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. We welcome feedback from parents so if you have any comments, if you wish to know more or if you are interested in becoming a governor in the future, please email the Clerk to Governors.
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 effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
(Governance Handbook, October 2020)
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.
Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. Governors regularly attend training sessions and seminars to keep up to date with changes in schools and the wider education sector. They also meet with the Head Teacher, other members of staff and pupils to find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.
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 current Governing Body is set out in the table below:
Term of Office (From)
Term of Office
Positions of Responsibility
Mrs Armanda Davis
Mr Steve Donegan
Resources, Standards, Community
Mrs Hannah Edwards
Ms Louise Gorham
School Business Manager
Mrs Victoria Harris
Mr Philip Jones
Mrs Clare Lambert
Ms P Nunes-Brown
Miss Lucy Rivaldi
Resources, Standards, Community
Governors who served at any point over the last 12 months are:
|Mrs Judith Groome||Co-opted||Governing body||21/04/2019||20/04/2023||Resources, Standards, Pay||Left July 21|
|Mrs Deborah Martin||Parent||Governing body||19/09/2017||18/09/2021||Standards||Left July 21|
|Ms Ceri Sunu||Co-opted||Governing body||04/04/2019||03/04/2023||Resources||Left March 2021|
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 the School Office. Any letters to the Chair of Governors should be handed in to the School Office.
Attendance at Governing Body Meetings
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.
Details of Other
and School Staff
|Mrs A Davies||None (staff member)||None||None|
|Mr S Donegan||None (staff member)||None||None|
|Mrs H Edwards||None||None||None|
|Mrs L Gorham||None (staff member)||None||None|
|Mrs V Harris||None (staff member)||None||None|
|Mr P Jones||None||None||None|
|Mrs C Lambert||None||None||None|
|Ms P Nunes-Brown||Member of DfE staff||None||None|
|Miss L Rivaldi||None (staff member)||None||None|