The Local Governing Board (LGB) is made up of representatives from parents, staff and the local community and works with the school to achieve the best possible education for all the children.
The governors help the school towards raising standards, support the Headteacher and staff, monitor and evaluate the progress the school makes towards its priorities and targets and is accountable to the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) for the overall performance of the school and the strategic decisions made.
The full LGB meets five times a year and there are three sub-committees which monitor particular areas in more detail, Ethos, Finance & Premises and Teaching & Learning.
If you would like more information on the role of the governors, then please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The members of the Local Governing Board (at January 2018) are as follows:-
Anthony Fletcher Rogers (AFR) – (Chair, MAT Appointed) Term of office ends 1.4.2021
I am a parent at the school and have been a Governor since the Kingshill became an Academy in April 2013, becoming Chair in March 2015. I work in Information Technology in Bristol, so I have always had a focus on the way technology can be used effectively as well as being the Governor representative on the E-Safety Committee.
As Chair of Governors, I have been privileged to be part of the journey the school has been on and to lead a committed team who bring a wide range of skills to provide strategic direction and challenge to the school. I have recently been elected as the LGB representative on the Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust’s Board, which gives me a greater insight into the strategic vision of the Trust, as well as being able to provide a governors’ perspective in the way governance in the Trust is developed.
Darren Watts (DW) – (Vice-Chair, Finance & Premises Committee Chair, Parent Governor)
I have been a Parent Governor for the last two years and I am Chair of the Finance & Premises Committee. My experience as an accountant means that I can support the school with revising budgets and plans and providing challenge to financial decisions being made. Having two children who attended Kingshill and moved to Nailsea School; also Ruby and Sam who are currently at the school, I have a keen interest in helping the local Governing Board make the right decisions for the best interests of the school. As a Parent Governor, if you have any questions about, what we do or anything you want raised, just get in touch with the office or email me email@example.com
Jan Thomson (JT) – (Headteacher) Term of office ends 1.1.2022
Elizabeth Everitt (EE) – (Ethos Committee Chair, MAT Appointed) Term of office ends 1.4.2021
I have been a MAT appointed Governor on the Local Governing Board since Kingshill Church School became an academy in 2013. I bring to the board experience as a primary school teacher, a governor, and grandmother of primary and secondary age children. I serve on the Teaching and Learning Committee and as chair of the Ethos Committee.
I have been an active member of Christ Church since moving to Nailsea in 1992 and believe passionately in the values of our Church school and the importance of its links with the parish church. I feel very much part of the ‘Kingshill Family’, and am so proud of its continually increasing success in providing the highest quality education for all its children.
Philippa Pearce (PP) – (MAT appointed) Term of office ends 03.06.2019
I have lived in Nailsea for about nine years. As a tutor for university students with Specific Learning Difficulties, such as dyslexia, I hear first hand of the lasting impact, positive or negative, schools and teachers can have. Because of this, I am happy to be on the Ggoverning Board at Kingshill. I am on the Ethos Committee, being a member of Nailsea Baptist Church.
Roger Evans (RE) – (Finance & Premises Committee, MAT appointed) Term of office ends 29.11.2021
My Career was working as a Civil Servant in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. I worked in London and Bristol on various projects which I found interesting and fulfilling. I took early retirement in 1991 and was the administrator for Victim Support for several years; also I was involved with the setting up of Wellspring Counselling and then counselling with them and with Network in Bristol. Recently I have been the administrator of ‘The Nailsea-Uganda Water Project’ where we raised money for the Ugandans to build water tanks to catch rain water from their roofs. I am also very involved with Southfield Church and various ecumenical events.
Because of my interest in engineering I would want to encourage the children at Kingshill to be inspired and to see the wonders of science and the possibilities of engineering.
I have four children, (three of whom were taught at ‘Pound Lane’ School – as it was known then), twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Consequently I have a good reason to be interested with education and seeing Christian values being developed in the school environment.
I am a Foundation Governor with strong links to Christ Church, Nailsea where my wife and I have worshipped since our arrival in Nailsea 31 years ago. I have been a past Governor and Chair of Governors at Wraxall Primary School, and I also served on the Board of Governor’s at City of Bristol College for 8 years. In addition, I also served on the Board of ‘The Link’ at Nailsea School.
I am now retired, but when I was still working I spent many hours helping school children of all ages to appreciate what opportunities existed for them in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to draw on my previous involvement with the education sector and to get involved with the future development of our school.
Corina Russell (Parent governor)
I have lived in Nailsea all my life and attended Kingshill Church School many years ago when it was known as Christchurch Junior School.
When I left school, I started my career as an Office Assistant and over the years worked my way up to Office Manager and qualified in Human Resources before I left to have my children. I now work part time in a customer facing role which involves working with and helping people which I love, this allows me to focus on my children’s education and their upbringing.
I wanted to get more involved with my children’s education and their school and felt that I could offer my various education, business and parent experiences to help Kingshill Church School be the very best it can be for staff, students and parents.
Magdalena Bartel (Parent governor)
I am a mother to three children aged 7,3 and 1, Polish national with an English husband. Since coming to the UK in 2006 I have lived in Hounslow and Guildford. I have been a stay at home mum since my first child was born in 2010. Before that I was manageress in a branch of Café Kix, based in an office block. I moved to Nailsea in April 2016 while my daughter was in the reception year. Moving somewhere where we didn’t know anyone and changing schools was not the easiest of experiences. However, the support from the school staff and community made me feel very welcome. I have become a parent governor, because I would like to give something back to this community.
I have no previous experience as a governor nor have I worked within the education system, which is a bit scary, although it does mean I can bring a fresh perspective and an independent eye to the governing board. I feel, as every other parent does, that my children deserve the best possible education. Kingshill has seen a huge amount of improvement over the past few years. As a parent governor I hope to be part of a team that can continue to move the school forward for the benefit of all the children. I also believe parental support and involvement plays a significant role in the school life.
If you have any questions about, what we do or anything you want raised, just get in touch with the office or email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Prescott (DP) – (Associate Governor) Term of office ends 11.5.2019
Revd. Tony Roake (AR) – Ethos (Associate Governor, Chaplain) Term of office ends 24.3.2018
There is a Governance Handbook which is a reference point for all Governors. Click here to access this document through the DfE website
For key information regarding Annual Accounts and Trustees, please click the links below to take you to the relevant sections of the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust website: