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Governors

Chalford Hill Primary School has 15 Governors, all of whom hold the position for at least four years. Governors are drawn from a wide range of occupations and skills, so between them they provide the school with business, IT, language, logistical, legal and educational skills and expertise. Some of our Governors are parents and staff members and the remainder are drawn from the local community.

Their key responsibilities are:

  • To provide a strategic view of the school ensuring clarify of vision and ethos.
  • To act as a critical friend by providing support and advice to the school.
  • To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of the education it provides.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

Mr Graham Blight - Chair of Governors

A trained primary school teacher, Graham has also had experience advising schools about their grounds at Learning through Landscapes, leading a schools horticulture programme at Garden Organic and developing the Woodland Trust's nature detectives online resource bank.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 25.1.14     Current Term of Office: 1.9.17 - 31.8.21

Committees: Curriculum, Premises, Finance & Staffing and Chairs

E-mail: governors.chair@chalfordhill.gloucs.sch.uk

Mr Ken Stevens - Vice Chair

Ken is married and has lived in the village for over 30 years. His daughters both attended the school. Ken is self employed and his leisure interests include computers, photography and holidays.

Category of Governor: Local Authority Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 1.9.90     Current Term of Office: 22.3.17 - 21.3.21

Committees: Finance & Staffing (Chair), Finance & Staffing and Chairs

Mrs Karen Hutchens

Karen is married and has lived in the village since 1990. Karen works hard to promote the school within our community and photograph all the wonderful activities that the children enjoy. She helped to develop the school website, and creates all the posters you see around the school.  Karen volunteers in school each Tuesday, helping in Year 5 and Year 1.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 1.1.06     Current Term of Office: 1.7.15 - 30.6.19

Committees: Curriculum (Chair), Finance & Staffing and Chairs

Mrs Ann Parrott

Ann is a retired secondary school teacher and amongst her many achievements she was the driving force in obtaining the prohibition order for the road and plays a key role in the outdoor learning throughout the school.  Along with her husband David, she provides regular woodland opportunites for our children.  She has lived in the village for 47 years and her 3 children and 5 grandsons attended the school.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 1.1.96     Current Term of Office: 1.7.15 - 30.6.19

Committees: Premises and Finance & Staffing

Mr Nick Hardy

Nick is married with 3 children. He was born in the area and is a property developer. He is a season ticket holder at Gloucester Rugby Club and enjoys working on his allotment.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 1.1.09     Current Term of Office: 1.7.15 - 30.6.19

Committees: Premises (Vice)

Mrs Rose Rosser-Smith

Mrs Rosser-Smith has been a teacher for over ten years, and has been at Chalford Hill since 2013. She chose to become a teacher because she loves helping children to achieve their potential. Her favourite subjects are Topic, Art and Literacy. She loves cooking, swimming, rugby, netball, reading, films and photography. She has two beautiful daughters.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 1.9.17     Current Term of Office: 1.9.17 - 31.8.21

Committees: tbc

Mrs Siobhan Collier

Siobhan is married with two children who both attend Chalford Hill. She moved to the village in 2011 from London, where she worked for the Thomson Reuters Group. Siobhan is a Chartered Accountant with experience in corporate strategy, management accounting and business operations.  Her interests include hiking, classical guitar and sewing.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 25.1.14     Current Term of Office: 1.9.17 - 31.8.21

Committees: Premises (Chair) and Chairs

Mrs Anne Chaplin

Anne was born in Malaysia and has lived in England for the last 23 years. She is married and has two teenage children who attended Chalford Hill Primary.  Anne works as the TA for years 3 and 4 and also is the HLTA covering all other classes in the school. Prior to teaching, Anne worked for several years as a nurse for people with a learning difficulty. Anne enjoys cooking, art and gardening.

Category of Governor: Staff Governor, elected by the staff

Start Date: 1.9.14     Current Term of Office: 20.2.17 - 19.2.21

Committees: Curriculum

Mr Chris Gardiner

Chris was born and brought up in Eastcombe and has lived in Chalford Hill for 10 years. Chris is married to Clancey and his daughters Florrie and Rosie-May both attend Chalford Hill Primary School. Chris is managing director of the family business Gardiners. In his spare time, he keeps livestock on his parents' smallholding on Middle Hill. Chris has also been Chair of the PTA for several years.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 1.1.96     Current Term of Office: 1.7.15 - 30.6.19

Committees: Finance & Staffing (Vice)

Mrs Marie-Louise Finch

Marie-Louise Finch has lived in the Chalford Hill area since 2005 and is a stay at home mum, having previously worked in marketing for Black & Decker and the government agency English Partnerships. She is married and has two boys who are both at the school.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 1.4.16     Current Term of Office: 1.4.16 - 31.3.20

Committees: Finance & Staffing

Mr Tim Woodfine

Tim enjoys a rewarding career in conservation biology, sustainability and environmental education in the UK and internationally. With a PhD in Biodiversity Management, and as a Visiting Professor of Wildlife Conservation, he is a keen advocate of outdoor learning and connecting children with nature to support education, health and wellbeing.

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body

Start Date: 1.12.16     Current Term of Office: 1.12.16 - 30.11.20

Committees: Curriculum (Vice)

Mrs Corinne Martin

Corinne has had the pleasure of leading Chalford Hill Primary School since January 2011. Prior to that she was the Head of a small village school in the South Cotswolds. She also holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship. During her time in education she has been a leading Literacy Teacher and LA Writing Moderator for GCC. Corinne lives locally and is married with two children. When not in school, she enjoys spending time with her family and can often be found out on the netball court!

Category of Governor: Head

Start Date: 1.1.11     Current Term of Office: Continuous

Committees: Curriculum, Premises, Finance & Staffing and Chairs

Vacancy - Co-opted Governor

Vacancy - Parent Governor

Vacancy - Parent Governor

Mr Chris Jarvis (Associate Member)

Mr Jarvis only planned to come to Chalford Hill Primary School for about 3 years, but that was in 2000, so he must like it!  Other things he likes include travelling, reading, sports, walking in mountains and spoiling his grandchildren.

Chris is an Associate Member of the Curriculum Committee with voting rights. 

Start Date: 1.7.15     End Date: 30.6.19

Mrs Sarah Fielder - Clerk to the Governors

Sarah is married with two sons and has lived in the village since 2001.  Sarah became Clerk in 2014 and is also Administrator at the school.  When she is not ferrying her boys to swimming, Sarah loves exploring the beautiful Cotswold villages on her bike.

Previous Governors

The following Governors left the Governing Body in the past 12 months:

Mrs Pip Gilroy left in July 2017.

Mr Jonthan Topps left in July 2017.

Mrs Catherine Jamieson left in February 2017.

Mr Mike Guest left in November 2016.