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  • Primary School, Glaston Hill Road,
  • Eversley, Hook, Hampshire,
  • RG27 0LX
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Governing Body

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.

Serving as a school governor at Charles Kingsley's Primary School is a challenging role, but hugely rewarding too. We work closely with the head teacher and other members of the school staff. Our work focuses mainly on three core functions:


  1. setting the school's strategic framework and ensuring all staturatory duties are met;
  2. acting as a 'critical friend', supporting the head teacher and holding them to account for the day-to-day running of the school;
  3. overseeing the school's financial performance and ensuring its money is well-spent.


The information below will give you more information about what we do and how we do it, along with a full list of who we are and a declaration of our interests.


Should you wish to contact us, several of us are regularly in the playground for drop-off or pick-up at the start or end of the day, so please do speak to one of us then. Alternatively, you can always write to us via the School Office.

Parent Governor Vacancies

Having served as a Parent Governor, Adam Johnson has moved into the role of Foundation Governor, so we have a vacancy for a parent governor which we would love to fill as soon as possible.


Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School has always aimed for a partnership with parents which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor. 


The governing body's main tasks are:

  • To ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and its pupils
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school making sure money is well spent.


Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school's performance.


In looking to fill this vacancy the Governors of the school have identified the following skills, experience and attributes that they feel would help strengthen the Governing Body:

  • Willingness and availability to give time to this important role, including evening meetings, training events and occasional visits during the school day (by far the most important thing we are looking for)
  • Experience as a member or chair of a board
  • Understanding of Safeguarding procedures in school


If you would like to know more about the details of what the role involves, we would also strongly recommend that you contact me and/or Suzanne Craddock (the current Chair of Governors, who can be contacted via the school office). 


Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training.
If you feel you can help in this capacity we would ask you make an online application via the link below.

Applications need to be made by 12.00 noon, Friday 20th September 2019.

The guidelines giving full details about how vacancies are filled, can be seen on the Hampshire County Council website. You will find a video, e-learning and written information on the site and all of these will provide you with further details about the role.

Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to an identity and DBS check.

If there are more applications than vacancies, we will hold an election and you will be sent a voting paper. You may return the ballot paper either via your child or by post.

Yours sincerely
Mrs Zoë Charlton, Headteacher

Annual Statement to Parents


The Department for Education recommends that school Governing Bodies make annual statements to parents setting out how they fulfilled their responsibilities in each school year.

Governor Newsletters


We aim to keep the wider school community regularly informed about what we do, including through our regular Governor Newsletters.

2018 - 2019 Governors' meetings attended

2017-2018 Governors' meetings attended