Meet the Governors

Welcome Message from our Chair of Governors

Welcome to Henry Chadwick Community Primary School, where our school motto, ‘Learn to Live’, is the foundation of our aspirations for our learners. This is a happy, safe, nurturing and forward thinking school where our children are at the centre of everything we do. We aim to provide a creative, challenging and inspirational curriculum where each child’s needs are met and every child is challenged to be the very best they can be.

As we move forward in this new and exciting phase of our development, I look forward to welcoming you to our school, at the heart of our community.

Mrs Karen Walton
Chair of Local Governing Board

Local Governing Board 2019-2020

Contact Telephone Number for Chair and Clerk: 01543 490354

E-mail  Clerk –

E-mail  Governors –

The Governing Board shall consist of:

  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 6 Community Governors

Local Governing Board – Mrs Karen Walton (Chair)

Nominated/Link Governors 2019-2020

H&S, Child Protection/Safeguarding and Prevent Mrs Stockdale

Online Safety, Website and Social Media Mrs Stockdale

Looked After Children Ms Howells

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Pupil Premium Mrs Walton

Sports Premium/PE Mr Pratt

Pupil Progress and Data Mr Quinn

School Council/Pupil Voice Mrs Stockdale

Governor Diary Dates


Pecuniary/Business Interests Declared by Mrs Stockdale – Councillor, Mavesyn Ridware Parish Council

Name Category Term of Office Relationships
with school staff?
Body Appointing Sitting on another
Governing Board?
Voting Rights
Paul O’Leary Staff Governor 10.11.2018 – 09.11.2022 None Full Governing Board No Yes Full
Rob Payne Co-opted Governor 9.1.2018 – 8.1.2022 Related
to a
of staff
Full Governing Board No Yes Full
Mrs Vicki Barnes Headteacher From 01.09.2019 None Full Governing Board No Yes Full
Kevin Pratt Parent Governor 27.2.2019 – 26.2.2021 None Full Governing Board No Yes Full
Ms Sabrina Howells Parent Governor 03.09.2019 – 02.09.2023 None Local Governing Board No Yes Full
Nigel Quinn Co-opted Governor 09.01.2019 – 08.01.2023 None Full Governing Board No Yes Full
Vacancy Co-opted Governor           Full
Gill Stockdale Community Governor 01.01.2020 – 31.12.2024 None Greywood MST No Yes Full
Karen Walton Co-opted Governor 8.2.2019 – 7.2.2023 None Full Governing Board No Yes Full

The School Governing Board

The school is “well supported by a strong governing body”. Governors know the school well and challenge the school well through their meetings, committees and visits into school.


Schools are run by governing bodies who work with Headteachers and senior management teams to ensure pupils get the best education. Think of it like a company where the Headteacher is the chief executive and the governors are the Board of Directors.

What they do?

They are responsible for making sure the school is run so children are encouraged to achieve their full potential

They are involved in:

  • Setting the direction, policies and objectives of the school
  • Approving the school budget
  • Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based and in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher
  • Representing the views of parents

What they can’t do

The governing body is a group. Individual governors have no powers except where the whole governing body has given them a specific job to do.

Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of committees that deal with specific issues, such as the school’s curriculum, premises or finances. They don’t make decisions individually and they can’t go into schools and make demands of the Headteacher and staff.

Find out more

To find out more about school governors, ask any member of the governing body or go to or

Governance Handbook 2019

Further Information