Our Governing Body

Our Governing Body play an essential part in raising standards within school.  They have a strategic focus, operating and making decisions as a group.  They have four very important roles to play:

Our Governing Body meet all together every half term. Minutes from these full governing board meetings are available upon request from the school office.

Contact the Governors

Governance of Chalton Lower School

Michelle Goode – Chair: Co-opted Governor

Curriculum & School Improvement Committee

I am mum to a child in year 4. My background is in Adoption, Fostering and Children’s Safeguarding as well as working in the NHS. I am the Governor responsible for Pupil Premium and SEND.

Shobhin Shah – Vice Chair: LA Governor

Resources & Finance Committe (Chair)

I am the Local Authority governor who has been with the school for 9 years and am currently the chair of the finance committee. Professionally, I am a Qualified Accountant, Project Manager and Economist working within banking and financial services, helping businesses grow. In my spare time I enjoy playing football, gokarting and snooker.

Emma Jones – Co-opted Governor

Curriculum & School Improvement Committee

I joined the governing board at Chalton Lower School this October and I have a child that attends the school. I am the designated mental health and wellbeing governor. I chose to become a governor as I would like to help to support the staff to provide a wonderful learning environment for the children. In my professional life, I am a Project Manager. I hope to bring my skills from my job to my role on the governing board. I look forward to working with the staff and governors.

Jon Chapman – Co-opted Governor

All three of my Children have had their start in education at Chalton and with my oldest now 16.

I have been involved with the school for a long time now. My background is in engineering, project management and now contract management.

How can you not love a school like Chalton it’s one of a kind.

Georgina Healy – Parent Governor

Resources & Finance Committee

I became a Governor in July 2023 and have two children that attend the school. I have a Psychology degree and have had a career in childcare.  I am qualified as an Early Years Professional and will bring my skills and experience to the role of Governor to ensure the right environment for learning to allow all children to thrive

James Noel – Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Board at Chalton Lower School this January after being involved for a few years as a volunteer Rugby Coach.  I chose to become a governor as I think Chalton is a fantastic school with wonderful staff, and I wanted to offer my support so they can continue providing excellent learning opportunities for the children.

I have one child at Chalton, with another who left a few years ago and most of the children know me due to coaching in their PE lessons.  Professionally I’m a Commercial Marketing Director, but I’ve also served as Chairman of Dunstablians Rugby Club and a governor in another lower school – so I hope the variety of skills I’ve gathered over the years will be useful to the school.

I looked forward to working with my fellow governors to serve the staff and children in the best way possible.


Andrew Jones – Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing board as I have a child at the school & live locally in the village. Growing up I attended a small village school and recognise the unique challenges & opportunities presented to the children, staff and parents alike. My experience extends to a commercial background in Sales & Marketing in a leadership capacity & I was previously a Governor at a school in Dunstable. I have a passion for Sport & exercise and keen to support the School in any way that I can. Please feel free to say ‘hi’ whenever you see me on the school run. Very much looking forward to working with the staff & my fellow Governors for the benefit of the school.


Current Governors information

Previous Governors

Governing Body Meetings 2023-2024

Attendance 2023-2024

Governor Code of Conduct

Instrument of Government