Challney High



Welcome to this part of our website which is designed to give you information about the composition and role of the Governing Body of Challney High School for Boys.

As Governors, we all undertake our extensive commitment to the school on a voluntary basis.

We do this because we are immensely proud of Challney’s many achievements over the years and we are dedicated to supporting the school to maintain its outstanding status and guiding it to ever improved outcomes in the future. 

We are always keen to receive comments about the school, things that you are pleased with or things you think could be done better.  If you have any comments you wish to make to Governors, then please contact us using the contact form on this website.

Brian Howseman | Chair of Governors

What is our role?

The Local Governing Body;
  • Implements and administers the Trust’s policies at a local level and reports termly to the Trustees
  • Monitors and is accountable for the performance and standards of the school to Ofsted
  • Governs exclusions in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • Considers budget monitoring information and proposals
  • Acts as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • Represents the views of the community.

Composition of the Local Governing Body:


 Member Details

 Mrs Anne Thompson

 Chair of Governors

 Mr Daniel Connor


 Mr Shahed Koyes 

 Community Governor

 Mr Mark Mailer

 Staff Governor

 Mr Rahim Azim

 Parent Governor

 Mrs Helen Abji

 Co-Opted Governor

 Mrs Caroline Littler

 Co-Opted Governor

 Mr Karim Murcia

 Co-Opted Governor

 Mr Mohammed Saghir

 Parent Governor

 Mrs Natalie Turner

 Community Governor

 Mr Ehsan Subhani

 Co-Opted Governor

How we work:

The Local Governing Body meets half termly to monitor and evaluate the school’s performance in the following areas:

  • Achievement and Teaching – half termly
  • Behaviour, Attendance and Safety – once a term
  • Leadership and Management – once a term
  • Finance – half termly
  • Personnel – once a term
  • Facilities Management – once a term

In addition, individual Governors take a special interest in specific areas of school activity such as safeguarding and child protection, SEND, finance and health and safety.

Chiltern Learning Trust - Scheme of Delegation

Chiltern Learning Trust (CLT) is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. Responsibility for the schools that make up the Trust and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in those schools is entrusted to the CLT Board.

The CLT Board governs the company.  The Board's trustees are either.  All trustees have the same powers and responsibilities. Much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body of each school.

The Trust governance model delegates a high level of responsibility and decision making to its Local Governing Bodies; and recognises the significant contribution that excellent local governance can make towards high standards and community cohesion. In order to support this model, the Trust provides support with governor recruitment which ensures that Local Governing Bodies are well trained and supported.  Standardised self-evaluation and data reports are shared between Headteachers, senior leaders, advisors and governors.

School improvement, school management, finance, ICT, HR and legal advice systems are well-developed and shared across the Trust, under the direction of the CEO and the CLT central team. 

Please see our Trust's website to view the full Scheme of Delegation

Contacting us

Most queries about Challney High School for Boys and the progress or welfare of any individual child should be directed to the school itself.

If you do need to contact the Governing Body then letters directed to us should be sent to the school for our attention.