School Governors

We are fortunate to have a growing Governing Body, with long-standing members supplemented by several more recently appointed governors, each bringing their own skills set and experience to bear, in the service of the children in our school.

The structure/framework for Governing Body meetings that has been adopted from 2017-2018 is as follows:

  • Full Governing Body:meetings held typically once every 6 to 8 weeks (7 months out of 12)
  • Church Ethos group - regular meetings each half term
  • Standing Committees: Admissions, Finance and Buildings, Health & Safety, Pay and Personnel Committee-  Held as and when  required to meet statutory obligations, and as need arises.

In addition to Full Governing Body meetings and 'standing committee' meetings, individual members of the Governing body take part in a planned schedule of visits to the school during the school working day, to monitor and evaluate the impact of the school development plan, and the school's priorities, on improving the learning experience for the children at St Aldhelm's. Each governor has at least one area in which they act as 'Link', in order to carry out their work.

The Chair of the Full Governing Body liaises regularly with the Headteacher, in her role as 'constructively challenging' partner in the leadership of the school.

Please use this page to find out about the members and work of our School Governing Body. 

The table below shows you the role and involvement of each of our Governors.

Click on a governor name to read their 'Governor biography'. Click back on your browser to return to this page, if necessary.

Term of Office -     Start and End date
Committee involvement
Link Governor area
Declared interests          

Mrs Sue Bloomfield



Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor

18/12/2015 - 17/12/2019

Admissions Chair

Worship/RE/ Church School Distinctivenes


End of KS Assessment

Pay committee


Mr Rob Knott



Elected Parent Governor

27/01/2016 - 26/01/2020





Health & Safety - CHAIR

Foundation Subjects

Child attends St Aldhelm's

Employed at Academy Trust school in Wiltshire

Mrs Mary Newman                                             

Foundation Governor


19/02/2015 - 18/02/2019



Health and Safety

SEND Governor


Member of Village Hall comitttee.


Mrs Joy Lees





Diocesan Board of Education Governor



30/09/2014 - 29/09/2018  (long-standing member of Governing Body)





Worship/RE/ Church School Distinctivenes

Foundation Subjects





Mrs Amanda Phillips



Foundation Governor



23/11/2014 - 22/11/2018




Worship/RE/ Church School Distinctivenes


Member of St Aldhelm's teaching and leadership staff.



Mr Chris Leyton

Vice Chair


Foundation Governor



18/10/2016 - 12/01/2021

Finance  - CHAIR

Foundation Subjects




Mrs Liz Barton


Associate Member

(no voting rights)



Health & Safety


School Business Manager at St Aldhelm's.


Reverend Jonathan Hunter-Dunn


Ex Officio Governor


13/10/2015 - 12/10/2019


Worship/RE/ Church School Distinctiveness


Pay committee- Chair

Rector of the Benefice of Shepton Mallet, Doulting and West Cranmore.
Ms Ann Crowcombe

LA Governor


20/01/2016 - 19/01/2020


Foundation Subjects

Pay committee

Parish Councillor for Dean  and for Doulting

SOS Africa  - Children's Educational Charity

Mr Adam Underwood Foundation Governor 14/08/2017 - 13/08/2021 FInance  
Mrs Pippa Cohen Headteacher 01/09/2018


Health & Safety


Headteacher of St Aldhelm's
VACANCY Elected staff governor      
VACANCY Elected parent governor      


Click here for Attendance record of Governors at FGB and Committee meetings during past 12 months

Click here for Governors Code of Conduct 2018

Click here for Standing Orders 2017

Click here for Pecuinary Interests 

Jayne Sims Clerk to Governors January 2018-    
Governors who have left office in past 12 months
Mrs E Jeffery Parent Governor 01/09/2015 - 19/07/2018