Welcome to Christ Church C of E Primary School

Welcome to Christ Church C of E Primary School

Welcome to Christ Church C of E Primary School


Liz Gray

Chair of Governors

Finance Committee

Local Authority Governor


Claire Woodman Smith

Vice Chair of Governors

TLA Committee

Parent Governor


Russ Bentley

Chair of Finance & Resources Committee

Parent Governor


Georgina Harford

Chair of TLA Committee

Community Governor


Clare Jones


Finance Committee

TLA Committee


Chris Brown

Finance Committee

Foundation Governor


Tamara Jordan

Finance Committee

Company Secretary

Jo Harte

Finance Committee

Parent Governor

Charlotte Withers

Finance Committee

Parent Governor


Jayne Coller

TLA Committee

Foundation Governor


Vikki Richardson

TLA Committee

Staff Governor


Greg Campbell

TLA Committee

Deputy Headteacher

Elizabeth Quinn

TLA Committee

Community Governor

Janet Li Gouldsmith

TLA Committee

Community Governor

Clerk - Judicium

Objective of the Governing Body:

 The Governing Body has three primary roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher and the senior leadership team
  • To ensure accountability

The key activities of the Governing Body are:

  • Promoting high educational standards and achievement;
  • Setting the school’s aims, values and ethos;
  • Monitoring the budget and making sure money is well spent;
  • Appointing senior staff;
  • Challenging and supporting the Head Teacher as a critical friend; and
  • Dealing with complaints about the school.

Structure of the Governing Body:

The Governing body of our school is made up of parent, community, staff, local authority and foundation governors. When vacancies arise for Governors, these are advertised within the school and local community.

The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets once each term; establishes an overall framework for the governance of the Academy and determines membership, terms of reference and procedures of Committees and other groups. It receives reports, minutes and policies from its Committees for ratification.  Minutes of FGB meetings are reported on this website once they have been ratified.

There are 2 sub-committees:

Finance and Resources Committee - responsible for monitoring and reviewing policy and performance in relation to financial management, regulatory requirements and reporting, setting and monitoring the annual budget including setting staffing levels. It also incorporates the role of an audit committee and is responsible for Health and Safety.

Teaching Learning and Achievement Committee - monitors, evaluates and reviews Academy policy, practice and performance in relation to curriculum planning, target setting and assessment. The committee also considers pastoral issues and the ethos of the school, which include safeguarding/child protection, the provision for pupils with special educational needs, attendance and punctuality, as well as the broader issues of personal development and well-being for all.

The Trustees and FGB have devolved responsibility for day-to-day management of the Academy to the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team (SLT), comprising the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher, SENDCo and School Business Manager.

Communication with Governors

Please feel free to approach any of the Governors or email governors.christchurch.p@bristol-schools.uk with concerns or ideas that you would like to raise.  The governors do not get involved in the day-to-day management of the school but please do raise constructive ideas on improvements to the functioning of the school.  Please note that it is not appropriate to raise issues concerning an individual child.  These should be raised with class teachers or the Headteacher and there is a school policy on how to resolve issues.

Minutes from the acadmic year's Full Governing Body will be published here after approval at the subsequent meeting

Christ Church FGB Minutes T2 2021-22

Christ Church FGB Minutes T3 2021-22

Christ Church FGB Minutes T5 2021-22

Christ Church FGB Minutes T6 2021-22

Christ Church FGB Minutes T1 2022.23

Christ Church FGB Minutes T2 2022.23


The Christ Church C of E Primary Academy Trust (incorporated on 24th May 2012 and opened as an Academy on 1st July 2012) is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity.  The Charitable Company's Memorandum and Articles of Association are the primary governing documents of the Academy Trust.

Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Christ Church Governance

Pecuniary interests 2022-23