Full names, dates of appointment, term, appointee
Becky Macfarlane (Parent Governor)
Chair of Governors, Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee and member of the Teaching & Learning Committee. I worked as a Retail Manager for 15 years and now work as Operations Manager for our family business. I have two children at SPS and wanted to become involved with and support the school and create more links between the parent community and Governing Body.
Emma Young (Co-Opted Governor)
Vice Chair of Governors, Member of the Finance & Resources Committee and nominated governor for Health and Safety. I work for a non-departmental government body focussing on data protection and corporate security. I have had a previous career in children’s social services. As a Shirehampton resident, and a volunteer reading coach for adults, I want to be able to support an inspiring school to give children the best start in life.
Louise Vesely-Shore (Co-Opted Governor)
Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee and Finance & Resources Committee. I work in law enforcement, providing specialist support and advice to police and partners across the UK. I have a background in psychology, and have worked in the area of missing persons for many years. Through my work I have seen how important our early years are in shaping our futures, and I am proud to have the opportunity to support my local community in this way.
Ben Ashenden (Co-Opted Governor)
Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee, Finance & Resources Committee and nominated governor for SEND and Children Looked After. I am business owner with many years of experience in the Financial and Legal sector who specialises in Secured Finance and Inheritance Tax Planning and Estate Planning. I also have 10 years' experience in the military with operational tour in Afghanistan. I am a proud dad of two lovely daughters and I feel that providing support to a local school and helping them improve the environment, wellbeing and engagement of children in the early years is so important as it is on shaping our futures. I am proud to be a Governor and to have the opportunity to support the school and its local community.
Alexia Graveney (Parent Governor)
Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee. My background is in project management and external communications, currently working on one of Europe's largest construction projects, with a skillset that can be transferred to my role as Parent Governor. Supporting our community and school is incredibly important and I'm really pleased to be able to work with our school from parent's perspective. I am also a trustee and treasurer for the LWOOSA & SOOSA charity that delivers after school care.
Revd Pearl Luxon (Local Authority Governor)
Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee and nominated governor for Safeguarding. I am a retired Methodist Church Minister, recently moved to Shirehampton. I’ve worked in many parts of the country and prior to being a Minister, I worked as a Probation Officer in Middlesex. I also have worked for the Central Office of the Church in safeguarding. My husband works for two charities in Bristol. I have two grown up daughters and I am very keen on supporting those in schools and education. Being a governor is a good way to get involved in a new community too.
David Trigg (Co-opted Governor)
Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee . I am a freelance writer and art historian with many years of experience working in the arts and publishing sectors. As a parent and local Shirehampton resident, I care deeply about the success of SPS and am pleased to have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the school and wider community.
Charlotte Harris (Co-opted Governor)
Member of the Finance & Resources Committee. I was born and brought up in North Bristol and live locally with my young family. With a degree in journalism from Cardiff University, I have worked as a communications specialist for over a decade in roles within the public, private and third sectors. I believe all children should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. In my role as governor, I want to support Shirehampton Primary School to deliver its aims and vision, so that young people in our community can thrive.
Nicky Atkinson (Co-opted Governor)
Member of the Finance & Resources Committee. I am Senior Business Consultant for a major Consultancy Firm. I have over 12 years of financial consultancy experience both in the Private and Public sector. I have a financial planning and IT software background, as well as project management skills to draw upon. I am also an official for England Hockey. I believe that every child has the right to the education that will help them thrive in their community. This is not always about getting A* - it can be about having empathy with their peers. Shirehampton Primary School strives to meet this goal and as a Governor I want to be able support them in this goal.
Michele Daniels (Co-Opted Governor)
Member of the Finance & Resources Committee. I am the Office Manager at SPS and am involved, alongside the School Business Manager, in setting and monitoring the budget.
Zara Topham (Staff Governor)
Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee. I currently teach in Y5, and lead English across the school.
Louisa Munton (Head Teacher ex-officio staff governor)
Member of the Finance & Resources Committee and the Teaching & Learning Committee.
Amy McNamee (Deputy Head & SENDCo Associate Governor)
Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee.
Richard Lohan (Deputy Head & Associate Governor)
Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee.
Elizabeth Jahn - Clerk to the Governing Body
Register of Governors