Usk Church in Wales Primary School

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Foundation Governors

John Harris, Foundation Governor 

I am a foundation governor and joined Usk Church in Wales school in September this year. I have lived in Monmouth for the last three years with my wife and daughter; previously we lived at High Cross just outside Newport. My wife teaches at Lliswerry High School in Newport and my daughter works for a steel company in Newport.

I am now retired after working for 33yrs at Orb steel works in Newport where I was head of Mechanical and Civil engineering.
I have always been interested in education and was Chair of Governors at Maesglas Primary school in Newport for 11 years; I am also vice chair of Ysgol-Y-Fenni primary school in Abergavenny.

I worship in the Parish of Panteg and I am secretary of the PCC.

I have many interests, walking, music, motorcycling but my great passion is fly fishing for Salmon and Trout on the River Usk, in fact during the season I spend more time at Usk than I do at home!!!!

I was delighted to be invited to Usk Primary School and I continue to enjoy working with such a highly committed team.


Rev'd William Savage, Foundation Governor 


Hello, I am Bill, however it is humbling when the children call me Reverend Bill and as a newly ordained minister in 2023, I still get surprised by that form of address.

I married a farmer's daughter 25 years ago and we moved back to her family home in 2001, so Usk has been my local town and place of worship for many years.

I retired from corporate life at age 60 and increasingly helped in the group of churches, especially during the Covid pandemic.

I was surprised and thrilled when I was encouraged, invited and successful in re-entering full time education to study for the priesthood.

I am a “self-supporting” Minister which means I am not paid, and my desire and hope is to serve and support the clergy team, under Revd Sally that serves the local community.

The school is at the very heart of the local community, and it truly is an honour to offer my service as Governor.


Ex-Officio Clergy Governor - Rev'd Sally Ingle-Gillis


My name is Sally and the children call me Reverend Sally. As one of the local vicars it is my pleasure to be part of the board of governors. The special  atmosphere and ethos that church schools have, provides a wonderful opportunity for children to explore their own beliefs and to become spiritual people. 

Someone from the local churches team, usually me, leads Collective Worship once a week in the school, and the children often come to church for special services and occasions. Families are sometimes invited along too and it is always a pleasure to see you in church or out and about - I don’t seem to go anywhere without hearing a voice from away shout “Hello Rev. Sally!”. How lovely!

My wider role means that I have responsibility for the local church team who work in all the local Anglican churches so you may know me from family weddings, baptisms, and funerals.

I consider it a privilege to be involved in the nurturing of your children and understand how important these years are. My own children are all now grown up, but the time they had in primary school is still something we talk and laugh about. 


I am always happy to chat and can be contacted via email on if you would like to discuss anything of a pastoral nature. 

If you would like to contact me about governor things then please do so through the school.