Norton & West Chinnock Schools

Learning Together for Excellence


Governors work to support and improve education in our schools.  They come from all walks of life bringing a variety of experience and skills.

What do school governors do?

  • Work with the Headteacher to determine the overall direction of the school
  • Oversee the budget
  • Help recruit staff
  • Monitor the performance of the school
  • Advise on school policies and procedures

As a governor you take on the following commitments to help make sure the school is well managed;

  • Share the responsibilities of the governing body as summarised above
  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis – governors generally meet six times a year with additional committee meetings
  • Spend some time on training and getting to know the school
  • As required, sit on appointments panels or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues, recruitment or complaints against the school

Please find a link with information on the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees.

2021-2022 Governor Structure

Our Governors at Norton and West Chinnock Primary Schools

There are different types of governor – some are elected by parents, others are appointed by the Local Authority (LA), Diocese or the Governors themselves.

Mrs Sophie Staple (Acting Chair of Governors)

Mr Jamie Caswell (Headteacher)

Mrs Stephanie Bailey (Governor with Responsibility for Safeguarding)

Revd Nick Clark (Foundation Governor)

Mrs Vee Cockerell (Foundation Governor)

Mrs Mhairi Hallett (Staff Governor)



All of our Governors can be contacted via the School Offices.