Dan Nicholls
Dan Nicholls
Foundation Governor
Term of office from 11 Jan 2024 to 10 Jan 2028
First appointed on 21 Oct 2019

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.
Duncan Light
Duncan Light
Co-opted Governor - Chair
Term of office from 22 Apr 2021 to 21 Apr 2025
First appointed on 22 Apr 2021

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.
Deb Leonard
Deb Leonard
Appointed by the Governing Body: 12 July 2017
End of term of office: 14 July 2025
Vice Chair

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
Hollie Brooker
Hollie Brooker
Appointed by the Governing Body: July 2022
End of term of office: July 2024
Staff governor

As staff governor, my responsibility is to act as a link between the staff within the school and the governing team. I am an HLTA and teach across all year groups.
Gemma Jones
Gemma Jones
Appointed by the Governing Body:
End of term of office: April 2026
Associate Governor

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.
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
Local Authority Governor
Term of office from 16 Oct 2023 to 15 Oct 2027
First appointed on 22 Apr 2021

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.
Julie Gibbs
Foundation Ex-Officio
First appointed on 10 Nov 2021
End of term of office: 09 Nov 2025

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.
Susan Norton
Susan Norton
Co-opted Governor
Term of office from 14 Sep 2023 to 13 Sep 2025
First appointed on 14 Sep 2023
Jo Marsh
Jo Marsh
Parent Governor
Term of office from 27 Oct 2023 to 26 Oct 2027
First appointed on 27 Oct 2023

I am a parent governor. I live in Pucklechurch and have one child at the school. I am really pleased to have the opportunity to be involved and look forward to supporting the school community.

All communications should be addressed to the Board of Governors Co-Chair, contact email

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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 2022-2023 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.