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 is aligned with The Corsham School Academy Group. Corsham Regis will:

  1. Promote the highest standards of teaching and learning and see them reflected in academic achievement
  2. Use the evaluation and sharing of good practice to impact on teaching and learning
  3. Commit to a balanced, enriched curriculum
  4. Invest in, use and apply the best technologies
  5. Provide a safe and calm environment in which all young people can learn, grow and develop values which strengthen a positive community
  6. Encourage our students to be considerate, courteous and to show pride in their school
  7. Stimulate the involvement and commitment of all parents and carers
  8. Commit to the support and Continuing Professional Development of every member of staff
  9. Provide high-quality facilities within a clean and well-managed environment.

The governing body comprises people from many different backgrounds, and it is our responsibility to provide strategic direction as well challenge and support the Senior Leadership Team.

This involves such things as:

  • Ensuring the wellness, health and safety of students and staff
  • Oversight of the School Improvement Plan
  • Ensuring the budget is well financed and spent for best value for all
  • Making sure that the curriculum is well balanced and enriched
  • Producing and reviewing school policies
  • Assisting with the appointment of staff
  • Monitoring and scrutinising levels of attendance and behaviour
  • Dealing with complaints against the school

All schools are measured on the amount of academic, social, and emotional progress pupils make and it is clear that the progress of the children in any school is heavily influenced by the support they receive at home as well as at school. Parents and carers 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 would like to get more involved, either as a governor, supporting PTA events or any other capacity you can. All governors and trustees are recognisable by our black Governor lanyards, so next time you see one of us, have a chat.

Julian Paine, Chair of Governors

Jess Bonser, Parent Governor– Responsible for Early years and Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

Harry Morgan, Co-opted/Community Governor– Responsible for Pupil Premium (PP)

Claire Snook- Lumb, Safeguarding Trustee and Local Governor – Responsible for Safeguarding and Children Looked After (CLA)

Sarah Trulove– Responsible for whistleblowing

Susan Jackson-Co-opted/Community Governor

Laura Shield-Community governor

Abi Doe and Ceri Stone – Staff Governors

Below is a table of Governors’ Key Focus Areas for 2023-2024. We work in small committees in most cases so we can support each other in our roles.

Governance Professional: Michelle Hocking

Name  Status at SchoolDirectorship/Trusteeship held or Employment  Any Financial Benefit Derived from Corsham Regis Primary Academy (except salaries if staff)?Term of OfficeLocal Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record (2022/23)
Abby Symons   HeadteacherHeadteacher at the schoolNone16/07/2018 – ex officio  6 of 6
Jessica Bonser  Co-opted GovernorTeacher (Wansdyke School)None14/01/2019 – 13/01/2023  5 of 6
Ceri StoneDeputy Head Staff GovernorTeacher at the schoolNone21/09/2021 – 20/09/ 20256 of 6
Abi DoeKey Stage 2 Lead Staff GovernorTeacher at the schoolNone21/09/2021 – 20/09/ 20256 of 6
Harry MorganCo-opted/ Community GovernorFull time employee at Teneo Financial Advisory Ltd None19/09/2022 – 18/09/ 20264 of 4
 Susan JacksonCo-opted/ Community Governor Former teacher None 16/01/2023 – 15/01/2027 1 of 1
 Claire Snook-Lumb Co-opted/Community Governor   18/06/2023 – 17/06/2027 1 of 1
 Sarah Truelove Co-opted/Community Governor   18/06/2023 – 17/06/27 0 of 1
Julian PaineChair of Governors  18/09/2023 – 17/09/2027N/A
Bernie MorleyCo-opted/Community Governor  18/09/2023 – 17/09/2027N/A
Past Governors (in post for some or all of the academic year 2022/23)   
  Name  Status at School  Directorship/Trusteeship held or Employment  Any Financial Benefit Derived from Corsham Regis Primary Academy (except salaries if staff)?  Term of Office  Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record (2022/23)
Anthony MonaghanParent GovernorSiemens Mobility Engineer  Wife was TA20/12/2018 – 18/12/20221 of 2
Alan BrownCo-opted GovernorRetired
Corsham Town Councillor.  Education schools placement appeals panel member.
None15/07/2019 – 24/02/20236 of 6
Hazel SmartParent GovernorPart time customer sales assistant for Southern CooperativeNone21/09/2021 – 18/06/20234 of 5
Chris Denton  Parent Governor Chair of Governors  Scott Bader – Chemical ManufacturerNone26/09/ 2021 – 19/09/20236 of 6

Meeting dates for 2022/23:

20th September 2022

21st November 2022

16th January 2023

20th March 2023

15th May 2023

17th July 2023


  • Minutes are available upon request at the School Office.