All Cannings CofE


Instrument of Government

 The name of the school is All Cannings Church of England Primary School.

 The school is a voluntary controlled school.

 The name of the governing body is ‘The Governing Body of All Cannings Church of England Primary School’.

 The Governing Body shall consist of: 

  • 4 parent governors
  • 2 staff governors (including the head teacher)
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 5 co-opted governors
  • 3 foundation governors

The total number of governors shall be 15.

The foundation governors shall be appointed by the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education, in consultation with the Parochial Church Council of the parishes or ecclesiastical districts in the area served by the school.

(a) The holder of the following office shall be a foundation governor ex-officio; The principal officiating minister of the parish or ecclesiastical district in  which the school is situated

(b) The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the school is situated shall appoint a foundation governor to act in the place of the ex-officio foundation governor whose governorship derives from the office named in (a) above, in the event that that ex-officio foundation governor is unable or unwilling to act as a foundation governor or has been removed from office under regulation 23(2) of the Regulations.

The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the school is situated is entitled to request the removal of any ex-officio foundation governor and to appoint any substitute governor.     

The school has a trust.

The Ethos of the School: 

“Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils”

This instrument of government comes into effect on 1st September 2015.

This instrument was made by order of Wiltshire Council on 4th August 2015.