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Honeywell Primary School

West Worcestershire


Welcome to our Governors Section.


The Local Governing Board are the strategic leaders of our school. We have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. This is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

Our governors have a strong focus on ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, and holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.


The Chair of the Local Governing Board is Kaan Can who can be contacted via the school office.


 Effective governance is based on six key features:


Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.

Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.

People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.

Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.

Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance

Governance Handbook 2017


Honeywell Primary School is part of Mercian Educational Trust. Information about the overarching governance of the Trust can be found here: 


Structure and Governance - Mercian Educational Trust (


The Structure of Governance

Mercian Educational Trust is a company limited by guarantee and is effectively ‘owned’ by the ‘Members’. The Members act much like shareholders in a company holding the Trustees to account and receiving the annual reports.


Formal governance of the Trust is performed by the ‘Trustees’. A full list of Trustees and Members can be found through the link above.


The Trustees delegate executive authority to the executive leadership team which is led by Dafydd Lawday, the CEO of Mercian Educational Trust, and includes the headteachers of the schools within the Trust.


Each school in The Trust has its own Local Governing Board. The Local Governors in Mercian Educational Trust are referred to as the Local Governing Board (LGB). The LGB provide support and challenge to school leaders and assurance to the Trustees Board. They ensure that educational standards are continually improving  and compliance to statutory practice. The LGB are accountable to Trustees.


The Chair of Governors is Kaan Can who can be contacted via the school office.

The different categories of governors on our governing body are:

Parent Governors have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school.

Staff Governors are a member of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues.

Co-opted Governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.


These governors have served at any point over the past 12 months:

Kaan Can – Chair of Governors

  • Appointed by Election 13.10.22 - 12.10.23
  • Appointed as Governor 04.05.22 - 03.05.26
  • Register of interests - None declared 

Di Brown – Co-Opted Governor

  • Appointed by Governing Body on 01.12.18 - 30.11.22
  • SEND Governor.
  • Register of interests - Previous temporary staff memberV

Jennifer Appleton - Co-Opted Governor

  • Appointed by Staff on 02.09.2020 - 01.09.2024
  • Register of interests - None declared

Taylor Cornes - Co-Opted Governor

  • Appointed by Staff on 25.10.2023 - 25.10.2027
  • Register of interests - None declared


Dorian Evans - Co-Opted Governor

  • Appointed by Staff on 10.05.2023 - 10.05.2027
  • Register of interests - None declared

Vikki Sanders

  • Appointed by Governing Bod on 14.07.22 - 13.07.26
  • Register of interests - Member of staff - Teaching Assistant

Emma Grace – Staff Governor

  • Appointed by Governing Body on 01.12.18 - 30.11.22 
  • Register of interests – Member of staff - Deputy Head Teacher

Anthony Fessey - Parent Governor

  • Appointed by Parent Election - Unopposed - on 01.03.19 - 28.02.23
  • Register of interests - One child attends the school


Governors who have served over the last 12 months but are no longer members of the Governing body:

Sharon Tilki

  • Appointed by Election 01.12.18 - 30.11.22
  • Register of interests - Trustee for Mercian Educational Trust

Tracy Lowe

  • Appointed by the Governing body 01.12.18 - 01.09.2021
  • Governor Attendance 2020 - 2021 - 100% attended


Laura Osborne - Co-Opted Governor

  • Appointed by Governing Body on 02.09.2020 - 01.09.2021
  • Governor Attendance 2020 - 2021 - 100% attended


All Governors to a school’s Governing Body must be elected or appointed.

If you want to be part of Honeywell Primary School Governing Body please inquire about any vacancies.

Contact: Kaan Can, Chair of Governors, on 01905 423228


The DfE Governance Handbook for governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools is a key document for governors and highlights their roles and responsibilities

A copy of the latest Governance handbook and Competency Framework for Governors can be accessed using this link:

A hard copy can be obtained from the clerk or school office


Kaan Can - Although my family lived in Worcester for many years, I moved to Worcester full time in 2018. I own and run a couple of cafe/restaurants in town. After graduating from university, I completed Teach First Leadership Development Programme, training as a maths teacher at an inner-city secondary school in Birmingham. This is where a strong sense of equality in education was instilled in me. With a personal vision of ensuring all our children receive the best education they deserve, I feel privileged to be leading a passionate and dedicated team of governors at Honeywell Primary School.

Governor Attendance 2021 - 2022 - 50% attended 1/2 



Di Brown - Originally from Birmingham, I came to Worcester to train as a teacher. After qualifying I settled in Worcestershire. I taught in a number of high schools in the county before having my family. When I returned to teaching I spent the next 23 years of my career teaching in Local Authority learning support teams. 20 of these years were spent as the designated support teacher for Honeywell Primary School, and throughout these years I developed a close relationship with the school. I continue to have an interest in SEN and since my retirement I voluntarily support at Worcester Dyslexia Parents Support Group.

Governor Attendance 2021 - 2022 - 100% attended: 6/6


Antony Fessey - I’m married with one Son in KS2 at the school. I’m proud to be part of the governing body and help the school be the best it can and for the children’s education. I’m a cabinet maker and enjoy my job. I also enjoy photography and motorsport, spending time with my family and doing my best in everything I do.

Governor Attendance 2021 - 2022 - 100% attended 6:6


Jennifer Appleton – I have lived in Worcester since a very young age and I now run a family consultancy business based in St Johns. I have been involved in various different initiatives involving the education world over the years such as being a member of the Worcestershire Education Network and being an Enterprise Advisor for the Careers and Enterprise Company. This latter role involved me supporting a high school with their internal careers programme by offering support and connections from the business community. I am keen to support the education of Worcestershire children and to help improve and shape their future, which is why I’m delighted to be part of the governing body at Honeywell Primary School.

Governor Attendance 2021 - 2022 - 100% attended


Emma Grace - 

Governor Attendance 2021-22


Vikki Sanders - 

Governor Attendance 2021-22