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 3. 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.

Louise Dean – Co-opted Governor

Pay Committee

I am the governor responsibe for safeguarding and child protection. I am also a parent of a child attending Chalton Lower school currently. I have experience within early years and children’s services over the last 13 years and continue to work within children’s services specifically children’s advocacy and independent visiting. I have a wealth of knowledge surrounding child protection and safeguarding and I have worked with many families, children and young people throughout my career.

Charleigh Coleman – Co-opted Governor

Curriculum & School Improvement Committee

I joined the governing board at Chalton lower school this September. Personally, I have 10 years management experience overseeing operations and business management within private healthcare. My role on the governing board is to oversee health & safety, HT performance and the school website. I am looking forward to working with the fantastic staff and governors at Chalton lower. 


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.

Current Governors information

Previous Governors

Governing Body Meetings 2023-2024

Attendance 2023-2024

Governor Code of Conduct

Instrument of Government