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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. 

Our Governors

Helen Dawes Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors
Helen Della Nave Parent Governor
Janet Fletcher Co-opted Governor
Lisa Gardner Co-opted Governor
Nathan Gee Co-opted Governor
Tim Howes Co-opted Governor
Kimberley Jones Co-opted Governor
Alastair McKenzie-Kerr Parent Governor
Richard Riordan Headteacher
Philip Rowe Co-opted Governor
James Shepherd Co-opted Governor
Sarah-Jayne Speed Staff Governor
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 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

Governor Vacancies

We have two governor vacancies currently.  If you're interested in contributing to the ongoing success of our school as a governor, we would be pleased to hear from you, particularly if you are from beyond the immediate school parent community.  If that's you, please read the information below about the role (and ineligibility), and arrange to speak with Helen Dawes [Chair of Governors] by emailing chairofgov@portisheadprimary.co.uk

If you have any queries about the governor appointment 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.