The role of Governors is to oversee the strategic development of the school and to advise and support the school leadership team. Governors are tasked with supporting and challenging the headteacher and the leadership team, to monitor progress towards improvement priorities and to make decisions around staffing and the school budget. Their role is not one of day to day management of the school: that is the role of school leaders.

Our Governors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and include those appointed from the member of the local community and parent and staff Governors. As such they are volunteers who are prepared to give significant amounts of time and energy to supporting the development of the School.

Governors sit on at least one committee and this will depend on their particular area of expertise or interest.  Each committee is tasked with monitoring specific area of the work of the school. The committees are Quality of Education and Wellbeing.

Should you need to contact any member of the governing body please contact the Head’s PA via email, alternatively you can contact the Chair of Governors on

Governor Name Governor Category Roles Register of Interest Start Date End Date
Daniel Woodhead Parent LGB None 01/12/2022 01/12/2026
Philippa Gray Co-opted LGB Spouse is Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire 18/03/2021 17/03/2025
Anna Herbert Co-opted LGB (Chair) None 14/03/2019 13/03/2027
Louise McGinty Co-opted LGB (SEND) Spouse is Managing Director of Gloucester City Council and Director of Gloucestershire County Council 14/03/2019 07/12/2026
Jane Pritchard Co-opted LGB None 03/12/2020 03/12/2024
Marc Nelson Parent LGB None 01/12/2022 01/12/2026
Rachel Sharp Staff LGB Staff 19/11/2020 18/11/2024
Ian Watson Co-opted LGB Councillor, Tetbury Town Council 26/05/2022 26/05/2026

Details of Governor attendance at meetings can be found on the Athelstan Trust website – click here