North Bradley

CE Primary School

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Welcome to our Governors’ section.


The Board of Governors of North Bradley Primary School meet regularly in order to ensure that the best possible broad and balanced education is provided for all the children attending the school to enable them to reach their full potential and for them to be given the opportunities and confidence to prepare for their next steps in life.

The Governors ensure responsibility for the children's wellbeing and safety.

By working closely with the senior leadership of the school, they also ensure that the Christian values of tolerance, inclusiveness and forgiveness , amongst others, are upheld.

Meet the Governors  

Kelandie Ash  (Headteacher) - Staff Governor - Ex Officio

Committees; Staffing & Curriculum and Finance & Premises

Date of Appointment: 01/09/2016   Term of Office: 1/09/16 - ongoing 

Business / other interest: Nil 






Tracey Baxter (Deputy Headteacher) - Staff Governor

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Head of KS2, Leading Maths Teacher

Date of Appointment: 01/01/2003   Term of Office: 30/09/2021 - 30/09/2025

Business / other interests: Nil 



Allister Belcher  - Parent Governor 

Committee: Finance & Premises 

Areas of responsibility: Health and safety

Date of Appointment: 13/10/16     Term of Office:  01/10/20  - 01/10/24

Business/other interests: Delivery of school lunches & school cleaning contract.

Personal Statement: 

I am a small business owner who lives in the village. I have been a parent governor since 

October 2016. I am responsible for health and safety in the school. I am currently Chair for

the Finance and Premises committee.  



Kay Cadby Co-opted Governor (Chair) 

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Areas of Responsibility: PP and Disadvantaged.  

Date of Appointment: 01/02/2010 Term of Office: 02/02/2022 - 01/02/2026

Business/other interest: Nil 

Personal Statement: I have been a school governor since 2010 and currently I am the early years (Reception) link governor.  I have a child at North Bradley School.
I am a tutor at the AECC University College in Bournemouth and I am the Director of Academic Affairs for the Royal College of Chiropractors. I have recently taken on the role of British Education Commissioner for the International Federation of Sports Chiropractors, responsible for monitoring the content and certification of postgraduate education in Sports Chiropractic. 


Oliver Learmont  - Foundation Governor  - Vice Chair of Governors

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum

Areas of responsibility: Music & Collective Worship

Date of Appointment: 03/09/18    Term of Office: 04/09/2022 - 03/09/2026

Business/other interests: Nil 

Personal Statement:



Linda Morgan - Co-opted Governor

Committee: Staffing and Curriculum 

Date of appointment: 10/10/22          Term of office: 10/10/22 - 10/10/26

Area of responsibility: RE / collective worship. 

Business / other interest : Is an HLTA / TA at North Bradley CE Primary School

Personal Statement: I have been working in primary education for approximately 20 years. My interests out of work include working with my church and the community, bringing people together. I am currently working on 'Going for Gold', an Eco project being promoted by the Church of England. Its Mission is to bring wildlife back into churchyards and to enable church buildings to be as environmentally friendly as possible; not always easy when your church dates back to the 13th century! 



Alex Tucker - Parent Governor 

Committee: Finance and Premises

Area of responsibility: SEND and pupil premium.  

Date of appointment : 10/10/22            Term of Office: 21/11/2022 - 20/11/2026

Business / other interest: 

Personal statement : Having moved to North Bradley in 2016 and now having my two children attend the school. I have always been keen to support the school and governors. Coming from a background of IT and spending my working day within the education sector, its nice to be able to give something back. I have been really impressed by all members of staff and the wider governors who show a real passion and commitment to the children of North Bradley



Russell Willsmer - LA governor 

Committee: Staffing and curriculum

Area of responsibility: SEND 

Date of appointment: 24/10/22             Term of office: 21/11/2022 - 20/11/2026  

Business / other interest : 

Personal statement: 

I am currently a Parish Councillor for North Bradley. I have a Grandson in the school, and am pleased with the Teaching he gets.

I work as a Dementia Support worker, which gives me a deep understanding of individuals with issues. I feel the job assists me to carry out my duties as a Governor.



Nicola Demski - Parent Governor 

Committee: Staffing and curriculum

Area of responsibility: Behaviour

Date of appointment :            Term of Office: 01/12/2022 - 30/11/2026

Business / other interest: 

Personal statement : I am a parent governor, currently with one child at North Bradley. I have been a primary school teacher since 2011. Throughout my time teaching, I have developed a particular interest within the English and Spoken Language curriculum areas.


Charlie Gillies - Parent Governor 

Committee: Finance and Premises

Area of responsibility:   Safeguarding 

Date of appointment :  01/12/2022      Term of Office: 30/11/2026

Business / other interest: 

Personal statement :

My name is Charley Gillies and I have lived in North Bradley for over 10 years. I was inspired to become a parent governor, because as a parent of two children at North Bradley Primary School, I was impressed by all the hard work which goes into providing the supportive and nurturing environment that North Bradley School offers our children.


I believe that children can only learn if they are supported both emotionally and socially and I am proud of all the North Bradley School does to make it such an Inclusive learning environment for our children.


I have worked in Secondary Education for over 20 years and I work at John of Gaunt School as a Geography teacher and year 7 form tutor, which means I am familiar with the education system and how schools operate. I am looking forward to extending my involvement within the school and helping to maintain its excellent standards in my role as parent governor.




James Jones - Parent Governor 

Committee: Finance and Premises

Area of responsibility:   Attendance 

Date of appointment :  01/12/2022      Term of Office: 01/12/2022 - 30/11/2026

Business / other interest: 

Personal statement : I currently work for the Royal Navy as a Meteorologist- Oceanographist and spent time 5 years as a Hydrographer.  I'm a parent governor and have a child attending North Bradley . I also have another child in the associated pre school.


Chris Elven - Co-opted 

Committee: Finance and Premises

Area of responsibility: 

Date of appointment : 20/03/2024   Term of Office: 20/03/2024 - 19/03/2028

Business / other interest: 

Personal statement :


Clerk to the Governors; Amanda Noakes. 




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Members who have stepped down 

Meeting minutes – 2021-22

Governor Meetings 

Details of the Full Governing Body meetings planned for 2021-2022 are available from the school office.


Governor Attendance