We are fortunate at the Chiltern School to have a very supportive and proactive Governing Body, who strive to provide a school that inspires and challenges pupils to learn and achieve.  

The Governors support the pupils’ endeavours and celebrate their achievements and successes.

Full Governor Meetings are held termly, in addition to General Committee Meetings but these can be held more frequently if required.

To contact our Chair of Governors, Richard Cooper, please email:

All other governors can be contacted by emailing the school: – your emails will be forwarded to the appropriate governor.

The Governing Body works on the basis of full transparency. Governors’ declaration of business and financial interests can be downloaded below:

Governors’ attendance at meetings can be downloaded below:

Our Governing Body is also fully declared on the government website. Please see the following link for more information:

List of Governors
Gov Type Name and Term of Office Has responsibility for:
Co-opted Governor Richard Cooper (Chair) 03/10/2012 - 09/09/2020 Leadership, Management & Strategy
Safer Recruitment
Co-opted Governor Richard Mosey (Vice Chair)
03/10/2012 – 09/09/2020
Buildings, Health & Safety
Data Protection
Co-opted Governor Catherine Fox
31/08/2015 – 30/08/2019
Finance & Personnel
Co-opted Governor Kevin Morris
05/07/2018 - 05/07/2022
Buildings, Health & Safety
Co-opted Governor Craig Walker
28/09/2013 – 27/09/2021
Buildings, Health & Safety
Data Protection
Safeguarding & Personal Development
Safer Recruitment
Co-opted Governor Vacancy Post 16
Co-opted Governor Cassi Wright
19/10/2017 - 18/10/2021
Safeguarding & Personal Development
Safer Recruitment
Local Authority Governor Rupert Groves
01/09/2013 – 31/08/2019
Emotional Health & Wellbeing
Finance & Personnel
Safer Recruitment
Parent Governor Vicky Hopkinson
09/11/2015 – 08/11/2019
Parental Engagement
Parent Governor Stephanie Rowley
22/02/2017 - 21/02/2021
Staff Governor Lauren Wilson
02/07/2017 - 01/05/2021
Head Teacher Lisa Leonard Safer Recruitment
Clerk Paula Ewington

Cathy Fox

Kevin Morris

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.

Rachael Wrapson

Term: 27/02/2018 – 10/11/2018

Cassi Wright

Rupert Groves
MA FinstLM 

Rupert was a governor at the former Glenwood School as Chair and Vice Chair and has continued his governance duties for The Chiltern School.

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 Chair of Governors of Glenwood School.

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:

Stephanie Rowley

Lauren Wilson

“The school’s culture to protect children and keep staff and pupils safe is well developed. Procedures to ensure pupils’ safety on educational outings and visits in the community are strong.”.

Ofsted, 2017