Governing Body

The Governing Body has the responsibility for ensuring the good conduct and high standards of educational provision and achievement throughout the school. Governors do this by setting the strategic direction of the school, ensuring the quality of the education is high and by holding the Headteacher to account. All of this will enable governors to continually drive up standards within our school.

The Governing Body have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles:

  • Ensuring the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined.
  • Ensuring the Headteacher is held to account for the educational performance of the school.
  • Ensuring sound financial management of the school’s financial resources.


The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets formally six times per annum, which includes a Budget meeting. In addition to the FGB we operate several committees that report back to the Full Governing Body. Governors also support the school outside of these formal meetings through the role of the Link Governor. Link Governors are allocated to specific subjects and areas prioritised for improvement. They also support school events and take part in various sub committees and discipline panels as the need arises. 

Our Governing Body membership includes:


SHAUN BAILEY (Chair) Date Appointed: 01.07.19 Term of Office: 1 years
Committees - Resources, 6th Form, Diminishing Differences, Pay
Link Governor role/remit - Chair of Governors
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - No
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 100%

JOHN BERRIDGE   Date Appointed: 16.07.18   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - 6th Form, Pay
Link Governor role/remit - None
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - No
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 83%

ANDREA BURNEY   Date Appointed: 16.07.18   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - 6th Form, Resources
Link Governor role/remit - None
Who Appointed - Parent Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 75%

LYNETTE DE NOBRIGA   Date Appointed: 1st July 2019    Term of Office - 3 years
CommitteesDiminishing Differences, Quality & Curriculum
Link Governor role/remit - TBC
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - TBC
Governance roles in other educational institutions - TBC                                                                                         
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - TBC
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 75%

MIKE DREW   Date Appointed: 21.May 2018       Term of Office - 3 years 
Committees - 6th Form, Pay, Resources
Link Governor role/remit - None
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - Yes - Councillor, Yate Town Council
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - No
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 67%

KIM GARLAND (Headteacher)  
Date Appointed: 2nd March 2015   Term of Office - Continuous
Committees - All
Link Governor role/remit - N/A
Who Appointed - Ex-Officio
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - Member of the Management Committee of EOTAS
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - No
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 86%

MATTHEW HILL   Date Appointed: 09.12.19   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - T.B.A
Link Governor role/remit - T.B.A
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 83%

CLARE HUTCHINSON Date Appointed: 21.05.18  Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Achievement, Quality & Curriculum
Link Governor role/remit - None
Who Appointed - Parent Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests -  No
Governance roles in other educational institutions - No
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 89%

PETER MARSHALL   Date Appointed: 09.12.19            Term of Office -  3 years
Committees - T.B.A
Link Governor role/remit - T.B.A
Who Appointed - Governing Body 
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None 
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None 
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes                                                                                         
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 100% 

SUE MARQUIS   Date Appointed: 26.02.18   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Diminishing Differences, 6th Form
Link Governor role/remit - None
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - No
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 100%

JUDITH MEE   Date Appointed: 23.09.19   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Diminishing Differences
Link Governor role/remit - None
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - Yes, Educational Consultant for South Glos. Council
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - No
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 100%

ADAM MILLS
Date Appointed: 5 October 2016   Term of Office - 2 years
Committees - Achievement, Quality & Curriculum
Link Governor role/remit - Health & Safety
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - No
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 100%

MIKE PROTTEY   Date Appointed: 26.02.18   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Resources, Achievement, Diminishing Differences
Link Governor role/remit - Vice Chair of Governors, Science
Who Appointed - Governing Body
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 94%

GEOFFREY SLATER   Date Appointed: 26.02.18            Term of Office -  3 years
Committees - 6th Form, Resources, Quality & Curriculum
Link Governor role/remit - SEND and Safeguarding
Who Appointed - Governing Body 
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None 
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None 
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - None                                                                                   
Percentage of 2019-20 governor meetings attended - 85%

 

 Associate Members:                                                                                                  

  • Joanne Hewitt, Assistant Headteacher, Brimsham Green School
  • Andrew Martin, Assistant Headteacher, Brimsham Green School
  • Terry Redfern, Head of Finance,Business and Administration, Brimsham Green School
  • Julie Revans, Assistant Headteacher, Brimsham Green School 
  • Stuart Thomas, Assistant Headteacher, Brimsham Green School

Clerk to Governors:                                                                                                        

  • Zoe Williams

The following link provides more information regarding the role of Governors:
South Gloucestershire Governors Information