St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School
Tel 0117 353 2830
Absence Line 0117 353 2831

Our Governing Body

We are a committed group of people who volunteer our time and energy to support the school in raising educational standards. We are made up of 12 governors as follows:

Category of Governor

Number of Governors in that Category

Which body appoints them

Parent Governors


Normally elected by a ballot of parents.    

Staff Governors


The Headteacher is ex officio a staff governor; the other staff governor is selected by election from teaching and support staff.   

Local Authority Governor (LA Governor)  


Appointed directly by the Local Authority.


Foundation Governors 


Appointed by the Diocese to ensure its character is preserved and developed and that the School is run in line with the provisions of any trust deed.  



We also have Associate Members who are assigned to specific committees.  Whilst they cannot vote on decisions they provide a useful input into the work of the governing body with their specific skills. 

Our governing body membership for the academic year 2020/21 (as at 19 January 2021): 


Category of Governor or Associate Member

Sarah Ballantine

Staff Governor

Jenny Kittow

Parent Governor

Simon Eakins

Parent Governor

Simon Gibbs

Foundation Governor

Kate Lavington

Foundation Governor

Anne Rolls

Foundation Governor

Geraldine Summers

Foundation Governor


Staff Governor

Jonathan Rogers

LA Governor

Eduardo Romero

Foundation Governor

Mgr Bernard Massey

Foundation Governor

Hannah McRae-Whitclffe

Foundation Governor





Alexandra Casley

Clerk to Governors