Governors

You will find lots of information relating to how the Governing Body works here at Pucklechurch Primary. Documents can be downladed from the 'Useful Documents' section on this page. 

Governing Body Members: 

Stuart Young

Appointed 1 September 2015

Ex Officio

Hello! As vicar of Pucklechurch I am an ex-officio member of the governing body at Pucklechurch Primary which is a Church of England, Voluntary Controlled (CE VC) school. My role is to maintain and establish the Christian ethos of the school, foster and encourage links between church and school and support the children and all the adults who work there in whatever capacity. Before becoming a vicar I taught in secondary schools and moved to the village in 2000. I frequently lead school assembly. 

Joanna Froud  

Appointed 17 May 2018

(Co-Opted governor)

Having recently moved to Pucklechurch with my young family, I was keen to become involved in the local community and hopefully make use of my experience and skills as a secondary school English teacher and SLT member. I am now a Governor and member of the Data team. I look forward to supporting the achievements of our local community school and ensuring that all students thrive in their environment to achieve their full potential.

Tracey Ward:

I took over the role of clerk to the governors on 1st January 2019. I've been the School Administrator here at Pucklechurch since March 2016 and am part of the safeguarding team. I'm very much looking forward to supporting the governors as well the school as a whole.

Sophia Miller:

Appointed 12 January 2019

(Staff governor) 

I am the Staff Governor and I teach Year 1.. I am in my 7th year at Pucklechurch and I am also the English subject leader. My role is to act as a link between the staff within the school and the governoring body. 

Michael Walker:

I am an Associate Member.

I have lived and worked in Pucklechurch for the past 20 years, and have 2 children who have attended the school. I believe in making a positive impact in the community and helping others to achieve their best, working as part of the governor’s team and running a local business.

Deb Leonard:

Appointed 12 July 2017

(Parent Governor)

I am a Parent Governor.  I am part of the Assessment and Data team and the Governors Sports Champion. I have two children at the school and I am a keen hockey player. I am eager to support the whole school community in all aspects of school life and would like to see every child reach their potential. I feel privileged to be involved with Pucklechurch Primary School

Laura Skidmore:

Appointed 17 July 2019

(Vice Chair & Foundation governor)

I am a foundation governor. I attend

St Thomas a Becket, the church linked to the school and have done so since I was a child. I have lived in Pucklechurch for over 35 years and I also attended Pucklechurch Primary School as a child. My two children now attend the school. As a foundation governor, I hope to maintain and promote strong links between the church and school and local community. I also am a member of the Curriculum Team and am the Early Years governor where I support the school and staff in delivering a successful framework for the curriculum through the school and especially the Early Years Team.

Stuart Farrag:

Appointed 26 September 2019

(LEA governor & Chair of governors)

As a previous pupil (circa 1970) of Pucklechurch Primary School, I am very pleased to be given the opportunity to take a role of Co-Opted Governor. Having very strong roots in the village and community, I recently returned to Pucklechurch following a full military career serving as an Army Officer around the globe. Having a keen interest in education, community spirit and living and working in a safe environment, I hope to be able to support the development of the school in whichever way I am able.

Chris Roberts:

Appointed 26 September 2019

(Parent governor) 

Originally from Torquay I moved to Bristol in 2007 for work.  I have lived in Pucklechurch for 10 years with my wife Sara and two children, Jack (7) and Tom (4), who both attend Pucklechurch primary school in year 3 and reception respectively.

I’m a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering.

Sue Williams:

Appointed 7 October 2019

(Co-Opted Governor)

I moved to Pucklechurch from Yate 19 years ago and have always taken a keen interest in community life here.  I originally started work as a lunchtime supervisor at Pucklechurch Primary School, before taking a role as Administrative Assistant in the School Office.  As a Governor I hope to be able to make some positive contributions towards the development of the school.

Ross Orton:

Appointed 1 September 2018

(Associate Member)

I am the Deputy Headteacher at Pucklechurch. I am also the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Inclusion Lead, as well as leading on other subjects across the curriculum and teaching and learning more widely throughout school.

Associate Members: Ross Orton & Mike Walker

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