Governing Body

Welcome to the Governance section.

As the Chair of Governors, it gives me great pleasure in welcoming you to Corsham Regis Primary Academy. I lead a highly committed and active governing body who place inclusivity, care and wellbeing of pupils and staff at the heart of everything we do.

Our Vision for the school is to:

  • Improve outcomes for all children through quality teaching and learning
  • Increase the number of children we teach to have eight full classrooms 
  • To develop sustainable and high quality leadership throughout the school
  • Continue to provide an inspiring and collaborative environment for all

The governing body is comprised of people from all different backgrounds, from education to the private sector. It is our job to provide Strategic direction and leadership to the school and to challenge and support Mr Spicer and the Senior Leadership Team. The care and support the school offers pupils to learn in a safe and vibrant environment is central to our ethos at Regis; something I am immensely proud of.

All schools are measured on the amount of academic, social and emotional progress pupils make and it’s clear that children’s progress in any school is heavily influenced by the support they receive at home as well as at school. As parents and carers, you are very much part of our school community and we encourage you to get as involved as possible. Please reach out to the school if you wold like to get more involved, either as a governor, supporting PTA events or any other capacity you can.

 Mr Chris Denton, Chair of the Corsham Regis Local Governing Body

The Full Governing Board are:

Chris Denton (Chair)

Anthony Monaghan (Vice Chair)

Gareth Spicer (Head Teacher)

Abby Symons (Teacher Governor)

Jacqui Wilmshurst (Staff Governor)

Anthony Monaghan (KS1 Governor)

Jess Bonser (Early Years Governor)

Keith Shepperson (KS2 Governor)

Alan Brown (Designated Governor for Safeguarding, Whistle Blowing Governor and SEND)

Bob Hitchin (Health and Safety Governor)

The Finance Sub-Committee (who meet jointly with representatives of The Corsham School) are:

Gareth Spicer

Chris Denton

Clerk to the Governors: Michelle Hocking

Minutes are available upon request at the School Office.

Meeting dates for 2019/20

Monday 16th September at 6:00pm

Monday 11th November at 6:00pm

Monday 13th January at 6:00pm

Monday 16th March at 6:00pm

Monday 11th May at 6:00pm

Monday 13th July at 6:00pm

Details of our accounts can be found on the Governance section of our sponsors, The Corsham Academy School Group’s website

Governor Key Focus areas for 3 – 5 years

Contact the Governors

Should you wish to contact the governors, please:

email [email protected] or pass a note via the Governors’ Comments Box in the School Office, or the Suggestions Box in the entrance foyer

Our governors are also present in school/attend various school events and are very approachable!

Register of Business Interests for Governors September 2019

NameStatus of SchoolDirectorship/Trusteeship held or EmploymentFinancial Benefit Derived from Corsham Regis Primary Academy*Term of OfficeLocal Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record (2018/19)
Gareth SpicerHeadteacher
Staff Governor
Headteacher, Corsham Regis Primary Academy
Director, The Corsham School Academy Group
None02/09/2014 (ex officio)6 of 6
Chris DentonParent GovernorPPG – Chemical ManufacturerNone27/09/2017 – 26/09/20214 of 6
Philip HillingParent GovernorNoneNone27/09/2017 – 26/09/20215 of 6
Abby SymonsDeputy Headteacher
Staff Governor
Teacher at the schoolNone16/07/2018 – 15/07/20225 of 6
Keith SheppersonParent GovernorTeacherNone09/06/16 – 08/06/204 of 6
Jacqui WilmshurstStaff GovernorTA at the schoolNone01/10/18 – 30/09/20225 of 5
Anthony MonaghanParent GovernorSiemens Mobility EngineerNone20/12/2018 – 19/12/20224/4
Jessica BonserCommunity/Co-opted GovernorTeacherNone14/01/2019 – 13/01/20233/3
Alan BrownCommunity/Co-opted GovernorRetiredNone15/07/2019 – 14/07/2023N/A
Suzanne VigusCommunity/Co-opted GovernorCarer/StudentNone15/07/2019 – 14/07/2023N/A
  • * excludes staff salaries

Past Governors – in post for some or all of the academic year 2017/18 or 2018/19

NameStatus at SchoolDirectorship/Trusteeship held or EmploymentFinancial Benefit Derived from Corsham Regis Primary Academy* Term of OfficeLocal Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record (2018/19)
Gillian CarveyCo-opted GovernorManager, Mansion House Pre-School PlaygroupNone19/01/2015-18/01/20193 of 3
Helen HynesChair of Governors
Community Governor

Stud Hand, Byerley Stud. Director, The Corsham School Academy GroupNone23/05/2016-17/05/20193 of 4
Sarah WashingtonParent GovernorStudentNone09/06/2016 – 15/07/2019 6 of 6
  • * excludes staff salaries