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: 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. 


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.






Mandy Timbrell - Vice Chair


Committee: Staffing and Curriculum


Areas of responsibility: TBC


Date of Appointment:  11/11/21      Term of office: 11/11/21 - 11/11/25


Business/other interest:  Head Of Service (post 16 ed) at Wiltshire Council 


Personal Statement: To follow 



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: I work as an IT change consultant supporting businesses in both the public and private sector. I'm a parent governor and have 2 children attending the school. 






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;  I am a Civil Servant having worked across Whitehall as a Policy Advisor and more recently as a civilian for the Armed Forces. Whilst studying History and Spanish at University, I spent time working as an English Language Assistant for the British Council at a primary school in Barcelona. I am relatively new to the Bath area, but am soon to be settling down my roots in Somerset and am looking forward to becoming increasingly involved in North Bradley and the surrounding communities.







Clerk to the Governors; Ms Lauren Parkin                                                                                                                                 










North Bradley CE Primary School

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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