Our Governors


The organisation of the Governing Body of Charlton Mackrell C of E Primary School is set out in the school’s most recent Instrument of Government, made effective on 11 February 2015 and reviewed annually.

The Board consists of 12 governors and all have a strong link with our wider school community. Governors serve for a standard term of term of 4 years though co-opted governors, who are appointed by the Board, serve 2 year terms.

A Governing body performs three main functions they are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school.
  2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money it well spent.

The day to day management and running of the school is the responsibility of the Head teacher and school leadership team. It is the job of the leadership team to report to the governors so we can undertake our main functions identified above.

The Full Governing Board (FGB) meets every half term and Governors also undertake individual statutory governor roles as well as duties to specific areas of the curriculum and also meet regularly in committees or working parties that look more closely, with staff, at important areas of the school’s performance and development these include:

  • School Finance
  • Premises
  • Performance and Standards (Curriculum)
  • Personnel and Pay
  • Head Teacher performance
  • Statutory committees to cover complaints, appeals and exclusions are convened if required.
  • Individual responsibilities include Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs or Disability, Armed Forces & Service families, Church School and ICT

The legal terms of the governing body can be accessed here: Instrument of Government Feb 2015.




Board Member Names and Roles

Contact via the school 01458 223329

Governor Name Governor Type Role(s) on Governing Board
Jules Canterbury Co-opted Governor
  • Joint Personnel & Pay and
  • Head Teachers Performance Management CMTE
Maddie Carter Staff Governor
  • Early Years Foundation Stage Lead Governor
  • Performance & Standards CMTE
Rebecca Cawley Head Teacher
  • All committees
Ian Cornish Co-opted Governor
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Chair of Finance CMTE
  • Joint Personnel & Pay and
  • Head Teachers Performance Management CMTE
  • ICT Lead Governor
Andrew Crang Co-opted Governor
  • Finance CMTE
Rosie Dawson Foundation Governor
  • Chair of Governors
  • Joint Head Teacher Performance Management and
  • Personnel & Pay CMTE
  • Ethos CMTE
  • Health & Safety (Risk Assessments)
Neil Dockerty Parent Governor
  • Finance CMTE
  • Premises Working Party
  • Armed Forces Link
Carol Fraser Foundation Governor
  • Early Years & Pre-school Link
  • Ethos Committee
Charlie Hull Local Authority Governor
  • Chair of Performance & Standards CMTE
  • Joint Personnel & Pay and
  • Head Teacher Performance Management CMTE
Kimball Newsam Parent Governor
  • Finance CMTE
  • Training Governor
Joanne Nicholl Co-opted Governor
  • Safeguarding Lead Governor
Anna Risius Parent Governor
  • Performance & Standards CMTE
  • Early Years & Pre-School Link
  • SEND & Behaviour Governor

Charlton Mackrell School Strategic Plan - Published


Governing Board Members Information 2023/24

Governor Training Record for Charlton Mackrell Primary School

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