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Welcome to Chiltern Primary School

‘Making Learning Irresistible’

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Meet the Governors


School Mission Statement and Tagline

Our school's mission statement encapsulates our unwavering commitment to education: "Making Learning Irresistible." We firmly believe that learning should be a captivating and stimulating experience, allowing our students to develop an insatiable thirst for knowledge. As we strive for educational excellence, our mission statement serves as a guiding compass, underpinning all our educational endeavors.


Role of Governors

The governors play a vital role in ensuring the overall success of our school. They provide strategic oversight and hold the headteacher accountable for the school's performance, ensuring that the highest standards of education are maintained. Our governing body comprises individuals from various professional backgrounds who bring a wealth of expertise and experience, contributing to the school's continuous development.

The governor's primary responsibilities include setting the school's strategic direction, ensuring financial stability, appointing staff, and monitoring the school's overall performance. By exercising careful scrutiny, they support and challenge the headteacher and senior leadership team, aiding in the constant improvement of teaching and learning.


Chair of Governors

Stewart Savage is the Chair of Governors at our school. With a deep-rooted passion for education and extensive experience in governance, Stewart ensures that our school operates harmoniously and efficiently. As an integral link between the governing body and the school community, he plays a crucial role in facilitating effective communication and collaboration.

Should you wish to get in touch with Stewart, we kindly request that you contact our school office. Stewart is always approachable and welcomes any concerns, feedback, or queries you may have regarding governance matters.


Contact Information

For more information about our governing body and the role of governors, please visit the governor section on our school website. You will find detailed biographies, including professional backgrounds, of all our governing board members. Additionally, the section provides relevant documents, such as meeting minutes and annual reports, ensuring transparency and openness.

We value the pivotal role that our governors play in shaping the educational landscape of our school. Their dedication and commitment to upholding the highest standards of governance contribute significantly to our students' success. As partners in education, we work collaboratively to inspire and empower the next generation of learners, making a lasting impact on their educational journey.


In conclusion, the governor section of our school website serves as a window into the vital work carried out by our governing body. It exemplifies our commitment to transparency, accountability, and excellence in governance. We invite you to explore this section to gain a deeper understanding of the governance structure at our school and to witness first-hand the immense dedication from our governors towards creating an extraordinary learning environment.


Meet Our Governors

The governing body at Chiltern Primary School is made up of 12 members.  Each governor is elected for 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.
Name of GovernorRoleResponsibilitiesTerm of office

Stewart Savage

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor


5 Dec 2023 to 4 Dec 2027

Jonathan George

Vice Chair of Governors


Local Authority Governor

Development & Training

24 Jan 2021 to 24 Jan 2025

Position vacant *




Claire Atef

Co-opted Governor


17 Nov 2022 to 16 Nov 2026

Seem Alsasa

Co-opted Governor


21 Sep 2023 to 20 Sep 2027

Deb Bennett

Staff Governor


21 Sep 2023 to 20 Sep 2027

Keith Buckley

Parent Governor

Health and Safety

21 Sep 2023 to 20 Sep 2027

Susan Gaines

Co-opted Governor


21 Sep 2023 to 20 Sep 2027

Nathan Gazzard



1st September 2021

Hollee Vivian

Co-opted Governor


23 Nov 2023 to 22 Nov 2027

*Due to the vacancy of Clerk to the Governing Board, Hampshire Governor Services provide an interim clerk to the school.

Previous Governors


Louise Floyd
Chair of Governors
Resigned - September 2023


Steve Cocks
Staff Governor
Resigned - August 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