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Chipping Ongar Primary School


Welcome to our Governors’ section 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Bridge Academy Trust

Chipping Ongar Primary School joined Bridge Academy Trust on 1st September 2018.


To view our Member and Trustee information, please follow this link:  Members and Trustees.


Our Governors

We have a very supportive Governing Body whose members are fully involved in the life of the school. Many Governors are parents, and each one gives their time voluntarily to take on the responsibilities required of them. The governors have a wide variety of skills and experience which they use to help the school improve.


The Governors work hard to support the needs of the whole school - the children, the staff, the parents and its place in the community.


Governors of the School are appointed by Trustees for a four-year term.


Parent Governors are elected by parents and are eligible for office so long as they have a child in our School.



The Governing Body meets at least once every term. 

Contact us

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact our Clerk, Aishia Jeffries, in the first instance: 


Meet Our Governors

Lisa Portman - Chair of Governors
Mrs Helen Russell - Headteacher
Brian Payne - Vice Chair of Governors
Amanda Furness - Governor
Louise Mason - Governor
Margaret Payne - Governor
Annette Solomons - Governor
Kirsty Sullivan - Parent Governor
Caroline Dunn - Staff Governor
Michelle Kent - Staff Governor

To contact the Chair of Governors, contact the Clerk to the Board of Trustees Mrs A Jeffries -


Please see the Register of Business Interests 2020-21 for Governors Terms of Office.


Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: c/o Moulsham High School, Brian Close, Chelmsford, CM2 9ES.