Clerk to Governors, Linda Barnes via the school. Click on the Diocese of Gloucester logo to take you to the Diocese governor information page.


Rev JP Hoskins

Ex Officio Governor

Rev JP Hoskins became Priest-in-Charge of Winchcombe, Gretton, Sudeley and Stanley Pontlarge in January 2016.

Doug Cowper

Foundation Governor


(until 31 December 2017)

Doug  lives in Greet with his wife Ceri and their two children, Eleanor and Edward, both of whom now attend Winchcombe School. Doug's hobbies include tending his allotment, DIY and tinkering with his model railway.

Doug’s background is in electronic engineering and he has worked in the aerospace and defence industries. He currently runs his own Systems Engineering consultancy business and is past President of INCOSE UK (International Council On Systems Engineering).

Doug is resigning his post to become Chair of Trustees of the Diocese of Gloucester Academies' Trust in the New Year.

Tony Mason

Foundation Governor

Tony was born and grew up in Middlesex and spent most of his working life in the financial services sector in central London.  He also worked for several years as accountant for a charity that provided learning through play facilities for children with disabilities.  He moved to Winchcombe in 2006 and was appointed a Foundation Governor in October 2009.

Having endured years in the rat race commuting into London and working in offices, he now enjoys the luxury of the open air and the Cotswold countryside walking and playing the odd round of golf (badly).

Tony is married to Christine and they have three children and three grandchildren.

Simon Bullingham

Foundation Governor

Simon was born in Cheltenham and studied a BSc in Estate Management and MSc in Historic Conservation.  He qualified as Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in London where he worked until 2003.  He is also a qualified member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. He lives in Winchcombe with his wife, two children, dog and four chickens.  He works in the property sector in Cheltenham.  He is a trustee of Winchcombe Youth Hub.

Anna Hay Foundation Governor

Anna moved to Winchcombe 7 years ago and has worked at the University of Gloucestershire in Student Support for seventeen years.  She was born in the Forest of Dean, and grew up initially in the southwest and latterly in Sheffield. After University in Aberystwyth and beginning her working career in Cardiff she settled in the Cheltenham area where she met her husband and has since had two children, Gabriel and Chloe, both at Winchcombe Abbey Primary School. Anna is often seen at various events around Winchcombe, either in the kitchens washing up or with teapot in hand!