Message from the Chair of Governors

We’re delighted that you want to find out about the governors and hope that the information here will give you an insight into the voluntary work we do.

Collectively, we maintain strategic oversight of the school, providing both support and constructive challenge to the Headteacher and other senior leaders. As well as Full Governing Body meetings, which take place six times per year, governance is administered through a committee structure. Our committees are:

    • Staffing, Finance and premises
    • Curriculum

The headteacher is accountable to the governing body for all aspects of the school’s performance. The minutes of all governors’ meetings (with the exception of any confidential items) are public documents to be made available to anyone wishing to see them. Please contact the Clerk to the Governors via the school office if you wish to see minutes of any governors’ meetings.

All governors are encouraged to attend relevant training courses, including school-based training and courses arranged through Wiltshire Council. Governors who attend training courses are encouraged to provide a feedback report for the governing body so that the learning is cascaded to all governors.

All governors are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check to ensure that they are eligible to serve in the role. As an Academy, governors are also legal directors of the Wansdyke School 2013 ltd. Governors must therefore also be eligible to stand as directors.

If you are interested in joining the governing body, or simply want to find out more about what we do, please contact me or Clerk to the Governors.

Thank you again for your interest in our work.

David Court

Chair of Governors

Please find information regarding our current governors and the structure of the governing body below:

Governing BodyRoleTitle
Mr D CourtMember Governor
Director / Trustee
Mr P SullivanMember Governor
Director / Trustee
Vice Chair
Mrs J WallbridgeMember Governor
Director / Trustee
Mrs Charlotte RobinsonStaff Governor (ex officio)
Director / Trustee
Miss H KnightStaff Governor
Director / Trustee
Mrs J MoxomStaff Governor
Director / Trustee
Mr S CorkeParent Governor
Director / Trustee
Mrs V WarrenParent Governor
Director / Trustee

Important Information relating to School Governance:

To access the Wansdyke School funding agreement, please click on the link below:

Wansdyke School Funding Agreement

You can find out more about particular aspects of the roles and the implications of becoming a school governor by visiting the National Governors’ Association Be a Governor web page.

To contact the governing body, please email:

Filed Under: Our School, Wansdyke