Our Governors

School Governors

The Board of DBAT is the legal Governing Body for all its schools, but in practice some or most functions are delegated to a Local Board of Governors. This is dependent on the Ofsted category of the Academy, coupled with whether the Academy has a new and experienced Principal.

Local Board members (or governors) are responsible for policy and strategy.  The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school and making sure the policy and strategy agreed by the Local Board is followed.  The Local Board has a large number of legal responsibilities, including:

  • Making sure the National Curriculum is properly delivered
  • Arranging for religious education to be carried out
  • Deciding how to spend the delegated budget
  • Approving the many different school policies, such as those referring to discipline and behaviour and  health and safety

If you would like to contact the governors, please use the emails below or alternatively phone the school or come into the office.

Chair of Governors - HelenDiles.Easton@dbat.org.uk

Vice Chair of Governors - CeliaMorgan.Easton@dbat.org.uk

Helen DilesAfter teaching Science and Maths in a number of sceondary schools around Bristol. I enjoyed an interesting and varied career in education, working as an adviser, deputy headteacher, leadership consultant, and finally University lecturer. I retired from UWE in 2021 and spend my time attending gym classes, learning Italian and competing in ballroom dancing. As a committed Christian, I am delighted to serve Easton C of E Academy as chair of governors.
Celia MorganBeing born and raised in Bristol, starting in Fishponds before moving to Yate. I went on to study teacher training at Manchester before teaching Primary aged children in London, Oxford, and then finally Thornbury. Having retired a few years back, I spend my time working for Easton Academy, my local church, and my two grandsons who are a delight! Most of the time!
Seb GrzimekI spent my childhood living in Bristol and then went to High school in Berlin, Germany. I now live in Easton with my wife and two daughters. I enjoy going for walks in Oldbury Court, Snuff Mills, and the countryside, with my family and our dog Hugo. I work as a mentor for children and young people, with a focus on nature connection and promoting an active and playful lifestyle.
Peter GaneI Joined Easton CE Academy at the end of 2023 as a Community Governor. I have almost 40 years of experience across a variety of industries in scientific and senior leadership roles. I left the world of full-time work in April 2023 to take up voluntary opportunities and for personal development. I love all aspects of arts and have recently discovered the joys , and challenges, of singing and playing guitar. 
Andrea GriffithsI am a Learning Mentor and a Trauma Informed Practitioner at Easton.  I work in the Inclusion Team helping to give children skills and resilience to be able to cope with difficult situations that may arise in and out of the classroom.  I run proactive groups and mentor sessions to help the children get a better understanding of what they are capable of and how they can achieve their goals. 
Suad AdenParent Member
Gail ButtFoundation Member
Georgena BarnardClerk


Academy Council Terms of Office and Declaration of Interests 2023 - 2024 – see below

Local Board Attendance Log for 2022 - 2023 – see below


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