Chancellor Park Primary School

Chancellor Park
Primary School



The School’s Governing body is made up of a mix of volunteers from the local community, the local authority, parents and school staff. They are the school’s accountable body, who oversee the policy and practices to ensure the school functions to the highest possible standard. It holds the Head teacher accountable for the performance of the school.
To monitor and evaluate, the school Governors meet regularly, once a term both as a full body and as committees. These meetings will discuss all aspects of the school’s performance including absence rates, exam results, complaints, involvement with the community, the curriculum, staffing, school budget, health and safety, school improvement plan and training courses. Governors visit the school regularly – climate walks, participating in activities and attending events or meetings with teachers. These visits enable Governors, along with regular meetings, to ensure best practice is in place and being followed as well as monitoring the school improvement plan.


  • Mrs Joanne Pumfrey
    Chair of Governors -
  • Mrs Ann Newman
    Chair of Personnel
  • Mr Neel Faucon
    Chair of Finance and Premises
  • Mrs Sam Jones
    Parent Governor
  • Mrs Claire Mills
    (Headteacher) - Finance, Premises & Personnel Committee
  • Mrs Amber Jones
    Parent Governor- Safeguarding
  • Mr Neil Gulliver
  • Mrs Hilary Crick
    ( Acting Deputy Head)- Finance, Premises & Personnel Committee
  • Mrs Jennifer Arthurton
    Parent Governor


The Governors have their own email address, which we encourage you to use. If the query is not within the remit of the Governing Board it will be referred to the Headteacher or one of her/his staff.

Governors also aim to meet with parents whenever opportunities arise and respond quickly to views and concerns. Governors are invited to attend Parents’ evenings; coffee mornings, PTA events and special assemblies regularly.


There are several key aspects to the work of the Governing Board. Working with the Head Teacher, we set the policies for the school, establish the development plan, ensure that public funds are spent appropriately and effectively for the good of the children’s education, ensure that all statutory duties are complied with and provide for rigorous accountability. The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and her/his team, and are not part of the governors’ business meetings.


There are 2 sub-committees of the main Governing Board where work is discussed in depth – Finance, Premises and Personnel. Governors with specific expertise or experience in these areas sit on these committees which meet in addition to the Full Governing Body meetings on a termly basis. Further working parties and project teams will be set up on an ad-hoc basic for special activities i.e. Pay Committee. We also have a GDPR Working party who review policies and practices relating to data.


As well as being a member of one of the committees, Chancellor Park governors also have other responsibilities within the school for example monitoring of subjects, Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Child Protection, SEN, Sports Premium and Pupil Premium.


The full Governing Board and each sub-committee meet each term and every governor is expected to attend these. Often meetings include a presentation focusing on an aspect of the school’s development plan and receive reports from school, staff with relevant responsibilities.


Maintaining confidentiality at all times is essential as governors are privy to delicate information relating to the school and its community. Explaining this to friends and acquaintances can minimize the possibility of awkward questions or requests being made that could compromise a governor’s position. Similarly, requests to intercede on a parent’s behalf are always directed back to the teachers and/or the Head Teacher so that policies and procedures can be followed appropriately.


The Governors are now duty bound to publish their attendance and interests.
Governor attendance and disclosure 2022-2023

 Financial Information

We are obliged to publish how many school employees (if any) have a gross salary of £100,000 or more. There are no school employees who have a gross annual salary of £100,000.

Please find link below to our school's bench marking service report.

Financial Bench marking Report


Term of Office  Date of Leaving Type of Governor

Attendance Record at Full GB 

(3 possible meetings)

 Business and Pecuniary Interests Governance Roles in other Schools
Claire Mills 4 years n/a Headteacher 100%  None None
Joanne Pumfrey 4 years n/a

Chair of Governors

Finance & Premises & Personnel Committee Governor Specific responsibility for: SEN and GDPR Working Party

100% Essex Police lawyer/ public protection None
Neel Faucon 4 years  n/a

 Chair of Finance and premise

Governor Specific responsibility for: H&S, Pupil Premium and GDPR Working Party

 100% None Bridge Academy Trust (School Governor)
Ann Newman  4 years n/a


Chair of Personnel Committee Governor Specific responsibility for: Governor CPD and English

100% None None
Jennifer Arthurton 4 years n/a Parent 100% None None
Hilary Crick 4 years
Staff 100% None None
Amber Jones 4 years n/a

Parent Governor Specific responsibility for: Safeguarding and Mental Health and Well-being

100% NHS Health Visitor None
Sam Jones  4 years n/a


Governor Specific responsibility for: EYFS and Phonics

100% Deputy HT at Local primary school None
Neil Gulliver*  4 years  n/a

Local Authority

Governor Specific responsibility for: Maths

 66% None

Governor at Barnes Farm Junior School

County councillor


* Absence due to exceptional circumstances