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Who we are

Introducing the School Governors

Stephen Wells


Vice Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

Foundation Governor – St Augustine’s Primary School

I grew up in Downend and attend St Augustine’s as a child. I returned to Bristol in 2016 having lived in London since studying Psychology at UEL. I have two sons, one at St Augustine’s and one who has now left St Augustine’s for Downend School

I am a parishioner; I enjoy sports and music. I am work is Social Housing for a large National Registered Provider. I hope to use my skills and abilities, to support and board of Governors and the staff team in maintaining high standards in the education of our young people, ensuring good practice in safeguarding compliance with regulatory policies and sound financial management.

I am proud to be associated with a school that delivers an enriching environment to learn for children of diverse backgrounds of all faiths and none.

Grace Harvey


Staff governor.

Grace has been with the school for four years since joining us as  Bath Spa Trainee teacher. Grace finished her Early Career Teacher (ECT) 2yr induction programme last year and is excited to join the governing body as a staff governor.

Sharon Johnson

Local authority governor, Link Governor for SEN

As well as being the local authority Governor, I also work as an HR Advisor for the local council and have done so for a number of years.  I am passionate about learning and development, equality and fairness.  I have 2 children, both of whom who went to St Augustine's primary school and the pre school prior to that.  The education, experiences and opportunities provided to them have enabled them to achieve well academically in addition to the strong sense of community that they have.  As a parent, I was always struck by the community feel and ethos of the school which I believe is quite unique and does so much to develop children in so many ways. Whilst my children were at St Augustine's, I was involved in supporting the PTFA and Youth club so hope that in my role as governor, I will be able to support the school in its ambitions to provide children with the best possible education experience.

Janine McCann

Parent governor

I have lived in Downend since 2007, and am currently a Stay-at-Home parent for my daughter, who is in Year 2, and my son who attends St Augustine’s Pre-School. Before this, my jobs included working as a commodities manager in the MoD and as a primary teacher, teaching a Year 5 class at a school in South Bristol. As a parent governor, I look forward to meeting the challenges of the role with energy and enthusiasm, drawing on my previous classroom experience. My daughter loves St Augustine’s, and I hope to be able to support her educational development, and that of my son, to make their time at school the best experience possible.

Governor vacancy


Yu Wang Wi (Mandy)

Parent governor

Mandy joined the governing body in September and is parent to a daughter in Year 2. 

Father Jim Williams - Parish Priest


Foundation Governor

Father Jim Williams is our parish priest, as well as serving our parishes in communion, including Our Lady of Lourdes, Kingswood and St Paul's in Yate. Father Jim has been a governor at St Augustine's since the Summer term of 2023.

Samantha Morgan - Chair of Governors


Foundation Governor

Samantha (Sam) Morgan joined the governing body in 2023 and will be acting Chair of Governors for Autumn Terms 1 and 2, 2023.