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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.

Kathy Morey

Vice Chair

Date of Appointment 05.02.20     Term Ends 04.02.24

Kate Crawford

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment 24.10.19     Term Ends 23.10.23

Alison Garner

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment     Term Ends 29.09.25

I am passionate about developing children’s potential through learning & creativity. My background is in theatre, youth arts & creative learning. In 2020 I set up Elevator Arts to deliver arts & drama projects for young people in Southend. Currently, our work is focused on supporting the mental health & wellbeing of vulnerable young people and improving their life chances to aid our community’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Since moving from London a few years ago & now with our son at Chalkwell Hall Infants, I am keen to get involved more deeply in the local community, share my skills & learn more! 

Kelly Corp

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment     Term Ends 05.10.25

Alex Handley

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment     Term Ends 05.10.25

Jennifer Hubbard


Date of Appointment     Term Ends

I have always worked in education settings and have a passion for early years and learning through play. My working background is in teaching children with Special educational needs. I believe that all children should be able to reach their full potential and have lots of fun along the way! 

I currently work in a preschool setting and love being a part of developing and supporting children at the very start of their education journey. I have a son who attends Chalkwell school and have loved watching how the school have supported him to develop and grow. I am excited to have joined the governor body and look forward to my time in post learning new things and using my experience in any way I can.

Co-opted Governor

Vacancy x 2

LA Governor

Date of Appointment     Term Ends

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.

Andy Newnham

Associate Governor

Date of Appointment     Term Ends 06.07.25

My passion and enthusiasm is teaching and learning and my aim is for all children who attend Chalkwell to achieve and reach their full potential. I joined the Chalkwell community in September this year as Headteacher of the Junior School. I work closely with the Infant School and alongside Mrs Clements to ensure there are close links between the schools and the children move seamlessly from one school to another.






(Teaching and Learning)


(Finance, Premises, Staffing)


(including Catering)

AUTUMN TERMWednesday 24th November 2021 @ 6.30pmWednesday 20th October 2021 @ 6.30pmTuesday 12th October 2021 @ 1.30 pm

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 @ 6.30pm

Wednesday 16th March 2022 @ 6.30pm Tuesday 15th March 2022 @ 1.30 pm


Wednesday 6th July 2022 @ 6.30pmWednesday 11th May 2022 @ 6.30pmTuesday 28th June 2022 @ 1.30 pm



ADMINISTRATION MEETING: Wednesday 6th October 2021 @ 6.30 pm

PAY COMMITTEE: Wednesday 20th October 2021 @ 5.30 pm

Governing Board Attendance Record 2020-2021

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