Old Sarum Primary School

Our Governors

The Old Sarum Primary School has an Academy Governance Committee (AGC) which provides focused governance.  The Chair of the Academy Governance Committee is Mr Gary Barker.  The Academy Governance Committee is a constituent part of the wider governance structure of the Magna Learning Partnership. For more information about the governance of the Magna Learning Partnership please click here  

 The Magna Learning Partnership Scheme of Delegation can be viewed here 

 The Governance Attendance and Pecuniary Interests can be viewed here 

 To contact the Academy Governance Committee Chair, Clerk or for any governance related matters please email: governance@magnalearningpartnership.org.uk



Category of Governor

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Expiry date of position

Mrs Helen Donnelly

Director of Education 

Director for Education MLP, Headteacher at Amesbury Archer

Mrs Soheila Mathison

Interim Headteacher 


Mr Gary Barker

Chair of Governors

Trust Appointed Governor


Mrs Jacqui Goodall

Vice Chair of Governors

Trust Appointed Governor

Governor at South Wilts Grammar School  and St Peters Primary School

Employee at Wiltshire Council


Mrs Jennifer Moore

Trust Appointed Governor

Headteacher at Sarum Academy


Mrs Julia Aley

Trust Appointed Governor


Miss Maria Stevenson


Parent Governor


Mr Jim Dineen Parent Governor 13/05/2026

Pay Committee: Gary Barker

Safeguarding Committee/Standards Committee: Maria Stevenson

PPD: Jennifer Moore 

Resources Committee: Jim Dineen

Who can be a school governor? 

You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a DBS check for your suitability to be within a school.  No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations.

What's really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people.

Governors: criminal records checks

All serving governors are required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for an enhanced criminal records certificate. This is the school policy and has been since we opened in 2011. We are pleased that on 18th March 2016 it became a statutory requirement for all schools.


We would love more people to join our governing body especially during this exiting time. Please fill out the application form below and send it to the Clerk, Jenny Hancock (clerktogovs@oldsarum.wilts.sch.uk).

 MLP Governor Advert.pdf

 MLP Governor Application Form.doc