Welcome to our Governors’ section.
At Chopwell Primary School, we have a very proactive Governing Body that is committed to maintaining and raising standards across every aspect of school life.
Please see below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor and a bit about our background and experience.
|Name||Category||Position||Term of office||Attendance at FGB meetings|
|Cllr Michael McNestry||LA||Chair||01/09/1997 to||01/05/2019||3/3|
|Cllr Lynne Caffrey||Co-opted||Vice Chair||07/09/2009 to||01/05/2019||2/3|
|Mrs Victoria Bruce||Head Teacher||Head Teacher||01/09/2017||2/2|
|Mr Jonathan Coates||Co-opted||16/10/2013 to||01/05/2019||3/3|
|Mrs Jean Dixon||Co-opted||24/03/2010 to||01/05/2019||3/3|
|Mrs Lyndsey Dodd||Co-opted (Staff)||03/07/2008 to||01/05/2019||3/3|
|Mrs Lindsay Foster||Parent||05/01/2015 to||05/01/2019||0/3|
|Mrs Elizabeth Sillence||Co-opted||06/01/2011 to||01/05/2019||3/3|
|Mrs Chris Thevar||Parent||21/11/2014 to||21/11/2018||0/3|
|Mr Peter Ward||Co-opted||08/10/2005 to||01/05/2019||3/3|
|Mrs Marie Dixon||Staff Governor||21/11/2017 to||21/11/2019||2/2|
I have been the Chair of Governors here at Chopwell Primary for over thirty years and a member of the Council's cabinet since 1999 with responsibility for adult social care and disabilities. As Chair of governors my role is to provide support and challenge to help the school go from strength to strength.
Mrs Victoria Bruce
I joined Chopwell Primary as Head teacher in September 2017 having worked in several other schools. I'm passionate about providing the best education possible for the children here, ensuring they leave us as well rounded individuals, ready for life ahead.
Mrs Liz Sillence
I have been a governor at Chopwell for 6 years, first as a parent governor and now as a co-opted governor. I work in Higher Education and love to see the enthusiasm the children have for learning at Chopwell Primary. As a governor, my role is to provide support and challenge to help continue driving the school forward enabling every child to reach their potential.