Charlton Church of EnglandPrimary School ‘Transforming lives through God’s embrace'

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Welcome to our Governors’ section

Please find below details of how our Local Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Although the head teacher leads the school, a Local Governing Body made up of people from a variety of stakeholders and backgrounds oversee the work and management of the school. They meet formally once per term and receive reports from the head and other senior leaders at each meeting. They are ultimately responsible for all aspects of the school’s work, budgeting, curriculum and employment of staff.


As school which is part of a Multi Academy Trust, the Governors follow the Aquila Scheme of Delegation.  There are six full local governing board meetings a year.


Sue Vick (Chair of Governors)
1 March 2023 - 28 February 2027
Trust Appointed Governor
Works for The Education People
Sue has lived in the Dover area for over 30 years. She has brought up four children who attended River school, where she served as a parent governor for eight years. Sue trained as a teacher and initially taught children in Key Stage 2. On moving to Kent she started a preschool with a friend, which still operates as a community preschool now. She returned to teaching in the nineties and spent the rest of her career teaching in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 at Sandgate Primary School Folkestone. Sue retired six years ago and now enjoys travel, gardening and volunteering for the National Trust.


Margaret TylerCharlotte Zosseder
24 May 2021 - 23 May 202518 June 2021 - 17 June 2025
Trust Appointed GovernorParent Governor

I have lived in Dover all my life and have been blessed with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

When my youngest son started school I became a registered child minder and opened a Parent & Toddler group in Tower Hamlets which ran weekly until the beginning of the pandemic.

I have been married to Chris for 35 years and we have worshipped at Charlton Church since 1986.

I love all types of music and in my spare time enjoy belonging to 5 local choirs.


Charlotte (Also known as Charlie) has lived in Dover for nearly 15 years and has one son at Charlton CofE School.

Charlotte is a District and Town Councillor for Dover and is involved with a variety of community groups and projects.  

Charlotte is a keen gardener and loves to bake especially with her son.  



Dawn Bisset Rev. Melissa Carter       
21 December 2021 - 20 December 202526 April 2022 
Trust Appointed GovernorTrust Appointed Governor - Ex Officio

Hi, I am Dawn, I have recently been appointed as a school governor for  Charlton Primary School. I am delighted to be part of the team working to support the school to achieve a happy, successful and spiritually rewarding experience for your children.

I have lived and worked in Dover for 35  years as a nurse and midwife. When my three children were little I also volunteered as a parent governor and have been involved in setting up a Sunday school, and sailing club locally. I am now semi-retired, retraining as a coach, and enjoy spending more time with my family.  I love water sports and can be found either dinghy sailing or swimming in my spare time.

Hi, my name is Melissa. I moved to Dover in 2019 when I came to join the Dover Town Team Benefice as Team Vicar. I have particular responsibility for schools and children's work in the team as I love working with children and helping them nurture their spirituality. I was really pleased to be asked join the governing body at Charlton school alongside supporting them in their collective worship. I am accompanied everywhere by my guide dog Zoe and we hope to have some fun as well as offering encouragement and support to the Charlton school community.


Rebecca SkeltonKerryn Roby 
16 January 2023 - 15 January 202719 January 2023 - 18 January 2027
Staff GovernorParent Governor
Hi, my name is Becki and I am delighted to have recently been appointed as staff governor for Charlton Primary School. This is my third year working as a class teacher and reading leader at Charlton and this year,  I am also taking on the role of Key Stage 1 leader. Prior to this, I taught for 4 years in a large three-form entry school in Bristol, teaching across Reception and Year 1. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running and walks at the beach.  


Bernie Mayall
19 January 2023 - 18 January 2027
Trust Appointed Governor

My family and I moved to Dover just before the Millenium, and all four of my children attended Dover schools and now all four of my grandchildren have followed suit. I am delighted to be able to contribute to my local community as a Director of local charity Dover Big Local and as the Lead Governor and co-chair of several committees with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation and to have the opportunity to contribute further as a Governor and Member with local schools is a real privilege for which I am grateful.

Currently CEO of a London Charity, I was a nurse and social worker back in the day and have run my own management consultancy since 2012. I also make a lot of soup, paint a bit (pictures, not walls, although sometimes those too), write stories and passable poetry. 


For the latest membership and attendance information for our Local Governing Body Please click the link below 


Membership and Attendance 

Declarations of Interest