Governors 2017/18

Governor Category
Appointing Body
Position / Responsibilities Term of Office ends


Mary Selvester
Co-opted Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Leadership & Management
Chair of School committee,

EYFS/KS1 governor link

Rod Simmons
Local Authority
OCC Local Councillor
Chair of Environment
Dan Herbert
Governing Body

Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Leadership & Management
Finance Governor Lead

Wendy Bowsher Co-opted  Governing Body
Leadership & Management
Kate Wigfield Parent
Leadership & Management

Laura Gater Co-opted  Governing Body
School Committee KS2 Link
Governing Body
School Committee

Will Burfitt
Co-opted  Governing Body
Environment Committee
Caroline Lock Co-opted
Governing Body Safeguarding & Behaviour Lead
Susanna Reay
School Committee
SEND Link Governor
Laura Phillips
School Committee
Tim Coulson Head Teacher
Ex Officio
Leadership & Management

Helen Batten



Governors' Annual Report for Academic Year 2016/17: 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
    7:00 PM Monday, 04 Dec 2017  
    7:00 PM Monday, 05 Feb 2018  
    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 at Oct2017.pdf

    Appointing Body Instrument of Government

    Declared Relevant Business Interests:

    Will Burfitt - Director of Hurley Riverside Park, Holiday Park (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:

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

    All remaining current Governors have no interests to declare.

    Full Register of Interests of the Governing Body: Gov interests: Oct 17.pdf

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