Governing Body


The Governing Body has 16 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 (2)

Martin Fitzhugh
Sasha Penfold

LA Governor (1)

Robert Owen (Chair)

Foundation Governors (2)

Katie Mansfield 

Staff Governors (1)

John Poole


Katherine Turner

Co-opted Governors (9)

Pat Black


Michelle Clark

Karen Collins-Beckett

Trevor Cook

Richard Hanney

Andy Havard (Vice-Chair)

Sharon Kingscott

Vacancy x2

Clerk to the Governors:

Neil Carpenter

Governor Information and Interests

Governor Attendance 

Name Attendance 2017/18
Mrs Patricia Black 36%
Mr Trevor Cook 85%
Mr Andrew Havard 83%
Mrs Sharon Kingscott 60%
Dr Katie Mansfield 85%
Ms Frances Turner 92%
Ms Katherine Turner 100%
Mr Robert Owen 77%
Mr Martin Fitz-Hugh 27%
Mrs Sasha Penfold 83%
Mr John Poole 91%



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.