sea creatures govThe Governing Body are formed from local people nominated by the local authority, people nominated by the local community and some who are elected by parents of children at the school. There is also staff representation and the headteacher is on the governing body too.

The governors take an active interest in the strategic management of the school and are always interested to hear peoples’ views and answer questions about the school’s governance.

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Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meetings can be viewed via the school office.

Governors’ Newsletter April 2018

Governors’ Newsletter Dec 2017 V2

Governor Newsletter Summer 2017

Governor Newsletter Spring 2017

Governor Details:

Ray Dyer

Co-opted Parent Governor  [09.03.17 – 09.03.21] Chair of FGB

Ex-Army Officer, ·owner and Director of three successful Companies in the Renewable Energy and Engineering sectors.

Father of three, all at Charmouth Primary School, lives in Wootton Fitzpaine and married to Trudi.

Interests include Classic Cars, Fishing and Kayaking

Christine Stamp

Co-opted Governor [01.04.15 -01.04.19]

I have recently moved from Somerset to Charmouth and have been made very welcome by everyone I have met in this community.
My skills and experience have developed over a considerable time in primary education. I have enjoyed all my posts as a teacher, a Headteacher, an Inspector, a Leading School Improvement Advisor and Governor.  I adamantly believe that all children should enjoy learning, have interesting, wide experiences and attain a good standard of basic skills.
My primary reason for becoming a Governor is to make a positive contribution to the community. I hope to achieve this by working with the Governing Body and the School Team to ensure Charmouth Primary School continues to thrive and provides a high quality education for all of the children now and in the future.

Lynne Blackshaw

Local Authority Governor [03.12.14 – 03.12.18]

I moved to Lyme Regis following a happy and very rewarding career in Primary Education. As a classroom teacher I developed my knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and the many ways in which children and their families can receive support in school. Subsequently my work focused on Local Authority support for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
My firm belief is that every school should provide a safe, stimulating and happy environment in which all members of the school community can thrive and learn. As a Governor I shall do my best to ensure that this is put into practice at Charmouth Primary School.

Andy Bateman

Co-opted Governor  [01.05.15 – 01.05.19]

I am married with 3 grown-up children and moved to Charmouth in November 2013. I have previously been a school governor and chair at a primary school my children attended.
My working career included working in the Rail Industry for 14 years as a Programme Manager managing a portfolio of major re-signalling projects, primarily in South Wales.
Previously, I worked in the Power industry for 27 years as a Project Manager/Engineer on power station projects and new power plant projects in large industrial businesses. I hope my experience in managing budgets, programmes; assets and personnel will be of value in serving Charmouth School. I have recently taken early retirement so I can pursue other interests.
I am motivated by a desire to ‘give back’ to the community, in which I live, and hope by supporting the school and teachers we can achieve excellence in education underpinned by a strong well-being for the children.
I have recently volunteered, for Care for the Family (CFF), a national family charity, to provide support to parents and I am also involved in the local church.

Edward Jacobs

Staff Governor [June 2016 – June 2020]

Laura Cornish

Head teacher

Dave Barton
Co-opted Governor [ 28.01.16 – 28.01.20] Vice Chair of FGB

Claire Kerr

Associate Governor [06.02.18 – 06.02.22]

Caroline Barnes

Parent Governor [ 22.03.18 – 22.03 22]

Joanna Hide

Co-opted Governor [ 11.05.18 – 11.05.22]

Claire Williams

Associate Governor [ 22.6.18 -22.06 22]


Summary of business interests and meeting attendance 2016-17

Summary of business interests and meeting attendance 2017-18-