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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

John Simpson
Email: john.simpson@box.wilts.sch.uk
Mobile: 07920 581162

Foundation Governors

Janet Anderson-MacKenzie
Contact through school

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

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

Parent Governors

Nick Cole
Email: nick.cole@box.wilts.sch.uk
Mobile: 07958 930026

Stephen Clark
Email: stephen.clark@box.wilts.sch.uk

John Simpson
Email: john.simpson@box.wilts.sch.uk
Mobile: 07920 581162

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

Mary Finch

Email: mary.finch@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 2018/19

John Simpson
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 21st November 2011
Term of Office End: 2nd March 2020
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 13
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 10
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: Chair of Governors
Committee Memberships 2018/19: Staffing, PC&PP, Resources
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Janet Anderson-MacKenzie
Type of Governor: Ex-Officio Foundation Governor
Appointed by: Bristol Diocese
Term of Office Start: 25th December 2009
Term of Office End: 3rd December 2018
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 5
Position of Responsibility 2018/19:
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Resources
Declaration of Business Interests: Governor at Colerne School
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 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 10
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: Chair of PC&PP
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Resources, 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 / Date of Resignation: 21st October 2022
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Gary Dutton
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 6th March 2015
Term of Office End / Date of Resignation: 5th March 2019
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 8
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 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 / Date of Resignation: 20th September 2021
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 6
Position of Responsibility 2018/19:
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Mary Finch
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 20th September 2018
Term of Office End: 19th September 2022
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Nick Cole
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: Parents
Term of Office Start: 3rd March 2016
Term of Office End: 2nd March 2020
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 7
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: Chair of Staffing
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Stephen Clark
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Appointed by: Parents
Term of Office Start: 13th June 2016
Term of Office End: 12th June 2020
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 7
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 
Committee Memberships 2018/19: Staffing, PC&PP
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Jo French
Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: April 2006
Term of Office End: 25th Dec 2050
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 13
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 13
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: Headteacher
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Resources, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Nicola Phillips
Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Appointed by: Staff
Term of Office Start: 6th February 2014
Term of Office End: 5th February 2022
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 10
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: Deputy Headteacher
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Resources
Declaration of Business Interests: None
Rob Price
Type of Governor: Local Authority Governor
Appointed by: Wiltshire Council
Term of Office Start: 6th July 2017
Term of Office End: 5th July 2021
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 5
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 
Committee Memberships 2018/19: PC&PP, Staffing
Declaration of Business Interests: Headteacher at Clarendon Academy
Lee Towler (2017/18)
Type of Governor: Foundation Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office Start: 23rd January 2012
Date of Resignation: 25th July 2018
Max possible meetings 2017/18: 10
Number of meetings attended 2017/18: 9
Position of Responsibility 2018/19: 
Committee Memberships 2018/19: 
Declaration of Business Interests: 

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

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 2018Summer 2018

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