The Governing Board

The Governing Board

Chair: Mr Mario Roncaglia

Vice-Chair: Mr Steve Richardson

Vice-Chair: Mrs Jill Stevens

Clerk to the Governing Board: Mr Philip Jacques

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Jill Stevens

SEND Governor: Mr John Seal


Governors of The Blandford School

Register of Business Interests 


The Governing Board has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the Headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Record of Attendance at FGB Meetings


There are three committees that meet throughout the year. Two of them have delegated powers.


Resources Committee [6 meetings]

Record of Attendance at RC Meetings


Chair: Mr Peter Slocombe; Vice-Chair: Mr Martin Richley.

The Committee is responsible for all aspects of the School’s budget and premises together with ensuring the School is compliant with both employment law and education law as applicable to employees.  Responsibility for health and safety falls to this Committee.


Standards Committee

Record of Attendance at SC Meetings

Chair: Mr Steve Richardson ; Vice-Chair: Mr John Seaton

This Committee monitors the quality of teaching and the curriculum by providing effective challenge to the Headteacher [and staff] to ensure that provision is of the highest standard possible.  The Committee is tasked with monitoring interventions implemented through the use of the Pupil Premium.

Further, the Committee is tasked with ensuring that the quality of the learning experience and progress of all students is such that there is outstanding achievement and enjoyment experienced by them.


School Strategy Committee [3 meetings]

Record of Attendance at SSC Meetings

Chair: Mr Mario Roncaglia

The Committee considers the strategic objectives for the School in collaboration and consultation with the Senior Leadership Team and by agreeing the Strategic Objectives and the actions contained within the SDP with the Headteacher, recommend its adoption by the Full Governing Board.

The Committee will also consider any matter affecting the strategic direction of the School and make appropriate recommendations to the Full Governing Board.


Minutes of Governing Board meetings are available on request to the Clerk. Confidential minutes, however, are not available to members of the public.

Normally, minutes will be provided by email but if hard copies are requested then a small administrative charge will be made.

The Governing Board is always interested in speaking to parents or members of the wider community who are interested in becoming a governor.  Please contact Mr Philip Jacques, Clerk to the Governing Board at the School if you are interested.



21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


Click Here For – Reopening Plans


  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson