Governors 2017/18

Governor Category
Appointing Body
Position / Responsibilities Term of Office ends

Attendance 2016-17

Mary Selvester
Co-opted Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Leadership & Management
Chair of School committee

6 out of 6 FGBs
10 out 10 committees
Rod Simmons
Local Authority
OCC Local Councillor
Chair of Environment
6 out of 6 FGBs
10 out 10 committees
Dan Herbert
Governing Body

Chair of Governing Body

Leadership & Management

15/05/2020 6 out of 6 FGBs
5 out 5 committees
Wendy Bowsher Co-opted  Governing Body
Leadership & Management
3 out of 3 FGBs
3 out 3 committees
Kate Wigfield Parent

Finance Lead

Leadership & Management

Laura Gater Co-opted  Governing Body
School Committee KS2 Link
4 out of 5 FGBs
5 out 5 committees
Irene Fox
Governing Body
School Committee
Will Burfitt
Co-opted  Governing Body
Environment Committee

4 out of 6 FGBs
5 out 5 committees

Caroline Lock


Governing Body

Safeguarding & Behaviour Lead


5 out of 5 FGBs
4 out 4 committees

Laura Burton



School Committee


5 out of 6 FGBs
3 out 5 committees

Tim Coulson

Head Teacher

Ex Officio

Leadership & Management


6 out of 6 FGBs
4 out 5 committees

Theresa Edwards


Governors' Annual Report for Academic Year 2017/18: 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 2017/2018 School Year  Meeting Minutes
    7:00 PM Monday, 09 Oct 2017
     Valley Road 9.10.17.pdf
    7:00 PM Monday, 04 Dec 2017  Valley Road 4.12.17.pdf
    7:00 PM Monday, 05 Feb 2018  Valley Road 5.2.18.pdf
    7:00 PM Monday, 26 Mar 2018
    7:00 PM Monday, 21 May 2018  
    7:00 PM Monday, 02 July 2018

    Last Minutes from 2016/17 School Year: Valley Road 3.7.17.pdf

    Full details of all governors and the attendance record at all  meetings 2016-2017: Governors website details Apr2018.pdf

    Appointing Body Instrument of Government

    Declared Relevant Business Interests:

    Caroline Lock - Y6 teacher at VRS, Yeti Education Ltd (Education consultancy, currently non-active) (declared 09/10/2017)

    Mary Selvester - Teacher at a different school. Occasional supply teaching (declared 09/10/2017)

    Other educational establishments governed or trusteeships held:


    Relationships with the school's staff:

    Dan Herbert - Rachel Herbert (wife) Y5 teacher (declared 09/10/2017)

    All remaining current Governors have no interests to declare.

    Full Register of Interests of the Governing Body: Gov interests for website Apr18.pdf

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