Chesterton’s local governing body is responsible for the conduct of the school. Governors act as critical friends to the school and support staff in promoting the high standards of educational achievement and personal development that we want for our students.

Local Governing Body

NameAppointed byFromToRole
Simon Peyton JonesTrust Board01 September 202031 August 2024Chair
Rolf PurvisEx-officioEx-officioEx-officioExecutive Headteacher
Bruno CottaTrust Board01 September 202331 August 2027
Yaa ElenwaTrust Board01 September 202331 August 2027
Claire MiddleditchTrust Board04 July 202303 July 2027
Zoe SkipworthTrust Board04 July 202303 July 2027
Prof. Alastair BeresfordParents21 November 202320 November 2027
Renee EtienneParents01 October 202031 October 2024Safeguarding link governor
Sum KungParents21 November 202320 November 2027
Charlotte HowardStaff21 October 202220 October 2026
Rosalie WoodsStaff01 November 202331 October 2027
  • To contact the Local Governing Body please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Louise Todd.
  • Up-to-date information is available though the DfE Get Information about Schools website: Current and past Governors

Transparency and interests

Many governors work in a voluntary or paid capacity in organisations that relate to education; and their expertise and networks are often useful to the school for that very reason.

In the interests of transparency, governors declare what education-related interests they have, in the table below.   If any debate comes up that directly affects their business or other interests, they declare that fact at the meeting and, when appropriate and in consultation with the chair, recuse themselves from participating in any decision-making process.

Parent Governor Vacancies

Governors are responsible for strategic planning and overall governance of the school. They help to appoint our staff, and to build good relationships between the school, parents and our local community. Our parent governors are very valuable members of the governing body and we rely on them to help us to keep in touch with what parents are thinking. They are on the governing body as representative parents, but they are not delegates and other parents cannot mandate them on how they should vote.

The procedures and guidance notes on how Chesterton elects school governors can be found at the following the link: Chesterton Parent Governor Election Procedure and Guidance

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