Welcome from our Chair of Governors

Dear Parents, Carers and Students

Welcome from the Governors of Chase High School.

As Chair of the Local School Committee of Chase High School, and on behalf of all the Governors, I am delighted to welcome you to our website, and our school. Alongside the Headteacher and all the staff, we are proud to play our part in the continued success of the school. Working in partnership with Discovery Educational Trust, we are building on the successes already recognised by OFSTED whilst meeting the challenges of the new academic year and the drive to continue moving forward.
As we add to our academic and extracurricular opportunities, we believe that Chase High School is the “go to” choice for developing the potential of all young people. As both a parent and a Governor, I understand the value of parent/school partnerships and would urge parents and carers to work with the school to ensure that all our young people make the most of these opportunities and continue to develop to their full potential.

We have a very strong team of Governors, who work hard to ensure that we provide the very best education and learning environment possible. Our Local School Committee consists of parents, teachers and representatives of the community with experience in education, finance, local government, commerce and industry. It is a great privilege to be the Chair of Governors at Chase High School and along with my fellow Governors, I look forward to both supporting and being a critical friend to the school.

Of course, visiting a website isn’t quite like the real thing so I hope that by visiting this site you are encouraged to make a personal visit to our school, where I know that the staff and students will make you feel welcome.

If you have any questions regarding the role of the Local School Committee, or indeed would like to consider supporting the Local School Committee as a Governor yourself, then please do not hesitate to get in touch via the school.

Yours faithfully

Vanessa Love

Chair of Governors

To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to Mrs. Vanessa Love at the school address.

  • Local School Committee

    The role of the Local School Committee is to maintain high standards by setting targets for school improvement, assist in the development of strategy, and help sustain the school's good standing in the local community. We have a range of powers and responsibilities which we are legally required to carry out.

    As part of our responsibility for ensuring that Chase High is a safe, secure environment for its students and staff, the governors take an active interest in all areas of school life. By working closely with the Headteacher and the senior leadership team, and through listening to the views of staff, students, parents and carers we strive to make decisions that result in the best possible education for all of our students.

    Governors are appointed from within the school and the local community so they have knowledge of the school and the population it serves. Membership consists of the Headteacher, Parent Governors, Staff Governors, and Community Governors.

    The Local School Committee meets 7 times a year, and a full list of the current members appears below. All governors are required to undergo a DBS check on appointment and are provided with training on induction and throughout their term of office to ensure a full understanding of the role and responsibilities.

    Each governor agrees to abide by our Code of Conduct and is accountable for their actions under:

    • Companies Act 2006 and other related legislation
    • Funding Agreement (CHS)
    • Chase High School Governance Structure
    • Register of Business Interests
    • The Seven Principles of Public Life
    • Charity Law

    If you wish to contact the Chair of the Local School Committee, Roger Juniper, you may do so by contacting the school or by email to [email protected]

Chase High School Local School Committee

Vanessa LoveChair of Governors
Allison BaleVice Chair & Co-opted Governor
Tom BurkeCo-opted Governor
Arthur EvansParent Governor
Jamie FosterHeadteacher
David GilesStaff Governor
Maggie JonesStaff Governor
Jonathan LeitchCo-opted Governor
Liam MaherCo-opted Governor
Roshna MiahParent Governor