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Governor Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a foundation governor to serve on the governing body of this school (the Local Governing Committee).  If you would like to know more, pleaser get in touch with Michelle Scarrett on the email below!

 for a Foundation Governor.   If you would like to know more please get in touch with Michelle Scarrett on the email above!



Welcome to our Governors’ section


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


The Governing Body

The role of the governors is to focus on the strategic development of the school, quality of education, communications and presentation of the school



Type of Governor



Contact details

Term of office/expiry date


Co-opted governor


Michelle Scarrett

26/1/2021 to  25/01/2025



Rebecca Bone

01980 862446

2/9/13 to None/open ended/at discretion of Diocese



Simon Chambers

23/4/2019 to 22/4/2023



Linda Gunn




Mike Jones

11/03/22 to 10/03/26

ParentVictoria Dunnevdunne@winterslow.wilts.sch.uk19/06/2019 to 18/6/2023


Lynn Fortis

26/1/2021 to 25/1/2025

Clerk to Governors

Fiona Larkin






1. The name of the school is Winterslow Church of England Aided Primary School

2. The school is a voluntary aided school.

3. The name of the governing body is "The governing body of Winterslow Church of England Aided Primary School”

4. The governing body shall consist of:

  1. 2 parent governors

  2. 2 staff governors (including the headteacher)

  3. 1 local authority governor

  4. 8 foundation governors

  5. 1 co-opted governor


5. Total number of governors is 14.

6. The Foundation that is entitled to appoint foundation governors is Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education in consultation with the Parochial Church Council of the parishes or ecclesiastical districts served by the school.


  1. The holder of the following office shall be a foundation governor ex-officio:

The Principal Officiating Minister of the parish in which the school is situated.

  1. The foundation body or person named in paragraph 8 shall be entitled to appoint a foundation governor to act in the place of the ex-officio foundation governor whose governorship derives from the office named in (a) above, in the event that that ex-officio foundation governor is unable or unwilling to act as a foundation governor.

8.  The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the school is situated is entitled to request the removal of any ex-officio foundation governor and to appoint any substitute governor.

9.  The school was established according to the Trust Deed of 1858.

10.         Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious

character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.


The ethos of the school

At Winterslow School the Christian principles of trust, thankfulness, responsibility and passion are the fundamental factors, which underpin the ethos and curriculum of the school. 


We are a Church school and are proud of our Christian identity and ethos. We aim to provide and encourage:

  • trusting relationships, where everyone in the school community can feel valued and respected. 

‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’ Mark 12.31

  • thankfulness for our school and all the things and opportunities we have, seeking to share with others wherever possible.

‘For all things come from you, O God’ 1 Chronicles 29.14

  • responsibility for ourselves, for our behaviour, for the choices we make and in caring for our environment.

‘For we are each responsible for our own conduct’ Galatians 6.5

  • passion for learning, creativity, sport and the life of our school.

‘Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God’ 1 Corinthians 10.31

11.       The term of office of all governors is four years except for those governors who hold their posts ex-officio, who will be eligible to serve for as long as they hold the post.

  1.  This instrument of government came into effect on 26th January 2021.

  2. This instrument was made by order of Wiltshire Council on 5th July 2021.

14.    A copy of the instrument will be supplied to every member of the governor body, and to the Diocesan Board of Education.

15.     This instrument is to be revised annually. Upon revision, reference must be made to the current legislation relating to the constitution of governing bodies, in particular the proportional numbers of places to be held by each type of governor.





Adopted by the Full Governing Body September 2020

Review Date September 2021




Governor Profiles


Michelle Scarrett

Chair of Governors April 2020

Governor since February 2017


I became a Governor as I wanted to understand how the school system works and how the different groups work together and contribute to my daughter’s primary school. We have a strong governing team and working alongside the leaders of the school we work hard together to ensure we have a school that our children can be proud of. I am currently working as Finance Officer at a local school and my experience as a governor has given me a good understanding of school finances. I have previously worked for import companies in the food industry as a quality manager or Technologist, focusing on processes and the legal requirements of product development, packaging and importing. I have lived in the village for the last 5 years and my hobbies include Horse Riding and reading.


Victoria Dunne

Parent Governor

Governor since July 2019


I believe a key success factor for any school is to have a strong PTA & Governing Body that is able to communicate effectively with the school sharing thoughts and ideas from all parties. I was the Treasurer for FOWS for two years and during this time I was able to really understand all the great work that our parents/guardians undertake to support the school and children. As a parent governor I feel I'm in the fortunate position to be able to fully understand the workings of the school, be able to contribute both my thoughts and ideas along with those of other parents and work with the other governors and school leads to shape and maintain the excellent standards of our school.


I have experience of working both in the Finance and HR Fields. I'm currently a HR Manager specialising in 'Innovative Leadership and Learning in a Digital World'. I've lived in the village for seven years and my hobbies include, running, walking and being outside with my family and pets.




Foundation Governor - Ex-Officio

Governor since April 2019


I have been involved with church schools for the past twenty years and have a passion for children to be educated in an environment where Christian values ensure all are equally valued. Ordained in 2002, I have spent almost all of my ministry in rural village communities with their schools and so I have a love for local, friendly and a personal approach to not only faith but also to education. Born in 1965 I am a ‘late father’ and have children of my own who are primary school age so appreciate the concerns of parents while understanding the needs of the wider school and its responsibilities. Before I was ordained I was a founding company director of a small electronic engineering company based in Dorset manufacturing and installing Vision Systems to industry all over the world. I have the privilege of leading Collective Worship for the whole school once a week and enjoy seeing the school engage in bible stories and seeing them ‘sparkling as light of the world’.


Linda Gunn

Foundation Governor

Governor since June 2019


My name is Linda Gunn. I am a retired midwife, having worked for 37 years in the NHS in Salisbury. I grew up in Winterslow and live in Winterslow. I attended school here, as did my children and now my granddaughter is here. So, I have an invested interest and want to see the school do well, which is why I am a foundation governor. 

I am a Christian and a member of Winterslow Baptist Church and I value and support the schools Christian ethos. I am aware we are very fortunate to have such a good village school and wish to support the school in its status and development.


Mike Jones

Parent Governor

Governor since March 2022


I’m a parent Governor at Winterslow which reflects the fact that I have a daughter in Wrens (Year 2), and my other daughter left Year 6 in July 2022. My family moved into the area two years ago, and have been in Winterslow for just a year, but we already feel at home - especially welcome in Winterslow Primary School. As well as my term as a Governor, I am also the Secretary of FOWS. I aim to use the roles as a way of helping our children have the best possible time at Winterslow; supporting parents, Mrs Bone and all the staff. I work locally as a project manager, working locally. In my spare time I like running, travelling, and visiting the great beaches we have nearby.


Carolyn Port

Co-Opted Governor 

Governor since May 2022

Carolyn Joined the LGC in Term 5 of 2022 and is currently co-opted (agreed at the meeting on 12/07/22) while the process for Foundation Governor is ongoing with the Diocese.






Winterslow Primary School –

Governor attendance record for full governing body meetings September 2020 - July 2021


Type of




Full governing body meetings (6)




Rebecca Bone



Foundation (exofficio)


Simon Chambers



Angela Williams






Rachel Alderman



Authority governor


Tracy Roberts







Lynn Stacey






Michelle Scarrett 






Linda Gunn






Victoria Dunne






Karen Littlewood