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Meet Our Governors






We currently an LA vacancy and two co-opted vacancies 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:



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.



Emily began her career here at redcliffe as an early years educator apprentice, then spent 5 years being a key person at the nursery. Emily is passionate about safeguarding children and young people and supporting families. Emily is now a qualified social worker working in a secondary school in the safeguarding team. Emily has a three year old Son in Blackbirds and wanted to become a parent governor to be part of the inspiring, enriching ethos and practice here at Redcliffe Nursery School.



Isobel’s third child attends the nursery, and at first visit she could see there was a difference between Redcliffe and many other nursery settings. Isobel is passionate about providing children the space to naturally learn and extend their creative inquisitive natures. She is inspired by the way Redcliffe manage to support the individual child whilst helping them learn to be wonderful members of a community with patience, care and respect to the child.

Isobel feels privileged to bring her practical and commercial experience from her career as an Engineer and Operations Director at an engineering firm to support the brilliant team here in whatever way she can.



Jess is a parent of two children and a trained Life Coach. She has began clerking for Governors in 2024 and is finding this role interesting and rewarding. In her career Jess has held many varied administration and managerial roles, mostly within the healthcare sector. She is keen to continue learning about governance in education and support Redcliffe Nursery School in whatever way she can.




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 – Corrie
  • 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, Kate, Sam (Head Teacher) and Rachel (School Business Manager)

Governor Terms of Office:


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 Jess Wewer, Clerk to Governors by email: or call the office on 0117 903 0334 who can get a message to them.