Governors

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: richardc1311@gmail.com

All other governors can be contacted by emailing the school: school@chiltern.beds.sch.uk – 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:

https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/Establishments/Establishment/Details/109746

List of Governors
Gov Type Name Has responsibility for:
Co-opted Governor Richard Cooper (Chair) Leadership, Management & Strategy
Safer Recruitment
Co-opted Governor Richard Mosey (Vice Chair) Buildings, Health & Safety
Data Protection
Co-opted Governor Catherine Fox Finance & Personnel
Co-opted Governor Kevin Morris Buildings, Health & Safety
Co-opted Governor Craig Walker Buildings, Health & Safety
Data Protection
Safeguarding & Personal Development
Safer Recruitment
Co-opted Governor Rachael Wrapson Post 16
Co-opted Governor Cassi Wright Safeguarding & Personal Development
Safer Recruitment
Training
Local Authority Governor Rupert Groves Emotional Health & Wellbeing
Finance & Personnel
Safer Recruitment
Parent Governor Vicky Hopkinson Parental Engagement
Parent Governor Stephanie Rowley Curriculum
Staff Governor Lauren Wilson Curriculum
Head Teacher Lisa Leonard Safer Recruitment
Clerk Paula Ewington

Richard Cooper
(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 Chair of the Governing Body of The Chiltern School.

Term: 03/10/2012 – 09/09/2020

Richard Mosey (Vice Chair)

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

Cathy Fox

Term: 31/08/2015 – 30/08/2019

Kevin Morris

Term: 05/07/2018 – 05/07/2022

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 – 27/09/2021

Rachael Wrapson

Term: 27/02/2018 – 26/02/2022

Cassi Wright

Term: 19/10/2017 – 18/10/2021

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.

Term: 01/09/2013 – 31/08/2019

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

Stephanie Rowley

Term: 22/02/2017 – 21/02/2021

Lauren Wilson

Term: 02/07/2017 – 01/05/2021

I can sense the energy of the teaching staff. It feels like the kind of school where my child will thrive rather than stagnate/plod along.

Parent