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Chawton CE Primary School

Chawton CE Primary School

Love, Courage and Fellowship

Meet the governors


Mr Howard Bayliss
(Foundation Governor; Full Governing Body Vice Chair; Resources Committee Chair)

Howard Bayliss is a chartered accountant, currently working for a London-based international PR business.  He has lived in the area since 2007, is married to a GP and has 2 children at the school.

Dr/Mrs Candy D'Sa
(Co-opted Governor; Standards Committee Vice Chair; Pay Committee Chair)

I am a Co-opted Governor, and have proudly served on the Governing Board since 2014.  I have lived in Alton since 2011.  My son, Logan, left Chawton last year for secondary school, and my daughter, Tori, is in Year 5.  As a family we are privileged to be part of the school and its close links to the local community.  I have spent many formal years in the education system myself and climbed the academic ladder through to PhD standard, and in between my commitment to the school I run my own business in animal behaviour and legal consultancy – in a nutshell, problem pets and dangerous dogs!

Mrs Emma Gosden
(Parent Governor; Resources Committee)

Emma Gosden has worked in the arts and heritage at a national level for 20 years, with a focus on marketing, project management and publishing. She is currently vice-Chair of the school PTFA committee, CSSG, and a member of the Governors' Resources committee.

Mrs Jane Owen
(Foundation Governor; with responsibility for Development and Training)

Jane Owen is a foundation governor.  She retired recently after thirty years in sixth form education and is enjoying finding out about life and learning in the primary sector. As governor with a responsibility for Development and Training, she keeps a focus on training that will help governors do their best for the school. Jane is married to a parish priest in a Hampshire village. She has three grown up daughters and three grandchildren.

Mrs Victoria Retallack
(Parent-Governor; Standards Committee; SEN)

I am a parent governor and have one child at the school.  I have been working in Education as a teacher, deputy headteacher and SENCo in a range of primary schools for over 20 years.  At present I am the SEN governor and sit on the standards committee.

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