Governors

The Governing Body of the school is comprised of those who voluntarily give up their time, skills and expertise to assist the head teacher and staff in running Christ Church. This includes:

  • Foundation Governors (representing the Diocese)
  • Staff Governors
  • Parent Governors (elected by parents)
  • Co-opted Governors (skills-based appointment by the Governing Body)

In addition, Associate Members may be appointed for up to 1 year to assist with specific tasks but do not have voting rights. More details about the school governors can be downloaded below.

The Board of Governors will be very pleased to hear any suggestions or comments from parents. There is a box for this purpose in the school foyer. Alternatively, email the Chair of Governors via the school office at:

admin@christchurch.wilts.sch.uk

To Access the Governor’s Section, Click Here

Governors’ Profiles

Ms. Isobel Griffiths

Role: Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: Whole school accountability

Term of Office: 23 Feb 2016 – 22 Feb 2020

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: None declared

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 100% (5/5)

Percentage of meetings attended 2015-2016: 100% (3/3)


Mrs. Wendy Hiscock

Role: Vice-Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: Member of staffing and Pay Committee, School Improvement and standards, curriculum

Term of Office: 1 Dec 2014 – 30 Nov 2018

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: None declared

Percentage of meetings attended 2015-2016: 87.5% (7/8)

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 100% (5/5)


Mr. Gordon Taylor

Role: Vice-Chair, Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Finance

Term of Office: 23 Feb 2016 – 22 Feb 2020

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: None declared

Percentage of meetings attended 2015-2016: 67% (2/3)

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 100% (5/5)


Mr. Neil Baker

Role: Head Teacher (ex officio)

Responsibilities: Day to day running of the school and strategic planning, whole school accountability

Term of Office: 25 Dec 2009 – 29 Dec 2050

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: TBA

Percentage of meetings attended 2015-2016: 100% (8/8)

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 100% (5/5)


Ms. Sue Smith Airey

Role: Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities: Staffing, SEND and disadvantaged pupils

Term of Office: 1 Nov 2016 – 31 Oct 2020

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: TBA

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 100% (4/4)


Mr. Graham Adams

Role: Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities: School Operations

Term of Office: 18th July 2017 – 18th July 2021


Mrs. Leigh Matthews & Mr. Jonathon Douglass

Role: Staff Governors (role is shared)

Responsibilities: Staff and Pupil link

Term of Office: 1 Oct 2012 – July 2017

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: None declared

Percentage of meetings attended 2015-2016: 87.5% (7/8)

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 80% (4/5)


Ms. Amy Laird

Role: Parent Governor

Responsibilities: School Improvement

Term of Office: 18th July 2017 – 18th July 2021

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 100% (1/1)


Revd. Ann Keating

Role: Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: VC Status, Safeguarding, staff welfare, complaints

Term of Office: 20 March 2014 – 19 March 2018

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: None declared

Percentage of meetings attended 2015-2016: 37.5% (3/8)

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 100% (5/5)


Mrs. Sabine Purshouse

Role: Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Supporting Revd. Ann Keating with her roles

Term of Office: 1 Oct 2016 – 30 Sept 2020

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: None declared

Percentage of meetings attended 2016-2017: 100% (5/5)


Mr. Tony Green

Role: Associate Governor

Responsibilities: Healthy and Safety Audit

Term of Office: 1 Dec 2014 to 30 April 2018


Vacant role

Role: Clerk to the Governors

If you are interested in this role then please speak to the Chair of Governors