The governing body is made up of representatives from the following areas:
Staff, Parents, Community and the Church. They are all volunteers, who give up their free time and have various legal responsibilities and duties.
The remit of the Governing Body is to set strategic direction and mission for the school, hold leaders to account for educational performance and to ensure financial stability and health are upheld.
All documents on the website are available as paper copy on request at the school office.
|Chair of Governors||Clare Lindley|
|Vice Chair of Governors||Geoff Sowden|
|Head Teacher||J Warburton, K Cook|
|Foundation Governors||Karen Jankinson, Geoff Sowden|
|Parent Governors||Clare Lindley, James Lovell|
|Community Governors||Julie Knell, David Hardcastle|
|Co-opted Governors||Erica Milsom, Jan Milsom|
|Staff Governors||Laura Mathews|
|Clerk to the Governing Body||Coby Day|
Chair of Governors & Parent Governor
I have been a Governor at the school since 2009. I became a Governor in order to
support the school in providing a happy, safe environment which develops all the pupil to
the best of their abilities.
Through working with the staff and in particular the senior management team, I strive to encourage and challenge the school in all aspects of the Curriculum and the Financial running of the school.
I am the Chair of the Governing Board and also sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Rev. Geoff Sowden
Vice Chair of Governors & Foundation Governor
I am Vicar of St Leonard’s Church, Blunsdon. I seek to help bring the church and school together in our community, and to enable the Governing Body to think through what it means to be a church school.
I have been a parent governor since 2013 and currently have 1 child within the school. With a background in business, I chair the Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee, as well as taking an active role in the full governing body.
I’ve recently joined the governing body. I have got a background in school improvement and want to help the school build further on its work so that all children do well. Several generations of my family have attended the school.
I have been a Governor in Swindon schools over a long period time. My background is in education and I was a teacher in the borough in different roles for most of my working life. Both of our daughters went to school in Blunsdon and I was a Parent Governor at that time. I know the school well and I am looking forward to being a part of a team moving the school forward.
I am now retired following a very lengthy and rewarding career in teaching including headship in both Birmingham and Swindon. I have had the opportunity to carry out several School Improvement roles within Swindon, one of which was in a school in Special Measures.
I am now a Governor in four other Swindon Schools which keeps me on my toes and still learning! I can use these links to the advantage of all Stakeholders as a source of good practice, collaboration opportunities for professional development and above all a resource that can impact on teaching and learning.
Having previously been a Governor at St Leonards, my term of office concluded shortly after the last inspection. I am motivated to return to the role of a supportive, but challenging Governor to the benefit of all stakeholders, but especially the pupils.
Clerk to the Governing Body