Chesham's Governors


The Governing Body


Governors have a wide range of duties relating to the aims, policies and conduct of the school, improvement of standards, finance, staff appointments and links between the local community and school.


They meet once a term as a whole Governing Body and have further termly meetings through various sub-committees. The summer term meeting of the governing body will be on Wednesday June 13th 2018. Each governor is linked to a particular class in school; these governor links will remain with the class as they move up through school.


From September 1st 2015 we have a newly re-constituted governing body; details of which are set out below.


The Governing Body is made up of parents, staff members, co-opted representatives as well as an appointed member of the Local Authority. An important role of each Governor is to put forward the views of those they represent. Please contact any governor if you wish them to put your views forward or you have any other school issue you would like them to take up on your behalf.


 Each governor has a term of office lasting for four years, after which they may seek re-election. However, posts are open for others to apply also. 


In between school newsletters, a governor newsletter will appear on the school website:


Issue 1. October - follow this link

Issue 2. December - via this link

Issue 3 February 2017 - via this link

Issue 4 March 2017 - use this link 

Issue 5 May 2017 - via this link



Issue 1. October. Follow this link 

Follow this updated link for a 2017 Governor's perspective of their role in school.

Issue 2. December. Follow this link.

This month's newsletter looks at our SEN provision and the role of the SEN governor.
If you wish to contact our governors please use the following email address:

Issue 3 February - Internet Safety and packed lunches - follow this link

Issue 4 March - Further advice to parents via this link

issue 5 May - Establishing governor/parent links via this link


The Governors of Chesham Primary School


Name Appointed by Type Role


Date Appointed/ End of term of office

Pecuniary Interests

Mrs. Elaine McElroy Staff Staffing    - 04/01/16 - 03/01/20 No
Vacancy Parent
Ms Helen Binns Governing body Co-opted Community &Parental link  1 04/10/16 - 03/10/20 No
Ms Paula Lock Governing body Parent    FSG 01/04/17 - 31/03/21 No
Mr. Keith Duckworth Governing body



Premises, Health, Safety   All 01/07/15 - 30/06/19 No
Ms Kelly Halligan Governing body Co-opted    3 01/07/15 - 30/06/19 No
Mr. Peter Hudson Governing body Head teacher All sub committees  - 01/01/99 - No
Mrs. Alyson Malach Governing body




Safeguarding, Child Protection

 FSB 07/12/14 - 06/12/18 No
Ms Tahseen Rizvi Governing body Parent  Vice Chair  2 01/12/16 - 30/11/20 No
Mr Tom Pilkington Governing body Co-opted
 Mr. Tony Holt Governing body Co-opted     4 24/07/15 - 14/10/19 No
Cllr Sandra Walmsley Local Authority LA    7 23/07/15 - 31/08/19 No
Mrs. Kathryn Durham Governing body Parent    9 22/01/16 - 21/01/20 No


Parent Governors


We have 5 Parent Governors;-

Mrs. Durham has a son Jotham in Class 4 and a son Finley in FSG.

Ms Rizvi has a son Hasnain in Class 9, a daughter Aleena in Class 5 and a son Zayn in Class 2.

Ms Lock has a daughter Jessica in Class 6


Name 17.01.17 13.06.17 07.11.17 21.04.18
Elaine McElroy Attended Attended Attended Attended
Anna Ziemer Attended Attended Attended Attended
Helen Binns Attended Attended Attended Apologies
Paula Lock - Attended Attended Attended
Keith Duckworth Apologies Apologies Attended Apologies
Kelly Halligan Attended Apologies Attended Attended
Peter Hudson Attended Attended Attended Attended
Alyson Malach Attended Attended Attended Apologies
Tahseen Rizvi Attended Attended Attended Attended
Kathryn Durham Attended Attended Attended Apologies
Tony Holt Attended Attended Attended Attended
Saema Iqbal Attended Attended Attended Attended
Sandra Walmsley Attended Attended Attended Attended
Tom Pilkington - - - Attended