Governing Body

All schools are managed by a Governing Body, which works closely with the Headteacher and senior staff to run the school in line with DfE and Local Authority guidelines.

The Edgbarrow Governing Body consists of two parent governors, one staff governor, one headteacher and sixteen co-opted governors. They are all volunteers who give their time and expertise free of charge to ensure that the school is run well, within budget and putting the needs and well-being of pupils and staff at the forefront.

As with any large organisation, the managers, in our case, the Governors, work on a number of committees which cover various aspects of the school's organisation. These include Curriculum, Finance & Buildings, Staffing, Pastoral and Effective Governance.

The Governing board has the following core strategic functions.

   Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing on the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

If you would like to find out more about the role of the Governors or if you wish to contact the Governors regarding a particular matter, please feel free to contact Celeste Moruzzi the Clerk to the Governing Body, via the school office. She will be able to direct your enquiry to the appropriate Governor or committee. All our Governors are very approachable.  If you would like to become a Governor of our school please select this link.


Governing Body

  Committees/Special Roles
Parent Governors Mr Mack Allan - LGB, Finance & Buildings, Staffing
Mr David Boothe - LGB, Vice Chair of Governors; Chair of Curriculum; Effective Governance
Headteacher Mr Stuart Matthews - Headteacher; LGB, Curriculum, SLT Lead Finance & Buildings; Pastoral; Staffing
Staff Governors Ms Louise West - LGB, Curriculum, Staffing
Co-opted Governors Mrs Steph Blades - LGB, Curriculum, Pastoral, Staff Complaints Panel Lead
Mrs Rebekah Brumby - LGB, Curriculum, Pastoral; SEND Governor
Mr David Fivian - LGB, Curriculum, Staffing; ECO Team
Mr Peter Floyd - LGB, Pastoral, Staffing; Safeguarding, LA Liason-Child Protection, Pupil Exclusions Panel Lead;  Liaison Governor in the event of allegation (child protection) against Headteacher
Mrs Alison Hancock - LGB, Finance & Buildings, Pastoral
Mrs Daphne Hill - LGB, Chair of Finance & Buildings; Effective Governance; Development Governor
Mrs Gill Howarth LGB, Curriculum, Pastoral; Pupil Premium Governor champion
Mr Steven James - LGB, Finance & Buildings; Staffing; Whistleblowing Complaints Panel Lead
Mr Richard McCready - LGB, Curriculum, Finance & Buildings
Ms Sasha Mead - LGB, Curriculum, Finance & Buildings
Mr Graham Oakley - LGB, Chair of Governors, Chair of Effective Governance, Staffing; Staff Discipline Panel Lead
Mrs Sarah Pemberton - LGB, Chair of Pastoral; Effective Governance, Finance & Buildings; Child Protection and Children in Care Governor (LAC); Safeguarding Governor
Mr Charles St Aubyn - LGB, Chair of Staffing; Effective Governance, Finance & Buildings; Recruitment Panel Lead
Mrs Lucy Stockwell - LGB, Effective Governance, Pastoral; e-Safety Governor
Mr Cliff Thompson - LGB, Finance & Buildings, Pastoral
Mr Royston Tinsley - LGB, Finance & Buildings, Staffing; Health & Safety Governor
Governors in past 12 months
Sept 2017 to date
Committees/Special Roles
Ms Alyson Guy FGB, Curriculum and Pastoral
Martin Ceaser FGB, Pastoral, Staffing; Child Protection and Children in Care (LAC), Staff Complaint Lead
Mr Bob Wade FGB, Buildings & Grounds, Finance
Mrs Karen Roche FGB, Staffing-Chair; Recruitment panel lead; Staff complaint panel
Mrs Nikki Mears FGB, Curriculum, Effective Governance; Inventory Governor
Robert Elsey Ex Officio, Headteacher

Governor Appointment and Attendance

Classification

Appointed

Term of Office Ends

No. of possible
Meetings 2017/18

Attended
2017/18

Attendance %
(min 70% expected)

