Introduction from Mike Large
Chair of Governors

This is just a quick note to introduce myself. My name is Mike Large and I am The Chair of Governors. I am also the Chair of Trustees for The Corsham School Multi Academy Trust.  The Corsham School is part of The Corsham School Academy Group, which consists of The Corsham School and Corsham Regis Primary Academy. There is a board of trustees for the Academy Group and each school then has its own Local Governing Body formed from Appointed, Parent, Co-Opted and Staff Governors that oversees the work of both schools through various committees and working groups.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the team - all of the governors are volunteers who generously give their time for no reward other than, hopefully, seeing a job well done.  Please feel free to approach us at any time (we are recognisable by our black Governor lanyards) either via the school office or directly at a school event if you have anything you would like to discuss.

If you would like to contact the Governing Body then please email our Clerk, Michelle Hocking at: clerktogovs@corsham.wilts.sch.uk

What does the Governing Body do?

Part of the school Governing Body's responsibilities are to:

  • promote high standards of educational attainment
  • agree the School Improvement Plan
  • set an annual budget detailing planned spending
  • approve a staffing structure
  • make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught, and report on students' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results
  • draw up an action plan following an Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) report
  • produce policies on a number of issues including Sex Education, S.E.N
  • appoint staff, ensuring the implementation of a range of personnel procedures
  • secure high levels of attendance and good standards of student behaviour
  • ensure the health & safety of students and staff
  • develop the strategic plan for the school, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability
  • deal with complaints against the school

Basically, governors oversee the work of the school and make sure it provides a good quality education for its students. Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff.

Governing Body
Care, Guidance and Support for Learning:

Julian Paine  (Chair)
Bernie Morley (Vice Chair)
Paul Stone

Carole Whittingham
Rod Bell
Fiona Brooke-Vincent
Malcolm Sinclair
Alun Davis
Toni Jackson
Eve Slateford

Advisor: Robert Staten

Curriculum, Assessment and Learning:

Bernie Morley (Chair)
Paul Stone 
Julian Paine (Vice Chair)
Fiona Brooke-Vincent
Carole Whittingham
Rod Bell
Malcolm Sinclair
Alun Davis
Toni Jackson
Eve Slateford

Advisor:  Marcus Chapman

Finance & Audit

Peter Robson (Chair of Finance/VC of Audit)
Sarah Truelove
Paul Stone
Mike Large
Chris Denton
Tom Fitzpatrick
Rodney Bell
Gareth Spicer
Paul Rooke (Chair of Audit/VC of Finance)

Advisor: Amanda Chapman-Richardson

Headteachers: Rod Bell - The Corsham Schoool
Gareth Spicer - Corsham Regis Primary Academy
Corsham Regis Primary Academy: Chris Denton (Chair)
Gareth Spicer

Governor Information

Please note that Governor's Meeting Minutes are available on request. Please email Michelle Hocking (Clerk to the Governors) on the following email address: clerktogovs@corsham.wilts.sch.uk

Trustees-List-and-Meeting-Attendance

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THE CORSHAM SCHOOL
REGISER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS FOR GOVERNORS September 2019

 

Name

 

Status at School

 

Directorship/Trusteeship held or Employment

 

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from The Corsham School Academy Group (except salaries if staff)?

 

Term of Office

 

Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Committee Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Mike Large

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Chair of Governors

 

C.O.O. Real World Operations Ltd

Director, see list below

Trustee, The World of Music Arts & Dance Foundation

 

 

Spouse works at the school

Real World Studios Ltd has provided advice,

facilities and training for students to date on a

gratis basis

 

 

Since 10/07/2012 (current term: 23/08/2019 – 10/09/2019)

 

 

 

 

4 of 6

 

Finance/Audit:

 

4 of 6

 

Paul Stone

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

 

 

 

 

None

 

Since 10/07/2012 (current term: 23/08/2019 – 22/08/2023)

 

 

3 of 6

 

Finance/Audit:

 

4 of 6

 

 

CAL/CGSL:

3 of 5

 

Name

 

Status at School

 

Directorship/Trusteeship held or Employment

 

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from The Corsham School Academy Group (except salaries if staff)?

 

Term of Office

 

Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Committee Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Sarah Truelove

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

V/C of Board of Trustees

 

 

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer at Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

 

 

None

 

Since 21/03/2013 (current term 10/04/2017 – 09/04/2021)

 

 

6 of 6

 

Finance/Audit:

 

5 of 6

 

Tom Fitzpatrick

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

V/C of Governors

 

Partner, Womble, Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

 

None

 

Since 23/02/2015 (current term 23/02/2019 – 22/02/2023)

 

 

3 of 6

 

Finance/Audit:

 

6 of 6

 

Bernie Morley

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

Chair of CAL Committee

V/C of CGSL Committee

 

Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Bath

Trustee St Lawrence, BoA

Governor King Edwards, Bath

 

None

 

04/12/2017 – 03/12/2021

 

 

4 of 6

 

CAL/CGSL:

5 of 5

 

Malcolm Sinclair

Trustee/ Director

Governor

 

Retired

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/10/2017 – 29/10/2021

0

(sickness sabbatical)

CAL/CGSL:

0 of 5

 

Name

 

Status at School

 

Directorship/Trusteeship held or Employment

 

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from The Corsham School Academy Group (except salaries if staff)?

