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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 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, 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. 



Hi, I’m Chris Beadle, I am married to Pat my wife of forty three years and I have two grown up daughters. I was born in Winchester in 1947, grew up and went to school, in Alresford and we moved to Basingstoke when we married in 1976. We moved to Lychpit in 1981 and we still live in the same house we bought in 1981.

I became a governor in 2011 when my first granddaughter started at Chiltern Primary School. She moved on to secondary education in 2018 and my second granddaughter is in year 3 at Chiltern Primary school. I am currently Chair of Governors at Chiltern Primary school having taken on the role in May 2018.

Previously I was a governor of St Mary’s Church of England school in Old Basing serving from 1997 to 2008, with three years as chair of governors.

Most of my working life was spent at Macmillan’s the book publisher in Houndmills from where I retired in 2012 after 40 years’ service. I have a lifelong love of books and my hobby is model railways both a legacy of my late father.

I attend St Mary’s Church in Old Basing where I serve as a verger, I am on the committee of the Old Basing and Lychpit village show and I have over the years served the village on several other committees.


My name is Mel Eves and I am the Governor responsible for Safeguarding Children at Chiltern Primary School. I am a Parent Governor and I am also part of the Resources Committee.

The main purpose of my role is to ensure that the Governing Body fulfills its statutory duties/responsibilities, in relation to Safeguarding, to include:

- Ensuring Safeguarding/Child Protection policies are in place, processes are followed and reviewed regularly against various publications.

- Ensuring appropriate training is completed by all staff.

- Providing support and meeting regularly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead/Deputies.



Hi, my name is Louise. I take care of the training for the Governing body, trying to fill gaps where we are lacking in knowledge or experience. I also am heavily involved in making sure the School policies are up to date, relevant and in line with current guidelines. I have carried out a lot of work on increasing the Governing body’s presence in the school and our visits are based on a plan I created. This plan has been used to improve our shortfalls as a body, improve our knowledge of Chiltern and its day to day life and make ourselves available and approachable as a team.

As part of our role, Governors often come into school to see what is happening. Below are some examples of reports we complete about our visits.

Governor Link Roles and Governance Structure

Current Governors