Clavell Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7EJ

0117 377 2424

Blaise Primary School And Nursery

Creating Success. Laying foundations, thriving on challenge and believing we can.

Blaise Governors


Thinking of becoming a Governor?

Please see the vacancies page for more information about being a Governor and how to become a Governor


Click here for Governors' Business and Pecuniary interests 

Click here for Governors' terms and attendance

Click here for Governing Body minutes


Our Governing Body is made up as follows:  

Parent Governors – elected by Parents

Co-opted Governors - appointed by the Governing Body

Staff Governors (including the Head Teacher) – elected by teaching and non-teaching staff 

LA Governors – appointed by the Local Authority 

All Governors have full voting rights on the Governing Body and in Committees.

Associate Members – appointed by the Governing Body for particular skills and do not have voting rights.

(The Chair and Vice Chair are elected from and by the Governing Body) 


Who are we? 



Martin Underwood (Co-opted) - Chair of Governors 

Caitlin Bragg (Co-opted) - Chair of Resources Committee

Massimo Bonaddio (Head Teacher)

Sally Yuill (Co-opted)

Lisa Garbelotto (Co-opted)

Lesley Rayment (Co-opted)

Vishal Puri (Co-opted)

Chin Tan (Co-opted)

Rosa Mitchell (Staff)

Joanna Malcolm (Parent)

Nigel Slater (LA)


Associate Members

Dave Farr – School Business Manager

Julie Barlow - Deputy Head

Emma Robinson – Assistant Head/SENCo

Stephanie Hughes - Assistant Head (Assessment)

Leanne Sowersby (Clerk to Governors)


Link Governors


There are areas of specific responsibility for which Governors volunteer to be linked; our Link Governors are as follows:

SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) – Lisa Garbelotto

Children in Care – Caitlin Bragg

Child Protection and Safeguarding – Joanna Malcolm

Health & Safety – Lesley Rayment

Literacy - Lesley Rayment

Attendance - Martin Underwood 

Pupil Premium - Lisa Garbelotto


 Governor Responsibilities

To determine the strategic direction of the school
To review and approve the school budget
To decide policy on such things as equal opportunities, behaviour, special needs provision, etc.
To monitor the performance of the school
To oversee the curriculum provision
To appoint, challenge and support the Headteacher
To sit on recruitment panels
To sit on panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school


The Governing Body hold full meetings usually once per term.  There are also two committees that meet regularly throughout the year to look at matters in detail;

The Outcomes committee looks at issues around the outcomes for the children at Blaise, such as the curriculum, school data, the well-being of the children etc.

The Resources committee looks at issues around staffing, finance and premises. 

There is also a Performance Management panel and a Pay panel for the Headteacher.