The School Governors are appointed to oversee the running of the school. They act as our “critical friends.” They are representatives of the parents, the BWMAT, the local community and the Church of England. Meetings are held at least once a term and are open for parents to attend. All minutes of meetings are available on request at the school office. If you have a query that you would like the Governing Body to address, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Hart – Chair of Governors; ; Safeguarding Lead
Charlotte brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Local Governing Committee; she currently works within a Safeguarding team for a Local Authority and has held previous governance related roles within Mental Health Services and the wider NHS. She has a passion for education and social care and an interest in social policy. She is delighted to take up the role as Chair of Governors from September 2023. When not working, Charlotte enjoys spending time with family and friends and running trail races.
Helen is a primary school teacher at a school in Wiltshire, and has three children in the school. Helen brings her valuable experience of education to the team, as well as her perspective of being both a parent and teacher. Helen sits on the School Improvement Committee.
Declarations of Interest
Natalie is our Finance Governor and has two children in the school. She brings 20 years of Financial experience and insight from her role as a Finance Director where she works in the Defence sector to manage the financial health of large government contracts.
Stephanie has been a primary school teacher for over ten years, primarily teaching in Reception. She is currently working part time as a Teaching Assistant and a Childminder. As such, she is well qualified to support the school in her role as Early Years Foundation Stage Governor. Stephanie has one child at the school.
Lauretta is Vicar of Bathford and Batheaston and is very pleased to be invited to be a Governor of both the Church of England Schools in these villages. She has been ordained for 18 years, prior to this she was a Secondary Maths teacher, working in the UK and in Zambia. Lauretta is keen to support education in its broadest sense and enjoys playing an active role in school life – offering assemblies, RE lessons and even maths support where needed.
Declarations of Interest
The staff members on the LGC are:
Jon Cooper is the Clerk to Governors; if you would like to get in touch with our governors please do so via Jon (email@example.com)
|Name||Category||End of Term||Committee membership||Responsibilities|
|Becky Hayter||Staff||13th February 2024||School Improvement, Finance, Admissions, |
|Jennifer Keenan||Staff||31st August 2024||School Improvement||Deputy Head|
|Charlotte Hart||Foundation Appointed||10th June 2025||Finance, Pay and Renumeration, Safeguarding, Ethos||Chair|
|Lauretta Wilson||Foundation Appointed||6th June 2027||Vicar of St Swithun’s|
|Stephanie Taylor||MAT Appointed||18th December 2026||School Improvement||EFYS|
|Natalie Tanner||MAT Appointed||27th April 2027||Finance||Finance|
|Helen Morris||Parent||11th August 2024||School Improvement||School Improvement|
|Vacancies||1 x Parent||3 x MAT Appointed||1 x Foundation Appointed|
Bathford Church School Attendance Register of Governors’ Meetings
2022 – 2023
(future dates are provisional)
|William Dalby||Apologies||Attended||Resigned prior||n/a||n/a|
|Jon Cooper (clerk)||Attended||Attended||Attended||Attended||Attended|
2023 – 2024
|Governor||09/10/2023||04/12/2023||Term 3||Term 4||Term 5||Term 6|
|Jon Cooper (clerk)|
Former Bathford Church School Governors’ who have Resigned or Retired in the last 12 months – as of July 2023
|Caroline Murray||Resigned||July 2023|
|Becky Riddell||Resigned||July 2023|
|William Dalby||Resigned||January 2023|