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Meet the Governors

Letter from the Chair of Governors


Welcome to Shrewton Primary School.


I hope this website provides you with useful information and a flavour of our village school.


It is important that as parents, you feel welcome. A good relationship between home and school helps to build a child’s confidence and is a great help in their development as young learners in our school. We value your co-operation, support and involvement as parents for the benefit of our children.


The children at Shrewton have a happy, safe and caring environment in which to learn. We aim to help our children to be confident, sensitive to others, interested in the world around them and to prepare them for the challenges ahead.


School governors are a part of our school community that you may not meet very often as our work mainly takes place in meetings after the normal school day. We are a team of volunteers from many different walks of life and bring many experiences to help the school. We are part of the school to make sure the schools’ performance is evaluated and continuously improves, to provide the strategic direction for the school, to ensure legal obligations are met and that the school keeps abreast with any new initiatives. Most of all we are governors because we care about the school and want it to succeed in giving our young learners’ the best start in their education.


If you would like to hear more about our lovely school please visit the school or contact me via the school office.

I hope your children enjoy their time at Shrewton Primary School.


Gina Vandeleur

Chair of Governors

School Governors 2017-18

Gina Vandeleur: Trust Appointed Governor and Chair of Governors
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I have lived in Shrewton since 2007 and I became a governor in 2009. I am the mother of three boys, two at secondary school and one at university.  


I became chair of governors in June 2016 and was immediately challenged by our poor Ofsted inspection.  I am determined to do everything I can to make Shrewton School a happy and exciting place providing the best education for every pupil in the school.  My intention is to build a stronger, better informed group of governors who are well known to all school staff.  I fully back the changes that have been made by Mrs Taylor, the headteacher, and the efforts of all staff towards improving children's learning.  As governors we will continue to challenge the staff to maintain and maximise progress.


Reverend Eleanor Rance:  Foundation Governor
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My name is Eleanor Rance; I am the Rector of the Salisbury Plain Benefice, and responsible for the church in Shrewton.  I am also a mum, and my son is in year 2 at the school.  I have been a governor in many primary schools and a nursery school over the past 15 years, and I am particularly interested in supporting staff with the curriculum and pastoral matters. Having served as a chaplain in the RAF, I also highly value the support extended to service families in schools. I enjoy coming into the school frequently, either for assemblies or class visits.

Carole Slater:  Foundation Governor


I am privileged to have been the Chairman of Shrewton Parish Council until Autumn 2016.  In this role I was the link between your school and the village. I saw this as an important factor in achieving good relations with the our two communities.

I have recently moved to Salisbury but I was resident in the village for over thirty years, since retirement from full time employment.  I have been involved in various charitable activities, both in the local community and beyond. 


Karen Stansfield: Parent Elected Governor
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Hi, I'm Karen and I've lived in the village since 2004 and have been a governor since June 2014.  I am secretary to the Curriculum, Standards and Support committee and the liaison to the PTA.  I have two children at the school aged 9 and 5 and so also bring the perspective of a parent.  My career has been in science so I'm particularly interested in maths and science at the school but also have a wider interest in the development of the school and its role in the community.

My aim is to make a difference (I don't believe in doing anything for the sake of it) so I'm always open to views and ideas.