SWGS Governing Board

South Wilts is an Academy School. Its Governing Board is made up of

The Governors come from various professional backgrounds and contribute different skills. A mixture of experienced and newly appointed Governors provides the benefits of both continuity and a fresh approach to the Governing Board.

The main Governing Board meets at least once a term. In the intervening weeks the Committees: Curriculum, Personnel and Resources, give detailed consideration to issues and make recommendations to the full Governing Board.

The members of the Resources Committee are concerned with the financial management of the school. From the Business Manager they receive detailed information throughout the year. They also consider Health and Safety issues and matters relating to the premises. An internal audit is carried out by professional auditors and their job is to scrutinise in more detail the work of the financial officers of the school.

The members of the Personnel Committee consider matters of staffing and payment and conditions. Applicants for all senior teaching posts are interviewed by Governors.

The Curriculum Committee is at the heart of the school as it deals with all matters concerned with the educational provision. Its members have to keep up to date with many curriculum issues and decide on the impact of these at South Wilts. This Committee meets with staff from various departments on a regular basis, hears of their work and joins some of their lessons.

All meetings are minuted by the Clerk to Governors and minutes are circulated to all Governors. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteachers are fully involved in the work of these Committees and act in partnership with the Governors.

There is a Duty Governor at each Parents' Evening. Individual Governors who attend different school events throughout the year report on issues raised at full Board meetings.

Governing Body Structure

Full list of Governors 2018-2019

Name Category Committee(s) Term of Office
Mrs Sarah Byerley Staff Curriculum November 2018 - 2022
Mr Christopher Child (Vice Chair) Governor
  • Vice Chair
  • Resources (Chair)
  • Steering Group
  • FOSWGS Link Governor

October 2015 - 2019

Mr Will Davies Co-opted

Personnel and Admissions

July 2018 - 2022

Mr Neil Goddard Parent Curriculum February 2018 - 2022
Mrs Jacqui Goodall Governor 
    • Curriculum (Chair)
    • Steering Group
    • Child Protection and SEN Governor
October 2016 – 2020
Mrs Sharon Hackett Staff
  • Personnel and Admissions 
March 2018 - 2022
Mrs Julie King Staff Curriculum July 2017 - 2021
Mr Bob Hendicott


Resources  December 2015 - 2019 
Mr Nick Lay Parent Curriculum 
Personnel and Admissions (Chair)
Steering Group
July 2016 - 2020
Mr Robert Macdonald Co-opted Resources
Audit (Chair)
December 2016 - 2020
Mrs Liz Ogilvie Governor Personnel and Admissions April 2017 - 2021
Mr Howard Prince Governor  Resources
Health & Safety Governor
October 2015 - 2019 
Mrs Lucy Rigden Governor Curriculum July 2018 - 2022
Mr Steve Russell Parent Curriculum September 2017-2021
Mrs Helen Stewart (Chair) Governor  Steering Group
January 2019 - 2023
Mrs Miranda Thomas Parent  Curriculum
Disadvantaged Learners Governor
Careers and PSHE Governor
October 2015 - 2019  
Mr Greg Wilson  Parent  Curriculum
Sixth Form Link Governor
October 2015 - 2019  
Mrs Michele Chilcott Headteacher  All Committees  September 2011 - 
Mrs Jane Walsham Clerk to the Governors    September 2013 - 

All Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors on 01722 323326 or by e-mailing governors@swgs.wilts.sch.uk or by writing to Jane Walsham, Clerk to the Governors, South Wilts Grammar School, Stratford Road, Salisbury SP1 3JJ

Committee Membership 2018 - 2019

Jacqui Goodall (Chair)
Sarah Byerley
Michele Chilcott (Head)
Neil Goddard
Nick Lay
Lucy Rigden
Steve Russell (Vice)
Miranda Thomas
Steering Group
Nick Lay (Chair of Personnel)
Chris Child (Vice Chair / Chair of Resources)
Michele Chilcott (Head)
Jacqui Goodall (Chair of Curriculum)
Helen Stewart (Chair of Governors)
Personnel and Admissions
Michele Chilcott (Head)
Will Davies
Sharon Hackett
Bob Hendicott
Nick Lay (Chair)
Liz Ogilvie (Vice)
Chris Child (Chair)
Michele Chilcott (Head)
Jacqui Goodall (Chair of Curriculum)
Julie King
Nick Lay (Chair of Personnel)
Robert MacDonald
Howard Prince (Vice)
Steve Russell
Greg Wilson

















