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The Governing Body together with the Headteacher and senior staff, forms the school Leadership and Management team, and share responsibility for the school. The Governing Body must hold the school to account for the standards it achieves. It must ensure that all resources (including the school budget and staff) are properly used to meet the needs of all children and provide value for money.  Governors help to form the School Improvement Plan and are responsible for monitoring all aspects of its effectiveness in terms of outcomes for pupils.
The Governing Body appoints the Headteacher, and delegates to her responsibility for the day to day running of the school. Please see our mission statement here.

Welcome Letter from the Governors

FGB Meeting Dates: 26th November, 21st January, 17th March, 5th May, 30th June


       Who are the Governing Body of Amesbury Archer Primary ?

Name and Position Held

Background Information

Mrs Bradbury - Co-Opted Governor and  Chair of Governors




I am honoured to be Chair of Governors for Amesbury Archer Primary School working with the schools leadership team to ensure every child receives the best possible educational experience at our school.  I first became a Governor in 2015, Chair of the Standards and Learning Committee in 2016 and Chair of Governors in 2018.  I live locally and have a son in the school.  My daughter also completed the whole of her primary education at the school.  In my professional career I have over 15 years experience of working in Further Education and Welfare to Work sectors delivering Education and Skills Funding Agency and Department of Work and Pensions contracts.  In my professional life I am Director of Operations for Enham Trust, a disability charity in Andover with responsibility for our employment and educational services, social enterprises and local government contracts.  I am proud to hold a position of Governor here at Amesbury Archer where I can use my experience, knowledge and passion to support the school and the children in achieving their full potential.


Mr Bally – Co-opted Governor and Chair of Finance and Premises Committee




I became a Parent Governor back at the start of 2011, but with both my children now left, I am happy to continue as a Co-opted Governor.  I work closely with the Senior Leadership team at school in helping oversee the schools budget, using my previous experience gained working within a number of national companies to my current position working in Finance for an International Logistics company.

During my time as a Governor, I have gained additional experience to become involved with Recruitment, Health & Safety and the Pay Panel and am always looking to extend my knowledge to help the benefit of both the school and the children.


Mr Wells – Co-opted Governor


I became a governor of the school in late 2012 having previously been governor of a special school in Andover. I have lived in Great Durnford since 1995 and have always had an interest in Archers Gate which I have seen grow from pretty well nothing to what it is now during the time that I have lived in the area, particularly because Archers Gate is included in the Great Durnford parish. I am now retired from a career in finance and run a charity in a specialist publishing area. My interest in Amesbury Archer school focuses on optimising the attainment of the children, both academically and socially with special emphasis on children who are in some way disadvantaged.  I am the first point of contact for whistleblowing queries and can be contacted by emailing


Mrs Stapleton – Co-opted Governor


I work at the school as a High Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), which I love. I get to know all the children across the school, teaching in all the classes, covering teachers’ time out of class. I am married with two children, one at The Stonehenge School and the other at Winchester University and I live in the local area.

My early career started as a Software Engineer within a scientific organisation where I also studied for and obtained a degree, part-time. I then became a Recruitment Consultant, within the IT sector, managing two successful teams. In 2000 I took a break to become a full-time Mum. Since returning to work in 2005, part-time initially, I have worked in primary education.

I love being part of the Amesbury Archer team and the wider community. I am passionate about providing all the children with every available opportunity to develop and flourish.



 Mr Dudgeon – Parent Governor



I have been working and living in the local area for over 30 years, moving to Boscombe Down in 2007. I am married with 2 children. I have worked in various guises at Boscombe Down airfield and I am a Principal Engineer working mainly on helicopter flight test training. I have been a governor at the school since 2015, first as a parent governor, and now as a co-opted governor. I have had the enormous pleasure in seeing the school grow and flourish over the years  and I am proud to continue to play my part in holding the school to account to ensure that our fantastic pupils continue to ‘Aim High’.

Mrs Beauchamp - Co-opted Governor

I have lived and worked in Wiltshire for over 20 years.  I have over 25 years experience of working within the Further & Adult Education Sector,  in Local Authority, College and Custodial settings. Whilst working my focus has been mainly in the areas of quality of learning and teaching and staff learning and development.   I currently work for Enham Trust, a disability charity, as Head of Employment Services, with responsibility for Supported Employment and our Education provision for 16-19 year olds.  

I’m extremely pleased to have been able to join the Governing Body recently, and look forward to working with the staff and children to help both the school and the children

Mrs Bolton - Parent Governor


I have been a parent governor since September 2018, and have 3 children currently attending the school. I decided to become a parent governor as I believe all children deserve the very best education, and to feel happy and safe in school.  I am proud to serve on the governing body; Amesbury Archer is a fantastic school with an wonderful community feeling.

I have worked in the pharmaceutical industry since graduating and have worked at Porton Down since 2015, where my current role is Senior Analytical Scientist. 

 Mrs Donnelly – Head Teacher


Mrs Donnelly takes a place on the Governing body automatically as Ex-Officio.




I joined Amesbury Archer Primary School as a member of staff in 2012 and have since taught in classes from year 1 to year 6. I joined the governing body in July 2018: I wanted to become more involved in understanding how the school runs behind the scenes and felt I was in a good position to offer my views and share my experiences as a teacher here. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going for countryside walks and doing classes at the gym. In 2019, I completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with Roehampton University, which was interesting and insightful, and I hope will come in useful as a teacher, leader and governor. I am passionate about enabling all children to reach their full potential and instilling a motivation to learn.

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