Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor
My son attended Bridge Farm from 2012 and I was originally involved in the PTA and then became a parent governor in 2015. My son has now left the school and I have recently been elected as the Chair of Governors.
I work for the NHS in healthcare science and this alongside working with the team at Bridge Farm has shown me what a valuable contribution volunteers can make. I am passionate about improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all children, through a wide range of learning experiences, which will sustain a lifelong love of learning.
Vice Chair / Co-opted Governor
I am an experienced Chair of Governors, who is now supporting the school as Vice Chair. My first year service as Chair of Governors at Bridge Farm Primary was over 20 years ago.
I have represented governors on the local authority governor appointments panel and sat on other schools pupil exclusions panels as an independent governor.
At Bridge Farm Primary, I have seen the school evolve into a successful educational establishment, from the amalgamation of the infant and junior schools to the expansion to 3 forms of entry.
I have been Headteacher at the school since 2001. I am a director of the Bristol Primary Teaching School Alliance and I am also a National Leader of Education.
I am very proud of the achievements of the pupils and staff and the school’s place within the local community.
Co-opted Governor / Deputy Headteacher
I have been the Deputy Headteacher at the school since 2008. I am a Specialist Leader of Education with the Bristol Primary Teaching School Alliance.
I have been a teacher at Bridge Farm Primary School since 2011, teaching predominantly in Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6). I am the school's Assistant Headteacher and Phase Leader for Phase 4 (Y5/Y6).
Local Authority Governor
I have been associated with Bridge Farm School as a parent, teacher and governor for many years. During that time I have seen many changes in education. I am now continuing my interest in education as a Local Authority governor, to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to become lifelong learners and are fully prepared for their next step in education.
I have worked at a local secondary school for the last 6 years in the finance team. Prior to this, my career of over 17 years was in financial banking where my roles varied throughout the South West including management, sales, training & recruitment. This provided me with the skills needed to support Bridge Farm as an effective Governor, on the Finance Committee.
With children being at the centre of all I do as a governor, my dedication and commitment means that your children are 'Living and Learning' at Bridge Farm Primary School.
I have a child currently at the school and have a long established relationship with Bridge Farm Primary.
Alongside the role of school governor, I play an active role in the PTA as Vice Chair. I also support Children's Hospice Southwest charity in various ways and events throughout the year. I am an active member of our local community, particularly in promoting the reduction of waste and plastic working alongside Bristol City Council.
I have two children at Bridge Farm Primary School.
Professionally I am a chartered certified accountant and also a chartered tax adviser. I have worked in finance, specifically tax, for over 20 years both in practice and industry. I currently work full time as a Tax Manager for a large multinational PLC based in Bristol.
In addition to my role as parent-governor, I am also a committee member of Bridge Farm Primary School PTA which is a registered charity. I have been in the role of Treasurer since 2017.
I have taught at Bridge Farm since 2014 in Reception and Key Stage. I am the co curriculum leader for English.
I am a parent-governor at Bridge Farm. All three of my children attend Bridge Farm Primary School.
I have lived in Bristol since 2003, but grew up just outside London. I work for Aviva as a Media Relations Manager, but previously I was radio reporter and presenter working at GWR (now Heart), Vibe 101 (now Kiss) and the BBC.
Being a school governor allows me to be part of ensuring children in Whitchurch have access to a great education. It has also made me appreciate just what a fantastic, but tough job teachers do every day.
I have been a member of staff since 2011, working as an LSA, supporting various year groups.
I have a well established relationship with the school, from being an ex-pupil myself to my own children having been also educated at Bridge Farm Primary.
I was appointed as a Parent Governor to Bridge Farm Juniors in 1998 when my daughters attended the school. I have continued as a Community or Co-opted Governor until now.
I have lived close to the school for 39 years, and worked as a Computer Programmer, starting at Harveys, and retiring from DAS a few years ago.
In my role as a governor at Bridge Farm, I am committed to ensuring that the local children continue to receive a first class education.
Interim Clerk to the Governors
I am the current School Business Manager of the school, with a background in finance and education.