Welcome to our Governors’ section
We value governors’ active involvement in the life and work of Chalk Ridge Primary School and would encourage you to think about becoming a member of the governing body when an appropriate opportunity arises. Parent Governor vacancies are notified by 'pupil post' and mentioned in the school newsletter. Information on the role of School Governors and how to apply to become a Local Education Authority Governor can be found on
Being a governor can be a rewarding experience, we are a group of hard working people who give freely of their time and energy, committing their talents to the service of Chalk Ridge Primary School and aim to be outstanding in all we do.
Within our school community, we strive to provide a learning environment where all individuals are valued and cherished, nurtured and cared for. It is our aim to provide an outstanding education for every child in our school, for lifelong, reflective learning and success. We endeavour to inspire all children to realise their true potential and to develop skills, knowledge and attributes through encouragement and challenge from each other, and all adults who work here.
Our school vision is based on five key values which are: -
These values are shared by our staff, governors and children and affect all that we do and how we do it!
Governors come from different backgrounds, reflecting the many interest groups involved in our school, but they have one important thing in common: they are dedicated to ensuring that the children at Chalk Ridge Primary School have the best education possible and have fun learning.
High quality training and development is available for all Governors and all Governors are recommended to attend a Governors Induction course.
The Governing Body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
This is the primary focus of all governing body business. The Governing Body Members have a huge amount of knowledge, experience and competence to draw on and we recognise that school governance is a team effort and decisions are made corporately. Effective governance is about team-work with the headteacher, staff, governors, children, parents / carers and the community.
Please see Full Governing Body Information below.
Chair of Governors
Interested in becoming a Governor?