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 Body membership; who to contact; Governors' declarations of interest, roles & responsibilities, together with newsletters and information. We hope you find this helpful.
For information on becoming a Governor and details of any Governor vacancies, please click the vacancies section at the bottom of this page.
Meet the Governors
Mr Stuart McClellandExecutive Head Teacher
Mr Stuart McClelland
Stuart became Head at Luckwell Primary in 2018 and led a hugely successful team effort to improve teaching and results.
He is an experienced leader, having taught and led in several Bristol schools over many years and he is now Executive Head Teacher (September 2020), sharing his skills, knowledge and expertise with other schools in the Gatehouse Green Learning Trust.
Staff Local Governor Vacancy
Staff Local Governor Vacancy
Mrs Kathy ClarkeLGB Chair and Co-opted Governor
Mrs Kathy Clarke
I have been on the Governing Body for over 5 years. My children attended Ashton Vale Primary. I have two children at Ashton Park School. I have a finance background and am very happy to be Chair as I want to contribute to the future of the school.
Mrs Kat Sanders-SmithParent Local Governor
Mrs Kat Sanders-Smith
My name is Kat Sanders-Smith, I'm a mum to two children. 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. 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 two children at the school. I bring a wide and varied range of knowledge and experiences gained over the years to the governing board. I have run a small business as well as working for larger corporations. I sit on the Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade Committee and have helped with lantern making with the children at the school. 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. I love Ashton, so much so I now proudly call it home. I'm currently a H&S Officer with another multi-academy trust in and around Bristol. 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. When I'm not working or down at Ashton Gate you will find me spending weekends in the mountains and generally outdoors.
Mrs Eve CoxCo-opted Governor
Mrs Eve Cox
I have lived in BS3 for five years and have two young children. I have a background in Primary Education and I currently work for Bristol's SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support) service. I am passionate about ensuring all children and young people are given an equal chance at reaching their potential.
Mr Alastair ToddCo-opted Governor
Mr Alastair Todd
Alastair is a Civil Engineer living and working in South Bristol. He is a keen sailor and rugby player and enjoys coaching both in the local area. He enjoys being outside, especially at the coast and occasionally has a beard.
Miss Georgina ScholefieldCo-opted Governor
Miss Georgina Scholefield
I have recently joined as a Governor after having moved to the local area. I have a background in accountancy, working with organisations across a variety of sectors. I am looking forward to using my experience to provide support to the school wherever possible and to being part of the local community.
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 2020 21
- Declarations of Interest Mar 2022
- Local Governing Body Membership for Website 2020 21 July 21
- Local Governing Body Membership for Website 2021 22 Mar 22
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
Are you interested in or do you have a background in education? Could you offer your skills to strengthen our school's Local Governing Board?
Ashton Vale Primary School are looking for Governors who can bring new skills and expertise to their Local Governing Board.
As well as our own unique identity, we are proud to be part of the Gatehouse Green Learning Trust with a shared vision and common set of values.
Ideal candidates should have an enthusiasm to learn and be interested in children's education. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone with a background in education, but it is not essential as long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn.
Becoming a Governor is a voluntary role; it can be an extremely rewarding experience and provides an opportunity to learn new skills, whilst making a difference to children's education.
Please note that all Governors appointed are subject to identity and enhanced DBS checks.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor at our school, please email the LGB Clerk to Governors at: LGBClerk@ashtonvale.bristol.sch.uk
or visit our school website and Governors’ page for further information about our school: http://ashtonvale.bristol.sch.uk
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