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Cotham School

0117 919 8000

Meet your Reps

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Becky Chapman

Parent/Carer Rep

Which children do you have in the school?

My son joined Cotham in 2010 and my daughter left North Bristol Post 16 centre in 2015.

When and why did you become a representative?

I joined the Co op Forum in 2013 and helped to set up the Co op Forum. I’m a parent/carer representative because I am interested in ways that young people learn to activate change. I want to help parents understand the school better. I am also keen to make sure that people new to this school feel included and engaged.

What is your background?

I have lived overseas for 10 years and have lived in Bristol for 6 years as a single parent. I am a freelance theatre producer. I work to bring about social change through the performing arts. In my spare time I run, cook and go to the theatre (or sometimes just slump).

 

 

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Gareth Edmunds

Parent/Carer Rep

Which children do you have in the school?

My daughter started at Cotham School in 2013; my son two years later.

When and why did you become a representative?

I became a Coop Parent/Carer Rep in 2014. I was inspired by the enthusiasm and commitment of the constituency reps at the Coop Annual General Meeting.
I want to make sure the Cooperative Forum works with the Governors and Senior Leadership Team to improve the earning and well-being of all Cotham students.

What is your background?

I have lived in Bristol since 1977.  My background is IT consultancy, account management and marketing. I run a small business with my wife from our home in Cliftonwood.
I enjoy language, travel, music and table tennis.

 

 

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Simon Wilks

Parent/Carer Rep

Which children do you have in the school?

My daughter is in year 11 and I have a son who graduated the North Bristol Post 16 centre in 2015.

When and why did you become a representative?

I am interested in encouraging more parents to get involved in the school. I think the Forum gives us an excellent platform to build on.

What is your background?

I work in the IT sector and I am keen on developing the use of technology in education. I am also interested in understanding the way the digital environment affects teaching and learning. I enjoy playing sport and keeping fit.

 

 

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Mukhtar Ali

Parent/Carer Rep

Which children do you have in the school?

I have three children who joined Cotham School in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

When and why did you become a representative?

I joined the Forum in 2015 and, as a parent representative, it is a privilege for me to be a part of the school community.

What is your background?

I am a self-employed and run a variety of businesses. I am a trader in forex, freelance interpreter and I run a taxi firm business.
I like five-a-side football and swimming. I enjoy reading and travelling.

 

 

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Jo Eades

Parent/Carer Rep

Which children do you have in the school?

I have a daughter who started at Cotham in 2015.

When and why did you become a representative?

I was previously a Governor at my daughter’s primary school, Hotwells. I was involved in the conversion to Academy status and the appointment of a new head teacher. I became a parent/carer representative in 2015. I wanted to understand the school better. I also wanted to strengthen links between parents and the school.

What is your background?

I work in the field of corporate responsibility. I advise businesses on their social and environmental impacts. In the past I have worked with youth development organisations, focusing on young people at risk.
Outside of work I enjoy open water swimming and walking the puppy!

 

 

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Andrew wood

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emma gibbins

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sharon spink

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valerie aspin

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