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Meet the Governors

Chiltern Primary School governors are an active group who represent the community that the school serves.  Working closely with the Headteacher and leadership team to set the future direction of the school; to act as a ‘critical friend’ by challenging policy and practice, as well as providing advice and support. 


The governing body at Chiltern Primary School is made up of 12 members.  Each governor is elected for a period of 4 years and is made up of the following representatives:

  • Parent Governors
  • Co-opted Governors
  • Local Authority Governors
  • Staff Governors, both teaching and non-teaching.

The governing body is there to help the school in achieving high standards in education and raise expectations as we are interested in every child’s welfare to make sure that your child is safe, enjoys coming to school, achieves well and loves to learn. Governorship is open to anyone, and although there is a degree of commitment required it is very rewarding to see the children leave the school with the appropriate skills to carry them on in their lives. 


Meet Our Governors


Louise Floyd

Chair of Governors


Term of Office date: 2016 - present

Meetings attended:


My name is Louse Floyd and I am currently the chair of the governing body. I joined the governing body as a parent governor 7 years ago and have had the school to parent experience from yr R to 6. I live within the local community and have become a familiar face to many of the pupils I’m lucky enough to meet.


Outside of school, I work in a senior sales role promoting software within the power and energy industry. I have seen a number of changes, challenges, successes and disappointments within my time on the governing body, yet every time the school community pick itself up and strives to take the school to a higher level. I have a firm belief that every child should be encouraged and supported to obtain their best ability. I have the pleasure to work alongside people within our governing body who are fully committed to Chiltern Primary School.









Jonathan George

Local Authority Governor


Term of Office: 2016- present

Meetings attended


My name is Jonathan George and I am an investment professional who has worked for a Life Assurance company for twenty-five years.  Appointed as a Local Authority Governor in 2016, I have a passionate belief that learning can have a transformative impact on individuals and families. My desire is for Chiltern to be a centre of excellence for Primary education and an environment where both children and staff can realise their fullest potential. 


Outside work and Chiltern Primary School, I am a Trustee of a local church and studying part-time theology.  My wife and I live locally and are passionate about transforming lives by supporting our community.



Stewart Savage

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office

Meetings attended

I am Stewart Savage and have been a Co-opted Governor at Chiltern since 2019.  I joined the team of Governors when I relocated to Basingstoke in the same year.  I have always had the desire to become a  Governor and having settled in Basingstoke I took the opportunity to join the team.


I believe it is important to be an advocate not only for the school but also for the children and parents/carers of the school as well.  In my role as Governor, I am also the dedicated Safeguarding Governor.  I am passionate about education and learning and believe it should never stop.  Since becoming a Governor I can say that I have been on a learning journey as well.


From a personal point, I am a parent to three children of varying different ages with the youngest child navigating year 3 whilst the eldest lives abroad and keen trekker.  Work-wise I work in aviation having worked in several different roles.  Currently, I work in Aircraft Operations for Heathrow Airport.


Steve Cocks

Staff Governor

Term of Office

Meetings attended

I am Steve Cocks and have been Staff Governor here at Chiltern Primary School for a number of years. I am the Phase Leader for KS2, the Maths Leader and PE Leader. 









Claire Atef

Co-opted Governor

Term of office: January 23-present

Meetings attended: 100%

My name is Claire Atef and I am currently a staff governor and joined the governing body in January 2023.

I have worked at Chiltern Primary School since 2016 as a Learning Support Assistant and have recently qualified as a Higher Level teaching Assistant.

I have experience working with all year groups and I am very passionate about teaching PE as well as encouraging the children to enjoy taking part in sports.


Both of my children have been pupils at Chiltern Primary School, with one currently in year 4.


Since I have been a member of the Chiltern staff team, I have supported the school to overcome challenges and to celebrate triumphs. I am dedicated to supporting the school and its pupils to reach their full potential.



Previous Governors


Lee Brewin

Interim Clerk

Resigned - April 2023 


Samantha Grant Co-opted Governor Resigned - January 2023 


Karen Bentall

Co-opted Governor 

Resigned - September 2022 


Stephanie Tasker 


Resigned - August 2022


Phil Clarke

Headteacher  Resigned - August 2021


Chris Beadle

Chair of Governors

Resigned - August 2021

Governor Link Roles and Governance Structure