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Knights Templar

Community Church School and Nursery

“Be the best they can be, with a thirst for learning,
a zest for living and a spirit of kindness.”


Welcome to the Governors' section of the website

Dear Parents


I would like to take this opportunity, as Chair of Governors, to welcome you to the school. I personally have been associated with the school for several years with my children and now my grandchildren attending the school.


At Knights Templar Community Church School and Nursery, the governing body are all unpaid volunteers. We are elected every four years and our members represent different areas of the school community. Please see our Governors Newsletter which gives detailed information on the breakdown of the Governing Board.


The thoughts and opinions of parents are very welcome, so please speak to the Parent Governors if you have any concerns or ideas to help us improve what we do.


The main role of the Governing Body is to support and monitor the running of the school at a strategic level which we manage with regular meetings during term time.  We work closely with the Headteacher in making long-term decisions on the direction and performance of the school. We look at every aspect of school life such as attainment, budgets, curriculum, staffing, buildings, uniform, attendance and behaviour. We set the school policies and decide how and where money will be spent. The most important job by far, however, is ensuring that the children that come to Knights Templar receive the best education, exceed the targets set for them and do so in an environment where they feel safe, valued and inspired to be the best they can be with a zest for living, a thirst for learning and a spirit of kindness.


The Headteacher is responsible for the leadership and management of the school on a day-to-day basis; the Governing Body will support and advise where appropriate and hold the Head to account for the decisions he makes. We must ensure that the school operates within the rules set out by Government and the Local Authority, lives up to our school aims whilst constantly striving to achieve the very best standards possible.  


If you have any thoughts or views on the governance of our school, please let us know. Your opinions are very important to us. You can contact us through the Clerk to the Governing Body on 01984 634385 or email the Clerk Karen Wright on ( or myself on


Yours sincerely

Linda Bulpin

Chair of Governors


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

Linda Bulpin

Chair of Governors - Foundation

Appointing Body: The B & W Diocesan Board

Area of responsibility: Chair, SEND and Early Years (Nursery)

Term: 2018-2022


Anne-Marie Saunders

Foundation Governor

Appointing Body: The B & W Diocesan Board

Area of responsibility:  Literacy and Safeguarding

Term: 2021-2025


David Frowde


Area of responsibility:  Headteacher

Term: 01/09/2017


Laura Weaver

Staff Governor

Appointing Body: Staff at Knights Templar Community Church School

Term: 2022-2026


Lucy Seldon

Co-Opted Governor

Appointing Body: The Governing Body

Area of responsibility:  Nursery Manager

Term: 2022-2026


Daniel Hughes

Foundation Governor

Appointing Body: St Decumans PCC

Area of responsibility:  Information Technology 

Term: 2020-2024


Jennifer Thomas

Vice Chair Foundation Governor

Appointing Body: Watchet Methodist Church Council

Area of responsibility:  Early Years (Reception)

Term: 2020-2024


Hannah Dellow

Parent Governor

Appointing Body: Parents of the School

Area of responsibility:  Safeguarding

Term: 2020-2024


Rev Mark Phillips

Ex-Officio Vicar of St Decumans

Term: 2022-2026



Rev Andrew Day

Ex-Officio Vicar of the Methodist Church 

Term: 2023-2027


Briony Waterman

Vice Chair Parent Governor

Appointing Body: Parents of the School 

Term: 2021-2025


Jessica James

Foundation Governor

Term: 2023-27


Jane Sperring - Resigned August 2023

Chris Nicholson - Resigned February 2023

Tiffany Doughty Davis - Resigned September 2022

Kate Bradofrd - Resigned April 2022

Penny Williams - Resigned September 2021

Paul Rastrick - Resigned July 2021

Paul Barrell - Resigned December 2020

Kathryn Flenley - Resigned December 2020

Ann Snelling - Resigned June 2020

Elizabeth Murphy - Chair of Governors - Resigned December 2019 / August 2022

Elizabeth Fearnley - Resigned 19 November 2019 


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