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The Callow End Local Academy Board (LAB) is made up of 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 Local Academy Board, 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 Local Academy Board.


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 Local Academy Board meeting is held at least once every  term.


List of Governors 2020-21

Name Title/Role
Stephen Wilson                    Chair of Governors, LA Governor
Oliver Parker Co-opted Governor
Joanne Rae Parent Governor
Philip Betts Foundation Governor
Rev Gary Crellin Ex-officio
David Huckerby Parent Governor
Ginny Sharp Staff Governor
Sarah Wilkinson Headteacher 
Kaye Barter Clerk to the Governors


Governor Profiles


Stephen Wilson

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 who attends the pre-school. 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  became the Chair of Governors in September 2018. He hopes to contribute his enthusiasm and leadership experience to the governance of our school.


Philip Betts

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.



Oliver Parker

Oliver lives in Callow End with his wife Suzy and their daughter Isobel who attended the school before moving to high 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 daughter's education and Oliver was delighted to be offered the opportunity to get involved and join the Local Governing Board. Oliver hopes that his business experience, practical nature and all round enthusiasm bring a positive contribution to the running of the school.


Ginny Sharp

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 5/6) 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.





Sarah Wilkinson

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.




Rev. Gary Crellin

Rev.Gary is the vicar of St Peter's , Powick and St James', Callow End. As a Governor, Rev Gary will sit on the Full Governing Body and provide subject support for RE. He is keen to encourage a distinctive christian ethos for the school. He regularly visits the school, as the local vicar, for assemblies and class room discussions with the children. He is keen to ensure that the Church and School work well together, and the church buildings, are a place of education and welcome for all. Rev Gary was installed as the new vicar in June 2018 and lives in Colletts Green. He is married and has three grown up children.