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.

Peter Barry
Simon Jones
Elizabeth Daley
Mrs Emma Russell (Ex Officio)
Start 14th September 2015 until September 2021
Laurien Carter

Finance & Staffing (F & S )

Chris Diddams – Committee Chair

Parent Governor

Appointed Nov ’16 until Oct ’20

Parent to Beatrice

Link Area – Data Committee Lead

Curriculum and Standards Committee (C & S)

Simon Jones

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

Appointed Mar ’95 until March’21

Parent to Freddie

Link Area: English Writing/Maths/Foundation Stage/Health & Safety

Carolyn Gittins

Foundation Governor (appointed by Church) – Currently on Sabbatical

Appointed Nov ’17 until Nov ’21

Parent to Martha

Link Area: Evaluating SDP / Website

Link Area: Whistle blowing / Safeguarding / English Reading 

Dan Miles

Parent Governor

Appointed Feb ’18 until March ’22

Parent to Lola

Link Areas: Community links / Writing across the curriculum


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



Ana Beverly

Foundation Governor (appointed by Church) 

Appointed Dec’19 until Dec ’23

Parent to Joseph

Link Areas: SEND

Sarah Hues – Staff Governor

(appointed by school staff)

Appointed Sept ’17 until Nov ’21

Otter Class Teacher/ SLT/ Maths Subject Leader

School Council

Angharad Hues 

Foundation Governor (appointed by Church)

Appointed Dec ’19 until Dec ’23

Parent to Teddy

The Link Governor Role: Collective Worship/English Writing 



  • 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.