Governors 2016/17

Name
Governor Category
Appointing Body
Position / Responsibilities Term of Office ends
Mary Selvester
Co-opted Governing Body
Chair of Governing Body
Chair of Leadership & Management
School committee member

30/04/2019
Rod Simmons
Local Authority
OCC Local Councillor
Vice-Chair of Governing Body
Chair of Environment

05/10/2019
Dan Herbert
Co-opted
Governing Body
Leadership & Management
Finance Governor Lead
15/05/2020
Wendy Bowsher Co-opted  Governing Body
Leadership & Management
26/03/2021
Tristan Haigh
Parent
Parents
Leadership & Management
10/10/2020
Laura Gater Co-opted  Governing Body
School Committee KS2 Link
02/10/2020
Sarah Laing
Co-opted
Governing Body
School Committee
EYFS/KS1 governor link
30/04/2019
Will Burfitt
Co-opted  Governing Body
Environment Committee
31/01/2020
Caroline Lock Co-opted
Governing Body Safeguarding & Behaviour Lead
02/10/2020
Susanna Reay
Parent
Parents
School Committee
SEND Lead
22/10/2019
Laura Phillips
Staff
Staff
School Committee
31/12/2019
Tim Coulson Head Teacher
Ex Officio
Leadership & Management
n/a

Helen Batten

Clerk




Basic Governors website details Oct2016.pdf


Governors' Annual Report 2015/16: click here to read


VRS Governing Body Mission:

To provide a happy, friendly, caring and stimulating environment where children grow in self-esteem and achieve their full potential, by:

  • Working with the school to set VRS’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent
  • Ensuring the school is accountable to all stakeholders.

Elected governors serve a four-year term of office, which can be renewed after this period. The Chair of Governors is elected annually. Any parent having a child in school is eligible for nomination as a Parent Governor.

    Meeting Dates for 2016/2017 School Year  Meeting Minutes
    7:00 PM Monday, 03 Oct 2016
     Valley Road 3.10.16.pdf
    7:00 PM Monday, 28 Nov 2016  VRS FGB Minutes 28.11.16.pdf
    7:00 PM Monday, 30 Jan 2017  Valley Road FGB 30.1.17.pdf
    7:00 PM Monday, 27 Mar 2017
    7:00 PM Monday, 22 May 2017  
    7:00 PM Monday, 03 July 2017

    Last Minutes from 2015/16 School Year: 11.7.16 Minutes FGB.pdf

    Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings 2015-2016: 2015 - 16 FGB attendance.pdf

    Appointing Body Instrument of Government: Valley Road School 2015.pdf

    Register of Interests of the Governing Body:

    Declared Relevant Business Interests:

    Will Burfitt - Director of Hurley Riverside Park, Holiday Park (declared 03/10/2016)

    Sarah Laing - Treasurer, Henley Youth Festival (declared 03/10/2016)

    Caroline Lock - Yeti Education Ltd (Education consultancy), Supply Teacher (declared 03/10/2016)

    Mary Selvester - Occasional supply teaching (declared 03/10/2016)

    Other educational establishments governed or trusteeships held:

    Rod Simmons - Henley Handy Bus (declared 03/10/2016)

    Relationships with the school's staff:

    Tristan Haigh - Debbie Haigh (wife) School Administrator (declared 22/11/2016)

    Dan Herbert - Rachel Herbert (wife) Y4 teacher (declared 22/11/2016)

    All remaining current Governors have no interests to declare. Click to download the full table here.


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