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.

Board of Governors Annual Report to Stakeholders 2016 2017
Board of Governors Annual Report to Stakeholders 2015 2016
Board of Governors Annual Report to Stakeholders 2014-15 FINAL

KVS Governors 2017 2018

Sarah Till-Vattier
Simon Jones
Elizabeth Daley
Mrs Emma Russell (Ex Officio)
Start 14th September 2015 until September 2020
Laurien Carter

Finance & Staffing (F & S )

Chris Diddams – Committee Chair

Parent Governor

Appointed Nov ’16 until Oct ’20

Parent to Thomas and Beatrice

Link Area – Data Committee lead / High Achiever lead

Curriculum and Standards Committee (C & S)
Elizabeth Daley – Committee Chair

Foundation Governor (appointed by the Church)

Appointed Aug ’13 until Aug ’21

Member of our local community

Link Area: SEN / Equalities / Data – groups

Simon Jones

Co-Chair of Governing Body  / Foundation Governor (appointed by Church)

Appointed Mar ’95 until March’21

Parent to Archie and Freddie

Link Area: Maths/Foundation Stage/Health & Safety

Carolyn Gittins

Foundation Governor (appointed by Church)

Appointed Nov ’17 until Nov ’21

Parent to Martha

Link Area: Evaluating SDP / Website

Sarah Till-Vattier –

Co-Chair of Governors/LEA Governor

Appointed Jan’18 until Dec’21


Link Area: Whistle blowing / Safeguarding / Literacy

Dan Miles

Parent Governor

Appointed Feb ’18 until March ’22

Parent to Lola

Link Areas: Community links / Writing across the curriculum

Peter Barry – Foundation Governor

(appointed by Church)

Appointed Jul 17 until Jul 21

Link Area: Monitoring of SDP and SIAP / Teaching Assistant Link / Science 

Rev’d Maria Shepherdson –

Parish Rector (Ex Officio)

Appointed Dec ’14 

Governor at Broad Hinton School

Link Areas: RE & Collective Worship / PSHCE

Sarah Hues – Staff Governor

(appointed by school staff)

Appointed Sept ’17 until Nov ’21

Hedgehog Class Teacher/ SLT/ Maths Subject Leader

School Council

Ali Jones

Foundation Governor (appointed by Church)

Appointed Jan ’16 until Nov ’19

Grandparent to Archie and Freddie

    The Link Governor Role: School Council Link


  • 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 neighboring 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.