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Whittington CE (VA) Primary School

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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.

NameType of GovernorTerm of Office endsAppointing BodyLink Roles
Steve CharmleyLocal Authority (Chair)22.02.24Local Authority


Mark FosbrookFoundation (Vice Chair)15.11.22Lichfield Diocese 
Rev. Suzan WilliamsFoundation Lichfield Diocese

RE and Collective Worship

Year 1 Class Link

Samuel DruceStaff12.10.21Staff 
Phil BowdFoundation06.11.21Lichfield DioceseYear 1 Class Link
Suzanne WarnerCo-opted24.03.23Governors

Training and Development

Year 2 Class Link

Cathryn McArthurFoundation01.01.24Lichfield Diocese


Looked-After Children

Early Years

Reception Class Link

Dawn WatkinParent22.11.23Parents 
Sophia AndersonParent02.10.24Parents


Alison GidneyFoundation11.10.22Lichfield Diocese

Pupil Premium and SEN link

Jan PaulFoundation11.10.22Lichfield Diocese

Assessment Link

Carl RogersEx Officio (headteacher)   


Please see below for information relating to Business Interests:


NameName of BusinessNature of BusinessNature of Interest
Steve CharmleyShropshire Council/Parish CouncilCouncilCouncillor
Cath McArthurNilNilNil
Jan PaulNilNilNil
Alison GidneyNilNilNil
Mark FosbrookNilNilNil
Sam DruceNilNilNil
Phil BowdOswestry SchoolEducationCompany Secretary
Suzanne WarnerNilNil Nil


Please below for details of governors' attendance for the past academic year:


NameAttendance at meetings
Steve Charmley 
Cath McArthur 
Jan Paul 
Alison Gidney 
Mark Fosbrook 
Helen Goodes 
Sam Druce 
Phil Bowd 
Suzanne Warner