Welcome from the Chair

As the current Chair of Governors I am extremely proud to be associated with Preshute School. It is incredibly important to the running of the school that we have a supportive and capable governing body in place. Whilst you will see below the breadth of what we do, the well-being, development and success of our children is at the forefront of our thinking. We aspire to ensure and maintain the 'Live Life, Love Learning' ethos and also strive to maintain strong links with the community and our parents.

Andrew Houchin

What do Governors do?

  • Set the strategic direction of the school.
  • Agree priorities, based on self - evaluation, that drive school improvement.
  • Agree policies to help the school run on a day to day basis.
  • Set targets with the staff and head teacher to ensure that the school attains its best in all areas.
  • Monitor the school's actions relating to these targets.
  • Work closely with to support the staff in attaining their targets.

Why do we do this?

In order to ensure that all children have a positive learning experience during their time at Preshute.

When do we do this?

The full Governing body meets 6 times a year. That is once in every Wiltshire School Term.

There are committees which meet to manage Teaching and Learning and Strategy, Finance and Operations.

How do we manage all these areas of responsibility?

  • By being available to work with staff.
  • By monitoring the progress of the school towards its targets.
  • By meeting with the school's staff to set school priorities and to create a new School Development Plan focussing on school improvement.
  • By meeting with parents and pupils to discuss their school.
  • By engaging with the local Authority to be trained in new developments and initiatives.

If you have anything that you would like to discuss, please feel free to email me:, catch me at the school or leave a message at the school office.

Our Governors

We have 14 Governors on the Governing Body:

5 Co-opted governors:

Simon Baldock

Lindsay Long

Laura Leeming

Judy Pitts

Julia Dowdeswell

2 Staff governors (including the head teacher)

Claire Graham

Toni Holness

2 Foundation governors appointed by the Church:

Andy Houchin

Emma Barr

1 Authority governor appointed by the LA:

Joyce White

4 Parent governors:

Lucy Brenk

Alasdair Mack

Rachelle Upton

Steve Bogg

Our Clerk to the Governors is Laurien Carter.

Our Committees

We have the following 2 committees:

Strategy and Finance: covers items such as managing the school budget, staffing, premises, health & safety, as well as the day to day operation of the school.

Teaching & Learning: covers what is taught at school, foundation items and assessment & attainment.

Register of business interests 2016-17

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The Governors' latest newsletter

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Annual reports

Please click on the following annual reports by the chair of governors:

Governing body

Details of appointments and terms of office for each governor are set out below:

Governing Body Minutes