Roger Coales (LA Governor)
I am a local authority appointed governor. I was a local councillor for the part of Kingswood where the Park School is located for 28 years and for the period 2003-2011 I was my Party’s Spokesperson on Education. In my previous life I was a secondary school teacher of Business Studies. So I believe I can offer some knowledge of education both at school and local authority level and a background in understanding the finances and personnel issues faced by schools.
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.
Paul Cozens (Co-opted Governor)
The Park School has always been a massive part of my life and always will be, as a child I attended the school and also my three children. I have always been committed to the role as Governor willing to learn and challenge procedures if needs arose. Having worked within financial services for over fifteen years I have plenty of experience analysing performance data and efficiencies also overcoming obstacles on a daily basis.
Pamela Casbon (Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors)
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.
Rebekah Francom (Parent Governor)
I have 2 children who are very happy at Park Primary school and I was really proud to be elected as parent governor. Alongside the other governors, I am enjoying challenging and supporting the senior leadership team (SLT) to achieve the very best possible outcomes for the children – the very reason we all care so much about what we do. In my ‘day job’ I am a member of the SLT for a higher education college; I believe that the experience I have from this position is really useful in helping me to understand what happens in the Federation, together with giving me valuable skills that help me to serve the schools well.
Su Head (Co-opted Governor)
A very active member to the Federation on many levels. Honest speaking, dedicated, committed, passionate about the schools becoming ‘outstanding’ with the ability to challenge. Good attendance. A Parent of the Park, the Chair of the Friends, with Community awards to her name, backed with financial expertise, managerial and business experience, tenacity, common sense, attention to detail and a willingness to listen, improve and learn
Steve Paines (Co-opted Governor)
I have served on the Federations Governing Body for six years. I have attended Governor training including OFSTED and Safeguarding. I am a senior trade union rep in a Local Authority and am experienced in negotiation and staffing issues including discipline and grievance.
I am a qualified teacher and have a part time contract with Weston College, rated OFSTED outstanding. I want to develop teaching best practice in the Federation to give the children from our community the best start possible.
Mr Christopher Larke-Phillips (Governor)
Headteacher at Parkwall School