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Colston's Primary School A Co-operative Academy

Celebrating Diversity, Learning Together

Colston's Primary School Governors

  • The governors of Colston’s Primary School are elected volunteers charged with shaping the overarching vision for school

  • The governors set the school's strategy, make key decisions and monitor school activities, in relation to the school's vision and objectives

  •  Colston's Primary is a Co-operative Academy Trust and the governors are also the Academy Trust Trustees


Niklas Serning and Emma Gledhill co-opted onto the governing body for their skills and expertise 13th June 2017

School Name Consultation launched Wednesday June 14th 2017

Who are the current school governors?

Kate Swainson Price

Kate Swainson Price 

Parent Governor, elected 11 May 2015, Chair, elected 11 March 2016


Nick Woodroffe

Nick Woodroffe 

Co-opted Governor, elected 1 June 2015, Acting Chair of Outcomes, SEND Governor (statutory requirement)

Katy Dunscombe

Katy Dunscombe 

Co-opted Governor, elected 7 July 2014, Looked After Children and Attendance Governor (statutory requirement)






Pauline Allen

Pauline Allen 

Community Governor, elected 11 March 2016, Health and Safety Governor (satutory requirement)


Emily Warren Ballard, Community Governor

Emily Warren-Ballard

Community Governor, elected 11 March 2016


Sally Reardon, Parent Governor

Sally Reardon

Parent Governor, elected 26 May 2017

Alex Bell Headteacher

Alex Bell

Headteacher and Principal Advisor to the Governors

Appointed January 2016

Kate Patience, Acting School Business Manager

Kate Patience

Acting Business Manager, Non-voting attendee and business advisor to the governors

Appointed September 2016 and re-appointed for 2017/18


Leanne Sowersby, Clerk

Leanne Sowersby

Clerk to the Governors, Appointed June 2015

Governors first point of contact:


Would you like to be a governor? Do you know anybody with the right skills and time to commit who may be interested?

Current governor vacancies:

  • 2 co-opted governors (accountancy and law skills needed)
  • 1 community governor (residing within 1 mile of the school)
  • 2 staff governors

For further information and expressions of interest please contact the clerk on in the first instance

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2016/17 available below: 

FGB Minutes 2016-09-12.pdfDownload
FGB Minutes 2016-10-14.pdfDownload
FGB Minutes 2016-12-05.pdfDownload
FGB Minutes 2017-02-10.pdfDownload
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