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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. 

Governor Vacancies

While we don't have any vacancies at the moment, we're always keen to hear from those interested in becoming a governor.  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

If you have any queries about the governor appointment process, please contact Cathryn Butler [Clerk to Governors] by emailing

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
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
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
Denise Tween Co-opted 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 in the sub menu to your right. 

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