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Meet the Governors

Keith Ernest

Chair of Governors

I have lived in Yatton Keynell for 5 years, I have two children, one currently in Year 3 and one in reception. I am an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force.

Lisa Nicolson

Vice Chair

I was elected a community governor for By Brook Valley school in November 2015 and am a member of the Foundation & Ethos committee. I am Link Governor for the Year 6 class. I have two children  at By Brook.

Rosie Jago

Vice Chair

Bev Ball


I am the Headteacher and  also a trustee.   I meet monthly with the Chair and Vice Chair of Governors to review the impact that the governors have in supporting the best possible outcomes for the children.

Beth Borthwick


Anton Campbell


I am Chair of the  Foundation & Ethos committee,  and a regular worshipper at St Margaret’s in Yatton Keynell.

I moved to Yatton Keynell in January 2015 and have two children at By Brook Valley.

I have been a police officer for over 11 years and work locally and thoroughly enjoy being part of this village.



Jaclyn Cross

I am a member of the Foundation and Ethos committee.  I live in The Gibb and am now retired, having worked in the voluntary and community sector, specialising in education and training. 

Carrie Davies


Deb Henshall

I am one of the Deputy Heads and am an associate governor. 

Joanne Jardim


Martin Lowe


I am a Parent Governor and Chair of the Finance, Premises, Staffing & HR committee.  I’m also a link governor for  Kites class.  I am an Engineer Officer in the RAF and we’ve lived in Yatton Keynell since 2013.

David New


I have spent my life working in schools as teacher, senior leader and headteacher.  Currently self employed as an Ofsted inspector and educational consultant I am fortunate to have been elected  as a governor of By Brook Valley School from January 2014. Three of my children attended By Brook Valley school, 2 transferring from Biddestone School on its opening.  I have lived in Biddestone since 1993 and bring my expertise in all aspects of school leadership and management, together with a commitment to the best educational outcomes for the children, to the role.       

Andrew Wylie

I am a resident of Biddestone and have two children at By Brook Valley School. I am a chartered Structural Engineer and enjoy designing inspiring buildings. I am am member of the  Finance, Premises, Staffing & HR committee and a link governor for Kites Class. 

Michelle Hocking

Clerk to the Governors

I am the Clerk to Governors and can be contacted by email on