The role of the Governors is to hold ultimate control of, and responsibility for, the management of the School:
- ensuring the School acts in accordance with the School’s Constitution
- educating, safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of pupils
- ensuring compliance with the inspection regime
- ensuring the School’s activities in furtherance of its charitable objects in the context of its regulation by the Charity.
The Governors’ key responsibilities are to:
- set a clear vision, mission and strategic plan for the School and ensure that the necessary structures are in place to deliver those as part of the strategic management of the School
- ensure the performance of the School
- ensure that the School complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
- act as guardians of the School’s assets, both tangible and intangible
- ensure that the School’s governance is of the highest possible standard
The Governing Body undertake this by directing the principles; the day to day management of the School is delegated to the Head and the senior leadership team.
There are 3 sub committees which include amongst their members staff and suitable qualified experts in the particular field that the committee covers.
The sub committees report to the Full Governing Board.
Currently SCS has three sub committees as follows:
(The Terms of Reference for these 3 committees are currently under review)
To contact the Interim Chair of Governors please write to Mr James Fletcher, c/o Salisbury Cathedral School, 1 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EQ
Karen BeardExecutive PA to Head and Clerk to Governors
Claire FirthWell-Being Committee and Deputy Safeguarding Governor
James FletcherChair of Governors, F &GP Committee
James is a chartered accountant by profession and is the senior partner of Fletcher & Partners in Salisbury where charities are among his areas of specialisation. A former pupil of the school, he subsequently obtained his MA and DPhil in mathematics at Trinity College, Oxford, qualifying in 1993. James joined the Board of Governors in 2007. His three children have all attended the school, two as choristers.
Will IngsEducation Committee and Compliance and Risk Governor
Sophia LumleyWell-Being Committee
Sophia attended Bristol University where she gained at BSc in Politics. She has spent the majority of her career in Financial Services, predominantly in the compliance and business management fields supporting start-ups, hedge funds and investment managers. Laterly, she moved into the third sector space having completed a Masters degree, at City, University of London, in Charity Management and as operations manager for a military charity. As a military family, the Lumleys have recently enjoyed several European postings in Germany and Italy. Sophia currently lives in Leipzig, Germany with her family. Her son, Frederick is currently a chorister and boarder at Salisbury Cathedral School.
The Reverend Canon Anna Macham.Safeguarding Governor and Well-Being Committee
The Reverend Canon Anna Macham.
Anna was installed as Canon Precentor at Salisbury Cathedral in May 2019, having previously served as a parish priest at St Philip's, Camberwell in South East London. Her role as Canon Precentor involves overseeing the direction of the Cathedral's liturgy, music and worship, including supporting the Cathedral choristers and their families pastorally. Previously, Anna was Succentor (deputy Precentor) of Southwark Cathedral and a chaplain at King's College, London medical and dental schools. She studied English at Trinity College, Oxford, where she was also a Choral Scholar, before training to be a priest. Anna is also a trustee of Royal School of Church Music.
Tim Olliff-LeeCo-Chair of the F&GP Committee
Tim attended Tonbridge School followed by the University of Reading where he studied Land Management. He initially qualified and practised as a Chartered Surveyor with Strutt & Parker before undertaking a law conversion, and practicing as a solicitor in Salisbury. Tim now runs a family office in Hampshire. Tim lives with his wife Laura in the Ebble Valley. His daughter attended the school and his two sons joined in September 2022.
James Lyon TaylorEducation Committee and Boarding Governor
James Lyon Taylor
Tim Crarer,Well Being Committee,
Tim has been a partner with Salisbury solicitors Parker Bullen LLP since 1987, having trained and qualified in the City of London following a degree in law at Queens’ College Cambridge. Tim was formerly deputy chairman of Chafyn Grove School, and has recently stepped down after a 13 year stint as chairman of Wiltshire Creative (and previously Salisbury Playhouse).,
Jon SloanCo-Chair of the Finance and General Purpose Committee and Marketing Governor
Jon graduated with an LLB in Law. After a short career in legal publishing he moved into journalism before discovering a passion for marketing. He worked in the UK, France the USA for various video games companies and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. He is now a full-time writer. His son attended SCS and was a chorister at the Cathedral.