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Meet Our Governors






We currently an LA vacancy and one co-opted vacancy on our board.

Please speak to Sam, Brooke or Corrie if you are interested and would like to find out more about our Governing Body. 



Governor Profiles:


Adna has been a parent at Redcliffe Nursery since September 2019. She currently has two children attending at it feels like a home away from home. Adna believes as parent governor she has experience that other parents can benefit from. She had a complex start to her children's educational journey and she is educating herself and her family about the importance of early years education. Adna believes that all children should have access to education that will be inclusive and tailored to their needs, whatever those needs may be. Both her children have special educational needs and says the nursery has been invaluable in getting the support needed as a family so that her children can access resources that will enable them to progress both developmentally and emotionally. Adna feels privileged to be a small part of an incredible team. 




Alastair has worked in commerce and finance for 35 years, after qualifying as an accountant. In addition, he has been a trustee for 25 years of a charity that raised £15m to restore an architecturally important church in London. His 3 children still carry with them, 20 years on, the happy legacies of their time at an inspiring nursery school and primary school. After moving to Bristol in 2017 and learning about Redcliffe Nursery, he is excited to be working with Redcliffe Nursery and its governing body in pursuit of the nursery school's objectives, and ensuring that the nursery continues to be able to give such an exceptional experience to its children.





Brooke is the Receptionist and Administrator at Redcliffe Nursery School. 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 and how she can support the board through the Governor Development Service training programme. 







As a parent, Corrie has become fascinated by the psychology of children in their early years. Children are natural learners, and it is important for them to be in an encouraging environment where they can take risks, make mistakes and be the main drivers in their learning. She visited Redcliffe Children’s Centre and was inspired by the setting and everything it was trying to achieve. Corrie is keen to be involved in Education and the opportunity of being part of the Governing Board at Redcliffe Nursery School is a privilege. She brings with her a wealth of experience of both living and working in a multi-cultural environment where people with differing cultures, differing languages and differing world views come together to work towards a common goal.




Rachel is passionate about young people having the best possible opportunities to thrive. In her previous career, she was a secondary school English teacher and has never lost her vocation for education.

She is now looking for a governor role to invest in a school in her community. In Rachel's Civil Service career, she is currently Head of Strategy, and has previously worked in Fiscal Strategy, and has been Head of Commercial and Legal Strategy as part of Finance senior leadership. Rachel will bring energy, enthusiasm, strategic problem solving, knowledge of the education system, as well as financial & school data literacy to this governor role.



Will's three year old daughter is currently in Seagulls. Since first looking around Redcliffe Nursery School, Will has been incredibly impressed with the kindness, thought and care everyone provides, and the amazing opportunities it gives to all the children. He applied to be a parent governor because he wanted to do whatever he could to support the nursery school and all the children there to thrive. He works in social housing, and has previously worked for the civil service, local authority, and community charities in London. 





Named Governor Roles: 


  • Finance - Alastair
  • SEND – Adna
  • Safeguarding and Looked After Children – Emily and Corrie 
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing – Kate
  • Curriculum and Pupil Premium – Rachel & Will 

Finance and Resourcing Committee

Alastair, Corrie,  Adna, Kate, Sam (Head Teacher) and Rachel (School Business Manager)

Governor Terms of Office:


Adna - 15/03/2022 - 14/03/2026


Alastair - 06/03/2018 - 05/03/2022      extended term 06/03/2022 - 05/03/2026


Corrie - 25/05/2017 - 24/05/2021        extended term 26/05/2021 - 25/05/2026


Emily - 10/11/2023 - 09/11/2027


Isobel - 10/11/2023 - 09/11/2027


Kate - 10/11/2023 - 09/11/2027


Kelly - 02/01/2023 - 01/01/2027


Rachel - 12/12/2019 - 11/12/2023     extended term 05/12/2023 - 04/12/2027


Sam - 01/09/2022 


Will - 10/11/2023 - 09/11/2027


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 Corrie Bell, Chair of Governors or Brooke Allen, Clerk to Governors on 0117 9030334 or email: