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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Governors - Who Are They?


Interim Head Teacher:   Mrs. Emma Wilkinson (ex-officio) (01/09/2020 -)


Foundation Governors:

All Foundation Governors are appointed by the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education in consultation with the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Farley with Pitton.

Rev David Perry (ex-officio) (24/7/2019 -)  

Mrs Felicity Mansfield (30/11/2010 - 26/11/2022)

Mrs Judith Lewy (30/3/19 - 29/3/2023)

Mr Mark Ackrill (3/2/2020 - 2/2/2024)

Three vacancies


Local Authority Governor:

Nominated by Wiltshire Council Local Authority.

Mrs Rosie Lane (12/5/2015 - 11/5/2023)


Teacher Governor:

Miss Suze Pearce (10/9/20 - 9/9/2024)


Parent Governors:

Mr Richard Cawthorne (1/4/19 - 31/3/2023)

Ms Vanessa Hall (7/10/2020 - 6/10/2024)


Chair of Full Governing Body

Mrs Judith Lewy (19/9/2019 - 18/9/2021)


Clerk to Governors:

Mrs Vicky Tomlinson (01/01/2021 - 31/12/2024)


None of our school governors hold governance roles in other educational institutions.

What Are Their Roles?


The Governors of the school act rather like a board of Directors.  The main aim of the Governing Body is to maintain and improve the school's quality of education and standards of achievement.  They have overall responsibility for the management of the school which includes:


  • Ensuring that Government education policy is implemented
  • Encouraging high standards of achievement and acceptable social conduct
  • Interviewing and selecting staff
  • Deciding how the school budget is spent
  • School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities
  • Providing a strategic view for the school
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school's effectivness and performance
  • Promoting the interests of the school and its children


A register of any business and pecuniary interests is available from the school office - all currently non-applicable.

School Governors are Comprised Of:


  • Parents
  • The Head Teacher and staff at the school
  • Representatives appointed by the Local Authority
  • Foundation Governors - appointed by Salisbury Diocese
  • Partnership Governors - appointed by local incumbent (Church of England)
  • Co-Opted Governors - appointed by the governing body for particular skills
  • Associate members to serve on committees and who may attend full governing body meetings but may not vote

Committee Membership:


Admissions: (responsible for all matters relating to applications in respect of pupil refusals for entry into the school) 


Curriculum, Ethos & Pastoral Care:  (responsible for all matters relating to the National Curriculum and the school's Christian values and beliefs) Miss Suze Pearce, Mrs Emma Wilkinson, Mrs Judith Lewy,  Rev David Perry, Mr Richard Cawthorne, Mr Mark Ackrill, Mrs Rosie Lane.


Finance, Premises & Staffing: (responsible for all matters relating to the financial control and general maintenance/development of the school establishment and staff establishment) Mrs Felicity Mansfield (chair),  Mrs Judith Lewy, Mrs Emma Wilkinson, Mr Mark Ackrill, Ms Vanessa Hall.


Pay Chair: (responsible for the annual review of staff pay)  Mrs Felicity Mansfield 


Trustees: Mrs Felicity Mansfield (chair), all governors


Parent-Governor Meetings


The Governors welcome the opportunity to meet parents and attend many events including parent forums and coffee mornings.  They may also be contacted by e-mailing the clerk at  

Clerk to the Governors


The clerk files records of attendance and a register of business and pecuniary interests with Full Governing Body meeting minutes in the school office.  These are available to read at any time, no relevant interests are currently declared on the register.


Attendance Record at Governing Body and Committee Meetings 2020-2021 Academic Year


  Full Governing Body (6) Committee (7)
Mrs Judith Lewy
Mrs Felicity Mansfield 3 1
Mrs Emma Wilkinson 2
Miss Suzanna Pearce 3 2
Rev. David Perry 1
Mrs Rosie Lane 1
Mr Richard Cawthorne 2
Mr Mark Ackrill  
Ms Vanessa Hall (Oct 2020)