Our Governors provide their time to help the school on a voluntary basis and come from a range of different backgrounds.  There are a variety of different roles within the Governing Board, but ultimately it involves working with the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team, to make sure the pupils at Chancel receive the best possible education.

Our Constitution

The Governing Board at Chancel School is made up of a mixture of 12 elected and appointed individuals. There are currently 3 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

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.

LA Governors

Our LA Governor is appointed by the Local Authority. More information can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk.

Staff Governors

Staff Governors are elected by the staff.

Co-opted Governors

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.

Our Governors

David Best

Dr James WallaceDr James Wallace
Vice Chair

Mrs Blankley
Mrs Blankley

Dawn Kydd

Mrs Carol Dunhill
Mrs Carol Dunhill

Mrs Libby Peers
Mrs Libby Peers

Mr Adrian Shenton
Glenis Turner

Mrs Rebecca PalmerMrs Rebecca Palmer
Associate Governor

Mr Adrian Shenton
Reverend Jo Wood
Co-opted Governor

Mr Adrian Shenton
Dr Judith Holbrook
Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor


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 governors@chancel.staffs.sch.uk

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.

Governor Information

Governor Table for Website - SEPT 20

Minutes of all Governing Body meetings are held in the school office and are available on request.

Attendance at Meetings



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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. http://www.staffsga.org.uk/