At Broad Chalke Primary School we have a team of governors that work as volunteers to support the school. Their role is to ensure that the school provides the best possible education for all pupils by establishing the school’s vision and strategy, challenging and supporting the headteacher and ensuring accountability to ensure that our school is the very best it could be.
.Governors have a wide range of responsibilities. These include tasks such as:
We have three Full Governing Body meetings each year. A range of subcommittee meetings also take place at least once per term. During these meetings we look at a wide range of information to find out how well the school is performing. Mrs Brockway provides a detailed Headteacher’s report at these meetings but we also look at data and independent reports so that we can make our own decisions about how well things are going.
To support the work that goes on, governors also try to visit school as often as possible. We particularly enjoy talking to the children about their school and what they think about it. They are always keen to share their ideas.
We are proud to have a committed Governing Body that is made up of a team individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
"We are fortunate to have a committed Governing Body with a diverse range of backgrounds and skills. The Governors believe in rolling their sleeves up to work with staff, parents and children to ensure continued academic and personal growth for all in the school. Ideas and initiatives from everybody involved in the school community are always warmly welcomed."
Mr Michael Gibb (Chair)
Each governors’ committee has delegated powers of decision making on policy matters relating to the specific areas of school organisation. Each committee is accountable to the full governing body.
Each committee may from time to time co-opt persons with particular expertise
|Composition of Sub-Committees|
|Curriculum & Personnel||PR & Marketing||Pay Panel|
|Amanda Brockway||Louise Hall|
|Amanda Brockway||Andi Chalk||Peter Hornsby|
|Annie Cadge||Luci Phillips (Chair)|
|Michael Gibb||E-Safety||HT Performance Management|
|Louise Hall||Amanda Brockway||Michael Gibb|
|Michaela Johns||Michael Gibb|
|Luci Phillips (SEND)|
|Finance & Premises||Amanda Brockway||Peter Hornsby|
|Andi Chalk||Admissions||Pupil Discipline Panel|
|George Cordle (Chair)||Amanda Brockway (Chair)||Staffing Dismissal Panel|
|Michael Gibb (H&S)||Andi Chalk||Staffing Dismissal Appeals Panel|
|Louise Hall||Michael Gibb||Parental Complaints Panel|
|Keith Hitchings||3 Governors as and when necessary|
|Peter Hornsby||Safeguarding & Child Protection|
|Tim King||Rev Catherine Blundell|
|Name||Category of Governor||Appointed by||Date Appointed||Term of Office||
Attendance record 2015-16
|Pecuniary & Personal Interests|
|Rev. Catherine Blundell||Foundation ex officio||Diocesan Board of Education||26.02.16||n/a||FGB 2/3||Trustee of Church PCC, Parish Poor Funds|
|Amanda Brockway||Head Teacher||ex officio||01.01.13||n/a||FGB 5/5 F&P 3/3 C&P 3/3||Husband owns Natural Landscaping - potential school supplier|
|Annie Cadge||Staff Governor||Staff election||29.06.17||4 years||FGB 4/5 C&P 2/3||No relevant interests|
|Andrea Chalk||Co-opted||Governing Body||27.09.18||4 years||FGB 5/5 F&P 3/3||No relevant interests|
|George Cordle||Foundation||Diocesan Board of Education||21.05.18||4 years||N/A||No relevant interests|
|Sharon Fortnam||Parent||Parent election||04.10.17||4 years||N/A||No relevant interests|
|Michael Gibb||Foundation||Diocesan Board of Education||02.01.18||4 years||FGB 5/5 F&P 3/3 C&P 1/3||Wife works at school|
|Louise Hall||Foundation||Diocesan Board of Education||06.10.17||4 years||FGB 4/5 F&P 3/3 C&P 3/3||No relevant interests|
|Keith Hitchings||Foundation||Diocesan Board of Education||01.09.18||4 years||FGB 5/5 F&P 3/3||
Wife works at school Sister works at school
|Peter Hornsby||Foundation||Diocesan Board of Education||01.09.18||4 years||FGB 2/5 F&P 2/3||No relevant interests|
|Michaela Johns||Foundation||Diocesan Board of Education||06.10.17||4 years||N/A||No relevant interests|
|Dr Tim King||Foundation||Diocesan Board of Education||29.02.16||4 years||FGB 2/3||No relevant interests|
