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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 4 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 governors. 

Currently SCS has four currently as follows:

  1. Financial and General Purpose Committee
  2. Educational Committee
  3. Development Committee
  4. Marketing Committee

To contact the Chair of Governors please write to Mrs Elizabeth Cairncross, c/o Salisbury Cathedral School, 1 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EQ


  • Elizabeth Cairncross
    Chair of Governors
  • Stephen Darke
    Vice Chair, F &GP Committee, Marketing Committee
  • Jacqueline Monro-Higgs
    Vice Chair, Education Committee
  • Martin Cooke
    Education Committee, Development Committee
  • Christine Cooper
    Marketing Committee
  • James Fletcher
    F &GP Committee, Development Committee
  • Tim Olliff-Lee
    F &GP Committee
  • The Reverend Canon Edward Probert
    Safeguarding Governor
  • Liisa Wallace
    Development Committee, F &GP Committee
  • Sarah Erven