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"The Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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Tortworth Primary School

School Governance

There are three layers of governance in CSET: Members, Trustees and Community Councillors, with each tier having a distinctive role.

The local tier of governance for each CSET school is undertaken by a Community Council. The Trust is particularly keen to emphasise the importance of each of the schools within their local community, so ensuring a strong link to the local community is fundamental to the Trust’s approach.

Schools are an important part of local democracy and the link between a strong community and a good school providing a high quality education for that community cannot be underestimated. 

Through their representation of different stakeholder groups (parents, staff, community), Community Councillors will have a strong understanding of the school and its community. The current Councillors are listed below.

The Community Councils feedback to trust leaders and trustees through formal termly meetings. The Chairs’ Group coordinates agendas and programmes of work to ensure each council is able to provide a valuable community insight and avoids duplication of work with the role of trustees and trust leaders.

Who are the Community Councillors at Tortworth?

Paula Hooper


Thomas Galsworthy

Head Teacher

Anita Barrett

Staff / Safeguarding

Rhona Allgood


Annette Matthews

Parent Councillor


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