Primary: 01582 667106

Secondary: 01582 866972

Email: school@chiltern.beds.sch.uk

Governors

The Chiltern School has a very supportive and active Governing Body.

MESSAGE FROM CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

The Chiltern School provides an excellent education where pupils can develop their academic skills and learn the skills they need to live independent and fulfilled lives.

The Governing Body and staff team strive to provide a school that inspires and challenges pupils to learn and achieve.  We support their endeavors and celebrate their achievements and successes.

If you would like more information about our school, please don’t hesitate to give us a ring.

RUPERT GROVES
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

If you wish to contact Rupert as Chair of Governors his email address is rupert@topl.biz

All other governors can be contacted via the school email – school@chiltern.beds.sch.uk – your emails will be forwarded to the appropriate governor.

GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION OF BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS:

Please click on this link to view

Chiltern Register-of-Interests-Form-2016-17

MEETINGS

OUR GOVERNING BODY IS FULLY DECLARED ON GOVERNMENT WEBSITE EDUBASE – Click on link below to view

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/establishment/staff.xhtml?urn=109746

FULL GOVERNOR LIST:

LEA Governor Rupert Groves (Chair) Resp for Governor Training and Professional Development
Co-opted Governor Richard Cooper (Vice Chair) Resp for Safer Recruitment
Parent Governor Vicky Hopkinson
Co-opted Governor Vacancy
Co-opted Governor Cathy Fox
Co-opted Governor Richard Mosey Resp for Health & Safety with focused site inspections.
Co-opted Governor Craig Walker Resp for Health & Safety with focused site inspections. Safeguarding
Co-opted Governor Vacancy
Parent Governor Vacancy
Staff Governor Vacancy
Headteacher Shirley Crosbie
Clerk Paula Ewington

 

GOVERNOR PROFILES

Rupert Groves, MA FinstLM (Chair) Rupert was a governor at the former Glenwood School as Chair and Vice Chair and has continued his governance duties for The Chiltern School as Chair.
A dynamic & motivational speaker and acknowledged expert in the field of learning and development, Rupert co-founded The Optima Partnership to reach out and support organisations who are striving to be the best they can be by developing excellence in their leaders and managers.
Rupert is a former senior police officer. He was appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management in recognition of his significant academic achievements including a Masters degree in the Applied Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University.
Outside his life at work, Rupert has been pro-active in school governance for many years, and currently captains the senior section of Chalgrave Manor Golf Club. His passions include life-long learning and charitable fund-raising for local and national causes. Rupert served many years as a governor and then Chair of Governors of Glenwood School.
Term: 01/09/2013 – 31/08/2017
Richard Cooper (Vice Chair) Richard has lived in Dunstable for more than 30 years and previously worked for Dunstable based businesses such as Pearce Duff (Dalgety Foods) and BTR Sealing Systems.
Richard now runs his own Business Coaching and Consultancy supporting SME’s across the region. Richard is passionate about business; a Director of the Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, a Business Ambassador for Bedfordshire and Chairman of the Dunstable and Houghton Regis Focus Group.
Richard served as a governor of the former Glenwood School for 25 years, both as Chair and Vice Chair. He is now Vice Chair of the Governing Body of The Chiltern School.
Term: 03/10/2012 – 09/09/2020
Richard Mosey Richard Mosey has been a school governor for a number of years. He served many years as governor at the former Glenwood School and has continues his governance duties for The Chiltern School. His main area of responsibility as a governor is Health & Safety within the school. Richard is a retired cinema technical manager. He worked in the cinema industry for over 30 years.
Term: 03/10/2012 – 09/09/2020
Craig Walker Craig joined the governing body of The Chiltern School following the merger of Glenwood and Hillcrest Schools. Craig runs his own IT business – CROGTECH IT CONSULTANCY.
Term: 28/09/2013 – 27/09/2017
Cathy Fox Term: 31/08/2015 – 30/08/2019
Vicky Hopkinson Vicky is a parent governor for the Chiltern school. She is married with two daughters – the youngest attending The Chiltern School.
She taught infants in a primary school for 10 years and has been working as a childminder for the past 4 years.
Vicky is happy to hear from any parents and can be emailed through the school – school@chiltern.beds.sch.uk.
Term:  09/11/2015 – 08/11/2019