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

  • Chair of Governors: Mr Tim Howes
  • Vice-Chair of Governors: Mrs Serena Keough
  • Two parent governors: Mr Tim Howes and Mr James Shepherd
  • One staff governor: Mr Ky Capel
  • One headteacher governor: Mr Richard Riordan
  • Nine co-opted governors: Miss Jillian Clancy, Mrs Angela Cook, Mrs Helen Dawes, Mrs Janet Fletcher, Mrs Lisa Gardner, Mrs Kimberley Jones, Mrs Serena Keough, Mr Robert Pollock and Mrs Denise Tween

 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)

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.

Parent Governors are elected by parents and carers

Staff Governors are elected by school staff

The appointment of governors is ratified by the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Trust Board

 Governor Committees

The Governing Body committees are

  • Resources Committee
    • Responsible for: finance, personnel, buildings, maintenance, and health and safety
    • Chair: Mr James Shepherd
  • School Improvement Committee
    • Responsible for: school performance, pupil attainment, vulnerable children groups (pupil premium, special educational needs and disability), school policies, safeguarding, and governor performance
    • Chair: Mrs Angela Cook
  • Health & Safety Sub-Committee
    • Responsible for: health and safety
    • Chair: Mr Richard Pollock

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 2015.

  • Mr Ky Capel

Staff Governor:  3 December 2015 - 2 December 2019

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

2015/16 Meeting Attendance:  90%

 

  • Miss Jillian Clancy

Co-opted Governor: 10 February 2016 - 9 February 2020

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 88%

 

  • Mrs Ann Clayton

Local Authority Governor: 24 July 2014 – 31 December 2014

Co-opted Governor: 1 January 2015 – 31 January 2016

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mrs Angela Cook

Community Governor: 4 September 2013 – 31 December 2014

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

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 80%

 

  • Mrs Helen Dawes

Foundation 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

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 100%

  

  • Mrs Janet Fletcher

Staff Governor: 30 September 2014 – 31 August 2014

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

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

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mrs Lisa Gardner

Parent Governor: 29 November 2012 – 31 December 2014

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

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Director, Mango Consulting Ltd

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 88%

 

  • Mr Tim Howes

Parent Governor: 18 January 2012 – 17 January 2016

Parent Governor: 21 January 2016 - 20 January 2020

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

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 93%

 

  • Mrs Kimberley Jones

Local Authority Governor: 24 July 2014 – 31 August 2016

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

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Assistant Centre Manager, Portishead Youth Centre

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 82%

 

  • Mrs Serena Keough

Parent Governor: 29 November 2012 – 28 November 2016

Co-opted Governor: 29 November 2016 - 28 November 2020 (subject to ratification by the LSP Trust Board)

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Teacher, Ashton Park School

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 80%

 

  • Ms Elizabeth Lockwood

Community Governor: 25 September 2012 – 31 December 2014

Co-opted Governor: 1 January 2015 – 31 August 2016

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Head of Child & Adult Placements, Welsh Government

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 81% 

  

  • Mrs Georgina Mountjoy

Staff Governor: 1 September 2015 – 12 November 2015

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

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 75%

 

  • Mr Richard Pollock

Co-opted Governor: 10 February 2016 - 9 February 2020

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mr Richard Riordan

Headteacher Governor: from 1 September 2012

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

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 85%

 

  • Mr James Shepherd

Parent Governor: 7 May 2014 – 6 May 2018

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Head of Corporate Banking, HSBC

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 83%

 

  • Mrs Denise Tween

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

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 75%

 

  • Mr Robert Waite

Community Governor: 16 June 2014 – 31 December 2014

Co-opted Governor: 1 January 2015 – 4 March 2016

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Branch Manager, Waitrose

2015/16 Meeting Attendance: 67%

 

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