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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 is an outstanding school and congratulate the Headteacher and staff on achieving this highest accolade. Their hard work and dedication made this achievement possible.


Here are the governors of our school. We currently have  two vacancies. Please contact the Chair of Governors, via the school, if you are interested in joining our board.

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.


Meet our school governors:


Name Category Office(s) held Committee membership
Mrs Alison Smith Co-opted Chair/PRG/Child Protection

Resources & Pupils;

Curriculum lead

Mrs Jackie Day Co-opted Vice Chair/PRG/English/Premiums Resources (Chair)
Mr Robert Hacking Headteacher H&S/Child Protection Resources & Pupils
Mr Ravi Chuahan Co-opted tba tba
Mrs Sarah Johnson Parent SMSC & Diversity Resources
Miss Clare Rogers Staff Early Years Pupils
Mrs Eva Karimi-Kihato Co-opted SEN/G&T Resources
Vacancy Parent    
Vacancy Co-opted    
Mr Nick Platts Co-opted KS1/Extra Curricular Activities Pupils
Ms Caroline Rifkind LA Premiums Resources
Mr Andrew York Co-opted KS2/PRG/Development Resources; HR lead
Miss Ann Baines Clerk    

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

Pupil Discipline, Staff Discipline/Dismissal, Staff Appeals, Grievance and Complaints Committees will be any of three governors drawn from the full Governing Body (with the exception of staff governors and the Chair of Governors) and dependent on any conflicts of interest and availability. The selection process will be transparent. No governor can sit on an appeal committee of they have been involved in the original decision. 

The full Governing Body, Resources and Pupils Committees will be BLT clerked.

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



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