Welcome from the Chair

We learn and grow with faith and love

The Governors welcome you to Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop Church of England Aided Primary School where our Christian ethos is at the heart of everything we do. We welcome families and children of all faiths and those of none. The Christian faith is reflected in our assemblies and curriculum whilst encouraging our pupils to be aware of their responsibilities to those of different faiths and cultural backgrounds.

The Governors are drawn from the Church, parents, staff and the community and bring a wide range of expertise from their varied backgrounds. The school is fortunate to have the assistance of the Clerk to the Governors who, although not a governor, makes an invaluable contribution to our work.

The Governing Body develops the strategic plan for the school and works closely with the Head Teacher to give every member of staff and individual child the opportunity to excel in everything they do. We also act as a critical friend to the school by offering help and support whilst at the same time challenging them through reflective questioning.

The Head Teacher is accountable to the Governors for the performance of the school, and in turn the Governing Body is accountable to parents and the wider community for the standard and quality of the inclusive education that the school provides.

Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop is a school where all pupils, irrespective of ability, can realise their full potential academically, socially and spiritually. We want our children to be curious, imaginative and confident risk takers who are motivated to develop a love of learning that will continue throughout their lives.

Chris Farrand

Chair of Governors

Full governing body meeting dates, recent agendas and minutes are available upon request from the school admin office.  Further information, including copies of papers circulated with each agenda, and agendas and minutes from previous meetings, are also held the school admin office.