Staff Governor Claire Barker Claire Barker is Staff Governor and Assistant Principal with a passion for phonics and reading. Claire's role includes facilitating parent/carer workshop to enhance children's learning at home. Joining The Kingfisher School in 2014, Claire has been keen to develop her role and become an active part of school life and the curriculum. In her life outside of school, Claire enjoys running, sampling world cuisine and spending time with her family.
Parent Governor Christine Hunter Christine is a Parent Governor of the Kingfisher School. She is mum to three children, two at Kingfisher and one at secondary school. Christine is a mature student studying for a degree in Arts History, who loves all things creative and colourful. She lives locally and is passionate about representing other parents and believes strongly in the equality of education for all children regardless of their background.
Chair of Governors Melanie Casey Melanie is a Chartered Accountant and currently works for the Society of Merchant Venturers. Melanie has 3 young children who take up most of her time outside of work. She also loves spending time outdoors, walking and gardening. Melanie also sits on the Venturers Trust Finance Committee. Outside of Venturers Trust, Melanie is board trustee of Wessex Learning Trust and chairs the Finance & Business Services Committee
Governor Chris Larke-Phillips My name is Chris Larke-Phillips and I have been a qualified teacher for 17 years. I am currently the Headteacher at Willow Park which is multi cultural diverse school in the centre of Bristol. I am also a parent to 5 children, 3 of which attend the Kingfisher school and I am the link governor for health and safety and the curriculum. I studied to become a teacher because I wanted to pass on the gift of education to the next generation. I now have the privilege to guide young people through life and contributing to the unique learning journey that my school has given them as well as being a part of my own children's education. Being a Governor at The Kingfisher School will also allow me to ensure that the gift of education is special and that the school is a special place to be.
Governor Eva Dodding I work for the University of Bristol in the Undergraduate Recruitment team. We organise the university's undergraduate open days and also events for prospective students who have received an offer to study at the university. I previously worked in financial services and investment banking in the workplace and higher education and I sit on a number of staff networks at the university. Originally from Sydney, Australia, I have lived in the UK for the last 17 years. I enjoy growing flowers, fruit and vegetables, going to the beach and baking. I am the Governor responsible for data.