The school Local Governing Board (LGB) is made up of a representative selection of parents, staff, MAT appointed and ex-officio Governors.


How are the Governors organised at Cheddon?

As a Local Governing Board we meet at least four times a year. We also have a number of committees with specific responsibilities.
These committees meet additionally to the Local Governing Board. Our current committees are:

  • Standards: responsible for monitoring and evaluating attainment and the quality of learning, for identifying and celebrating pupil achievements, monitoring and evaluating curriculum provision, ensuring that the requirements for pupils with  special educational needs are met, and to set pupil performance targets.
  • Business: responsible for staffing issues and relevant policies, including pay, appointments and performance management.Also responsible for determining the yearly budget and expenditure and for the occupation,  use and the upkeep of the school premises. Also responsible for ensuring that the school and all occupants are safe.  This includes risk assessments and regular health and safety reviews.

Governor Type/ Appointing Body


Term of Office

Declared Pecuniary/Business Interest




Trust appointed Governor

Mrs Laura Hopkins




Mr Rhys Gwillym

2017 – 2021


Mr Jason Woolacott

2017 – 2021

Employee of IBM

Governor of St Andrews Primary School

Councillor on Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish Council

Member of Bath & Wells Schools Operations Working Group


Parent Governor

Mrs Katie Rankin



Mrs Rowena Mudge



Foundation Governor

Mrs Vicky Selway


Staff Governor

Mrs Claire Mort


 Employee – Teaching Assistant


Staff Governor

Ms Paula Goodchild

2016 – 2020

 Employee – Head of School



Mr Duncan Gordon

2013 –

Employee – Executive Head Teacher


Clerk to Governors



Business Committee (B), Ethos Committee (E)

If you wish to contact the LGB, you may do so through this email address:

Governors’ work in school

What do Governors do?

The governors act as a “critical friend” to the school, monitoring and overseeing the smooth running of the school and supporting and listening to staff and parents. The Local Governing Board is responsible for the overall management of the school and for determining its aims, objectives and policies in accordance with all the relevant legislation. The head manages the school from day to day and is the Local Governing Board’s principal professional adviser who assists it with the formulation and implementation of its aims, objectives, policies and plans.

School governors help schools provide the best possible education for their pupils:

  • thinking and working strategically to help raise standards;
  • monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school’s priorities and targets;
  • supporting the head and staff as well as challenging their expectations;
  • accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance and for the decisions they have made.

The LGB carry out a variety of tasks in school, the main one of which being to work with the staff to monitor school develop priorities.

As part of this process, members of the LGB talk to children and monitor their work in books to see if this reflects the actions on the school development plan.

Members of the LGB also attend staff meetings to keep appraised of school developments. In this instance, attending a staff meeting where children’s progress in books was shared, with ideas for good practice identified.