School Governors - Meet the Local Advisory Board - LAB

The 3 Core Functions Of Governance
Governance exists to provide strong strategic leadership to a school, ensuring accountability for its educational and financial performance.

The GOVERNANCE HANDBOOK assigns 3 core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
The LAB meets at least Termly.  Governors meet with teachers, leaders and pupils regularly as part of their monitoring role.  
A report is produced every year and published on the website to evaluate the impact of their work.
Mrs Lynne Dewar


Mrs Rachel Lean

Clerk to Governors

Mr Mark Clutsom


Mr David Bunney

Community Governor

Mrs Rebecca Cave

Community Governor

Mr Allan Clare

Parent Governor

Miss Rosie Granger

Staff Governor

Mr Ian Jenkin

Community Governor

In 2020-21 there was one formal complaint made to Charlestown Primary School.  This was resolved.
Charlestown Primary School Vision Statement
Inspire, Enrich and Enlighten
 School Aims
"Promote the highest standards of work and behaviour and to provide opportunities for success for all children in a caring environment of mutual trust, respect and harmony."
We believe in…
  • A safe, caring and stimulating environment
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Respect for all individuals, valuing diversity
  • Quality teaching and learning
  • High expectations of achievement and behaviour
Our school aims to:
1. Promote high self-esteem through the recognition of individual qualities
2. Encourage self-respect, forgiveness, honesty, confidence, humour and independence
3. Foster an understanding and appreciation of our multi-cultural society
4. Realise the intellectual and physical potential of all
5. Develop enthusiasm, independent thinking and learning
6. Promote an understanding of spiritual and moral values which reflects the core virtues of our school
7. Inspire imagination, creativity and a sense of awe and wonder
Chair of Governors
Mrs Lynne Dewar
c/o Clerk to Governors
Charlestown Primary School
Crinnis Rd 
PL25  3PB