The Governing Board at Chancel School is made up of a mixture of 11 elected and appointed individuals. There are currently 2 Parent Governors, who are elected by parents at the school. There are 6 Co-opted Governors and 1 Local Authority Governor. The Head Teacher is also a member of the Governing Body, along with a further Staff Governor. We currently also have one additional Associate Governor.
All Governors are appointed for a term of four years.
Parent Governors are elected by the parents/guardians of the children who attend Chancel Primary School. When a governor position becomes vacant nominations will be asked from all registered parents and guardians and an election will take place.
Our LA Governor is appointed by the Local Authority. More information can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk.
Staff Governors are elected by the staff.
A Co-opted Governor is a person who has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and is appointed by the Governing Body.
Minutes of all Governing Body meetings are held in the school office and are available on request.
Are you interested in joining the Governing Body?
If you have an interest in joining our Governing Body, as and when a vacancy may arise, please contact us at any time to talk more about the role and what is involved.
Please follow the link to the SGA website.
Who we are
Chair, Co-opted Governor
Dr James Wallace
Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor
Mrs Rebecca Palmer
Mr J Butler
Mrs Carol Dunhill
Local Authority Governor
Mrs Libby Peers
Mrs Nicky Tracey
Dr Judith Holbrook
Miss S Miller
Governing Body Responsibilities
There are three key responsibilities of all school Governing Bodies:
- To set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
- To hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and
- To oversee the financial performance of the school and to make sure its money is well spent
At Chancel, our aim is to work together with the school Senior Leadership Team to ensure that our children get the best possible education; they will be happy and safe and they enjoy their time at school. We will support the Head Teacher and the dedicated team of staff, but also we will challenge where necessary to ensure that we deliver our objectives.
To help us carry out our responsibilites, as well as attending a Full Governing Body Meeting every term, Governors also serve on a number of different committees:
- Finance and Personnel (F&P)
- Premises and Health and Safety (P,H&S)
- Curriculum, School Development and Nursery Sub-Committee (C)
Governors welcome feedback from the whole school community and we want you to tell us what you think about how we are doing. If you have any comments you wish to make about our school, any of the governors would be happy to hear from you. Please speak to any one of us, or contact us at email@example.com
If, however, you have a concern about the school then talk to one of the governors. If you want to make a complaint about an issue at the school then you need to speak to the Head Teacher, if you are still not satisfied then the matter can be raised with the Chair of Governors.