|Lucinda Phillips||LA||Governing Body||27.09.18||4 years||FGB 2/5 C&P 2/3||No relevant interests|
Amanda Brockway (Staff Governor)
Committee membership: All committees
I have been the Headteacher at Broad Chalke Primary School since January 2013. I have been teaching since September 1987 and have taught across the whole Primary phase from Reception to Year 6. I became a Headteacher in 2004 and my first Headship was at Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop Primary School. I have also acted as a Headteacher Advisor working for the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education. I am passionate about Primary School education and maintaining a balance between high standards and fun! I sit on all the committees of the governing body. Outside of school I enjoy family life and living in this beautiful part of the world! I am the mother of two grown up daughters, both of whom benefited tremendously from attending school at Broad Chalke and I also have two young grandsons.
Rev. Catherine Blundell (Foundation Governor)
Named Governor for: Safeguarding & Child Protection
I have been the Team Rector of the Chalke Valley Churches since 2015. I have been ordained 17 years and have served in churches in Maidenhead, Bracknell and Winkfield and Cranbourne in East Berkshire.
My governor subject link is RE, Online Safety and Collective Worship
Annie Cadge (Staff Governor)
Committee membership: Curriculum & Personnel
I am a staff Governor and have been teaching at Broad Chalke School since 2000. My three sons were fortunate enough to go through the school and have happy memories of their time here. I am very involved in the sporting activities and sit on the staffing and curriculum committee.
George Cordle (Foundation Governor)
Committee membership: Finance & Premises (Chair)
I am married to Elizabeth and we have three children all of whom are at school in Broad Chalke. I am a Parish Councillor in Teffont and attend church regularly. I enjoy playing an active part in the local parish and church communities. In my spare time I coach a North Dorset RFC youth team.
The diversity of my 8 years’ experience in the Army and the 14 years since then in the commercial sector, provide me with a strong skill set which I enjoy using to help maintain the excellence of this outstanding school.
I chair the Finance and Premises Committee and I am the subject link governor for literacy and PE.
Michael Gibb (Foundation Governor and Chair of Governors)
Committee membership: Finance & Premises, Curriculum & Personnel, E-Safety, Admissions
Named Governor for: Health & Safety, Whistleblowing.
I live in Bowerchalke and run my own business as a developer/builder of family homes in the Salisbury area. I have two daughters, both of which started in Reception Class and went all the way through the school; the youngest finishing Year 6 in 2014. I enjoy being in school on a regular basis to catch up with Mrs Brockway, as well as attending finance and curriculum meetings and chairing the full governing body meetings. To get away from it all (!) I spend as much time as I can running and cycling around the Chalke Valley.
Louise Hall (Foundation Governor and Vice Chair of Governors)
Committee membership: Finance & Premises, Curriculum & Personnel, Ethos, Pay Panel
I live in Berwick St John, with my partner Richard, and my two girls Charlotte and Jemima, both of whom attended and thrived at Broad Chalke School.
I was secretary of FOBS for five years, and Chair of the Fundraising Committee for the new build project. I continue to be passionate about the school, and the role it plays in the local community. To have been Chair of FOBS again more recently, was challenging and rewarding. I feel privileged to remain as a Governor, at this very special school, and be part of such a dedicated and committed team.
My governor subject link is art and I have a class link with class 2.
Keith Hitchings (Foundation Governor)
Committee membership: Finance & Premises
I joined the Governing Body 18 years ago when my eldest of three children started at Broad Chalke. I am a foundation and PHSE Governor, I sit on the Finance and Premises Committee helping with building maintenance issues. In the past I was involved with the New Build Project and FOBS.
