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Our school governors work as a team to ensure CPS provides the best education for all it's pupils.

Our school governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of CPS ; strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing.

Our school governors are part of the largest volunteer force in the country- there are over a quarter of a million volunteers governing state funded schools in England.

All governors serve a four year term.

Our school governors come from these categories;

  • Parent governors
  • Co-opted governors (from our local community)
  • A staff governor plus the Headteacher
  • A local authority governor (a representative from our local authority)
  • Two foundation governors from the Ember learning trust
  • Associate members (not full governors but they share their expertise at meetings).  No voting rights.

Our school governors play an active role in monitoring and supporting CPS and have links and make visits to subjects and classes.

Our experienced Chair of Governors, Tony De Vizio, is supported by Vice-Chair Simon Tanner and a strong Governing Body.

'Governors are committed, well informed and work hard in their roles. They know the school well.' Ofsted '23



Governing Body, as at September 2023: 

Tony de Vizio

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Liaison with LA in the event

of an allegation against the Headteacher, PSHE, DT, Website compliance.

22 March 2023

Sandra Cunningham

Head Teacher

Ex Officio, FGB

Pay Committee

Resources Committee

01 September 2018

Rachael de


Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding & Online Safety,

MFL - French, Art, Music & Drama,

PE and Outdoor Learning.

Headteachers Appraisal Panel

12 December 2023

Holly Moorhouse

Staff Governor

Not Applicable

13 December 2021

Clive Thompson Co-opted Governor

Resources committee

Outdoor learning, Premises, 

Health & Safety, Swimming Pool

Project Team

23 September 2020
Meryl White LA Governor

Chair of Resources committee

English Reading, English Writing

and SPAG, Friends Trustee, Ember Learning Trust Trustee, SDP Link

08 December 2021
Peter Adams Co-opted Governor

Resources committee

Science & Enrichment

01 December 2021
John Thompson Co-opted Governor

SEND, Looked after Children,


01 December 2021
Simon Tanner

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Resources committee

EYFS, Computing

30 November 2022
Hannah Chambers Co-opted Governor

Resources committee

Humanities & RE

21 September 2022
Lynne Murray Parent Governor Health & Safety 3 May 2023