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Meet the Governors

The purpose of the Governing Body is to work in partnership with the school to provide the best possible educational experience for our pupils. Please see the "What does the Governing Body do?" document below for more information.


The Governors are delighted with the last Ofsted judgement that Little Chalfont Primary School is an outstanding school and congratulate the Headteacher and staff on achieving this highest accolade. Their hard work and dedication made this achievement possible.


Below you will find information about the Governors and their responsibilities.

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Performance Review Governors (PRG) = Alison Smith, Jackie Day & Andrew York

For Complaints, HR Related and Pupil Discipline Committees, Governors who have prior knowledge or a conflict of interest or loyalty would not agree to join the committee. No Governor can sit on an appeal panel if they were involved in the original decision.

The full Governing Body, Resources and Pupils Committees are clerked by Ann Baines who is employed by the school for such purposes.

A warning appeals panel will comprise one governor and an officer from Human Resources.



Governors Equality Objectives

The Governors at Little Chalfont Primary School aim to make our school as inclusive and equal as possible. Please take a look at the objectives which underpin our ethos. 

Name: Alison Smith

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Committee membership: Resources, Pupils

Governor responsibility Safeguarding, Curriculum


Governor term dates:


End:  July 2019

Financial Interests:


Interest in other schools:


Personal information.

I am a local resident with an interest in education.

Following a career in financial services I am now involved in young people’s mental health.

In my spare time I enjoy tennis, running and yoga, travel and learning languages.



Name of Governor:  Caroline Rifkind

Type of Governor:  LA

Committee membership: Resources

Governor Responsibilities:  Premiums


Governor term dates:



Financial Interests: None

Interests on other schools: None

I have lived in Little Chalfont since 2015. My elder son attends the school and my younger son is at nursery. I am a chartered accountant working for a professional services firm. My husband and I enjoy exploring the Chilterns (both walking and eating) with the length of walks slowly increasing as the kids get older. Whilst not my greatest “strength”, I enjoy helping with craft activities in my son’s class every other Friday!



Name of Governor: Jackie Day

Type of Governor:  Co-opted

Committee Membership:  Resources (Chair)

Governor Responsibilities: Vice Chair, Finance (lead),

Pupil & Sports Premium

Governor Term dates:


End:  July 2019

Financial Interests: None

Interests in other schools:  Work as Bursar in other Bucks schools

I have lived with my family in Little Chalfont for 19 years.

I have a background in Finance and, over the last 10 years, have been involved in school finance both as a Bursar at a number of Bucks schools and as Chair of the Resources Committee at Little Chalfont.



Name:  Sarah Johnson

Type of Governor:  Parent

Committee Membership:  Resources

Governor Responsibilities: SMSC & Diversity


Governor term dates:

Start date:   March 2016

End date:  March 2020

Financial Interests:   None

Interests in other schools:  None



Personal information:

I have lived in Little Chalfont for 11 years with my husband and two boys. My eldest son is now in Year 8 and my youngest in Year 6; both have thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of learning and development  they experienced at LCPS.

I work in HR and enjoy the outdoor life and sport.  You can find me on the touchline of football and hockey pitches most evenings in the week and all weekend!


Name: Andrew York

Type of Governor: Local Authority

Committee membership: Resources - HR Lead

Governor responsibility:

KS2, Development, Pay Review


Dates of Governor term:

Start date:

End date: 10 March 2018

Financial Interests:None

Interests in other schools:


Personal information:

A Chartered Accountant who has worked for a number of companies including KPMG, Prudential and HSBC. Now a part -time lecturer at the University of West London teaching Finance. A keen walker, a member of Chorleywood Amateur Dramatics Society and a number of environment as groups, such as Chorleywood House and Carpenters Wood. Married with a daughter and two grandchildren approaching primary age.


The following reports give information on governors' specialist responsibilities and interests as well as details of recently retired governors.