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
Chair of Governors
Term of Office date: 2016 - present
Local Authority Governor
Term of Office: 2016- present
Term of Office
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.
Term of Office
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.
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.
Resigned - April 2023
Samantha Grant Co-opted Governor Resigned - January 2023
Resigned - September 2022
Resigned - August 2022
Headteacher Resigned - August 2021
Chair of Governors
Resigned - August 2021