Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

Learning & achieving together

Governing Body Information

The Governing Body's remit is to

  • set the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure that its money is well spent

 Governing Body Structure

The Governing Body structure is reviewed annually by the Local Governing Body (LGB) to ensure that it meets the demands of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) Scheme of Delegation.  It was last reviewed in September 2018.

  • Chair of Governors: Mrs Helen Dawes
  • Vice-Chair of Governors:  Mrs Lisa Gardner
  • Two parent governors: Ms Helen Della Nave and Mr Tim Howes
  • One staff governor: Mr Ky Capel
  • One headteacher governor: Mr Richard Riordan
  • Ten co-opted governors: Mrs Angela Cook, Mrs Helen Dawes, Mrs Janet Fletcher, Mrs Lisa Gardner, Mrs Kimberley Jones, Mr Philip Rowe, Mr James Shepherd and Mrs Denise Tween (and two vacancies)

 Appointment of Governors

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body (as were Community Governors, prior to the discontinuation of this category on 31 December 2014)

Parent Governors are elected by parents and carers

Staff Governors are elected by school staff

Local Authority Governors were recommended by North Somerset Council, and appointed by the Governing Body.  The school's governing body no longer includes a local authority governor now that it is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership.

The appointment of co-opted governors is ratified by the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Trust Board.

 Governor Committees

The Governing Body committees are

  • Finance Committee
    • Responsible for: finance
    • Chair: Mr James Shepherd
  • Admissions Committee
    • Responsible for: admissions
    • Chair: Mrs  Denise Tween

Information About the Governors

The DfE requires all schools to publish some specific information about its governors.  This is given below for current governors and those who have resigned since 1 September 2018.

  • Mr Ky Capel 

Staff Governor:  3 December 2015 - 2 December 2019

Business & Pecuniary Interests: member of staff at Portishead Primary School

2018/19 Meeting Attendance:  100%

 

  • Miss Jillian Clancy

Co-opted Governor: 10 February 2016 - 30 November 2018 (resigned)

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mrs Angela Cook

Co-opted Governor: 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2018 and 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022

Community Governor: 4 September 2013 – 31 December 2014

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 90%

 

  • Mrs Helen Dawes

Co-opted Governor: 30 March 2016 - 29 March 2020

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Programme Manager, Lloyds Banking Group; husband (David Slack) is Manager, High Impact Families Team, North Somerset Council

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 91%

  

  • Ms Helen Della Nave

Parent Governor: 27 June 2018 - 26 June 2022

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Open Source Science Manager at We The Curious

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 100%

  

  • Mrs Janet Fletcher

Co-opted Governor: 1 September 2015 – 31 August 2019 and 1 September 2019 - 31 August 2023

Staff Governor: 30 September 2014 – 31 August 2014

Business & Pecuniary Interests: member of staff at Portishead Primary School

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mrs Lisa Gardner

Co-opted Governor: 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2018 and 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

Parent Governor: 29 November 2012 – 31 December 2014

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Director, Mango Consulting Ltd

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 60%

 

  • Mr Tim Howes

Parent Governor: 21 January 2016 - 20 January 2020

Parent Governor: 18 January 2012 – 17 January 2016

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Business Director, Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust; wife (Beth Howes) is a member of staff at Portishead Primary School

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 82%

 

  • Mrs Kimberley Jones

Co-opted Governor: 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2020

Local Authority Governor: 24 July 2014 – 31 August 2016

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Assistant Manager, Portishead Youth Centre

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 83%

  

  • Mr Richard Riordan

Headteacher Governor: from 1 September 2012

Business & Pecuniary Interests: member of staff at Portishead Primary School

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mr Philip Rowe

Co-opted Governor: 3 October 2018 - 2 October 2022

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 83%

 

  • Mr James Shepherd

Co-opted Governor: 7 May 2018 - 6 May 2022

Parent Governor: 7 May 2014 – 6 May 2018

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Head of Corporate Banking, HSBC; Trustee, Lighthouse Schools Partnership 

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 82%

 

  • Mrs Denise Tween

Co-opted Governor: 30 March 2016 - 29 March 2020

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2018/19 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

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