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GOVERNING BODY 2016 – 2017

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The governing body is integral in the effectiveness of a school.


The Governor’s Role

The role of a governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all students in the school by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the education performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Having meaningful and effective engagement with parents, staff and the wider community
  • Assisting the school to build relationships with business and other employers in order to enhance the education and raise the aspirations of pupils.

The role of a governor is largely about thinking and questioning, not about doing.

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.



Membership of the Governing Body includes elected Parent Governors, Staff Representatives as well as members co-opted by the Governing Body and those nominated by the Local Authority. This ensures the Governing Body has the full range of necessary skills.

The Full Governing Body meets once each term. In addition, there are two committees which also meet each term to focus on Pupil Progress and People and Resources.


Members of the Governing Body as at September 2016

NameRoleTerm of OfficeCommittee Membership
 Ian BrierlyHeadteacher
 Judith MunroChair of Governors31/08/2018People and Resources
 Roger WheatleyStaff (elected)10/12/2016People and Resources
 Jo McIntyreParent (elected)09/12/2019Pupil Progress
 Neil WebsterParent (elected)09/12/2019People and Resources
 Kate FoaleLocal Authority04/11/2017Pupil Progress
 Michael WisherPartnership10/12/2018People and Resources
 Jonathan GorhamCo-opted09/12/2019Pupil Progress
 Kcarrie ValentineCo-opted09/12/2019Pupil Progress
 Tom GenwayCo-opted31/08/2018People and Resources
 Andrew WalkerCo-opted31/08/2018Pupil Progress
Nick WilsonCo-opted31/08/2018Pupil Progress
 Beth HalfordCo-opted31/08/2018Pupil Progress
Greg MarshallCo-opted31/08/2018People and Resources
 Laura GoodheadCo-opted10/12/2018People and Resources

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The Chair of Governors can be contacted either by letter c/o Chilwell School, Queens Road West, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5AL or via e-mail at


Comments from OFSTED about Chilwell School’s Governing Body – November 2014

‘The governing body oversees the school’s work very effectively, particularly in the strategies they use to ensure that teaching and achievement continue to improve’


‘The governing body has an impressive knowledge and understanding of the work of the school and is able to use this to steer the school forward’


‘Although the governors received detailed and comprehensive information from the headteacher, they find out much for themselves, through links with faculties and inviting staff to governing body meetings’


‘They understand data about the progress of the students and insist that it is simple and shows an accurate picture over time of how well the school is progressing’