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.

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.