North Bradley

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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:




Kay Cadby Co-opted Governor 


Committee: Staffing & Curriculum


Areas of Responsibility: Early Years and Phonics.


Date of Appointment: 01/02/2010 Term of Office: 01/02/18 - 01/02/22


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 2 children 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. 



Becky Denmeade (Chair)

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum


Areas of Responsibility: Parent forums


Date of Appointment: 30/09/21 Term of Office: 30/09/21 - 30/09/25


Business/ other interest: Nil


Personal Statement:  I am Deputy Head and SENDCo at The Grove Primary School and have worked alongside a number of staff from North Bradley as part of a number of collaborative projects locally. Prior to becoming Deputy Head and SENDCo, I taught in Year 2, Year 4 and EYFS at The Grove and have a passion for working with children which I now get to channel into school development on  a broader level. 

In my free time I like to stay active and have continued to enjoy running after completing the Bath Half Marathon in March 2020. 

Having worked at The Grove for a total of 7 years I am excited to now work alongside another local school and get to know the amazing children and staff at North Bradley. 



Oliver Learmont  - Foundation Governor 


Committee: Staffing & Curriculum


Areas of responsibility: Music & Collective Worship


Date of Appointment: 03/09/18    Term of Office: 03/09/18 - 03/09/22


Business/other interests: Nil 


Personal Statement:


Carol McCaw - Co-opted Governor

Committee: Staffing & Curriculum


Areas of Responsibility: Religious Education & Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural & Art.


Date of Appointment: 01/06/2014  Term of Office: 01/06/18 - 01/06/22


Business / other interest: Nil 




Personal Statement: I started my teaching career in Liverpool and have taught in primary and secondary school since moving to Wiltshire 50 years ago.  I worked at Stonehenge taking school children around the area for many years before retiring from education.  I have been a school governor for 30 years and am now in my second term of office at North Bradley School.  I have one daughter - a special needs teacher and one son who is an engineer.  With 5 grandchildren between the ages of 6-14 I have managed to keep up with the latest ideas; learning a lot from them.



Horace Prickett  - Local Authority Governor

Committee: finance & Premises


Areas of responsibility: Science & the School Council


Date of Appointment: 01/10/19   Term of Office: 01/10/19 - 01/10/23


Attendance:         Business/other interest: Nil 



Personal Statement:  I have lived within the school’s catchment area since 1968 and Wiltshire all my life, so know the county and local area very well.  I have been associated with the school since that time in one guise or another and my reason for moving to North Bradley was to give my children and grandchildren the best education available.  I currently sit on the Parish Council and am also the Wiltshire Council member for Southwick Division, which encompasses West Ashton, North Bradley and Southwick Parish Councils.  I am also an elected member on each of these Parish Councils.  I am very active in support of public transport being an active member of TransWilts Community Rail, West Wilts Rail Users Group and Travel Watch Southwest Railway Services.  I was also recently elected a member to the Royal United Hospital Governing Body.



Charlie Richards - Vice Chair and Chair of the Staffing and Curriculum Committee


Committee: Staffing and Curriculum


Areas of responsibility: Computing/IT


Date of Appointment:  17/01/19       Term of office: 17/01/19 - 17/01/23


Business/other interest:  Teacher at St Augustine's College


Personal Statement:  I have been a secondary school teacher for 10 years now. I am currently the Head of Department (ICT/Computer Science) and the Duke of Edinburgh Award manager at St Augustine's Catholic College, Trowbridge. I have been a parent governor for 2 years and I have 2 children who absolutely love being in KS1 at North Bradley.


Dominic Rose - Parent Governor


Committee: Staffing & Curriculum


Areas of responsibility: Geography & Spanish


Date of Appointment: 11./11/2021   Term of Office: 11/11/2021 - 11/11/2025


Attendance:         Business/other interest: Nil 



Personal statement:  I am a current long-haul pilot with British Airways, a former Secondary school teacher with a specialism in Geography and, as a married father of one beautiful daughter, possessing of a strong set of family values.  My world view is focused on preparation, excellence and resilience, while retaining compassion and empathy as fundamental cornerstones in everything that we do.  My role as a pilot takes me all over the world to many different cultures and places, and I work in a high consequence environment that demands a reliable, calm and thorough personality with attention to detail and adherence to procedure as critical elements.  I look forward very much to bringing these qualities to the role of Parent Governor as I work to support the school, the children and the parents as we work towards delivering on the vision of the school.





Richard Seymour - Parent Governor                                                                                        


Committee: Finance & Premises


Date of Appointment: 17/01/19           Term of office:  17/01/19 - 17/01/23


Areas of responsibility: Safeguarding


Business/other interest: Nil


Personal Statement: 






Sarah Westlake - Foundation Governor


Committee: Finance & Premises


Areas of responsibility: SEND & Mental Health


Date of Appointment: 30/11/2021   Term of Office: 30/11/2021 - 30/11/2025


Business/other interest: Nil


Personal Statement;  







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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