Structure and Remit of the Governing Body

The role of the governing body is strategic. The Department for Education’s Governance Handbook identifies three core functions for governing bodies:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Members of the governing body are appointed based on their skills in order to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school.

The governing body structure is as follows:

  • (1) Headteacher
  • (2) Parent Governors
  • (1) Local Authority Governor
  • (1) Staff Governor
  • (7) Co-opted Governors

Total of 12 Governors

Our Senior Leaders are Associate Governors.

Committees of the Governing Body:

Chair of Governors - Tim Wheeler

Finance and Resources - Chair of Committee – Abdul Muith

Quality of Education - Chair of Committee – Debbie Burton

Pay Committee

Headteacher’s Performance Management

For the terms and reference of the governing body and its committees please click the link below:

Governing Body Terms of Reference

For information on the Chapel Street Community Primary School Code of Conduct for the Governing Body please click below:

Governor Code of Conduct

Currently, there are no voting rights agreed by the Governing Body. View details of past and current Governing Body Members and attendance below:

Current Governors
Structure Name Role Link Role Terms of Office
Headteacher Ella Hughes Headteacher   20/04/2020 - Ongoing 
Parent Governor Irum Sajjad     20/01/2021 - 19/01/2025
Parent Governor Ihsan Ali     22/06/2022 - 21/06/2026
LA Governor Vacancy Vice Chair of Governors Wellbeing & Workload Vacancy
Staff Governor Vacancy Staff Governor   Vacancy
Co-Opted Governor Tim Wheeler Chair of Governors Safeguarding & Attendance 08/12/2023 - 07/12/2027
Co-Opted Governor Michelle Bennett   Health & Safety  28/01/2021 - 27/01/2025
Co-Opted Governor Susan Farren     29/03/2021 - 28/03/2025
Co-Opted Governor Abdul Muith Chair of Finance & Resources Committee Data Protection 07/12/2022 - 06/12/2026
Co-Opted Governor Debbie Burton Chair of Quality of Education Committee SEND, LAC & EYFS 26/03/2024 - 25/03/2028
Co-Opted Governor Clio Toogood     26/03/2024 - 25/03/2028 
Co-Opted Governor Jeremy Hoad     13/12/2023 - 12/12/2027


Statutory Information for Governors:
Previous Governors
 Name Role Terms of Office 
Ed Connole Co-opted Governor 10/12/2019 - 09/12/2023
Rowanne Walker Local Authority Governor 12/05/2022 - 10/10/2023
Matthew Byrne Staff Governor  01/09/2018 - 31/08/2023
Kate Edwards Co-opted Governor 13/06/2018 - 12/06/2022
Michelle Cartledge Associate Governor 01/09/2018 - 30/09/2022
Tobias Latham Chair of Governors  01/11/2017 - 31/10/2021 
Fakhira Hussain Parent Governor 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021