The Callow End Governing Body are a diverse group of people, all volunteers, with a common interest in the school, its staff, pupils and the community of which it forms a part of. Each Governor brings different strengths and skills to the Governing Body, but all have a commitment to helping the school.
Callow End Governors are made up from the following:
- 2 Parent Governors
- 1 Governor appointed by the Local Authority
- 2 Co-Opted Governors
- 2 Foundation (Church) Governors
- 1 Headteacher Governor
- 1 Staff Governor
- 1 Clerk to the Governors
Governors are an important part of our school and have responsibility for the effective management of the school.
The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher, but any decisions about change and developments in school policies, staff appointments, premises, finance and Special Needs provision have to be approved by the Governing Body.
This requires an understanding of how the school works and is only achieved by developing and maintaining close working relationships with the Headteacher, staff, children and their parents.
A full Governing Body meeting is held at least every half term.
|Stephen Wilson||Chair of Governors, Parent Governor|
|David Stephens||Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor|
|Meg Allsopp||Foundation Governor|
|Philip Betts||Foundation Governor|
|Oliver Parker||Parent Governor|
|Suzanne Mealings||LA Governor|
|Sarah Wilkinson||Headteacher Governor|
|Ginny Sharp||Staff Governor|
|Kaye Barter||Clerk to the Governors|
Meg has lived in Powick for 37 years with husband Jim, and has three adult children who attended Powick Primary, and one young grandson at school in Worcester. Since moving to Worcestershire, she has been involved with the pre-school playgroup for seven years and Brownies for 20 years, and is a member of the Junior Church team, having trained as a teacher. Meg was also involved with teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) and retired after 14 years working with homeless 16 to 25 year olds in Malvern. A member of the local church in Powick and Callow End, Meg joins the school as a Foundation (Church) Governor and is often seen in disguise at the Open the Book assemblies! She is a Pilgrim Guide in the 'Lifepath' event in Malvern Priory, and is pleased to welcome Callow End pupils there each year. Meg's interests include folk song and dance, theatre, history, rambling, travel and community involvement, including local choir and pantomime.
Philip is currently PCC Treasurer and previously PCC Secretary, and Deanery Synod rep. with a legal background, and is married to Frances - a Churchwarden's Assistant for Callow End Church, and a former school governor here, and 'Open the Book' leader. Together they are very actively involved in church and community life. When he first retired Philip was a regular volunteer at Worcester CAB but now concentrates on following cricket ( particularly Worcestershire), looking after his garden and wrestling with the Church's financial problems.
Suzanne lives in the village with husband Jim and son William who attends Callow End School. Suzanne is a Project Manager in the Telecommunications industry and in any spare time enjoys keeping fit and reading. As well as being Chair of the Governing Body she also sits on the Finance and Resources Committee. Suzanne thoroughly enjoys both the contribution that she is able to make to the running of the school and the wider community.
Oliver lives in Callow End with his wife Suzy and their daughter Isobel who attends the school. They moved to the village in 2009 from Worcester and have been keen to immerse themselves in all aspects of village life ever since. Oliver works in Malvern where he runs a technology based business and likes to spend his spare time enjoying sports such a cycling, swimming and playing squash. Since visiting the school as a prospective parents Oliver and Suzy knew the school was the perfect place to start their daughters education and Oliver was delighted to be offered the opportunity to get involved and join the Governing Body as a Parent Governor. Oliver hopes that his business experience, practical nature and all round enthusiasm will bring a positive contribution to the running of the school.
Ginny lives in Malvern with her husband and three children. She started working at Callow End Primary School in 1996 after moving to Malvern from London. In 2003 she became Deputy Headteacher. She is the Class 4 (Year 6) teacher and SEND co-ordinator. In her spare time she enjoys all types of extreme exercise as well as reading and shopping. Ginny joined the Governing Body in September 2015 as a Staff Governor.
Dave and his wife Julia have lived in Callow End since 2005; moving here from Malvern shortly after the birth of their daughter, Hannah. In 2011 their son, Adam joined Hannah at Callow End Primary School. Dave is a Chartered Engineer who currently works as a Business Development Manager. He was appointed a Parent Governor in December 2010 and is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee. Dave enjoys having an active role in the school and supporting its development within the village community.
Sarah became a Governor of Callow End when she was appointed as Headteacher in April 2016. She was delighted to become part of both a friendly, welcoming school and the lovely community of Callow End. Sarah has been teaching for over twenty years and was previously the Deputy Headteacher of a large primary school in Malvern. She lives in Worcester with her husband and two children and knows Callow End well, having often walked on the Old Hills with her family. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, cooking for friends and visiting the theatre.
Steve moved back to Worcestershire in 2014 and now lives in Clevelode with his wife Kaye, daughter Amelia (who is a pupil at the school) and son Harry. He is a Major in the British Army after commissioning into the Royal Tank Regiment in 2002. He has deployed across the globe but is currently based in Hampshire overseeing large infrastructure projects on behalf of Defence. In his spare time, Steve enjoys the great outdoors, particularly SCUBA diving and canoeing. Passionate about education and training, Steve has been a parent Governor since 2016 and hopes to contribute his enthusiasm and leadership experience to the governance of our school.