Local Governing Body

Local Governing Body

Please find below an introduction to the members of our Local Governing Body.


Rob Hewer - Chair

Link - Behaviour, Learning & Transition

Rob was born and educated in Shrewsbury he has been involved in education for the past 43 years. He started his career working with vulnerable pupils in a residential school for secondary aged students in trouble with both the police and courts. For the remainder of his full time career he taught primarily Design Technology in two secondary schools in Walsall, during this period he also ran an offsite residential field centre for the school in Tenbury Wells. Before retiring he joined the senior leadership team primarily to work directly with the architects and builders as the school was rebuilt and moved under the P.F.I. initiative. Having retired from teaching Rob secured a part time post at Staffordshire University were he quality assured all the P.G.C.E. students in primary, secondary and 6th form placements throughout the West Midlands, Cheshire and East Wales. Upon fully retiring Rob moved to Northumberland for long walks along the beach and a passion to renovate old cottages.  He has recently returned to Shropshire in order to continue his voluntary work in schools. Rob has extensive experience as a governor in three secondary and a primary school.


Simon Heyes  - Vice Chair 

Co-opted Governor - Finance
Simon is a Delivery Director working at Capgemini UK on the HMRC Account in Telford. He is currently responsible for managing IT project delivery for the Digital Delivery group. Whilst new to school governance, Simon has considerable IT industry experience and is skilled in many aspects  of leadership and business practice. Living locally and with personal ties to Charlton, he is very keen to offer his support to our community and in particular the students of Charlton school. It is also worth noting that Simon is the Careers and Enterprise adviser for Charlton where he actively encourages collaboration between local businesses, school leaders and our curriculum.



Lisa Jinks 

Link Governor – Health & Safety 

Lisa is a senior member of the legal profession, working as a criminal solicitor. She has significant experience of working with schools and students, and of applying her legal experience to educational settings. Lisa has been a parent governor across Dothill Primary and Charlton for the last ten years. 



Steve Compton - Co-opted Governor

Link Governor - Safeguarding & Academic Outcome

Steve has worked in education for 24 years, held a variety of roles in secondary schools, worked as an ICT subject adviser for a local authority and currently works as a School Improvement Adviser for Shropshire Council. He works with primary, secondary and special schools to provide challenge and support to raise standards.  He has an in-depth knowledge of the current education landscape and the Ofsted framework. As a parent of children at Charlton School, Steve will also bring increased understanding from the community, fellow parents and student experiences.


Kim Hodgetts - Co-opted Governor Link - Careers & Enterpise

Kim is a Project Manager leading programmes of work to get young people better prepared for the world of work and into work.  Kim previously worked as a business adviser before working with schools and young unemployed people.  Kim works with businesses and schools across the area, supporting them to engage and enhance opportunities for local people.  Kim has vast experience of negotiating and relationship building across local and national bodies. She is keen to ensure all young people have the opportunities to grow and develop in the best way that they can.


Jonathan Styles – Parent Governor

Link Governor -  Pupil Premium and Children in Care
Jonathan is the proprietor and manager of a residential care home for adults with a learning disability in Telford and has been in business for nearly twenty years.  He has an extensive experience of corporate governance through Directorship of a number of local charitable and voluntary organisations.   Previously, he has been on the governing body at two schools, experiencing many rolls of school governance.

Gemma Davies – Parent Governor

Link Governor - SEND
Gemma has a wealth of educational experience.  She is a qualified teacher in lifelong learning and has been a Head of Sixth Form working with young adults with Autism, additionally she has previously worked within an Early Years setting.  She is passionate about ensuring young people develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to reach their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community.  In her various roles she led teams to provide an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all.


Adam Briggs  – Staff Governor 

Link - Wellbeing & Staff workload
Education has always been a significant part of Adam’s life. He went on his first GCSE fieldtrip when he was 6 years old when his dad, who went on to be a Headteacher, was Head of Geography. Before becoming a teacher, he spent nearly three years as part of a school’s site team and having undergone training in accountancy in London.  Adam is Head of Geography and has held numerous positions in his twelve years at Charlton.  Adam’s sincere wish is to provide support and challenge to make Charlton a place we can all be proud of.

In order to fulfil their duties, the Local Governing Body will meet together on the following dates:

Tuesday 24th September 2019 6:00pm

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 6:00pm

Tuesday 11th February 2020 6:00pm

Tuesday 19th May 2020 6:00pm

Tuesday 30th June 2020 6:00pm


Governance documents and information about Trust Board Members and Trustees related to the Learning Community Trust can be found on their website:


If you would like to contact a member of our Local Governing Body, please email governors@charlton.uk.com


  1. Governor Information 2019-20
  2. Register of Business Interest 2019-20