Culgaith CofE

Primary School

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Please find below details of our Governing Board. 


  • Mrs Linette Hall (Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor)
  • Mrs Claire Thompson (Vice Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor)
  • Mrs Lynn Dobinson (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Marius Erasmus (Foundation Governor)
  • Mrs Elaine Ellar (Local Authority Governor)
  • Mr Daniel James (Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Katharine Butterfield (Ex-Officio)
  • Miss Sam McWhirter (Staff Governor)
  • Mr Martyn Soulsby (Foundation Governor)
  • Ms Julie Percival (Foundation Governor)


The School has no Associate Members

Governors left within the last 12 months:

Mrs Vanessa Burger - Foundation Governor - resigned October 2023

Mr Andy Challis - Foundation Governor - resigned December 2023

Mr Vince Bowerman - Parent Governor - resigned June 2024


Finance and Health & Safety Committee

  • Mrs Linette Hall (Chair)
  • Mr Marius Erasmus (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Daniel James
  • Mrs Lynn Dobinson (Headteacher)


Curriculum and Safeguarding Committee

  • Mr Martyn Soulsby (Chair)
  • Mrs Elaine Ellar (Vice Chair)
  • Mrs Claire Thompson
  • Ms Julie Percival
  • Mrs Lynn Dobinson (Headteacher)


Safeguarding - Mrs Elaine Ellar, Mrs Lynn Dobinson

Prevent Governor - Mrs Elaine Ellar

All the governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors at

The Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education after consulting with the PCC of the Parish of Culgaith who discuss skills gaps with the Governors

The Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school

The Parent Governors are elected by the Parents/Carers of pupils registered at the school at the time of appointment

The Local Authority Governor is nominated by the Local Authority

The Principal Officiating Minister of the Parish of Culgaith shall be a foundation governor ex officio

The Headteacher of Culgaith CE School is ex officio a Staff Governor