Governing Body


The Governing Body has 12 members who are elected or appointed for a four year term, apart from the Headteacher who is a permanent member.

Each year a Chair and Vice-Chair are elected from within the Governing Body to lead the work of Governors. 

The governors are volunteers who work with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership and staff in the strategic management of the school. The Governing Body have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles:

  • Ensuring the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined.
  • Ensuring the Headteacher is held to account for the educational performance of the school.
  • Ensuring sound financial management of the school’s financial resources.

Click here for more details of the roles and responsibilities and methods of working of the Governing Body.

Chipping Sodbury School governors have adopted a Code of Conduct setting out their roles and responsibilities.

Queries for the Governing Body should be sent to

The governors are:



Parent Governors 

Martin Fitzhugh
Kris Kinsey


Katherine Turner

Co-opted Governors 

Pat Black

Trevor Cook

Richard Hanney

Rob Hazelton

Sharon Kingscott

Mark Knowles (Vice-Chair)

Robert Owen (Chair)

Amanda Suart

 Staff Governor

 Chris Chapman

Clerk to the Governors:

Neil Carpenter

Governor Information and Interests

Governor Attendance 

Name Attendance 2020/21
Patricia Black 40%
Trevor Cook 100%
Andrew Havard 100%
Sharon Kingscott 80%
Neil Carpenter 100%
Amanda Suart 60%
Katherine Turner 100%
Robert Owen 100%
Martin Fitz-Hugh 80%
Kris Kinsey 100%
Mark Knowles 80%
Rob Hazelton 100%
Richard Hanney 100%
Lucy Williams 0%
Chris Chapman 100%



Interested in becoming a Governor?
We are always pleased to hear from people interested in becoming a Governor. If you would like to know more, please contact the Headteacher or Chair of Governors for an informal discussion.
E-mail: Headspa@chippingsodburyschool.com or chairofgovernors@chippingsodburyschool.com or Telephone: (01454) 862900.