Karina James-Wiltshire (Co-Chair of Governors)
I became a governor of the Federation in 2016, as my daughter is a pupil at The Park School, and I really wanted to support the school. I am originally a Brummie and came to Bristol in 2000 to complete my law degree, followed by my Barrister qualification. I was called to the Bar but I am not a practising barrister, instead I am a corporate lawyer and work at Jordans Corporate Law Limited a Vistra company.
I am really pleased to join the board as Parent Governor as my daughter is currently in Year 3, and my son will be attending next year, so I am committed to supporting the Senior Leadership Team in driving the best outcomes for the children in our two schools within the Federation. I have over 20 years’ experience working for a large Retailer, most recently as Finance Manager and prior to that, I was a Store Manager of several large stores, so I intend to put those business skills to effective use as a Governor to support our schools and the continued excellent education of our children
Pamela Casbon (Co-opted Governor)
I have been a Governor for over 10 years originally elected as a parent governor at Parkwall school. Having previously worked as an engineer, I now work in a support role in a Further Education college. I am a governor because I want the children in our communities to receive the best possible education.
Vanessa Ravenscroft (Parent Governor)
As a parent of a child at Parkwall Primary I have always been keen to support the school in practical ways. I’ve had the pleasure of helping in my son’s reception and year 1 classes and was bowled over by the level of teaching, commitment and enthusiasm shown by the staff. I put myself forward as a parent governor as I want to continue to support the Federation further but in a more strategic way. I have worked in the charity sector for ten years and have experience in resources management, strategy development and sustainability. I want to use these skills to support the Federation to ensure that the schools continue to provide the best educational experience possible for our children.
Daniel Moore (LA Governor)
Both of my daughters attend the Park school, where their experience has been excellent to date. I want to contribute to the Federation’s continued improvement and development; to ensure that all children’s school experience is as inclusive, diverse and developmentally challenging as it can possibly be. I am passionately committed to this and to improving the outcomes for children at this stage in their lives and beyond. I have fifteen years of experience in public policy and stakeholder engagement, and currently work for a Higher Education research funding body where I have specialised in a range of policy areas including university leadership and governance, market regulation and student access and participation.
Ann Reed (Co-opted Governor)
I have been a Governor for many years in our Authority, having started as a Teacher Governor in Gloucestershire. I am married with one daughter and I am a retired teacher from the Primary sector. I am interested in all aspects of Governance and have been used by the LA as an Associate Governor in many schools over the years. I have also clerked several Governing Bodies and find being a Governor both interesting and rewarding. I am adaptable to different ways of working, but in all schools I am there to try to get the best for all pupils of whatever ability and help them achieve their very best.
Glen Bickle (Staff Governor)
I am in my fifth year of teaching at the Park and have well and truly taken the school and its community in to my heart. After successfully completing my first year of teaching in year five, the rest of my time has been spent in year six and I have thoroughly enjoyed preparing our pupils for the transition to secondary school. In my time at the school, I have also spent four years jointly leading Mathematics and have a real passion for continuing to improve the teaching and learning of this. I also love running numerous sports clubs and help coach many of the teams at weekly competitions. Seeing our pupils thrive has been and always will be the main reason I teach.