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Governors

The school's governing body is made up of local volunteers and parents.  Governors work as a team.  They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality of education for all pupils.  Governors promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies.  They do this together with the headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

Governing bodies are accountable to parents, the local community and the Local Authority and they are usually appointed for four years.  Their main role is to help raise the pupils' standards of achievement.

The governing body:

  • is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • plans the school's future direction
  • makes decisions on the school's budget and staffing including the performance management policy
  • makes sure the agreed curriculum is well taught
  • decides how the school can encourage pupils' spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • monitoring and reviewing aims, objectives, and whether the policies, targets and priorities are being achieved
  • and makes sure the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs.

If you would like to contact the governors directly their details are below, alternatively you can email: admin@box.wilts.sch.uk and your message will be forwarded on to the correct person. Alternatively you could pop into one of the 'meet the governors' sessions during our parents' evenings if you would like to ask any questions or find out more about what the governing body does.

Governing Body

Chair

Rob Price
Email: rob.price@box.wilts.sch.uk

Foundation Governors

David Babb
Email: david.babb@box.wilts.sch.uk

Clair Southgate
Email: clair.southgate@box.wilts.sch.uk

Parent Governors

vacancy
Email: 

 

Clerk

Margaret Carey
Contact through school

Headteacher

Jo French
Contact through school

Co-opted Governors

Gary Dutton
Email: gary.dutton@box.wilts.sch.uk
Mobile: 07946 388915

Tanya Simmons
Email: tanya.simmons@box.wilts.sch.uk

Staff Governors

Jo French
Contact through school

Nicola Phillips
Contact through school

Local Authority Governor

Rob Price
Email: rob.price@box.wilts.sch.uk

Governing Body 2019/20

(The Governing Body membership is updated each year following the first Full Governing Body meeting in October)

Rob Price
Type of Governor: Local Authority Governor
Appointed by: Wiltshire Council
Term of Office Start: 6th July 2017
Date of resignation: 5th July 2021
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 6
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: Chair of Governors
Committee Memberships 2019/20: Staffing, PC&PP
Declaration of Business Interests: Headteacher at Clarendon Academy
Clair Southgate
Type of Governor: Foundation Governor
Appointed by: Bristol Diocese
Term of Office Start: 12th March 2014
Term of Office End: 11th June 2022
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 13
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 13
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: Chair of PC&PP
Committee Memberships 2019/20: PC&PP, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: Teaching Assistant in Ash Class
David Babb
Type of Governor: Foundation Governor
Appointed by: Bristol Diocese
Term of Office Start: 22nd October 2018
Term of Office End: 21st October 2022
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 10
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 10
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: Chair of Staffing
Committee Memberships 2019/20: PC&PP, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: 
Gary Dutton
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 6th March 2015
Term of Office End: 10th July 2023
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 10
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 10 
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: Chair of Resources
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Resources
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Tanya Simmons​​​​​​​
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 21st September 2017
Term of Office End: 20th September 2021
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 3
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: 
Committee Memberships 2019/20: PC&PP
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Jo French​​​​​​​
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: April 2006
Term of Office End: 25th Dec 2050
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 13
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 13
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: Headteacher​​​​​​​
Committee Memberships 2019/20: PC&PP, Resources, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Nicola Phillips
Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 6th February 2014
Date of resignation: 5th February 2022
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 10 
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 10 
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: Deputy Head 
Committee Memberships 2019/20: PC&PP, Resources
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Nick Cole (2019/20 resigned)
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: Parents
Term of Office Start: 3rd March 2016
Date of resignation: 20th September 2019
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 10
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 8
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: -
Committee Memberships 2019/20: -
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Stephen Clark (2019/20 resigned)
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: Parents
Term of Office Start: 13th June 2016
Date of resignation: 13th January 2020
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 10
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 7
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 
Committee Memberships 2018/19: Staffing, PC&PP
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Parent Governor - vacant
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: Parents
Term of Office Start: -
Term of Office End: -
Max possible meetings 2018/19: -
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: -
Position of Responsibility 2019/20: -
Committee Memberships 2019/20: -
Declaration of Business Interests: -
Mary Finch (2018/19)​​​​​​​
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 20th September 2018
Date of resignation: 7th March 2019
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Janet Anderson-MacKenzie (2018/19)
Type of Governor: Ex-Officio Foundation Governor
Appointed by: Bristol Diocese
Term of Office Start: 25th December 2009
Date of Resignation: 25th July 2019
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 10
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 8
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: Governor at Colerne School
John Simpson (2018/19)
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 21st November 2011
Date of Resignation: 25th July 2019
Max possible meetings 2018/19: 13
Number of meetings attended 2018/19: 12
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: Chair of Governors
Committee Memberships 2018/19: Staffing, PC&PP, Resources
Declaration of Business Interests: None

Committees – Policy, Curriculum & Pupil Progress (PC&PP); Resources; Staffing

Parents' Voice Group

Our governing body runs the Parents' Voice Group, comprising of Parent Governors (other governors are welcome to attend).

This group meets to discuss and feedback on issues raised by parents. 

PVG feedback letters to parents - Spring 2019,  Summer 2018,  Spring 2018

Governors' Letters