If you are interested in becoming a Parent, Staff or Foundation member at Sutton Benger CE Primary School you should in the first instance contact Mr James Hirst or Mrs Abi Aspin (Co-Chairs of Academy Council) via the school office or email:
For wider volunteering options go to: www.inspiringthefuture.org
James Hirst is Co-Chair of Governors and a Parent Member, elected by parents of pupils at the school. He has three children, all of whom currently attend Sutton Benger CE Primary School. James is a director of 'Rare Design', a brand design company based in London.
Abi Aspin is Co Chair of Governors and a Foundation Member of the Academy Council, appointed by the Diocese of Bristol. Abi has been involved in governance of primary schools for 7 years. She currently has one child at Sutton Benger and another who recently moved onto a local senior school. When not volunteering at school, Abi runs the village pub having previously worked in the financial services Industry.
Peter Oldale is a Community Member, appointed by the Academy Council. He retired and moved with his wife to the village some 3 years ago, having lived and worked abroad for 30 years in the agriculture and animal feed industry. He is involved in several village activities and roles and is keen to offer practical help to benefit others. His children and grandchildren live in the region.
Jodie Anstee is an ex-officio Foundation Member, appointed by the Diocese of Bristol. She has three children, two who attend Sutton Benger CE Primary School and another to start in September. Jodie is Chief of Staff at UWE Bristol, with responsibility for strategy development, governance, business resilience, risk and compliance at the University. Jodie has worked in higher education for over 15 years, with previous roles in the charity sector. Jodie is very proud to work and serve as a governor in the education sector, with its potential to transform lives and build a better future for individuals, communities and our environments.
Vicki Wilson is a Staff Member, elected by school staff.
Caroline McCartney is a Parent Member, elected by parents of pupils at Sutton Benger CE Primary School.
Natasha Carter is a Foundation Member, appointed by the Diocese of Bristol.
Joan Cocker is a Foundation Member, appointed by the Diocese of Bristol
Luke Maddison is an ex-officio member of the Academy Council, by virtue of office as Executive Headteacher.
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