Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

Learning & achieving together

Meet the 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. 

Governor Vacancies

We are currently filling two vacancies: one for a staff governor and one for a parent governor.  The parent community will be invited to elect the new parent governor by ballot in January 2020.  A ParentMail explaining the process, and providing the candidates' statements, will be sent early in the first week of Term 3, and ballot papers will be sent home with children.  Members of staff (employed by the school in any role) who are interested in the staff governor vacancy, should read the information about "What Does a Governor Do?", and speak with the Chair of Governors [see contact details below]. 

In 2020, we will also be looking to fill our co-opted governor vacancy, ideally with someone from the wider town community who brings background, approach and experience to complement those of our existing governors.  If you're interested in becoming a governor, 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.

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
Tim Howes       Parent Governor
Kimberley Jones       Co-opted Governor
Richard Riordan       Headteacher
Philip Rowe       Co-opted Governor
James Shepherd       Co-opted Governor
Denise Tween       Co-opted Governor
      one staff governor vacancy
      one parent governor vacancy
      one co-opted governor vacancy
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