We look to the stars not our feet

Telephone: 0117 903 0077

Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk

Headteacher: Mr T Browse BA (Hons)


Parents are most welcome to attend Governors meetings as observers and copies of previous minutes are available on request from the school office

Contact: clerk@abhps.com

Meet the Governors


Lisa West
Co-opted Governor

Dan Reed
Co-opted Governor

Nikki Jackson
Co-opted Governor
Co Vice Chair of Governors

Claire Poole
Co-opted Governor
Co Vice Chair of Governors

Joseph Gliddon
Elected Parent Goveror
Chair of Governors


Miss J Liley
Associate Governor


Christine Stephenson
Appointed LA Governor

Peter Fullergreen
Co-opted Governor

Niotia Ferguson
Co-opted Governor

Mrs J Szost
Staff Governor


Mr K Hawkins
Elected Staff Governor

Jill Gettrup
Parent Governor

Lisa Rawcliffe
Associate Governor

Tim Browse



Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Air Balloon Hill Primary School,

Thank you for taking the time to visit the governor pages on the ABHPS website.

I have been Chair of Governors since September 2017, taking over from Dan Reed the previous Chair.  Before that I was Vice Chair of Governors.

One of the key roles of the Governing Body is appointing a new Head Teacher. We have just Tim Browse who starts as Head in September 2017.

We want all our children to develop their full academic and social potential.  Becoming responsible caring adults in their later lives. As a board of governors, we feel the school does an admirable job achieving this but no school is perfect.  It is the role of the Board of Governors to work with the Headteacher and staff to act as a ‘critical friend’. We support and challenge the school to achieve even more for our children. 

We are responsible for: 

  • monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school
  • ensuring that the budget is managed prudently 
  • supporting our excellent staff and school leaders.

We offer a broad, balanced curriculum and aim for enjoyment in learning in the classroom and beyond. Our experienced and dedicated staff work in partnership with parents and children.  Providing the children the best education possible.

As a parent I have seen how the teachers and other staff help every child reach their full potential. I will be working with the Headteacher to continue and improve this educational experience.

Best Regards

Joseph Gliddon

Chair of Governors

Special Events
  • Macmillan - Thank You

    Thank you to everyone who supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning and Cake Sale last Friday. We raised a fantastic £244.89 for this brilliant charity.

    We know that a lot of our families have been supported by Macmillan and so it is always nice to be able to give something back.

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Telephone: 0117 903 0077 Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk