Welcome to our Academy Council section.

Please find below details of how our Academy Council is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

If you wish to contact the Chair of the Academy Council, please email:

We currently have vacancies for Community and Parent Members.  If you are interested in applying for any of these voluntary positions, please email

Who We Are

Foundation Members


Karl Glover (Since October 2018)

I have lived in Swindon since the mid-1980's and both my children were born and educated in Swindon although they did not go to this school.  I am really privileged to represent the PCC as a Foundation Member of the school and look forward to supporting the school and the Head in promoting its quality of education based on its religious background.

Ex-Officio Foundation Member

Rachel Jones (Since January 2022)

I live in South Marston and 2 of my children currently attend this school. I’m an active member of St Mary Magdalene’s in South Marston and look for ways to support and strengthen the close link with school, church and wider community. I’m a trained primary teacher with experience working in Early Years and Key Stage 1 at a number of schools in Devon and Swindon. I feel privileged to be able to support our children and staff to encourage each other and flourish in this school.

Community Members


Ben Lovelock (Since May 2011)


I have lived in South Marston since 2010 and have been a governor since 2011. Both of my children have attended South Marston Primary School. Professionally I work as a management consultant specialising in conflict resolution in war torn countries. The skills I bring as a governor are a strategic perspective and significant experience of leadership and management in the public sector. I am actively involved in planning for our school's future and I am keen to foster our relationships with the community.

Alison Robb-Webb (Since February 2016) - Chair

I have been governor since February 2016 and became Chair of Governors in September 2018 having previously acted as Vice Chair.  I bring to the role over 25 years’ experience in education, having previously been a teacher and part of school leadership teams working to raise standards in partnership with the staff, school and parent communities we serve. I now run my own company specialising in leadership coaching and school improvement.  I am proud to be a governor and keen to ensure that your children benefit from the opportunities our school offers and the values we promote.


Ben Caswell (Since 2020) - Vice Chair


Parent Members

Cassie Butcher (Since March 2024)


Staff Members

Marie Hendry - Headteacher (Since March 2017)

Tim Miller - Class Teacher  (Since June 2020)

I have been teaching at South Marston since joining in 2015 as an NQT, working mostly in Key Stage 2.  Since joining I have led on multiple school development projects and my passion lies in Reading, English and Sport.  I joined the Academy Council in order to help drive the school forward and to be on hand to offer solutions to help the school. 


Georgena Barnard

South Marston - Declaration of Interests

Attendance Records

Contact Us

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    South Marston, Swindon
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