Robert MacDonald (Chair)
Michele Chilcott (Head)
Chris Child (Chair of Resources)
Steve Russell






Full Register of Business Interests Sept 2018-19

Name Type of Governor Current Employment / Association Date Appointed and by Whom Date Resigned Term of Office Attendance at Board Meetings
Attendance at Committee Meetings
Sarah Byerley Staff Employed as a Teacher at SWGS with no other interests 20.10.14 - Staff    1.11.14 –
4 3
Chris Child (Vice Chair) Governor

Safety Advisor
Defence Equipment & Support
MoD Abbey Wood
Bristol BS34 8JH.
Wife Works for Salisbury City Council

1.1.11 - Members   5.10.15 - 4.10.19  3 5
Will Davies Co-opted

HR Director
Ordinance Survey
Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Southampton SO16 0AS
Managing Director
Orchard HR Limited, Own business

   12.7.18 – 11.7.22  1  0
Neil Goddard Governor

Local Government Officer
Bournemouth Borough Council
Town Hall, St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6EB
Director of the South West Grid for Learning
Belvedere House, Woodwater Park, Pynes Hill, Exeter

 19.2.18   19.2.18 - 18.2.22 2 1
Jacqui Goodall  Governor

Educational consultant / Ofsted Inspector
Registrations Officer (Ceremonies)
(Wiltshire Council)
Trustee for Lucy's Days Out charity
Chair of Governors for Old Sarum Primary School (voluntary)
Consultant – Parkstone Grammar
Governor St Peter’s School

  8.10.12 - 7.10.16  5 8
Sharon Hackett Staff

Employed as a Teacher at SWGS with no other employment

1.3.14 - Staff   1.3.14 - 28.2.18 3 3
Bob Hendicott Governor Management Consultant
Hendicott Partnership Limited
26 Cornwall Road
Salisbury SP1 3NL
14.12.15 - FGB   14.12.15 - 13.12.19 4 3
Julie King Staff Employed as Pastoral Manager at
SWGS with no other business
   1.7.17 –
1 0
Nick Lay Parent Qinetiq Group PLC Cody Technology Park, Ively Road Farnborough GU14 0LX Wife works as an Assistant Accountant at Godolphin School 1.7.16 - Parents   1.7.16 - 30.6.20  3  9
Lucy Rigden Governor  Learning Resource Assistant
Wiltshire College, Salisbury
 12.7.18   12.7.18 - 11.7.22 1 0
Robert Macdonald Co-opted 

Equity Partner Moore Stephens LLP 33 The Clarenden Centre Dairy Meadow Lane Salisbury SP1 2TJ
Salisbury Chamber of Commerce
Rollestone House
8-12 Rollestone Street
Salisbury SP1 1DY

 8.12.16 FGB   8.12.16 - 7.12.20 5 5
Liz Ogilvie Co-opted

Chapel House Consultant
Chapel House, Chapel Lane
Wylye Road, Hanging Langford
Salisbury SP3 4NN
The Collective Facilitation Limited
1616 Buckingham Road
Richmond TW10 7EQ

  3.4.17 –
4 1
Howard Prince Governor AT&T Highfield House, Headless Cross, Redditch B97 5EQ Trustee of Salisbury Young Musicians 4.10.11 - Parents    5.10.15 - 4.10.19  5 2
Steve Russell   Giraffe Reward Limited
Old Fire Station
Salt Lane
Salisbury SP1 1DU
Direction (HR Consultancy)
Invigilator at:
Dauntseys School
High St, West Lavington,
Devizes SN10 4HE
St. Edmund’s Girls’ School
Church Rd, Laverstock,
Salisbury SP1 1RD
Wyvern College
33 Church Rd, Laverstock, Salisbury SP1 1QU

  1.9.17 –
4 6
Helen Stewart (Chair) Governor Director of the South West Academy Trust 1.1.11 - Subscriper to Memorandum    19.1.19 – 18.1.23 5 7
Miranda Thomas Parent  No other
business interests
15.10.15 - Parents    15.10.15 - 14.10.19  4 3
Greg Wilson Parent Army Officer
MOD, Army HQ, Andover
15.10.15 - Parents    15.10.15 - 14.10.19 3 1
Michele Chilcott Headteacher

Employed as Headteacher at SWGS
Member of the WASP Learning Centre

1.9.11   1.1.11 -   12

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ESafety Mark
International School Award
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