Welcome to our Governors’ section
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Although the head teacher is in charge of the school, a governing body made up of various people oversee the work and management of the school. They meet formally twice per term and receive a report from the head teacher each term. They are ultimately responsible for all aspects of the school’s work, budgeting, curriculum and employment of staff.
The school and the local governing board follow the Aquila Scheme of Delegation. There are six full local governing board meetings a year, along with a Finance Committee and Pay Committee.
|Hazel Groves (Chair of Governors)||Peter Ward|
|01/01/2011 - 28/02/2023||11 January 2019 - 10 January 2023|
|Director Appointed||Parent Governor|
|Works for The Education People||Employed by Canterbury College|
|Hazel Groves has been a Governor at Charlton since 2011. Both her children have attended the school. Hazel worked as a Legal Secretary before starting a family and currently works part time as a Governance Professional. She is an active member at One Church in Tower Hamlets and serves as secretary for Christians Together in Dover. In her spare time Hazel enjoys painting, reading and adventures with her family.|
Peter Ward has over twelve years’ experience in a Further Education environment in Technology.
|Susan Vick||Andrea Charlton|
|22/04/2019 - 22/04/2023||30 November 2021 - 29 November 2025|
|Co-opted Governor||Staff Governor|
|Employed by the school|
|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.|
Andrea Charlton started working at Charlton School in 2000, she worked as a TA and worked in different classes for KS2 , after many years she felt she would like to help and support parent's and families and is now the Family Liaison Officer and supports children in smaller intervention groups.
|Margaret Tyler||Charlotte Zosseder|
|24 May 2021 - 23 May 2025||18 June 2021 - 17 June 2025|
|Foundation Governor||Parent 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 2025||26 April 2022|
|Foundation Governor||Foundation 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.
|Debbie Stryzyk - Clerk|
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