Governors

Stuart Farrag
Stuart Farrag
Appointed by the Governing Body: 26 September 2019
End of term of office: 25 September 2023
LEA governor & Chair of governors

As a previous pupil (circa 1970) of Pucklechurch Primary School, I am very pleased to be given the opportunity to take a role of Co-Opted Governor. Having very strong roots in the village and community, I recently returned to Pucklechurch following a full military career serving as an Army Officer around the globe. Having a keen interest in education, community spirit and living and working in a safe environment, I hope to be able to support the development of the school in whichever way I am able.
Laura Skidmore
Laura Skidmore
Appointed by the Governing Body: 17 July 2019
End of term of office: 16 July 2023
Vice Chair & Foundation governor

I am a foundation governor. I attend St Thomas a Becket, the church linked to the school and have done so since I was a child. I have lived in Pucklechurch for over 35 years and I also attended Pucklechurch Primary School as a child. I have one child at the school. As a foundation governor, I hope to maintain and promote strong links between the church and school and local community. I also am a member of the Curriculum Team and am the Early Years governor where I support the school and staff in delivering a successful framework for the curriculum through the school and especially the Early Years Team.
Dan Nicholls
Dan Nicholls
Appointed by the Governing Body: 21 October 2019
End of term of office: 20 October 2023
Parent governor

I have been given the opportunity to get involved with overseeing the schools finances. As a maths leader in a primary school I take a special interest in helping children master and enjoy this core subject. I have been teaching 13 years and have experience of making decisions on school development and improvement. Having 2 children in the school I feel very privileged to have this chance to help in what ever way I can. I am passionate about creating a positive environment where all children can thrive and achieve.
Josh Boulton
Josh Boulton
Appointed by the Governing Body:
End of term of office:
Staff governor

As staff governor, my responsibility is to act as a link between the staff within the school and the governing team. I joined the school in October 2020 and teach in Newton Hub in Year 3 and I am the PE and PSHE subject leads.
Gemma Jones
Gemma Jones
Appointed by the Governing Body:
End of term of office:

I am the Deputy Head, SENCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Pucklechurch CE VC Primary School. I enjoy working with our supportive governor team to continue to develop our wonderful school.
Deb Leonard
Deb Leonard
Appointed by the Governing Body: 12 July 2017
End of term of office: 14 July 2025
Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor. I am part of the Assessment and Data team and the Governors Sports Champion. I have one child at the school and I am a keen hockey player. I am eager to support the whole school community in all aspects of school life and would like to see every child reach their potential. I feel privileged to be involved with Pucklechurch Primary School
Moira Hill
Moira Hill
Appointed by the Governing Body: 1 September 2020
End of term of office:
Clerk to the Governors

I joined as Clerk to the Governors in September 2020. I have extensive experience in administration in Bristol and elsewhere, working in the public sector and charities amongst others. I also have a background in education and learning and development.
Alex Capel
Alex Capel
Appointed by the Governing Body: 1 September 2018
End of term of office:

I am the Headteacher of Pucklechurch CE VC Primary School. The Governing Body is an essential tool in supporting the running and continuing development of the school and I enjoy working closely with this fantastic group of volunteers to realise the vision I have for the children and staff here.
Laura
Sutton
Laura Sutton
Appointed by the Governing Body: 22 April 2021
End of term of office: 21 April 2023
Community governor

Originally from Wiltshire, I moved to South Glos recently, having lived in Cardiff for 16 years. I work within the Fitness to Practise department of the Education Workforce Council, the independent regulator for the education workforce in Wales.
Debbie
Beazer
Debbie Beazer
Appointed by the Governing Body: 9 December 2021
End of term of office: 8 December 2025
Community governor

I am a Community Governor and I moved to Pucklechurch in February 2021 where my husband was born and grew up. I am an Associate Governor and School Business Leader of a South Glos Primary School where I have worked since 2001. I have a strategic role in the business function where I lead the school’s finance, HR, H&S and estate management. I believe strongly that every child should have the opportunity to realise their full potential and I feel it’s a real privilege to be member of this Governing Body where I am able to play a part in helping shape and support its development, environment and provision, whilst at the same time give back to this wonderful community.
Duncan Light
Duncan Light
Appointed by the Governing Body: 22 April 2021
End of term of office: 21 April 2023
Associate Member

I am a retired Senior Scientist and Engineering Manager. I live in Pucklechurch and my wife attended the school. I want to help the school support our community as best as I can.
Julie
Gibbs
Julie Gibbs
Appointed by the Governing Body: 10 November 2021
End of term of office: 09 November 2025
Ex Officio Foundation

My name is Julie Gibbs and I have lived in Pucklechurch for over 30 years. For much of that time I have attended St Thomas à Becket church. I am also a member of the PCC and am currently training to be the Parish Safeguarding Officer. After the retirement of our vicar, Stuart Young, the PCC did not have a regular contact with the school, so I offered to step up and become a Foundation Governor. My son attended Pucklechurch Primary from 2005 until 2012. During that time, I spent a lot of time at school primarily as joint chair of the PTA and, later, as a governor. I love the atmosphere of the school and am delighted to be given the opportunity to continue being involved in its development.

All communications should be addressed to the Clerk to the Governors, Moira Hill, contact email moirahill50@gmail.com

Documentation from the Governor:
 

Governor attendance at meetings: download here
Please note: Not all Governors are required at all meetings. Some Governors joined during an academic year, therefore the maximum number of meetings will be reduced

During the school year 2021-2022 no business or pecuniary interests were declared by any school governor or by the Headteacher.  The governors are asked about this at the start of each Full Governing Board meeting.