Welcome to our Governors' section. This is a team of committed individuals made up of parents, staff and members of the community. They help lead and manage the school, taking a major role in areas such as recruitment, strategic planning and monitoring.
As the current Chair of Governors I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in the ‘community’ that is Brentry Primary School. I have chosen the word ‘community’ because the school is more than just the staff and the children but also the parents, carers, volunteers and Governors who are joined together to ensure that the pupils’ education and care is of the highest standard.
The Governing Body are all volunteers who have the ultimate responsibility for the leadership and management of the school in relation to the children’s education, finance, staffing, recruitment and the management of the school’s facilities. This all sounds very grand but the Governors can be best described as ‘critical friends’. They include parents, community representatives and people appointed by the Local Authority. They all bring specific required skills and talents to the Governing Body. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Governor should contact the school and express an interest.
The operational and daily leadership of the school is still firmly vested in the Head Teacher, who together with two members of staff also forms part of the Governing Body. Your feedback and ideas in relation to Brentry Primary School are always welcome and will always be considered and, where appropriate, acted upon. Remember we do not know unless you tell us.
If you wish to contact the Governors, please write to me via the school (Brentry Primary School, Brentry Lane, Bristol BS10 6RG) or email me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr Christopher Pullin
Chair of Governors
Chair of Governors
Mr Christopher Pullin
Vice Chair of Governors
Mr Peter Ellwood
Finance & Resources – Mr Peter Ellwood
Strategic Development – Mrs Sarah Swann
Committee Vice Chairs
Finance & Resources – Mr Lee Hannan
Strategic Development - Mrs Ruth Owen
Community/Co-opted Governors Term of Office
Miss Claire Ransom 09 Oct 2017 to 08 Oct 2021
Ms Frances Ripley 09 Oct 2017 to 08 Oct 2021
Mrs Cynthia Reynolds 06 Jan 2019 to 05 Jan 2023
Mr Christopher Pullin 06 Jan 2019 to 05 Jan 2023
Mrs Sarah Swann 06 Jan 2019 to 05 Jan 2023
Mrs Ruth Owen 06 Jan 2019 to 05 Jan 2023
Mrs Lucy Matthews 14 May 2018 to 13 May 2022
Parent Governors Term of Office
Mr Lee Hannan 02 Oct 2018 to 01 Oct 2022
Mrs Wendy Lacey 02 Oct 2018 to 01 Oct 2022
Staff Governors Term of Office
Mrs Lizzie Ochiltree 04 Mar 2018 to 03 Mar 2022
Authority Governor Term of Office
Mr Peter Ellwood 08 Jul 2018 to 07 Jul 2022
Mr Geraint Clarke is also a governor of the school ex officio
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs Joanne Hyde
Term of Office
An individual will be appointed to the governing body for a maximum of 4 years, at which time they are subject to re-election if they wish to continue.
Sarah Swann, Ruth Owen, Christopher Pullin, Peter Ellwood, Lucy Matthews, Claire Ransom, Geraint Clarke, Lizzie Ochiltree, Frances Ripley.
Finance & Resources
Peter Ellwood, Christopher Pullin, Geraint Clarke, Lee Hannan, Wendy Lacey, Cynthia Reynolds, Hannah Jack (Associate Governor).
Christopher Pullin, Sarah Swann (CP), Geraint Clarke, Hannah Jack, Claire Ransom, Lee Hannan (H&S).
Wellbeing Governor – Wendy Lacey
SEND Governor – Sarah Swann
CIC Governor – Sarah Swann
Pupil Premium Governor – Christopher Pullin
Attendance Governor - Christopher Pullin
Prevent Duty Governor - Christopher Pullin
Computing Governor – Peter Ellwood
Numeracy Governor – Peter Ellwood
Literacy Governor – Lucy Matthews
Health & Safety Governor - Lee Hannan
Associate Governor – Hannah Jack
Reception Class Link Governor – Ruth Owen
Year 1 Link Governor – Peter Ellwood
Year 2 Link Governor – Frances Ripley/Sarah Swann
Year 3 Link Governor – Lucy Matthews
Year 4 Link Governor – Christopher Pullin/Cynthia Reynolds
Year 5 Link Governor – Wendy Lacey
Year 6 Link Governor – Lee Hannan
Pupil Discipline - Christopher Pullin
Pupil Discipline Appeals - Cynthia Reynolds / Ruth Owen
Head’s Performance Review Committee - Christopher Pullin / Peter Ellwood / Cynthia Reynolds
Head’s Performance Review Appeals Governor - Ruth Owen
Self-Evaluation Panel (SEF Panel) - Cynthia Reynolds / Ruth Owen / Christopher Pullin / Peter Ellwood
Pay/Appraisal Committee - Christopher Pullin / Peter Ellwood/ Cynthia Reynolds
Pay Appeals Committee - Sarah Swann / Ruth Owen/ Wendy Lacey
Children’s Centre Liaison Governor – Christopher Pullin
Association of Bristol Governor’s Representative (ABG) - Rotated
GDPR - Peter Ellwood
Online Safety - Peter Ellwood
Christopher Pullin - Chris's son in law owns the local cleaning company called Cosmic Hygene.
Lee Hannan - Lee is employed as Senior Specialist Category Contract Manager for Bristol City Council.