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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

Adam Bishop Co-opted Governor
Jacob Bacon Co-opted Governor
Helen Dawes Co-opted Governor
Nathan Gee Co-opted Governor and Co-Chair of Governors
James Gooding Parent Governor
Marcus Evans Parent Governor and Co-Chair of Governors
Lucy Davies Staff Governor
Kimberley Jones Co-opted Governor
Lucy Sargent Headteacher
vacancies (4) Co-opted Governors (4)
Joanne Schofield 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 meets six times a year, the Finance Committee meets four times a year, and the Pay Committee meets once each year.  The Admissions Committee meets when decisions are required.

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

Governor Vacancies

If you are interested in contributing to the ongoing success of our school as a governor, we'd be pleased to hear from you.  Being a governor is an important role: one that brings both reward and challenge.

  • We have four Co-opted Governor vacancies, which are open to anyone with skills, experience and knowledge that complements those of the current governing body.  We'd particularly welcome applicants from beyond the immediate school community.  Please read the governor role description (and ineligibility information), and arrange to speak with Helen Dawes [Chair of Governors] by emailing


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