The school governors, like a company’s board of directors, have the general responsibility for the effective management of the school, acting within the framework of Government legislation and West Berkshire Local Authority policies. Details decisions about the day-to-day running of the school are taken by the Headteacher who reports to, and consults with, the governing board on a regular basis.
Meeting once a month, our governors have statutory legal duties, powers and responsibilities to decide what is taught (the curriculum), set standards of behaviour, appoint staff and decide how the school budget is spent. Governors are also involved in the life of the school by attending events, meeting with staff and parents and maintaining good communications at all times. They also help to provide a high standard of education and strive to ensure that our pupils are given the best possible foundation for their future education and life in the community.
The Instrument of Government for the school was reconstituted with effect from 11 February 2015. It sets out the exact size and composition of the governing board. The chair/vice chair positions are elected annually by governing board members. The school’s governing board currently consists of:
- 2 x parent governors (elected by parents of children at the school)
- 1 x Local Authority governors (appointed by West Berkshire Council)
- 1 x staff governor
- 1 x Headteacher
- 7 x co-opted governors (appointed by governing board members).
Schools are required to publish certain information about the Governing Board; download the table for more information: GB Information on a Website 2016-17.
Meet the Governors by left clicking here : Governor Profile 2017-18
|Category of governor*||Name of governor||Appointed by||Term of office||Committee membership||Any position of responsibility***|
|Parent||Lynne Phillips||Elected by parents||13.10.2016 – 12.10.2020||Finance||SEN&D|
|Parent||Nigel Parkinson||Elected by parents||6.12.2014 – 05.12.2018||Finance, H&S||Chair Finance, Safeguarding|
|Local Authority||Chris Burnell||The Governing Board and LA||16.09.2015 – 15.9.2019||Finance||Chair of Governors,|
|Staff||Angie Morley||Elected by staff||29.02.2016 – 29.02.2020|
|Head teacher||Chris Davis||Ex officio|
|Co-opted||Matt Waghorn||The Governing Board||11.1.2017 – 10.10.2021|
|Co-opted||Helen Sayers||The governing board||11.02.2015 – 10.2.2019||Vice Chair, Equalities Objective|
|Co-opted||Tina Skipworth||The governing board||11.02.2015 – 10.2.2019|
|Co-opted||Ginette Kilroy||The governing board||11.02.2015 – 10.2.2019||Vice Chair, Data, ICT, online Safety|
|Co-opted||Chris Ellison||The governing board||10.2.2016 – 09.02.2020|
Pauline Ford Clerk to the Governors
Newsletters from the Governors
Minutes of Meetings
Approved minutes of meetings of the governing board are available for downloading below