School governing bodies are now encouraged to produce an annual statement for parents and all other stakeholders connected to their school. Whilst this is not yet a statutory requirement, it is considered to be good practice and provides some insight into the role of the Governing Body. Please find attached below the Annual Reports produced by The Governing Body of The Kennet Valley Church of England (VA) Primary School.

Mr Simon Jones
Mrs Elizabeth Daley
Vice Co-chair
Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee
Mrs Angharad Hughes
Vice Co-Chair
Chair of Finance and Staffing
Mr Sanjay Chudasama
Mrs Emma Russell (Ex Officio)
Start 14th September 2015 until September 2025
Laurien Carter
Angharad Hughes
Foundation Governor (appointed by Church)
Appointed Dec ’19 until Dec ’23
Parent to Teddy and Digby
Link Governor Roles: Collective Worship/English Writing/PSHCE/Teaching Assistants Link
Sanjay Chudasama
Parent Governor
Appointed Nov ’20 to Nov ‘24
Parent to Jacob and Ava
Link Governor Roles: Science/Computing
Simon Jones
Co-Chair of Governing Body / Foundation Governor (appointed by Church)
Appointed Mar ’95 until March’23
Link Governor Role: English Writing/Maths/Health & Safety/Whistleblowing/Design Technology
Elizabeth Daley
Co-Chair of Governing Body  / Foundation Governor (appointed by Church)
Appointed Aug ’21 to Aug ‘25
Link Governor Roles: Reading/ Equalities/Pupil Premium/Data/Looked After Children/Extended Schools
Rev’d Maria Shepherdson
Parish Rector (Ex Officio)
Appointed Dec ’14 to Jun ‘23
Governor at Broad Hinton School
Link Governor Roles: RE/Collective Worship
Sarah Till-Vattier 
LA Governor
Appointed Jan ’18 until Dec ’25
Link Governor Roles: Music / Safeguarding /Art
Ana Beverly
Foundation Governor (appointed by Church)
Appointed Dec’19 until Dec ’23
Parent to Joseph and Toby
Link Areas: SEND/Humanities
Carolyn Gittins 
Foundation Governor (appointed by Church) – Currently on Sabbatical 
Appointed Nov ’17 until Nov ’26 
Link Area: Evaluating SDP / Website/Publicity
Nick West-Oram 
Parent Governor
Appointed Feb ’22 to Feb ‘26
 Parent to Freya
Link Governor Roles: Humanities/School Council/PE
Sarah Hues – Staff Governor 
(Appointed by school staff) 
Appointed Sept ’17 until Nov ’25 
Kingfishers Class Teacher/ SLT/ Maths Subject Leader/School Council
Lisa Morgan – Staff Associate Governor 
(Appointed by school staff) 
Appointed Sept ’17 until Nov ’25

  • Provide a link between the Governing Body and Teacher
  • Provide a link between the Governing Body/School and Parents/Community
  • Promote the interests of the subject
  • Undertake relevant training/development
  • Liaise regularly with relevant teachers
  • Find out about local activity and develop ‘networks’ with neighbouring governing bodies
  • Visits classrooms to see the subject being taught
  • Monitor/evaluate the provision and use of relevant resources.

If you would like to get in touch with us, please contact the school office or email to for our Clerk, Laurien Carter’s contact details. She will forward all correspondence to the relevant Governor.