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Local Governing Body

Currently Bishop Chavasse has 8 governors.


Catherine Dottridge

Chair (Tenax-Appointed)

Sacha Strand

Executive Headteacher (Ex- Officio)

Anne Gibbins

Vice Chair (Tenax-appointed)

Zoe Loveridge

Tenax-Appointed Governor

Anthony Horner

Tenax-Appointed Governor

Lorna Nicholls

Elected Staff Governor

Robin Ackroyd

Elected Parent Governor

Emma Spencer

Elected Parent Governor


Governors are appointed by the Tenax Board of Trustees, with the exception of the parent governors who are elected by parents, and the staff governor elected by staff.   


Our Clerk to the Governors is Maria Campbell.


Our governing body meets once every long term, three times a year, as well as additional meetings for training and development opportunities.  


The roles and responsibilities of the Local Governing Body are:

  • Standards and Safeguarding
  • Ethos, Character and Local Traditions
  • Working with Parents and the Local Community


Further details of the LGB's roles and responsibilities are contained in the Terms of Reference document below.  


Individual governors also take on specific responsibilities as “link governors” for areas of the curriculum and all aspects of the school’s life.  These are detailed in Governor Information document below.


The Chair of Governors can be contacted in writing via the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Maria Campbell, either by post using the school postal address, or by email 


We are fortunate to have such a dedicated board of governors who are very active within the school; regularly coming into Bishop Chavasse and sharing in the learning taking place.  


Further details are provided on the governance arrangements for the Tenax Schools Trust on its website.