School Governors

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School Governors


Clearwell C of E School has a committed group of 10 School Governors.

The Governing Body is appointed to ensure the school is run efficiently and responsibly and to offer support and act as a “critical friend” to the Head Teacher.  Each Governor usually serves at least a four year term and their time and efforts are given voluntarily.

Your Governing Body

Our Governor members are grouped to represent different areas of the community;

1 Ex-Officio

1 Foundation Governors

1 Local Authority Governor

1 Headteacher

1 Staff Governor

3 Co-opted Governors

2 Parent Governors

Governors then represent the whole body on various sub-committees:

Resources and Finance
Curriculum and Standard




Mr Mark Hince

Chair of Governors

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Mrs Cilla James

Head Teacher

Cilla has been teaching for over 20 years, starting her career teaching Psychology A-level.  She has been in the primary sector for 6 years and Head at Clearwell since 2017. The number of pupils at Clearwell has significantly under her leadership and will hopefully continue to do so.  In addition to meeting the school’s curriculum drivers, Cilla ensures that the curriculum meets the needs of the individuals and that teaching and learning is tailored to make this happen.  She teaches across the school at least two days a week.

Teri Chance

Mrs Teri Chance

Vice Chair


Mrs Sandra Jones

Foundation Governor

Sandra has lived in Clearwell for over 26 years and she loves the community spirit that exists so widely in the village. The school plays an important part in making Clearwell so special, and she has always been passionate about the need for good education in all of our lives.

She have been a governor at the school since February 2018 and is proud to be part of the forward thinking team led by Mrs. James, the Head Teacher.

She is a retired nurse and midwife, so she has some understanding of what it means to be part of a public service, but she hopes she is able to bring a different perspective to the table, and as a regular member of St. Peter’s Church that she is able to reinforce the Christian message given to the children.  Sandra is the PE, PSHE & Well being link governor.


Mrs Kate Graham

Kate has lived in Clearwell for seven years and has two children currently attending the school with a third to join in September 2021.  Kate is a Parent Governor and currently the Chair of the Curriculum committee.  Kate is a historian and Heritage Consultant and spends time outside school working with and in historic buildings.  She is also a keen runner and enjoys sports of all kinds.  Kate recognises that Clearwell School has wonderful qualities and is a fabulous village school. She is keen to maintain our high standards and spread the word about our achievements.  She is our History and Geography link.

Dr Laura Price

Miss Chris Young

Ex-Officio Governor

Mr Richard Henson

English Link

Jane Geloso

Link for Creative Opportunities (Art, Music  & DT)

Mrs Catherine Stirrup

Staff Governor

The Governors of Clearwell C of E Primary have set the following principles of behaviour:-

  • As a Church of England Primary school we aim to work together to inspire and empower all our children to achieve their very best, regardless of their race, gender, class or abilities.
  • We believe good behaviour is essential to the fulfilment of this aim.
  • We believe good behaviour enables effective learning, and that effective teaching and learning promote good behaviour.
    We believe in a culture of respect for each other, the school and the community.
  • We value the importance of self-esteem and self-discipline, and work hard to nurture and foster it in our learner.
  • We believe it is important to involve parents, carers and children in establishing and maintaining good behaviour and for us all to provide positive role models.
  • We strongly believe in the principle of equal opportunities and value cultural diversity.   We will not tolerate bullying, violence, racism, sexism or any form of discrimination.
  • We have developed a clear system of celebrating successes and we implement sanctions consistently.
  • We have a responsibility to support those children with emotional and behavioural needs to enable them to be educated with their peers wherever possible.
  • We endorse the school’s behaviour policy and undertake to monitor its effectiveness and support staff in its implementation.
  • We will ensure that teachers can teach and children can learn in an atmosphere of respect, security and enjoyment.

For a copy of the School’s Behaviour Blue Print please click[