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Charfield School


The Governing Body has a statutory responsibility to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school and its curriculum.

The responsibilities of the governing body can be summarised as providing strategic management, providing support and challenge and ensuring accountability.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher.   As Charfield is an Academy, the Governing Body is accountable to the Board of the Castle School Educational Trust Board (CSET). 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Promoting, monitoring and evaluating the standards of education and achievement
  • Planning the school's long-term future in conjunction with CSET
  • Setting the school's aims and values
  • Budgetary allocation and monitoring

Who are the Governors at Charfield?

Pauline Dixon


Melanie Willcox

Head Teacher

Pete Barnes

Deputy Chair

Hannah Tebbutt

CSET/Community Governor

Nicola Johnstone

Parent Governor

Andrew Parsons

Parent Governor

Lara Scannell

Deputy Head Teacher

Thomas Galsworthy

Teacher Representative

Governor Information

Name Governor Category Link Responsibility Office Expiry Pecuniary, Business or Material Interests Appointed by Other Governor Roles Attendance Record
Melanie Willcox Staff Headteacher N/A None Ex-officio None