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Flax Bourton Church of England Primary School

Aiming High, Respecting Others, Having Fun

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Our Governors

Ruth Newton (Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor)


The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the School Office:

Tel: 01275 464468

Flax Bourton Primary School

Station Road

Flax Bourton

BS48 1UA 


Sally James (Foundation Governor)  – Sally became a Governor in January 2016. Sally is also Secretary of the FBSA (Flax Bourton School Association). She has worked in Bristol for a large financial services organisation for over 23 years, in a variety of roles including branch manager, Rewards & Incentives and HR Change Management. Sally is married with one daughter in the school. She enjoys playing netball, practicing yoga and travelling.


Alison Calder (Parent Governor)  

Ben Yearsley (Parent Governor)

Giles Giffin (Appointed Governor)

Ann Parkinson (Appointed Governor and Safeguarding Governor)

Kirsten Cunningham (Parent Governor)

Tamsin Karim (Parent Governor)

Vivien Radford (Foundation Governor)

Vanessa Pilley (Appointed Governor)


Jane Bennett  (Head Teacher) 


Amber Thompson (Staff Governor)  


The Governing Body is supported by Vicky Fraser, SBM


John Purcell (Clerk to Governors) – I am also Clerk at 4 other Schools within North Somerset. I have 12 years experience as a Governor, in West Yorkshire and Buckinghamshire, before relocating to North Somerset. My interest started as a parent, wanting to be able to support my own children through their education, whilst at the same time supporting and challenging the schools to be the best they could.