Academy Council - Our Members

The role of the Academy Council is to support and challenge the standards of the school. As Council Members, we are also the protectors of its ethos and it is our duty to ensure that every child can achieve his or her full potential in a safe and caring environment.
  • Mrs Caroline Fielding

    Chair of New Close Council

    Caroline lives in Warminster and is a retired teacher of English, History and Drama. She has also worked for the LEA as an advisor on Teaching and Learning and Behaviour Management in Wiltshire Comprehensive schools.

    Caroline became an Assistant Head at Kingdown School in 2002, where one of her responsibilities was to liaise with local Primary Schools to support Transition into Year 7.

    Her area of responsibility on New Close Council is SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities)

  • Mrs Louise Kilminster


  • Mr Stuart Porter

    Executive Headteacher

  • Mr Ryan Bird

    Ryan lives locally in Warminster and has a background of working in education. He currently works at Oxford University as the Chief Executive of the Students' Union. Before this he worked at the Bristol University and Weston College. Ryan has been a governor in Westbury for many years and is keen to bring his experience to New Close School.

    He is the Academy Council member with responsibility for Literacy.

  • Mr Ian Page

    Ian is an experienced Academy Council Member and he has a son in the school. He serves in the military and his role on the Council is to oversee and develop our links with the army base and the wider community of Warminster.

  • Mrs Lisa Reynolds

    Originally from Lincoln, Lisa moved down south 22 years ago when she married her husband Steve, who was based with the Royal Artillery at Larkhill in Salisbury. They have lived in Warminster for six years and have a 14 year old daughter, who attends Kingdown School.

    Lisa has worked for 19 years for Public Health England at Porton Down in the role of Business Manager. She has experience in admin management, workforce planning, HR and performance management and is currently undertaking Chartered Management Hons Degree qualification.

    Lisa was a school governor at Dilton Marsh Primary for over 4 years and joined New Close School as Academy Council Member just over a year ago.

    Lisa is the appointed Safeguarding Academy Council member.