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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Dear All, 

I am privileged to be the Chair of Governors for the two secondary provisions within the Brunel SEN MAT which include Churchward School and Uplands School. Being a parent of a young person with SEND, and also Chair of the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group, I have gained a wealth of knowledge regarding SEND.

Membership of the Local Governing Committee is varied and includes parents/carers, staff and co-opted members from the local community. Appointed Governors have different skills which is important and necessary to enable the Governing Body to effectively support the school to ensure that every child and young person gets the very best education.

We are always looking at ways to improve the way we work to support the schools and we would like to hear from you about anything that we could do better.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on email westk@brunelsenmat.org.uk or via the School Offices if I can be of further help to you.

Kim West
Chair of Governors - Secondary Provisions



Governors are responsible for ensuring that the National Curriculum is taught in accordance with current legislation.  They are responsible for the recruitment of staff, for use of the building and for prudent financial management of the school.  To discharge these duties they are assisted by Governor Support and staff at the Local Authority (LA).

Full Governors’ meetings are held every term and a copy of the minutes are published which parents may see upon request.  A copy is held in the school office. The individual Committees (Staffing & Curriculum and Health & Safety & Premises) meet frequently throughout the academic year.

The Chair of the Governors can be contacted via the school. If you would like further information about the work of the Governors or would like to raise any issues or concerns then please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Heather Large via the school office on 01793 493910.

Click here to view our Annual Governance Statement (including Governor Attendance Data)

Click here to view the Business Interests of the Governors


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