The Context of our Federation

Welcome to our website


I've been on the Governing Body since 2011 and it has been really exciting to see both schools in the Federation go from strength to strength, and to watch the children at William Morris and Singlegate thrive.

As governors it is our responsibility to support the school staff team to deliver an outstanding education for growing numbers of children. We scrutinise standards and outcomes for the children, act as a sounding board, oversee budgets and work with the Senior Leadership Team on strategic planning.

Our role is to ensure that all our children - our sporty children, our gifted children, our children who require extra help, our children who get the pupil premium, our musical children, our creative children and all the other unique children at our schools get the very best education, and have the very best experience they can possibly have at school. I am incredibly proud of the children in our schools, the staff who work so hard for them and the governors who support them.


The Governing Body of Singlegate and William Morris Primary School Federation

Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities. Governing Bodies therefore publish on their website information about their members.

The following shows each member of the Governing Body and their category of Governor, terms of office, Committees they serve on and any positions of responsibility.

Governor’s NameCategoryAppointed byTerms of Office FromTerms of Office ToCommitteesPositions of Responsibility
Rachel Stern  Co-Opted The Singlegate and William Morris Primary Schools Federation 7th July 2015 6th July 2018 All Chair of Governors Governor with responsibility for Mathematics
Chris Young Co-Opted The Singlegate and William Morris Primary Schools Federation 7th July 2015 6th July 2018 Finance and Personnel Premises Vice Chair Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding
Nathalie Bull Executive Headteacher Default – Headteacher 3rd September 2011 2nd September 2015 All
Helen Hart Associate Member The Singlegate and William Morris Primary Schools Federation 3rd September 2015 2nd September 2019 Curriculum and Standards
Miranda van Manen Associate Member The Singlegate and William Morris Primary Schools Federation 3rd September 2015 2nd September 2019 Premises
Paisley Ashton Co-Opted The Singlegate and William Morris Primary Schools Federation 3rd December 2015 2nd December 2018 Curriculum and Standards Finance and Personnel Premises Governor with responsibility for Science
Diana Henry Co-Opted The Singlegate and William Morris Primary Schools Federation 28th March 2017 27th March 2020 Finance and Personnel Premises Governor with responsibility for English

Register of Interests

From 1 September 2015 governing bodies will be under a duty to publish on their website their register of interests. The register should set out the:

  • relevant business interests of governors and
  • details of any other educational establishments they govern.
  • Any relationship between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives
Governor Business Interests Details of Other Educational Establshments They Govern Any Relationships Bewteen Governors and School Staff
Nathalie Bull Executive Headteacher of the Federation of Singlegate and William Morris Primary School    
Rachel Stern      
Christine Young      
Helen Hart Associate Headteacher at Singlegate Primary School    
Miranda van Manen Associate Headteacher at William Morris Primary School    
Diana Henry      
Paisley Ashton