Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

Learning & achieving together

Meet the Governors

Members of the Local Governing Body are drawn from parents, school staff, and the community. They oversee the management and leadership of the school. 

Governor Vacancies

Two governor vacancies will arise in December 2019/January 2020: one for a staff governor and one for a parent governor.  The application deadlines are 3.30 pm on Tuesday 10 December 2019.  Details of the roles, and how to apply, can be accessed through the links below.  Please also read the information about "What Does a Governor Do?" and "Governor Ineligibility".  If you'd like to discuss either role, please speak with Helen Dawes [Chair of Governors], either by catching her in the playground or emailing chairofgov@portisheadprimary.co.uk.  If you have any queries about the process, please contact Cathryn Butler [Clerk to Governors] by emailing pps.clerk@portisheadprimary.co.uk

Governors are appointed for a four-year term of office.  In appropriate circumstances, they may serve a subsequent term.

The School Governors

Helen Dawes       Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors
Ky Capel       Staff Governor
Angela Cook       Co-opted Governor
Helen Della Nave       Parent Governor
Janet Fletcher       Co-opted Governor
Lisa Gardner       Co-opted Governor and Vice-Chair of Governors
Tim Howes       Parent Governor
Kimberley Jones       Co-opted Governor
Richard Riordan       Headteacher
Philip Rowe       Co-opted Governor
James Shepherd       Co-opted Governor
Denise Tween       Co-opted Governor
      two co-opted governor vacancies
Cathryn Butler       Clerk to Governors

As well as the Local Governing Body (LGB), there are other governor committees: Finance Committee, Admissions Committee and Pay Committee.

The Local Governing Body and Finance Committee meet six times a year each; the Admissions Committee meets three times a year; and the Pay Committee once.

For more information about our governors, and the work they do, please visit the Governing Body Information page

If you are interested in becoming a governor at the school, please contact the Clerk to Governors [Cathryn Butler]: pps.clerk@portisheadprimary.co.uk  We are currently seeking applications for parent and staff governors: please see information at the top of this page.

 If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please write to The Chair of Governors, c/o Portishead Primary School or email the Clerk on pps.clerk@portisheadprimary.co.uk