Milton Park Primary School

Every day a learning adventure


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The Governing Body warmly welcomes you to Milton Park Primary School.

What is a School Governor?

The school governors are a team of dedicated volunteers who work with the Headteacher and staff to ensure high standards of education and care.

This is achieved by:

• Setting suitable aims and objectives.
• Agreeing policies, curriculum, targets and priorities. 
• Monitoring and reviewing the school's achievements and progress.


What do the School Governors do?
School governors oversee important decisions, such as staffing and school finances. The Governing Body is made up of parents, staff, past and present members of the Local Authority and people from the local community.


On the 1st October 2017 Milton Park Primary converted to academy status and formally became part of the Extend Learning Academies Network (ELAN). Each school within ELAN has a Local Governing Body (LGB). The LGB of Milton Park Primary School aims to support the whole community of the school using their varying skills, strengths and expertise from all walks of life to enrich the work of the governing body and improve the governance of the school.


The LGB of Milton Park Primary undertake the responsibilities delegated to them by the Board of Trustees. These include aspects such as maintaining an overview of the standards and performance achieved in the school, securing a local interest in the school's strategic development and providing support and challenge for the Headteacher.


In all decision making, the governors are committed to ensuring that the best interests of all children in the school are the highest priority.


Interested in being a Governor?

Undertaking the role of being a Governor is rewarding and a way of contributing to the local community. You do not need to be an expert about education as we welcome Governors from all walks of life encompassing different perspectives and views. All you need is passion and commitment to support our pupils and school community.

If you are interested in being a Governor at Milton Park Primary School, please complete the expression of interest form or contact the Chair of Governors.


VACANCY . We are currently looking for co-opted governors, and for one staff governor. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact the school or the chair of Governors. To apply, please fill out the 'Expression of Interest' form below.


To contact the Chair of Governors, please email: or written correspondence can be sent  to  John Sutton at the school postal address. 


John Sutton 

Chair of Governors

c/o Milton Park Primary School
Milton Park Rd

 North Somerset
BS22 8DY



Our current governing body comprises:


John Sutton

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Phase 2 (Year 1 & 2 lead)


Katharine Jordan

Head Teacher


Caroline Deakin

Co-opted governor


I began my career as a Secondary school teacher. I taught dance and drama and absolutely loved it. After a few years not working looking after our children I went briefly back into teaching and at the same time worked as a Youth Pastor at Locking Castle Church. A year or so later I felt called to ordination in the Church of England and so here I find myself, 8 years later, vicar of St Peter’s Milton and Mead Vale. I love being a vicar and I also love teaching and education in general. So being a governor feels like a great fit for me!


Jennifer Austin

Staff Governor

Redvers Turner

Staff Governor


I am a staff governor, appointed in 2020. I have worked in education for 14 years in a variety of different roles, including: one to one support, teaching assistant, higher level teaching assistant and class teacher.  This is my eighth year at Milton Park Primary School and my tenth year as a teacher. I started as a Newly Qualified Teacher in September 2014 and took sabbatical leave to work in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) for two years. I have worked in years 3, 4 and 5 during my time and am currently back in year 3. When I am not at school I enjoy reading and taking my dog for a walk. 

Picture to follow.



Andrew Kelly




Extend Learning Academies Network Governance Information 


For information regarding:

  • The structure and remit of the members and board of trustees


please click  the below links.


Extend Learning Academies Network Governance

Extend Learning Academies Network Members

Extend Learning Academies Network Board of Trustees


Memorandum of Association, Funding Agreement, Accounts and Annual Report for Extend Learning Academies Network can be found by going to:  


ELAN Trade Union Facility Time Reporting

Governor Summary of Business and Pecuniary Interest