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Governance at Malmesbury


Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to promote high standards of educational achievement and to drive the strategic direction of the school. The Governing Body is made up of parent, staff, community and local authority representatives.


The Governing Body meets regularly to review the activities of the school and to consult and decide on its future direction. The Governing Body's responsibilities include:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the

    organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its

    money is well spent

(Governance Handbook, January 2017)


In addition to the full Governing Body meetings the Governing Body delegates certain responsibilities and more detailed discussion to its three committees: Resources, Community and Standards. The responsibilities of each committee are set out in the Terms of Reference which are available below.


Minutes of the Governing Body meetings are in the school office and paper copies can be made available on request. Minutes of the current academic year's Full Governing Body meetings are available below.


Membership of the school's Governing Body is set out in the table below:


Governor’s Name


Appointed by

Term of Office (From)

Term of Office



Positions of Responsibility

Mrs G Bonner


Governing body

2/9/2013 1/9/2017 Resources, Standards, Community


Mrs N Callaghan

Co-opted Governing body 24/11/2015 23/11/2019 Standards


Mr N Choudhary


Governing body

1/3/2016 29/2/2020 Resources


Mrs E Fawcett

Staff Staff 12/7/2016 11/7/2020 Resources


Ms L Gorham


Governing body



Resources, Community


Ms J Granger


Governing body





Mrs J Groome

Co-opted Governing body 21/4/2015 20/4/2019 Resources, Community

Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee

Cllr P Jones

Local Authority

Governing body



Resources, Community

Chair of Community Committee

Mrs J Pringle

Clerk Governing body 27/1/2015   n/a


Mr C Raven

Parent Parents 2/12/2013 1/12/2017 Resources, Standards

Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Standards Committee

Mrs S Raymond

Parent Parents 27/5/2016 26/5/2020 Standards


Miss L Rivaldi

Associate Governing body 15/12/2013 14/12/2017 Standards, Community


Mrs K Sheridan

Headteacher Ex officio 21/4/2015 20/4/2065

Resources, Standards, Community



Acting as a governor enables individuals from the Local Authority, school staff, community and parent body to play an important role in shaping the future of the school. Any future vacancies for governors will be posted online. 


If you wish to contact any governor please contact Mrs J Pringle, Clerk to the Governing Body, by email (click here) or through the School Office. Any letters to the Chair of Governors should be handed in to the School Office.


Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 1

Register of Interests


Since 1st September 2015 governing bodies have been under a duty to publish their register of interests on their website. This sets out relevant business interests of governors, details of any other educational establishments they govern, and any relationship between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.


Governor Business Interests

Details of Other



Any Relationships

Between Governors

and School Staff

Mrs G Bonner None None None
Ms I Buchan None None None
Mrs N Callaghan None None None
Mr N Choudhary None None None
Mrs E Fawcett None None None
Mrs L Gorham None None None
Ms J Granger None None None
Mrs J Groome None None None
Cllr P Jones None None None
Mr A Mahmood None None None
Mr C Raven None None None
Mrs S Raymond None None None
Miss L Rivaldi None None None
Mrs K Sheridan None None None
Mrs R Virahsawmy None None None
Mrs J Pringle None None None

Minutes from Full Governing Body meetings 2016/2017

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