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 

Dr Kris Kinsey (SEN)


Katherine Turner

Co-opted Governors 

Sarah Blackwell

Richard Hanney

Mark Knowles (Vice-Chair)

Robert Owen (Chair)

Amanda Suart



 Staff Governor

Richard Pellow

Clerk to the Governors:


Governor Information and Interests

Governor Attendance 

Name Attendance 2021/22
Sarah Blackwell 100%
Trevor Cook 83%
Sharon Kingscott 33%
Neil Carpenter 100%
Amanda Suart 100%
Katherine Turner 83%
Robert Owen 100%
Martin Fitz-Hugh 33%
Kris Kinsey 100%
Mark Knowles 100%
Rob Hazelton 33%
Richard Hanney 100%
Chris Chapman 66%



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.