School Governors play a vital role in helping to improve educational standards and ensuring that all pupils are educated to their full potential.

School governors make a valuable contribution to childrens’ education, opportunities and futures. The governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools, supporting the work of the headteacher and other staff.

Governors have three key roles:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

Our governing board is an active and supportive group, whose members are fully involved in all aspects of school life in order to provide the best possible education for our children. It is made up of appointed, elected and co-opted members, including parent and staff governors. They have overall responsibility for the effective governance of the school and are accountable to the parents, the Local Authority and the Secretary of State. The headteacher is responsible for the day to day management and running of the school. ​

A file containing agendas and minutes of our meetings is held at the school and may be viewed in term time by arrangement. 

Our governing board is a group of committed people from a variety of different backgrounds who approach their voluntary roles with a strong interest in children, education and our community, They have a  passion for Bradleys Both C P School and an often needed sense of humour! Meetings are formal but fun. Governors are unpaid volunteers; our only reward is to be part of an excellent and inspirational school, which is continuously striving for further development and improvement. It is a privilege to be a governor of Bradleys Both C P School and anybody wishing to serve on the governing board should feel free to contact me.

John Midgley

Chair of Governors - Bradleys Both Community Primary School

If you would like to contact our Governing Board for any reason please call 01535 633116 or email (link sends e-mail)

"A strong leadership team and Governing Body" 

Our Governing Body

Mr John Midgley

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office 30th August 2019 - 29th August 2023

Until 2016 I was a governor of Rowdeford School, a secondary school in Wiltshire catering for children with special educational needs, the last two years as Chair of Governors. I joined Bradleys Both as a Governor in September 2015.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being a governor and I am really pleased that I have the opportunity to bring my experience, skills and, I hope, my enthusiasm, to help and support the pupils, staff and parents at Bradleys Both School.

Mrs Katja Rudden

Vice -Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Data and Assessment Governor

Term of Office 6th May 2019 - 5th May 2023

I feel very honoured to be part of Bradleys Both Governing Body. I joined the Governing Body in 2015. I used to live in Bradley and still have links to the village. I believe I bring experience, enthusiasm and the ability to help make Bradleys Both even better.

Mrs Fran Hartley

Parent Governor 

Term of Office 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2022

I joined the governing body in April 2018 because I wanted to be able to do something to help support the school. We chose Bradleys Both for our children because of its vibrant and friendly atmosphere. I'm excited to be part of this wonderful school and watch it go from strength to strength.

Mrs Kris Bousfield

Staff Governor

SEN Governor

Term of Office 24th September 2019 - 23rd September 2023

I joined the school team in 2017, having worked one afternoon a week in Class 5 on a voluntary basis.  I have recently completed my training to be a teacher and was lucky enough to be able to do this at Bradley's Both!  I have now become the Class 3 teacher and enjoy being part of such an uplifting and positive school with a lovely 'family-feel'.  I hope to bring some of my previous experience as a Mental Health Therapist to the role.  

Mr Barry Rogers Headteacher

Term of Office April 2014  and will continue whilst Headteacher 

I joined Bradleys Both to take up the post of Headteacher in April 2014 having moved to North Yorkshire from Buckinghamshire. ‎ I had previously been Headteacher of a small rural school. I very much enjoy bringing learning to life and am a teaching Head who enjoys working with the children in the classroom. I believe we all can be superheroes in our approach to learning! Everyday is different in my role as Headteacher and it is never boring. I enjoy leading our school and challenging children and staff to be the best they can be. I look forward to meeting you when you visit Bradleys Both.

Mrs Susan Nelson

Community Governor 

Chair of Finance Committee

Health & Safety Governor

Term of Office 6th February 2017 - 5th February 2021

Having relocated from Scotland 7 years ago , we were fortunate to find the pretty village of Bradley. We chose to settle here as we had found our youngest child, a super primary school namely Bradleys Both. I also chose to volunteer as a parent helper and have done so since 2012.  I am very passionate about education. A confident happy child can aspire to be the best they can be. As a community governor I endeavor to support and challenge “our school” to continue to offer the best education possible for our children. 

Mrs Lesley Horne

Co-Opted Governor

Early Years Governor

Term of Office 1st December 2016 - 30th September 2020

Having reach retirement age in 2008 after a career in accounting and energy consultancy, I  was eager to start putting something back into my local community. I started volunteering as a classroom helper in Class 1 back in February 2009 and continue in that role to date. In 2016 I was asked if I would like to join the Board of Governors as a Co-Opted Governor which I accepted. Since retirement I have volunteered with Beanstalk a charity aimed at promoting and encouraging reading skills in children. I also volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care working with Children and Young People. I believe we are a very fortunate community to have such a wonderful primary school with staff committed to the care and well being of the children they teach. 

Mr Alex Alderton

Co-Opted Governor 

Term of Office 11th November 2019 - 10th November 2023

(Information to follow) 

Mrs Jane Hitchcock

Parent Governor

Term of Office 4th February 2019 - 3rd February 2023

I was very pleased to be able to join the Bradley's Both governing team as a Parent Governor in early 2019. I have a varied background in corporate training and teaching roles having originally trained as a secondary school teacher but now loving teaching through play with pre-schoolers. Bradley's Both school is such a lovely community to be part of and I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute towards the continued growth and success of the school.  

Mrs Becky Stapleton

Associate Governor

Term of Office 22nd April 2020 - 21st April 2022

(Information to follow) 


LA Governor

Term of Office 

(Information to follow) 

Bradleys Both Community Primary School



Type of Governor 

Nature of Interest Nature of Business

Any Financial benefits derived from Bradley School (except salaries if school staff)

Any relationships with school staff

Governance of other educational establishments
John Midgley



1.Board member of National Approved Letting Scheme.

2.Chair of Safeagent Steering Group

1. Not for profit      organisation     

2.Chair of    Campaign group

No Yes No

Kris Bousfield

Staff Governor None None No No No
Katja Rudden Co-opted Governor None None No No No
Susan Nelson Community Governor None None No No No
Fran Hartley Parent Governor None None No No No
VACANCY Local Authority Governor 
Jane Hitchcock

Parent Governor

None None No No No
Lelsey Horne Co-opted Governor None None  No No No
Barry Rogers Headteacher None None No Yes No
Alex Alderton Co-opted Governor None None No No No

Attendance Record of Governors

A record is kept by the clerk to the Governing Body, of Governor's attendance at meetings.  

Attendance for 2019-2020 Governing Body Meetings

Governor Meeting 23.9.19 4.11.19 11.11.19 2.12.19 4.2.20 9.3.20 21.4.20 18.5.20 18.6.20 22.6.20 10.7.20      % of attendance
John Midgley Y A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 91%
Katja Rudden Y Y Y A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 91%
Kris Bousfield Y Y Y A Y Y Y Y Y Y A 82%
Susan Nelson Y Y Y A Y Y Y Y Y Y A 82%
Lesley Horne Y Y Y Y A Y Y Y Y Y A 82%

Jen Stark

Y Resg Resg Resg Resg Resg Resg Resg Resg Resg Resg 100%
Fran Hartley Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y A 91%
Jane Hitchcock Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 100%
Alex Alderton Not Apptd Not Apptd Y A Y A A A A A A 23%
Barry Rogers Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 100%
Becky Stapleton Not Apptd Not Apptd Not Apptd Not Apptd Not Apptd Not Apptd Not Apptd Y Y Y Y 100%

Y - attended meeting

A - unable to attend meeting 

Not Apptd- not appointed to position at time of meeting 

Resg - Resigned from position at time of meeting