My governor subject link is PHSE and I have a class link with class 1.
Peter Hornsby (Foundation Governor)
Committee membership: Finance & Premises, Pay Panel
I am married to Bridget and have 4 children who have all attended Broad Chalke School in the past, some in the old building and one of them in the new building. I was heavily involved in the new build project from its conception to realisation. I am on the electoral roll of Bowerchalke Church but attend a number of the churches in the benefice and has been a governor of the school for over 15 years.
My governor subject link is assessment.
Michaela Johns (Foundation Governor)
Committee membership: Curriculum & Personnel
I live in Broad Chalke, with my husband and daughter who attends Broad Chalke School. She already has some great memories and friends of her time at the School.
I was Vice Chair for FOBS and involved on the Chalke Valley Challenge sub-committee. I have always been keen to put something back into my local community and the school clearly plays a huge role in that. I am privileged to have been asked to be a Foundation Governor and to join the team of already very committed Governors who have, the children, the staff and the School at the heart of everything they do.
My governor subject link is Computing and I am the governor link with class 3.
Dr Tim King (Foundation Governor)
Committee membership: Finance & Premises
I was honoured to be invited to join the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor in February 2016. My eldest son started Reception in September and hopefully his brother will join him at the school in a couple of years. Along with my wife, we all live in Bishopstone and have been in the Chalke Valley for a total of 8 years. I work as a GP in Mere and continue some surgical work in Salisbury. I enjoy most sports although participation levels are difficult to maintain!
My governor subject link is numeracy and Health & Safety. I have a class link with class 5.
Luci Phillips (LA Governor)
Committee membership: Curriculum & Personnel, PR & Marketing (Chair)
Named Governor for: SEND
I have been the Local Authority governor at Broad Chalke School since 2012. I sit on the curriculum and staffing committee and act as the governor to overview medical conditions. I have two children in years 5 and R in the school and enjoy cycling and cookery.
My governor subject link is French, SEN and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). I have a class link with class Reception.
Sharon Fortnam (Parent Governor)
Committee membership: Curriculum & Personnel
I live in Homington and my son started Reception in September 2017. I am proud to join this wonderful team of people who are dedicated to the well-being and educational success of all the children at Broad Chalke Primary School. I run a small record label now but my background is in teaching: I am an English and Literacy specialist. My husband, Craig, teaches guitar at the school, too, so it has now become a whole family affair!
My governor subject link is DT and music. I have a class link with class 6.
Andi Chalk (Co-Opted Governor)
Committee membership: Finance & Premises, PR & Marketing, Admissions
I am the School Business Manager and have worked at Broad Chalke School since 2003 and been a Governor since 2009. I live in Broad Chalke and both my children were fortunate enough to attend Broad Chalke School. I sit on the Finance and Premises, PR & Marketing and Admissions committee.
Fiona Marshall (Clerk to Governors)
I have been Clerk to the Governors at Broad Chalke School since 2011. I work with the chair, headteacher and other governors to prepare agendas for full governing body meetings, after which I write the formal minutes. I also keep track of governor elections and appointments, organise training, update governors with current information and perform various other tasks to support the governing body.
David Singleton (Foundation Governor) Term of office: 28.07.2014 to 01.02.2017 Appointed by: Diocesan Board of Education Resigned due to relocation
Caroline Lamb (Foundation Governor) Term of office: 28.07.2014 to 24.07.2017 Appointed by: Diocesan Board of Education Resigned due to personal commitments
|Richard Western (Parent Governor) Term of office: 16.10.2013 to 31.08.2017 Appointed by: Diocesan Board of Education End of Term|
|Duncan Allen (Parent Governor) Term of office: 18.06.2014 to 17.06.2018 Appointed by: Diocesan Board of Education End of Term|