Our Value for October is RESPONSIBILITY

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Values Programme

Chantry Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Learning values for life

Meet Our Governors

 Jamie Pardon

I am very proud to be the Chair to the Governing Body at Chantry Primary Academy.  I am a Headteacher and have been fortunate enough to work collaboratively with the Chantry Team in the past and now wish to give something back by actively supporting the school as a governor.

Education is my passion and have worked in various settings in Luton and Northamptonshire across my career.  I feel this experience and dedication means I can help to continue Chantry's educational journey for the benefit of all children.

 Cori Bateman
I am a mother of two daughters. I have been in education since qualifying as a teacher in 1991 and have been Headteacher at Chantry Primary Academy since 2004. 

In September 2017 Chantry formed a Federation with Whitefield Primary School and the two schools work very closely together under our shared leadership structure.  In January 2019 we joined with Southfield Primary School to form a Multi Academy Trust – Pioneer Learning Trust.

The success of our work at Chantry has led to our leadership team being asked to support other schools in Luton and surrounding areas.

The work of the Local Governing Body is essential in ensuring that Chantry continues to maintain high standards and continues to be the successful school that it is.

 Bill Rowe

I have been employed in education since qualifying as a teacher in 1991 and after a period of time spent working overseas and in other Luton schools, I joined the team at Chantry in 1998 and am currently the Head of School. Throughout this time I have seen the school develop and grow into the fantastic place it is today and enjoy the privilege of working alongside many talented colleagues and pupils on a daily basis.

I am a strong advocate of our Values Education Programme and try to apply this philosophy and thinking to the broad and varied leadership role that I undertake at Chantry.

 Adele Price
My name is Adele Price and I have been a member of the governing body since September 2014. I work at Chantry Primary Academy, as a Cover Supervisor. I also play a key role in the school PTA.

Currently as part of the school improvement plan, I am the link governor for Early Years’ Foundation Stage and Pupil Premium.

My own children attend Chantry which has given them an amazing start on their journey through education. I am keen to ensure all our children have a similar start by working with the governors and attending training sessions and seminars to keep up to date with changes in school and education to help me carry out my job more effectively.

 Victor Chuks-Spencer

My Name is Victor Chuks-Spencer and I am the parent of a child in Year 4. I work as a residential support worker, supporting young adults with autism and challenging behaviours.

I admire the hard work the Headteacher, deputies and teachers do and this is evidenced by my son's achievements. I have great respect for the school's values.

I  have recently become part of the team of Governors and will contribute positively and give up my time when needed.

 Caren Finnett
My name is Caren Finnett and I am one of two newly appointed parent governors here at Chantry. I am a mum to two girls, one currently in Chantry Year 5 and one at Chalk Hills Academy (who was also at Chantry from Reception to Year 6).

Until July 2016, I was chair of the PTA at Chantry and enjoyed working with the staff, parents and children. I continue working closely with the school in my role as governor.

 Juhab Choudhury
My name is Juhab, I have two children who both attend Chantry Primary Academy.

I am a graduate in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University, and my predominant skills are in sales, business planning and account management. I currently work in Pharmaceutical sales and have done over the past 15 years, in various therapy areas, where I work with Health Care Professionals.