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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section

A good governing body is vital to a school's success.

Governors make key decisions, which can directly affect the education and well being of your children.

Governors - in partnership with the Headteachers - aim to really make a positive difference for the children and the community they live in.

Who are we?
Some of us are parents whose children are pupils (past and present) at the school. Others are teachers or members of the community who may have particular professional skills that are valuable to the team. The Headteachers of the Infant school and the Headteacher of the Junior school also sit on the Governing Body.

But we do have certain things in common. We're all over 18 years of age, have been elected or appointed to the role, we don't get paid for the job and we all care about the school and the children.

Want to know more about us? You can read more detailed information about each of us below.


What do school governors do? 

-We promote high standards of educational attainment by setting, monitoring and evaluating targets for pupil achievement

-Take general responsibility for the conduct of the school

-Regulate and approve the school's budget

-Make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based and report on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results

-We participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the Headteachers) and regulate staff conduct and discipline.


How do we try to achieve that?

-We work closely with the Headteachers and other staff and have regular contact and discussions.

-We work as a team to highlight the schools particular strengths and weaknesses and to find ways to support the school in its improvements and developments.

-Decisions are made collectively as a team or delegated to the Headteachers

-Through regular governor meetings and individual governor visits we give focus to specific areas of the school, such as safeguarding, leadership and management, standards and progress, behaviour, finance, HR, performance management.

-We visit school as often as possible to meet teachers and pupils, to see lessons, carry out specific responsibilities such as health and safety checks. We can be found applauding wildly at the nativity play, sports day and harvest festival, and take great pride in presenting the Governor Award at celebration assembly every week. 
How can you contact us? 

You can contact us via the school office or approach us in the playground (our photographs are lower down on this page).

You can also email us at:

Your Governing Body

Jamie Isaacs

Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment 01.09.18 Term ends 22.04.23

In 2015 having seen my first child thoroughly enjoy her time in the Infant School and with my second child about to start, I took the plunge and sought election as a parent governor. The ability to learn all about the inner workings of the school, add value from my own areas of expertise outside of education and combine the two to help maintain the school’s high standards, continues to prove an incredibly rewarding experience.

My professional background has encompassed a number of leadership roles within financial services that have enabled me to contribute in the three key governance areas of strategic direction, financial performance and executive performance management. However, with zero educational background myself, I’m always learning!

Having lived in the area for the large majority of my life I am acutely aware of the school’s high standing in the community and am keen to do everything possible to maintain that standing for the children today and the children who are fortunate enough to attend in the future.

Kirsty Trim

Co-opted Governor and Vice-Chair

Date of Appointment 15.04.13     Term Ends 24.05.21

I am a co-opted Governor at Chalkwell Hall Infant School, a role I have held since April 2013. I am one of the governing body's Vice-Chairs and have a particular focus on the school's finances and budget. I take personal responsibility for understanding and challenging the school's spending plan to ensure that children receive the best value for money. I also take part in governing body committees to query and approve pay awards for staff and headteachers. My very favourite part of my Governing Body role though is taking part in celebration assemblies.


I am a civil servant with two young children, one of whom is a pupil at Chalkwell. I feel privileged to work with the school in a Governor capacity and look forward to a long involvement with the school and its fantastic children.

Chris Webster

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment 04.07.18     Term Ends 03.07.22

I have a great affinity with Chalkwell Hall Infant School as I spent seven years as teacher and Deputy Headteacher at the School. Chalkwell Hall Infant and Junior School was where my daughter also had her primary years of schooling. I moved on to Kingston Primary School as Headteacher for 15 years. During this time the School achieved Outstanding and maintained it. For the last few years of my time at Kingston I became an Executive Headteacher working with other schools in Basildon and Chelmsford. In 2008 I moved to Abu Dhabi and worked there as a Leadership Consultant for five years. I returned to the UK due to the birth of my granddaughter and worked part-time as a Consultant for Essex County Council. I then retired and enjoy taking care of my grandchild, playing tennis and singing with Rockchoir! 


I am now really enjoying working for the children of Chalkwell Hall Infant School once again! 

Stuart Judd

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment 06.11.17     Term Ends 06.11.21

I am a co-opted governor at Chalkwell Hall Infants and my children have both attended or currently attend the school. Having children getting to school age really made me think about the school system and governance properly for the first time. I thought that perhaps I could help add value in some way and hope that now having joined the board I can do that during my time with the school.

Lital Goldberg

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment 24.10.19     Term Ends 23.10.23

Kate Crawford

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment 24.10.19     Term Ends 23.10.23

Kathy Morey


Date of Appointment 05.02.20     Term Ends 04.02.24

Sarah Clements


Date of Appointment 31.01.13     Term Ends N/A

I am passionate about providing the very best for our young people here at Chalkwell. I have been lucky enough to work at Chalkwell Hall Infant school for over 10 years, both as a Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher.

Emma Howe

Staff Governor

Date of Appointment 22.01.20     Term Ends 21.01.24

I joined the school in September 2016 and feel it is a privilege to be part of such a fantastic school.  There is a great community spirit and both the children and staff thrive to achieve their best.  With this in mind, I have taken on the role of  staff governor and look forward to adding some value to the governing body and their decision making.

Joe Milbank
Associate Governor

Date of Appointment 17.10.18     Term Ends 16.10.22

I am the Deputy Headteacher and an Associate Member of the Governing Body. I am passionate about infant education and want to do the very best to help our children reach their potential.






(Teaching and Learning)


(Finance, Premises, Staffing)


(including Catering)

AUTUMN TERMWednesday 18th November 2020 @ 6.30 pmWednesday 14th October 2020 @ 6.30 pm 

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 @ 6.30pm

Wednesday 17th March 2021 @ 6.30pm 


Wednesday 7th July 2021 @ 6.30pmWednesday 12th May 2021 @ 6.30pm 



PAY COMMITTEE: Wednesday 14th October 2020 @ 4.30 pm



Non Pupil Days: .2nd September 2020; 12th February 2021; 19th, 20th, & 21st July 2021



Autumn Term 1: 2nd Sept 2020 to 23rd Oct 2020    

Autumn Term 2: 2nd Nov 2020 to 18th Dec 2020

Spring Term 1: 4th Jan 2021 to 11th Feb 2021

Spring Term 2: 22nd Feb 2021 to 26th March 2021

Summer Term 1: 12th April 2021 to 28th May 2021

Summer Term 2: 7th June 2021 to 16th July 2021

Governing Board Attendance Record 2019-2020

Governor details & declared interests and Governors who have left within the last 12 months