 

Term of Office

 

Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Committee Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Rodney Bell

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

Headteacher

Executive Head, The Corsham School Academy Group

 

 

Headteacher of the School

Executive Head Teacher The Corsham School Academy Group

 

None

 

24/04/2017 – ex officio

 

 

6 of 6

 

 

CAL/CGSL:

5 of 5

 

Alun Davis

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

Member of Staff

 

 

Teacher at the school

 

Spouse works at the school

 

20/09/2017 – 19/09/2021

 

6 of 6

 

CAL/GCSL:

5 of 5

 

Carole Whittingham

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

Member of Staff

 

 

Examinations Officer at the school

 

None

 

09/10/2018 – 08/10 2022

 

 

 

 

4 of 5

 

 

3 of 5

 

Julian Paine

 

 

Trustee/Director

Governor

Chair of CGSL Committee

VC CAL Committee

 

 

Chief Operating Office, Alliance Homes Group

Director, Alliance Homes Partnerships Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

None

 

09/02/2016 – 08/02/2020

 

 

6 of 6

 

CAL/CGSL:

 

4 of 5

 

Name

 

Status at School

 

Directorship/Trusteeship held or Employment

 

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from The Corsham School Academy Group (except salaries if staff)?

 

Term of Office

 

Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Committee Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Fiona Brooke-Vincent

 

Governor

Safeguarding Governor

 

Staff Nurse

 

None

 

09/02/2016 – 08/02/2020

 

2 of 6

 

CAL/CGSL:

1 of 5

 

Peter Robson

 

Trustee/Director

Governor

Chair of Finance Committee

VC of Audit Committee

 

 

N/A

 

None

 

10/09/2019 – 09/09/2023

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Paul Rooke

 

 

Trustee/Director

Governor

Chair of Audit Committee

V/C of Finance Committee

 

Knorr Bremse Rail Services (UK) Limited

 

Parent of pupils at the school

 

30/11/2017 – 29/11/2021

 

 

 

 

 

1 of 6

 

Finance/Audit:

5 of 6

 

Toni Jackson

 

 

Trustee/Director

Governor

SEND Governor

Member of Staff

 

 

 

Senior Examinations Invigilator at the school

 

None

 

06/06/2019 – 05/06/2023

 

1 of 2

 

1 of 1

 

Name

 

Status at School

 

Directorship/Trusteeship held or Employment

 

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from The Corsham School Academy Group (except salaries if staff)?

 

Term of Office

 

Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Committee Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Eve Slateford

 

 

Trustee/Director

Governor

 

 

None

 

None

 

18/06/19 – 17/06/19

 

1 of 1

 

1 of 1

 

 

 

 

Past Governors (in post for some or all of the academic year 2018/19)

 

 

Name

 

Status at School

 

Directorship/Trusteeship held or Employment

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from The Corsham School Academy Group (except salaries if staff)?

 

Term of Office

 

Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Committee Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

 

Ruth Hobbs

 

 

Trustee/ Director

Member of staff

 

Teacher at the school

 

None

 

10/10/2014 – 09/10/2018

 

 

0 of 1

CAL/CGSL:

N/A (left before first meeting)

 

Peter Welsh

Trustee/ Director

Governor

Senior Manager

 

None

Since 01/11/2013 (current term: 19/09/2017 – 30/11/18)

 

1 of 2

 

 

CAL/CGSL:

1 of 1

 

 

Name

 

Status at School

 

Directorship/Trusteeship held or Employment

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from The Corsham School Academy Group (except salaries if staff)?

 

Term of Office

 

Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

Committee Meetings Attendance Record

(2018/19)

 

 

Susan Tanner

 

Trustee/ Director

Governor

 

 

 

None

Since 15/09/2013 (current term: 19/09/2017 – 24/01/19)

 

0 of 3

 

CAL/CGSL:

 

0 of 1

 

Elizabeth O’Connell

 

 

Governor

 

Ministry of Defence employee

Director, Lilly Tilly Ltd

 

 

None

 

09/02/2016 – 28/01/2019

 

 

2 of 3

 

CAL/CGSL:

1 of 1

 

Caroline Bartlett

 

 

Governor

SEND/PP Governor

 

 

SEN Advisory Teacher

 

None

 

06/07/2016 – 03/05/2019

 

2 of 5

 

CAL/CGSL:

2 of 5

Mike Large List of Directorships

Details of the interest/Directorship Date interest ceased

Cliofine Ltd(Dormant)1288539

Eurobotics Ltd(Dormant)2209267

Exabre Ltd-5054992,

Gabble Ltd(6205124),

Greydog Ventures Ltd-7915868

Mediawan Limited (06881303)

Oscar Windebank & Son Ltd(6208809)

Peter Gabriel Ltd(1102482)

PG Box Millside Properties Limited (12041988)

PG Productions Ltd(7471607)

Publishing Topco Ltd(7477918)

Real World Design Ltd(Dormant)-2205410

Real World Holdings Ltd(2226749)

Real World MultiMedia Ltd(-Dormant)-2798447

Real World Music Ltd-2545511

Real World Productions Ltd-1236592

Real World Operations Ltd (07467673)

Real World Properties (RL83) Ltd (11278733)

Real World Records Ltd-2257027

Real World Studios Ltd-1965882

Real World Tours Ltd-2780663

Real World Trading Ltd-2197933)

Real World Works Ltd-3535082

Red Lion 200 Ltd-6981537

Red Lion 83 Ltd

 

Thememory.com Ltd-6354730

WOMAD Festivals Ltd-6816897

WOMAD International Ltd-7555460

Womad Ltd-2734599

Womad Music Ltd-2272305

World In The Park Ltd-3833065

World of Music Arts and Dance Foundation (The) (01792233)

Zulu Time Ltd-Dormant-4214326

Inside Track 2 LLP (OC304622)

Inside Track 3 LLP (OC305070)