Welcome to our Governors' page, where you can find out about the Local Governing Body of Ashton Vale Primary School.
This page will provide further information on Local Governing Board (LGB) information including: membership; who to contact; Governors' declarations of interest and roles & responsibilities. We hope you find this helpful.
Ashton Vale Primary's Local Governing Board are working together with another GGLT primary school, Luckwell Primary, meeting in collaboration as a joint LGB sharing knowledge, ideas and best practice. To find out more about Luckwell's governors please follow the link:
For information on becoming a Governor and details of any Governor vacancies, please click the vacancies section at the bottom of this page.
Local Governing Board
Mrs Kathy ClarkeLGB Chair and Co-opted Governor
Mrs Kathy Clarke
I have been on the Governing Body for over 5 years. Â My children attended Ashton Vale Primary. Â I have two children at Ashton Park School. Â I have a finance background and am very happy to be Chair as I want to contribute to the future of the school.
Mr Brad ArthurHead of School
Mr Brad Arthur
Brad was appointed Head of School in September 2020 and is a governor by virtue of office.
Miss Megan WarwickStaff Local Governor
Miss Megan Warwick
Megan joined the Local Governing Board as a Staff Local Governor on 16 September 2022. Â She is a member of the KS1 teaching staff.
Mrs Kat Sanders-SmithParent Local Governor
Mrs Kat Sanders-Smith
My name is Kat Sanders-Smith, I'm a mum to two children. Â I'm a people-person and I've been told I'm thought of as friendly and approachable.
I have previously worked as Vice Secretary on the Parent Management Committee at Ashton Vale Pre-school. Â The Parent Governor role is a wonderful chance to build-on my experience and I am delighted to have a role where I can give something back to the school community.
All of my career experience has involved working with people from all sorts of different backgrounds; listening and effective communication has always been key to my varied roles and I have enjoyed that aspect.
Ashton Vale is such a friendly and kind community, I am eager for the opportunity to be more involved with an important part of it.
Mr Martin FloydParent Local Governor
Mr Martin Floyd
My name is Martin, I have one child at the school and one child who left this year for secondary school. Â I bring a wide and varied range of knowledge and experiences gained over the years to the governing board. Â I have run a small business as well as working for larger corporations. Â I sit on the Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade Committee and have helped with lantern making with the children at the school. Â I work as part of the team of governors that supports the HT, staff and most importantly, the wellbeing and safety of all the children.
Mr Owen DukesCo-opted Governor
Mr Owen Dukes
I'm Owen, a Physical Geography and Geology graduate who has worked in quarrying, construction and now education in Bristol. Â I love Ashton, so much so I now proudly call it home. Â I used to be a H&S Officer with another multi-academy trust in and around Bristol, but now I work as a HSE Inspector. Â Outside of work I'm a Bears fan and enjoy all sports, playing 11 a side and 6 a side football weekly as long as my knees and ankles hold out. Â When I'm not working or down at Ashton Gate you will find me spending weekends in the mountains and generally outdoors.
Miss Kylie ThomasCo-opted Governor
Miss Kylie Thomas
I have been working in Bristol now for a couple of years and am eager to be more involved in, and contribute to, the local communities.
I am passionate about the importance of the Early Years in schools and in ensuring all children get the best possible experience from their education from birth through to adulthood. To me, the earliest years are crucial and developing strong curriculums in safe and inspiring environments is key.
I currently work for the Department for Education delivering the Experts and Mentors Programme for the Early Years Education Recovery, to help provide those most in need with quality experts and mentors to drive improvements in their settings.
Outside of work you’ll find me either in a BSL class or up a mountain enjoying the fresh air!
Mrs Sharon BennettClerk to Governors
Mrs Sharon Bennett
Hello, I'm the clerk to governors and have been supporting the governing body for eight years.
For many years I worked at an executive board level, supporting the chairperson, CEO and directors, as well as involvement in company secretarial aspects, of a Bristol-based Plc organisation.
During the years my children were at preschool, I worked in a voluntary role as secretary of the parent management committee and subsequently was involved as a member of the PTA at Ashton Vale Primary School.
Helping others, compassion, honesty and fairness are all important to me.
I love learning new things and have a passion for the natural world and natural history.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family; I'm very lucky to have two lovely children who attended Ashton Vale Primary School and have now moved on to secondary school.
Governors are always happy to talk with parents over any aspects of the school and will endeavour to meet you as soon as possible. If you have any suggestions or issues that you wish to discuss with our Chair of Governors, please contact the school office to arrange a meeting:
Tel: 0117 903 0383
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Email the Chair direct: LGBChair@ashtonvale.bristol.sch.uk
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- AVPS LGB Meetings Attendance 2021 22
- Declarations of Interest 2021 22 August 2022
- Declarations of Interest May 2023
- GGLT Scheme of Delegation Dec 2022
- Local Governing Body Membership for Website 2021 22 August 22
- Local Governing Body Membership for Website 2022 23 May 2023
GGLT Academy Governance Information
As a member of Gatehouse Green Learning Trust, further Governance information can be found here:
If you are interested in becoming a Governor at our school, please contact the school office or email the LGB Clerk to Governors to arrange an informal meeting with our Chair of Governors.
Tel: 0117 903 0383
Further information on becoming a Governor can be found at:
Please watch the YouTube Videos below to find out more: Make an Impact - Become a Governor