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
  • Ensure the well-being of all children and staff at all times
  • 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 Mrs Symons 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 would 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 Local Governing Board are:

Chris Denton (Chair)

Anthony Monaghan (Vice Chair)

Abby Symons (Acting Head Teacher)

Jacqui Wilmshurst

Anthony Monaghan

Jess Bonser 

Alan Brown

Bob Hitchin

Antonia Ramsey

Victoria Naudi

Governors’ Key Focus Areas 2020-21

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

Abby Symons

Chris Denton

Clerk to the Governors: Michelle Hocking

Minutes are available upon request at the School Office.

Meeting dates for 2020/21

Monday 14th September at 6:00pm

Monday 9th November at 6:00pm

Monday 11th January at 6:00pm

Monday 15th March at 6:00pm

Monday 10th May at 6:00pm

Monday 12th 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

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 January 2021

  • * excludes staff salaries
  • * excludes staff salaries
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 (2019/20)
Chris Denton  Parent Governor Chair of Governors  PPG – Chemical ManufacturerNone27/09/2017 – 26/09/ 20216 of 6
Abby Symons  Acting HeadteacherActing Headteacher at the schoolNone16/07/2018 – 15/07/2022  5 of 6
Jacqui Wilmshurst  Staff GovernorHLTA at the schoolNone01/10/18 – 30/09/2022  2 of 6  
Anthony Monaghan  Parent GovernorSiemens Mobility Engineer  None20/12/2018 – 19/12/20226 of 6
Jessica Bonser  Co-opted GovernorTeacher (another school)None14/01/2019 – 13/01/2023  5 of 6
Alan BrownCo-opted GovernorRetiredNone15/07/2019 – 14/07/20236 of 6
Robert HitchinCo-opted GovernorRetiredNone16/03/2020 – 15/03/20243 of 3
Antonia Ramsey  Co-opted Governor   The Pound Arts Centre None14/09/2020 – 13/09/2024  N/A
Victoria NaudiParent GovernorCivil ServantNone03/11/2020 – 02/11/2024N/A  

Past Governors (in post for some or all of the academic year 2019/20)

  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 Corsham Regis Primary Academy (except salaries if staff)?  Term of Office  Local Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record (2019/20)
  Suzanne Vigus    Community/Co-opted Governor    Carer/Student  None  Resigned 05/03/3030  1 of 4
  Philip Hilling    Parent Governor  None  None  Resigned 16/03/2020  1 of 3
  Gareth Spicer    Headteacher Staff GovernorHeadteacher, Corsham Regis Primary Academy
Director, The Corsham School Academy Group  
    None  02/09/2014 (ex officio)  6 of 6
  Keith Shepperson    Parent Governor Co-opted Governor  Teacher  NoneResigned 14/09/2020    5 of 6