Governing Board

Mr Adrian Taylor-Weeks is Chair of Governors and can be contacted at 



Mr Andy Joy  (Ex Officio)

Staff governor

Mrs Jo Coppens

Foundation governors

Mrs Kirsty Mokebo


Co-Opted Governors

Mr Tom Underhill (Vice Chair)


Parent Governors

Mr Adrian Taylor-Weekes  (Chair)

Mrs Alice Solari

Mrs Serena Bentley-Taylor


Mrs Deb Clayton


Register of Business Interests

Governors ensure the success & wellbeing of St Philip's and regularly give up of their time to meet and discuss the best way forward for the school.


Governing Board Terms of Office


Mr Andy Joy

I've been a governor since 1/9/06 by virtue of being the Headteacher.

After graduating from teacher training in 1991, I taught in a junior school in South Wales for 10 years.  I then moved to Bristol to become deputy headteacher in a primary school in Keynsham where I worked for 4 years before taking up the headship at St Philip's in 2006.  I love this school and our community - it's a pleasure to work with such a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who serve in such a variety of ways to ensure the best provision for the children in our care, enabling them to flourish and enjoy life to the full.

Mrs Jo Coppens

Staff governor since September 2018 

I have worked at St Philip’s since 2002; I started as a class teacher; mainly in Key Stage Two.  I am now the deputy head teacher and non-class based.  I have a variety of roles in school which include the oversight of children in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding and whole school assessment.  As a result of having a wide range of roles in school and being part of the schools journey for a number of years I feel that I have a lot to contribute to the governing board as we continue on our journey of self-improvement.

Mr Adrian Taylor-Weekes (Chair)

Parent Governor since November 2017

St Philip’s School is great! My family has benefited greatly from the work of the staff here. I currently have two children at St Philips with two having already passed through. It’s been a privilege to serve as Governor since 2017. I am keen to see the good standards sustained, the Christian ethos maintained and the school continue to bless the pupils, families, staff and wider community. As a local church pastor I am deeply appreciative and supportive of the schools Christian ethos and am privileged to help out regularly with Collective Worship. 

Mrs Kirsty Mokebo

Foundation Governor since December 2021

I am a parent to children at St Philips, live locally and also attend St Philip's Church. It has been so encouraging to see the strong, positive Christian values at St Philip's and how this affects the feel of the school. It has been good to see the school and church work together. I hope to work alongside the other governors to ensure the school provides for pupils and staff, and provides a safe, supportive environment for all.

Mr Tom Underhill

Our family have been involved with St Philips since 2017, and we now have three children in the school. We are immensely thankful to have such a happy and caring school for them to be at, with a vibrant Christian ethos. It is a privilege to contribute to the school community as a governor, to try to support the teachers and staff and maintain St Philips as the special place that it is.

Mrs Alice Solari

I am a parent governor with two children at St Philip's School, one in juniors and one in infants. Since my eldest child started at St Philip's I have been repeatedly impressed by the school staff, who work incredibly hard with a dedication and care for the pupils. The school has a family-feel where children are appreciated and encouraged to be the best they can be. I think it’s crucial for every child to have the opportunity of a positive experience of school, both academically and socially, and the staff at St Philips all seem to embody this idea. I hope to bring the life skills I’ve learnt through various avenues, to support the staff and parents in keeping the school the best it can be, for all pupils no matter what their circumstances.

Mrs Serena Bentley-Taylor

Parent Governor since December 2021

Our family have been a part of St Philip's Primary school since 2015 and we now have 4 children at the school! It is a privilege to support the school as a parent governor and play a small part in the wonderful work of the care of the children and those who look after them at St Philip's. We love the school and its clear values connected to having life in all its fullness. 


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