The Governing Body of Chollerton First School is made up of members of the local school and church community. The members work closely with Mrs Davey, the Head Teacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

All the governors listed below act on a voluntary basis. One is appointed by the Local Education Authority, some elected by parents and some from the local parish church.

Authority Governor's: Sarah Lunn & Ummu Feeley

Head Teacher Governor: Hazel Davey

Staff Governor: Glenda Glenwright

 Foundation Governors:

Kirsten Coulson

Anna English

Richard Hay

Rosy Dickinson

Denise Jones

Parent Governors:

Louisa Stewart

Charlotte Hird


There are 11 Governors in total.

With one current vacancy.


The Governing Body has responsibility for the school's overall strategic direction.                                         

The Governors :

  • Are accountable to parents and the wider community for the performance of the school.
  • Make sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs.
  • Formulate and adopt the aims and policies of the school.
  • Ensure the National Curriculum is taught.
  • Interview and appoint key members of staff.
  • Make decisions on the school's budget and staffing.

Parents are welcome to contact the Chair of Governors by e-mail: or by telephoning the school office. However please note that Governors cannot become involved in individual pupil issues and parents should speak to the class teacher or head teacher in the first instance.

All of our Governors are members of sub-committees to deal with specific issues relating to Personnel, the Curriculum, Property and Finance, which meet regularly and feedback to the full Governing Body. Non-teaching Governors often visit the school and all governors undertake to support certain subject areas as link-governors and liaise with staff who co-ordinate that area.

  • Mrs Hazel Davey

    Head Teacher Governor

    I moved from Essex in 1987 when I married my husband who came from Hexham and I have loved living in
    Northumberland ever since.
    I have always wanted to be a teacher. After teacher training in London, I taught in Barking and Dagenham for 3 years.
    I have 2 children, a son and a daughter. We have 2 cats and a goldfish.
    In my spare time!! – I enjoy gardening, yoga, walking and reading.

  • Mrs Denise jones

    Foundation Governor

    I was appointed to the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor in January 2008. I presently sit on the Finance, Staffing and Property Committees as well as being the Governor responsible for Maths and SEN.
    My association with Chollerton First School began when my eldest son started in school in 2007. I volunteer in school in both Class 1 and Class 2.
    I was on the leadership team within the Corporate Sector of Barclays Bank where I had responsibility for performance management, compliance and P&L. I am professionally qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
    I am also involved in education in the Methodist Church and am a member of the church finance committee.

  • Mrs Anna English

    Foundation Governor

    I have lived in Barrasford for 16 years. Our roots are in farming and we have a mixed livestock farm.
    I have 2 children, 1 of whom attends Chollerton First School.
    I have an MA in History. I worked for English Heritage for 10 years and I am now employed in Northumberland Library Service.
    I am interested in food and nutrition, visiting historic sites, reading and theatre. In my spare time I enjoy walking, horse riding and yoga.

  • Mrs Kirsten Coulson

    Vice Chair of Governors

  • Mrs Ummu Feeley

    Co-Chair of Governors

  • Mr Richard Hay

    Foundation Governor

  • Mrs Glenda Glenwright

    Staff Governor

  • Rev Sarah Lunn

    Co-Chair of Governors

    Through virtue of her position in the local parish church.

  • Mrs Charlotte Hird

    Parent Governor

  • Mrs Louisa Stewart

    Parent Governors

  • Mrs Rosy Dickinson