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Abbotswood Primary School

Together We Aim High, Believe and Achieve


The school's governing body is made up from a cross section of the community.  The governors can serve a 4 year term but can be re-elected.  A parent governor must have a child on the school roll at the time of their election but can continue to serve after their child has left the school until the end of that term of office.  South Gloucestershire Council make the political appointments to the school governing body. 


The Full Governing body and the Committees meet approx 5 times per year. The resources committee focuses on the health and safety, personnel and financial elements on the school. The curriculum and school improvement committee focuses on the quality of education and the academic outcomes of our pupils.


If you are interested in becoming a governor or would just like to find out more please speak to Head of School Mrs Willoughby or our Chair of Governors Mr Ken Thomas (via the school office)


Financial Information
Please note that we do not have any employees with a gross annual salary of more than £100,000
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NameTerm of OfficeType of GovernorCommitteeOffice Held/ResponsibilityPecuniary InterestsMembership of Other Governor BodiesPersonal Relationships in School
Mr Robert Cockle1.9.18 -



ResourceExecutive HeadteacherNoWick CE Primary SchoolNone
Mrs Sarah Willoughby1.2.17 -


CurriculumHead of SchoolNoNoneNone
Mr Dan Jelf19.7.17 - 18.7.21Staff


Mrs Denise Millman

13.05.19 - 12.05.23

Co-optedCurriculumChair of CurriculumNoNoneNone
Mr Ian Gill8.06.18 - 7.06.22ParentResource NoNoneChild in 1 and Year 4
Mrs Joy Phillpotts26.11.18 - 25.11.22Co-optedCurriculum NoNoneNone
Mrs Joanne Olsen26.11.18 - 25.11.22ParentCurriculum NoNoneChild in Year 4 and 6
Mr Ken Thomas5.2.18 - 4.2.22Co-optedResourceChair of ResourceNoNoneNone
Ms Rachel Gittoes30.09.19 - 29.09.23Co-optedCurriculum NoNoneNone
Agnes Joshua20.09.19 - 19.09.23Co-optedResource NoNoneNone
Miss Anna Sutton5.11.18 -Clerk to the GovernorsBothSchool Business ManagerNo





Date of Meeting Attended Apologies
Curriculum Committee 20th November 2019 Denise Millman, Joy Phillpotts, Jo Olsen, Anna Sutton  Daniel Jelf, Rachel Gittoes, Sarah Willoughby, Rob Cockle
Resources Committee 20th November 2019 Ken Thomas, Ian Gill, Helen Sidwick, Anna Sutton Rob Cockle
Full Governors 9th December 2019 Rob Cockle, Ken Thomas, Jill Bedford, Ian Gill, Denise Millman, Joy Phillpotts, Helen Sidwick, Jo Olsen, Dan Jelf, Anna Sutton Sarah Willoughby, Rachel Gittoes, Rachel Price
Curriculum Committee 10th February 2020 Denise Millman, Rachel Gittoes, Dan Jelf, Sarah Willoughby, Joy Phillpotts, Jo Olsen, Jill Bedford, Rob Cockle, Anna Sutton  
Resources Committee 10th February 2020 Ken Thomas, Rob Cockle, Ian Gill, Anna Sutton Helen Sidwick
Full Governors 2nd March 2020 Rob Cockle, Ken Thomas, Sarah Willoughby, Denise Millman, Ian Gill, Helen Sidwick, Rachel Gittoes, Anna Sutton Jo Olsen, Jill Bedford, Joy Phillpotts
Full Governors 15th June 2020 Rob Cockle, Ken Thomas, Sarah Willoughby, Denise Millman, Ian Gill, Helen Sidwick, Rachel Gittoes, Jill Bedford, Joy Phillpotts, Anna Sutton  
Full Governors 13th July 2020