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Join Our Governing Body

We are looking for parents and carers to join the team on our Local Governing Body. Being a governor is very rewarding and is one of the many ways in which you can get involved in supporting our school, helping to ensure that we provide the highest standards of education and the greatest experience for our children.


For details on who to contact for more information, and how to apply, please download our nomination form Here                          

About Us

Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to ensuring that all schools within the Trust maintain their individuality whilst benefitting from the support of being part of a multi academy trust. Every school has a Local Governing Body, governors are volunteers from the parent body and local community. The purpose of the LGB is to support and challenge the Principal to ensure that the best outcome is achieved for every child.

The Governors of May Park Primary School are:

  Alan Gould (Chair)

  Chair Of Governors  - Alan Gould

 Alan was a parent governor at Fairfield High School for eight years, and sits on the Board of Excalibur   Academies Trust. Being  involved at May Park is a fantastic opportunity to support and challenge the team to   ensure the school delivers the best possible experience for our pupils and meets the needs of our community.

Jenny Patterson  Vice Chair of Governors - Jenny Putman

 Jenny is a teacher and part of the middle leadership team at her secondary school. She has a Master’s in   Education and  Leadership from the University of Bristol which she completed whilst working full time as a   teacher. She is able to apply her years of experience as a Governor to May Park.

Dan Northover Community Governor - Dan Northover

 Dan is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at UWE Bristol, and works to educate and train new primary   school   teachers, with a particular focus on effective teaching and learning in English. Prior to working at   UWE   Bristol, he has over 10 years   of experience working in primary school environments in various roles,   including   Teaching Assistant, Specialist Behaviour Support, Key Stage 2  Teacher and Key Stage 2 English   Lead. 

Rachel Evans

 Community GovernorRachel Evans

 Rachel works in Alumni and Corporate Relations within the context of Higher Education. With extensive   experience  of fundraising, events and communications and having local knowledge of Bristol, she is keen to   bring an enthusiastic approach to working with May Park staff and Governors.

Zoe Conn Community GovernorZoe Conn

 Zoe is a policy adviser for the Department for Education. Prior to this role, she led public affairs and PR at an   education charity, and she has a wide experience in communications, marketing and engagement. She is   excited to use this experience to help make May Park the best school it can be.

 Community GovernorCashan Campbell

 Cashan joined the Local Governing Body at May Park on 12th February and is a teacher an English teacher   and  Assistant Vice Principal at Fairfield High School  

 "I am passionate about the education, well-being and development of young people both academically and   socially. The role of a governor enables another level of wrap around support for students, staff and the vision   and functionality of the school.  As a Bristol born practitioner, growing up, living, and working within the inner   city I know that representation is important. May Park is a lovely reflection of the diversity of the city and I   want to be a part of the school in a meaningful and productive way".

Dr Anja Dalton

 Parent Governor - Anja Dalton

 Anja works for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity team at UWE Bristol and has wide experience in both the   voluntary and higher education sectors. Before joining the Governing Board she was involved with the PTA for   several years; helping to set up Booktopia - the school library, as a Reading Buddy and as the co-designer and   facilitator of a creative after-school club. Anja would like to help create close links between parent/carers, the   local community and the school governors."


Governor Biographies to Follow 

Parent Governor - Rachel Wilder 

Parent Governor - Zohra Ali 

Parent Governor - Nicola Canning 

Community Governor - Azir Razik  (Azir Joined the Local Governing Body at May Park on 19th November 2019)



Teaching Staff Governor

Non Teaching Staff Governor 

Parent Governor(s)


Additional Governor Roles 

Clerk to Governors - Suzanne Hepworth 

Principal - Vanetta Spence

 2021 MPPS Governor List.pdfDownload
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