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 Practice setting out their roles and responsibilities.

The governors are:



Parent Governors (2)

Martin Fitzhugh
Sasha Penfold

LA Governor (1)

Robert Owen (Chair)

Foundation Governors (2)

Katie Mansfield 
Frances Turner

Staff Governors (1)

John Poole


Katherine Turner

Co-opted Governors (9)

Pat Black


Michelle Clark

Karen Collins-Beckett

Trevor Cook

Andy Havard (Vice-Chair)

Sharon Kingscott

Vacancy x3

Clerk to the Governors:

Catherine Miles

Governor Information and Interests 

Governor Attendance 

Name Attendance 2016/17
Mrs Patricia Black 0%
Mr Trevor Cook 86%
Mr Andrew Havard 100%
Mrs Sharon Kingscott N/A
Dr Katie Mansfield 100%
Ms Frances Turner 100%
Ms Katherine Turner 70%
Mr Robert Owen 100%
Mr Martin Fitz-Hugh 50%
Mrs Sasha Penfold 100%
Mr John Poole 80%



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.