Chris Southworth
  • I was elected as a Parent Governor shortly after my youngest child started at Avondale in 1997. When my term ended I was then Co-Opted as a Community Governor, becoming Chair of Governors in February 2017.

  • I am married with two daughters and in my spare time enjoy music and reading.

  • I am a registered Social Worker which enables me to us my knowledge and experience to support Avondale and their Pupil Wellbeing Coordinator.

  • I am passionate about protecting the rights of people who may have difficulty making their views known.

  • Currently I am undertaking a Masters Degree in Medical Law and Ethics and I am a trustee of a Local Advocacy Organisation.

Appointed - 19/3/13

Stepped Down - Summer 2019

Expiry Date -  23/04/19

Statutory Committees 

  • Finance & Personnel

  • Chair of Standards & Effectiveness

  •  Heads Performance 

  • Disciplinary & Staff Dismissal

  • Pay Appeals

Designated Responsibility 

  • Well-Being  

  • Languages

No business interests