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
  • LSP Sheme of delegation for Local Governing Bodies

 Governing Body Structure

  • Chair of Governors: Mr Tim Howes
  • Vice-Chair of Governors:  Mrs Helen Dawes
  • Two parent governors: Ms Helen Della Nave and Mr Tim Howes
  • One staff governor: Mr Ky Capel
  • One headteacher governor: Mr Richard Riordan
  • Ten co-opted governors: Miss Jillian Clancy, Mrs Angela Cook, Mrs Helen Dawes, Mrs Janet Fletcher, Mrs Lisa Gardner, Mrs Kimberley Jones, Mr Philip Rowe, Mr James Shepherd and Mrs Denise Tween (and one vacancy)

 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)

Parent Governors are elected by parents and carers

Staff Governors are elected by school staff

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.

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

 Governor Committees

The Governing Body committees are

  • Finance Committee
    • Responsible for: finance, personnel, buildings, maintenance, and health and safety
    • Chair: Mr James Shepherd
  • Admissions Committee
    • Responsible for: admissions
    • Chair: Mrs  Helen Dawes

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 2017.

  • Mr Ky Capel

Staff Governor:  3 December 2015 - 2 December 2019

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

2017/18 Meeting Attendance:  100%

 

  • Miss Jillian Clancy

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

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 73%

 

  • Mrs Angela Cook

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

Community Governor: 4 September 2013 – 31 December 2014

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 91%

 

  • Mrs Helen Dawes

Co-opted 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

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 100%

  

  • Ms Helen Della Nave

Parent Governor: 27 June 2018 - 26 June 2022

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  none declared

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 100%

  

  • Mrs Janet Fletcher

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

Staff Governor: 30 September 2014 – 31 August 2014

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

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mrs Lisa Gardner

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

Parent Governor: 29 November 2012 – 31 December 2014

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Director, Mango Consulting Ltd

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 77%

 

  • Mr Tim Howes

Parent Governor: 21 January 2016 - 20 January 2020

Parent Governor: 18 January 2012 – 17 January 2016

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

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 85%

 

  • Mrs Kimberley Jones

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

Local Authority Governor: 24 July 2014 – 31 August 2016

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Assistant Manager, Portishead Youth Centre

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mrs Serena Keough

Co-opted Governor: 29 November 2016 - 6 December 2017 (resigned)

Parent Governor: 29 November 2012 – 28 November 2016

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Teacher, Ashton Park School

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 50%

 

  • Mr Richard Pollock

Co-opted Governor: 10 February 2016 - 31 August 2018 (resigned)

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 85%

 

  • Mr Richard Riordan

Headteacher Governor: from 1 September 2012

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

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 100%

 

  • Mr Philip Rowe

Co-opted Governor: 3 October 2018 - 2 October 2022

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: not applicable

 

  • Mr James Shepherd

Co-opted Governor: 7 May 2018 - 6 May 2022

Parent Governor: 7 May 2014 – 6 May 2018

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Head of Corporate Banking, HSBC; Trustee, Lighthouse Schools Partnership 

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 73%

 

  • Mrs Denise Tween

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

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

2017/18 Meeting Attendance: 90%

 

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