Meet the Academy Council

  • Mrs Sue Bale

    Chair & Foundation Governor

    I am retired and living in Stapleford, after a long career in Primary teaching. I and my husband have lived in the local area for forty years have two locally-educated children and three grandchildren. I have twenty years’ experience as a school governor and have served as Chair at Great Wishford for the past six years. I’m passionate about education and feel very fortunate to be working alongside a dedicated team of staff and governors at this lovely village school as part of the Acorn Trust. Aside from governance, I am a Learning Volunteer at Salisbury Museum and enjoy amateur theatre, dance, gardening, walking and the warmth of village life.

  • Mrs Sarah Lamont

    Staff Governor

    I joined Great Wishford C of E Primary School as the Year 6/5 teacher in 2018. At present I teach mixed age Year 2/3 class. In my position of Staff Academy Council member I hope to bring a staff viewpoint and perspective into a discussion.

  • Mr Jamie Melville

    Co-opted Governor

  • Rev Johnathan Plows


  • Mrs Anna Tattersall

    Safeguarding & Foundation Governor

    I have been a foundation Governor since 2016 and have seen the transition of the school to the Acorn Academy Trust. My past working career was, for most part, as a midwife in Salisbury both in the local hospital and surrounding community. For my last 15 working years I was a school nurse within the NHS, overseeing many health and well-being needs of children in both primary and secondary schools. It was during this time I felt that I wanted to be able to contribute to the local school. It was the first school my children attended.
    I am an active member of St Giles Church and have recently taken on the parish safeguarding role. My leisure time is spent playing tennis, helping to look after my grandchildren and trying to persuade my husband I need a dog!

  • Mrs Diane Wilkinson

    SEND & Foundation Governor

    For over thirty years I was a teacher of pupils and young adults with special educational needs both in special and mainstream settings. As such I know how important it is to value, include and encourage every young person to aspire to be the best they can be.
    In Great Wishford School, I am privileged to play a small part in promoting the endeavours, faith and belief of staff; parents; The Acorn Trust; as well as friends in the wider community, as they engage in creating an environment that provides all pupils with ‘a design for living’ that will sustain them throughout their lives.
    Apart from a love of being involved in the lives of our nine grandchildren, gardening, walking and welcoming visitors, worldwide travel has been our passion. Our ‘go see’ experiences and adventures that have brought us into contact with so many wonderful people, have been awe inspiring. Yet still, there is no place we would rather be than in our delightful little corner of the UK. We are truly blessed.