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Meet the Governors

Mrs Vicky Bowyer - Chair of Governors/Parent Governor


Currently I have one child at Castlechurch. My role as an `Inclusion Unit Manager` in a Stafford secondary school for the last 14 years means that I have vast experience of working with vulnerable children behaviourally, emotionally and with Special Needs.

My role as Governor is very varied and extremely involved. I am the link governor for SEN, Maths, wellbeing and Pupil Premium. I work closely with the lead teachers in all these areas and have built strong relationships where we meet regularly, discussing pupil progress, interventions and relevant issues that are important to ensuring that all pupils are meeting appropriate targets.

I spend most Friday mornings at school where I am also available to meet with any parents if they have any concerns or queries that need to be addressed.

Mr Richard Lewis – Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor
Having enjoyed and benefited from my schooling I am keen to ensure that every child has the chance to enjoy school and experience the lifelong lasting benefits that a good education can provide. Whilst I have no qualifications or experience in formal education I am an advocate of the importance of formal education, as part of a wider learning experience, and believe I can support the staff at Castlechurch in delivering the quality education every child should receive.


One of my daughters (now in year 8) attended Castlechurch and had a wonderful time. Unfortunately the last two Ofsted reports have not reflected her experience. The school has started to address these shortcomings and I am confident that with the support and scrutiny of the governing body and the support of parents the school can ensure that the children attending Castlechurch will enjoy and benefit from the schooling that they deserve.

Mrs Lisa Davies - Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor

I have been pleased to be a Castlechurch parent and neighbour for several years. My roles as Governor include being the link for English and I am committed to ensuring that the progress that has been made in school continues and benefits all pupils.

School should be a positive experience for every child with opportunities to develop their confidence and individual strengths.  I am focused on ensuring that in Castlechurch we have a safe, positive and nurturing environment which meets the needs of each child and their family. 


 Mr David Lomas - Parent Governor

Since the day that my daughter started at Castlechurch I have been most impressed with the skill and efforts of her teachers. Whilst so many things in education are perpetually evolving, one fundamental constant remains true; the only way for a pupil to maximise her or his potential is through a fully committed three-way partnership between pupil, school and parents. I was honoured to be invited recently to join the board of governors and with my background of many years in business and systems I hope that there will be a number of ways that I may be able to support and facilitate this three-way partnership.

       Mrs Penny Gilbert - Parent Governor


Being the parent of a child who has been educated at Castlechurch Primary, I have always had a keen interest in the school and the progress it helps the children achieve. My passion is with Early Years and ensuring that all children get the best possible start in life from their early beginnings in nursery; building the foundation blocks for later life.

I work within the early years sector as an Early Years Consultant and over the years have gained the skills and knowledge to help me in my role within school as early years link governor. I enjoy using my expertise in ‘trying to make a difference’ in outcomes for children in our school community, it’s an extremely full filling but challenging role.