Parent Governors          
Mr David Boothe 16.10.14 15.10.18 12 12 100
Headteacher          
Mr Robert Elsey Ex Officio Ex Officio 18 6 33.3
Staff Governors          
Mrs L West
09.07.18 08.07.22      
Co-opted Governors          
Mrs Steph Blades 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 10  100
Mr David Fivian 09.06.05 08.06.19 10 10  100
Mr Peter Floyd 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 9  90
Mrs Daphne Hill 16.11.16 15.11.20  10 8  80
Mrs Gill Howarth 09.06.15 08.06.19 13 13  100
Mr Steven James 09.06.15 08.06.19 18 16  88.9
Mr Stuart Matthews     21 21 100
Mr Graham Oakley (Chair) 09.06.15 08.06.19 13 11  84.6
Mrs Sarah Pemberton 16.11.16 15.11.20 10 9 90
Mr Charles St Aubyn 16.11.16 15.11.20 12 11 91.7
Mrs Lucy Stockwell
09.07.14 (Staff)
09.07.18 (Co-opted)
08.07.18 9 8 88.9
Mr Cliff Thompson 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 9  90
Mr Royston Tinsley 09.06.15 08.06.19 15 11  73.3
Governors Clerk          
Celeste Moruzzi     24 24 100
Governors - past 12 Months     
Ms Alyson Guy 16.11.16 15.11.20 7 7 100
Rev Martin Ceaser 11.11.15 10.11.19 6 5 83.3
Mr Bob Wade 23.10.14 31.12.17 5 3 60
Mrs Karen Roche 09.06.15 31.12.12 3 3 100
Mrs Nikki Mears 21.10.13  20.10.17 1   0


Register of Business Interests 2018-2019

Classification

Interest/Organisation

Nature of Interest

Date Interest
Registered

Parent Governors      
Mr David Boothe Edgbarrow School Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School 2014
Staff Governors      
Mr Stuart Matthews
Mrs Louise West
Edgbarrow School
Edgbarrow School
Headteacher at Edgbarrow School
Teacher at Edgbarrow School
2018
2018
Co-opted Governors      
Mr Mack Allan
Baxter Storey Ltd
Caterlink (Subsidiary Company)
Employer 2018
Mrs Steph Blades Edgbarrow School NIL NIL
Mrs Rebekah Brumby
Edgbarrow School Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School 2018
Mr David Fivian NIL NIL NIL
Mr Peter Floyd Corvus Learning Trust
Kennel Lane School
Member
Chair of Governors
2018
2016
Mrs Alison Hancock Edgbarrow School Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School 2018
Mrs Daphne Hill NIL NIL NIL
Mrs Gill Howarth NIL NIL NIL
Mr Steven James Corvus Learning Trust
Surrey & Hampshire Canal Cruises Ltd
John Pinkerton Canal Cruises Ltd
Partner: Oaklands School
Chair of Trustee

Director
Director
Chair of Governors
2018



2017
Mr Richard McCready
Yateley School Trustee  
Miss Sasha Mead Edgbarrow School Teacher at Edgbarrow School 2018
Mr Graham Oakley Corvus Learning Trust Trustee 2017
Mrs Sarah Pemberton Edgbarrow School
PPDR Ltd
Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School
Director of building company focusing on Private Sector (Husband is MD)
2014

2005
Mr Charlie St Aubyn Edgbarrow School Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School 2015
Lucy Stockwell Edgbarrow School
Edgbarrow School
 Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School
Employee at Edgbarrow School
2012
2006
Mr Cliff Thompson Bracknell Forest Borough Council Local Government - Elected Member 1997
Mr Royston Tinsley Edgbarrow School NIL NIL
Governors - past 12 months
Sept - Aug 2018


Position


Interest/Organisation


Nature of Interest
Date Interest
Registered
Mrs K Roche   Wildmoor Heath School
Brakenhale School
Greenshaw Learning Trust
Various LAs/Schools
Ofsted
Chair of Governors
Chair of LGB
Trustee
Education Consultancy
School Inspection
2013
2015

2006
2002
Mrs Nikki Mears   Edgbarrow School Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School
2013
Mr Robert Wade   Bracknell Forest Homes-Housing association
Bracknell Forest Council
Crowthorne Parish Council

Board Member
Borough Councillor
Parish Councillor

2006
1997
1997
Mr Robert Elsey Headteacher until 31.8.18 Edgbarrow School

Corvus Learning Trust
PIXL
Headteacher at Edgbarrow School
Chief Executive Officer
Associate
 
1999
2017
2015
Rev Martin Cesear Co-opted Governor until 15.3.18 Edgbarrow School

Crowthorne Hope Zone
Crowthorne Baptist Church
Pause Prayer Space
Mind the gap -Yr6-7 transition, team member
Trustee and Chair
Minister
Team Member

2014
2009
2007
2016

Updated Nov 2018

Governing Body and Committee Membership 2018-2019

Governor Attendance 2017-2018

Governor Register of Business Interests 2018-2019


 

Department for Education website
Governornet - information for School Governors
National Governors' Association