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Challock Governors

‘Senior leaders, including governors, have successfully built upon the outcomes of the previous inspection,  particularly in raising the quality of teaching and the curriculum.’  

Ofsted, September 2011 

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher

    Our Governors


    Our current Governing body is made up as follows:




    AppointedTerm endsOther information
    Dr Alan NorleyLocal authority01/05/201930/04/2023Chair
    Mr Mark EllisCo-opted16/09/201615/09/2024Vice-chair
    Mrs Carrie PageCo-opted24/06/202023/06/2024 
    Mr David LemonCo-opted01/04/201931/03/2023 
    Mrs Pauline AitkenCo-opted04/01/202104/01/2025 
    Mr Roger SpicerFoundation30/11/202129/11/2025 
    Mr John CounselFoundation24/07/202023/07/2024 
    Mrs Sam SimpsonParent23/11/201822/11/2022 
    Mrs Paula ThorneParent09/11/2020


    Mrs Sue SweetHeadteacherN/AN/Aex-officio
    Mrs Alison PantaneyStaff29/03/2128/03/25 


    All of our governors attend Full Governing Board (FGB) meetings which take place five times a year.

    In addition to this, governors have a link to individual classes and sit on one or more of the following sub committees:


    • Education
    • Finance, Buildings and Grounds
    • Pastoral

    Our Committees


    Membership of these committees is currently as follows:



    Finance, Buildings

    and Grounds

    Mrs Pauline Aitken XX
    Mr Mark Ellis X 
    Mr David LemonX  
    Dr Alan NorleyXX 
    Mrs Alison PantaneyX X
    Mrs Sam Simpson  Chair
    Mrs Paula ThorneX  
    Mr Roger Spicer Chair 
    Mrs Sue SweetXXX
    Mr John CounsellActing-chair  
    Mrs Carrie Page  X


    Our Classes


    Our linked classes for the year 2021/22 are as follows:


    YearClassTeacherLink Governor
    ReceptionWindsorMiss SercombeMrs Paula Thorne
    Year OnePotterMrs HigginsonMrs Pauline Aitken
    Year TwoNightingaleMrs PantaneyMr Mark Ellis
    Year ThreeAttenboroughMiss HirstDr Alan Norley
    Year FourHolmesMr RobertsMrs Carrie Page
    Year FiveBrunelMrs DormanMr John Counsell
    Year SixDarwinMr LemonMrs Sam Simpson


    Our Roles

    Some of our Governors have specific responsibilities for statutory duties; the current responsibilities are:


    RoleGovernor (Clerk)
    ChairDr Alan Norley
    Vice-chairMr Mark Ellis
    ClerkMrs Jacqui Wapshott
    SENDDr Alan Norley
    Health and SafetyMr Mark Ellis
    Safeguarding (inc. Child Protection)Mrs Sam Simpson
    Mental Health and WellbeingMrs Sam Simpson
    Equality, Diversity and InclusionMrs Paula Thorne


    If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please speak to one of the existing governors or get in contact with the school.

    Governor Register of Interests, Responsibilities, Terms and Attendance