Southville Primary School

Merrywood Road, Bristol, Avon. BS3 1EB Tel: 01173772671

Myrtle Street, Bristol, Avon. BS3 1JG Tel: 01173534444




On this page you will find out who your School Governors are and what our current priorities are within school.


What is the Governing Body for?

School governors are responsible for:

  • overall strategic direction, with regard to educational achievement and curriculum, financial and people management including staffing structures, and the management of the school site
  • agreeing the annual budget and monitoring expenditure
  • creating many of the school’s policies and procedures and ensuring they are implemented.

The Governing Body is not responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. However, it acts as a ‘critical friend’ and has an important ‘challenge and support’ role.

Governors 2019--2020

Ms Clare Sutherland      Head Teacher

Mr Gareth Potter           Deputy Head Teacher

Jennifer Gibson             Chair of Governors

Liz Newton                    Vice Chair of Governors

Jagraj Natay                   Co-Chair of Resources Committee

Ruth Wadsworth            Co-Chair of Resources Committee

Emma Morris                 Chair of Curriculum & Achievement Committee

Lorina Covington

Emily Darwen

James Sharp

Grace Sims

Pat Hennessy

Jess Harris-Freeth

Sasha Tiley        Clerk to the Governors

Governor Newsletter

Governor Minutes

The Full Governing Body holds 6 meetings a year.

The most recent meeting notes will be located at the top of the page.

 This page is currently being updated

Who are your Governors?

Jennifer Gibson

Lorna Covington

Jagraj Notay

Emma Morris

Gareth Potter

Jess Harris-Freeth

Liz Newton

Grace Sims