Our School Governors

Welcome to the Governors Section


The Governors at Maidensbridge Primary School play an important role at our school.  The main role of a Governor is:

· They are guardians of the purpose and aims of the school, ensuring accountability, transparency and informed engagement;

· Ensure children receive their entitlement to high quality learning and care;

· Ensure that public money is spent in the best interests and needs of all pupils and reflects the school's priorities;

· On behalf of the community, they challenge and support the school.

Who are the Governors appointed by?

· Co-opted Governors are elected and appointed by the Governing Board.

· Parent Governors are elected by parents and appointed by the Governing Board.

· Staff Governors are elected by staff and appointed by the Governing Board

· Local Authority - LA nominate, Governing Board appoint


Meet Our Governors


We are very lucky to have a governing body that is made up of people with a wide range of experience and expertise. The Board of Governors helps to shape the policies of the school, ensure that statutory work is carried out, act as the critical friend and support the Headteacher to carry out the legal duties.

Currently, the governing body is made up of one staff member (plus the Headteacher), a building supplies manager, parents, local church representative, health service worker, teacher and a retired School Business Manager.


Mrs Christine Quinton - Chair of Governors

I was initially elected as a parent governor 26 years ago when my 2 daughters attended Maidensbridge, and I am now a co-opted member of the Board serving as Chair since September 2016.  Read more...


Mrs Katie Thomas - Headteacher

I am very proud to say that I am the Headteacher of Maidensbridge Primary School and therefore a Governor of our school. I started as the Headteacher in April 2020, when the school and the country was in lockdown. This was a challenging start to Headship and Governance, but we all persevered, supported each other and faced the many challenges together.  Read more...


Mr Matthew Jones - Co-opted Governor

I was elected as a Co-opted Community Governor commencing in September 2015. I previously served on the Personnel Committee and now stand on the new committees and hold the position of Chair on the Curriculum & Standards Committee & joint Vice Chair of the Governing Board. I also sit on the Pay Committee and Finance & Resources Committee.  Read more...


Mrs Debbie Green - Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor at Maidensbridge since 2009. I started as a Parent Governor when my 3 children were attending the school and I am now a Community Governor.  Read more...



Mr Richard Allen-Zoarder - Parent Governor

Since I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2018, we have seen some huge changes in the world, and also with our wonderful school. Everyone has struggled to adjust to a new way of living, working, socialising and pretty much everything else, however as we move forward its fantastic to see the school thriving and going from strength to strength.  Read more...


Mrs Anna Stanley - Co-opted Governor

I was elected as a Parent Governor in September 2016 and served for four years before being recruited as a co-opted governor for a further term. I have an excellent attendance record at meetings and have attended various training sessions over the past few years to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to serve as a school governor.  Read more...

Mr Mark Charlton - Co-opted Governor

I became a parent governor in 2006 and moved to a community governor in 2016 serving on the Finance, Premise & Health & Safety Committee.  Read more...

Mrs Rebecca Churchman - Local Authority Governor

As a relatively new Mum (I have a newborn and a 2 ½ year old little boy), I can fully relate to other parents and say “he is the centre of my world and I want nothing but the best for him”.  Read more...




Mrs Raj Kang - Parent Governor

I currently have two children at Maidensbridge in years three and five. Read more...

All Governors are members of the Full Governing Body Committee whom meet on a regular basis, they are also members of individual committees as listed below:


Governors who have resigned or terms of office have expired during the 3 years:

Mr Hywel Rees – Parent Governor appointed 27.9.2016 – September 2020

Mr Stephen Bibby – Local Authority Governor – appointed 24.10.19 – September 2020

Mrs Anna Stanley – Parent Governor – appointed 27.9.16 – September 2020

(Mrs A Stanley reappointed 8.10.20 as Co-opted governors)

Mr Richard Allen-Zoarder reappointed 16.11.21 as Parent governor

Mrs Andrea Pryce - Parent Governor - appointed 01.05.2018 - 14.02.22

Mrs Sarah Mason - Staff Governor - appointed 05.10.18 - 04.10.22

These governors had no registered business interests. Associate governors support the operations of the governing body providing reports etc but have no voting rights.

Governor Role Term Dates Core Group Curriculum Pay Finance School Improvement Responsibility
Mrs K Thomas Headteacher 20/04/20 - 19/04/24 Y Y Y Y
Mrs C Quinton Chair of Governors 01/09/15 - 31/08/23 Y Y Y Y Y SEN, H&S
Mr M Jones Co-opted Governor (Vice-Chair FGB) 01/09/15 - 31/08/23 Y Y Y Y RE, PP, Chair of Curriculum
Mrs D Green Co-opted Governor (Vice-Chair FGB) 01/09/15 - 31/08/23 Y Y Y Y Y SCR, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Chair of Finance
Mrs A Stanley Co-opted Governor 28/09/16 - 08/10/24 Y
Mr R Allen-Zoarder Parent Governor 16/11/17 - 14/11/25 Y Prevent, Emerency Planning, Chair of School Improvement
Mr M Charlton Community Governor 28/09/16 - 27/09/24 Y PE & Sports Grant, H&S
Mrs R Churchman Local Authority Governor 08/10/20-07/10/24 Y
Miss J Cleghorn Staff Governor 04/10/22 Y

Governance Roles in other Education Institutions

Mrs R Churchman is a Governor with Hurst Hill Primary School.

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