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Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

A message from Mrs Jenny Hannis (Chair of Governors)


I’m delighted to introduce myself as the newly elected Chair of the Local Governing Committee (LGC) at Cheddon. Having been a parent governor and with a background in charity governance I’m excited to build on the excellent work of our previous chair, Jason Woollacott, as we continue to move forward as a school. 


We have an incredibly passionate and committed governor team who support and challenge the school to ensure your children experience a positive & enriching education during their time at Cheddon, underpinned by our vision of belong, believe and build. We are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long term success. 


We’ll be introducing all members of the LGC over the next few editions of the chat for parents to know who we are and understand more about what we do. 


My two children are currently pupils at the school so you are likely to see me regularly, please do stop for a chat if you’re interested to know more or have any questions, we’re also looking for a new parent governor so please get in touch with the school office if you’d like more information. 


I’m looking forward to working alongside the staff team, LGC and parents over the coming year to keep building on our strong foundations, putting your children at the heart of everything we do. 


(Contact can be made via the school office:



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.

Would you like to be a school governor?