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We currently have the following Governor vacancies.  If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Brooke on tel: 0117 9030334 or via email: brooke.allen@bristol-schools.uk. 


  • Co-opted Governor



Governor Vacany

Governor Vacany 1
Picture 1 Aoife Nichols Parent Governor
Picture 2 Brooke Allen - Clerk to Governors
Picture 3 Ciaran Dodd LA Governor
Picture 4 Corrie Bell Co Opted Governor
Picture 5 Elizabeth Carruthers - Head of Centre
Picture 6 Janet Rose - Co Opted Governor
Picture 7 Kat Campian-Spall - Chair of Governors
Picture 8 Paddy Bannerman - Co Opted Governor
Picture 9 Co Opted Governor
Picture 10 Parent Governor
Picture 11 Parent Governor

Governor Profiles:


Brooke Allen is the Administrator at Redcliffe Children’s Centre. She started as an Admin apprentice in October 2011 and took up the role of Clerk to Governors in September 2015.  Brooke enjoys the variety of her role as an administrator and is keen to learn more about the Clerk to Governors role through the Governor Development Service training programme. 









Elizabeth Carruthers joined Redcliffe as Head of Centre in 2006.













Dr Janet Rose is a Principal Lecturer and the Award Leader for Early Childhood Education at Bath Spa University.  She has over 20 years' experience of working in the early years both in England and internationally.  In addition to her academic career, she has worked as a specialist early years teacher and for several local authorities developing training programmes for supporting young children.  She is an Associate for Early Education and Kate Cairns Associates. She also ran her own business providing workshops for parents, babies and toddlers.  She has recently co-written a book on The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings and will soon publish a book on Health and Well-being in the Early Years.  She is currently leading a research project that is implementing a community-wide, cross-disciplinary approach to promoting children's resilience and well-being and is developing a project called Attachment Aware Schools and Settings, which is a comprehensive programme of support for children affected by early attachment difficulties, trauma and neglect.  She is very pleased to be a co-opted Governor and the link for the Teaching School at Redcliffe Children’s Centre.  She also works closely with the professional development activities at the Centre, in relation to accredited Master’s courses.  She is delighted to be able to play a part in the continuing success of this outstanding Centre, which holds such a strong and positive national and international reputation of excellent early years’ practice and research.





Rev’d Kat Campion-Spall has lived and worked in the local area as the Associate Vicar at St Mary Redcliffe Church, just up the hill from the Children’s Centre, since 2014.  For most of that time her daughter has attended the nursery, beginning in Blackbirds straight after her 2nd birthday, so Kat has a keen interest in both how the Children’s Centre helps individual children to flourish but also how it connects with the life of Redcliffe as a community.  Kat’s particular area of responsibility as a governor is literacy.






Paddy Bannerman has been a Governor since 2003.  He spent ten years as a soldier ( ending as Captain of the Royal Engineers) and school master (twenty two years at Warwick School). He obtained a BSc Hons II/I in Geography at Aberdeen University. Paddy  lives  a stone’s throw from the Children’s Centre and regularly attends  St Mary Redcliffe and Temple Church.

During his life, Paddy has come to realize that the practice of good habits, successful education and contentment are acquired at a very young age. It would seem that the Redcliffe Children’s Centre is close to the time when these essentials are learned and that there we have some chance of making a real and effective change (for the good) in the lives of our children. It is an honour (and great fun) to help at the Centre."








Governor Attendance of Full Governing Body Meetings 2016-2017 Please click below

Governor attendance of Full Governor Body Meetings 2015-2016


Name/Date 30/04/15 09/07/15 17/09/15 10/12/15 21/01/16 17/03/16 19/05/16 30/06/16 22/09/16
Jo Thomas                                                                                                                                                
Paddy Bannerman                                                                                                                                                
Janet Rose                                                                                                                                                
Elizabeth Carruthers                                                                                                                                                
Emma Butcher                                                                          
Lisa Allen                                                                          
Jenny Clarke                                                                                                                                                
Tony Goring                                                                                                                    
Kat Campian - Spall                                                                                                                                                
Katja Benyon                                                                                                                                                


         Present              Apologies            Absent

We are always looking for people to join our governing body.  If you would like to know more about becoming a governor, please speak to Brooke Allen, Clerk to Governors on 0117 9030334 or email: brooke.allen@bristol-schools.uk