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

CLEARWELL SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY – A list of the current Governing Body

Governors’ Register of attendance 2017-2018



Mrs Kate Graham

Chair of Governors

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 governing body.  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.


Mrs Cilla James

Head Teacher
Teri Chance

Mrs Teri Chance

Vice Chair


Mrs Sandra Jones

Foundation Governor

Miss Chris Young

Ex-Officio 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