All schools are managed by a Governing Body, which works closely with the Headteacher and senior staff to run the school in line with DfE and Local Authority guidelines.

The Edgbarrow Governing Body consists of two parent governors, one local authority governor, one staff governor, one headteacher and fifteen co-opted governors. They are all volunteers who give their time and expertise free of charge to ensure that the school is run well, within budget and putting the needs and well-being of pupils and staff at the forefront.

As with any large organisation, the managers, in our case, the Governors, work on a number of committees which cover various aspects of the school's organisation. These include Curriculum, Buildings and Grounds, Staffing, Pastoral, Finance and Effective Governance.

The Governing board has the following core strategic functions.

   Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing on the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

If you would like to find out more about the role of the Governors or if you wish to contact the Governors regarding a particular matter, please feel free to contact Celeste Moruzzi the Clerk to the Governing Body, via the school office. She will be able to direct your enquiry to the appropriate Governor or committee. All our Governors are very approachable.  If you would like to become a Governor at our school please select this link.

Governing Body

Committees/Special Roles
Parent Governors Mr David Boothe - FGB, Curriculum-Chair, Finance; Development Governor

Staff Governors Mr Robert Elsey (Headteacher) - FGB, Buildings & Grounds, Curriculum, Finance, Pastoral, Staffing
Mrs Lucy Stockwell - FGB, Effective Governance, Pastoral; e-Safety Governor
Authority Governor Mr Bob Wade - FGB, Buildings & Grounds, Finance
Co-opted Governors Mrs Steph Blades - FGB, Effective Governance, Pastoral
Rev Martin Ceaser - FGB, Pastoral, Staffing; Child Protection and Children in Care (LAC), Staff Complaint Panel (second)
Mr David Fivian - FGB, Curriculum, Staffing; SEND Governor, ECO team
Mr Peter Floyd - FGB, Pastoral-Chair, Effective Governance; Safeguarding, LA Liason-Child Protection, Pupil Exclusions Panel; Liaison Governor in the event of allegation (child protection) against Headteacher
Ms Alyson Guy - FGB, Curriculum and Pastoral
Mrs Daphne Hill - FGB, Buildings & Grounds; Curriculum
Mrs Gill Howarth FGB, Effective Governance-Chair, Curriculum, Pastoral; Pupil Premium Governor champion
Mr Steven James - Vice Chair of Governors, FGB, Finance-Chair, Buildings & Grounds, Effective Governance, Staffing; Whistleblowing
Mr Graham Oakley - Chair of Governors, FGB, Effective Governance, Pastoral, Staffing; Sports Centre Representative
Mrs Sarah Pemberton - FGB, Buildings & Grounds; Pastoral
Mr Charles St Aubyn, FGB, Finance; Staffing
Mr Cliff Thompson - FGB, Buildings & Grounds, Pastoral
Mr Royston Tinsley FGB, Buildings & Grounds-Chair, Finance, Staffing; Health & Safety Governor
Associate Members Mrs Karen Roche (Associate Member) FGB, Staffing-Chair; Recruitment panel lead, Staff Complaint Lead
Governors in past 12 monthsCommittees/Special Roles
Mrs Elaine McCully  FGB, Curriculum, Finance
Mr John McNab FGB, Buildings & Grounds, Curriculum, Finance
Mrs Carol Murray FGB, Curriculum, Pastoral; Child Protection and Children in Care Governor
Mrs Nikki Mears FGB, Curriculum, Effective Governance; Inventory Governor
Mr Daniel Comber FGB, Buildings & Grounds, Staffing; Staff Health & Safety Representative

Governor Appointment 
and Attendance
Classification Appointed Term of Office Ends No. of possible
Meetings 2014/15
Parent Governors

Mr David Boothe 16.10.14 15.10.18 12 7
Mrs Nikki Mears

12 9
Staff Governors

Mr Robert Elsey Ex Officio Ex Officio 21 19
Mrs Lucy Stockwell 09.07.14 08.07.18 10 9
Authority Governor

Mr Bob Wade 23.10.14 22.10.18 12 9
Co-opted Governors

Mrs Steph Blades 09.06.15 08.06.19 13 10
Rev Martin Ceaser 11.11.15 10.11.19 6 5
Mr Daniel Comber 09.06.05 08.06.19 10 9
Mr David Fivian 09.06.05 08.06.19 10 10
Mr Peter Floyd 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 8
Ms Alyson Guy 16.11.16 15.11.20    
Mrs Daphne Hill 16.11.16 15.11.20    
Mrs Gill Howarth 09.06.15 08.06.19 13 13
Mr Steven James 09.06.15 08.06.19 18 17
Mrs Sarah Pemberton 16.11.16 15.11.20    
Mr Graham Oakley 09.06.15 08.06.19 14 12
Mrs Karen Roche 09.06.15 08.06.19 9 5
Mr Charlie St Aubyn 16.11.16 15.11.20    
Mr Cliff Thompson 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 7
Mr Royston Tinsley 09.06.15 08.06.19 15 13
Co-opted vacancy        
Governors- in past 12 Months

Mrs Carol Murray 09.06.15 21.07.16 10 6
Mr John McNab 09.06.15 15.07.06 15 13
Mrs Elaine McCully 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 8
Nicky Mears 21.10.13 20.10.17 12 9
Dan Comber 09.06.05 08.06.19 10 9
Governors Clerk        
Celeste Moruzzi     24 24

Register of Business Interests
Classification Interest/Organisation Nature of Interest Date Interest
Parent Governors

Mr David Boothe Edgbarrow School
Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School 2014
Staff Governors

Mr Robert Elsey Edgbarrow School
Headteacher at Edgbarrow School 1999
Ms Alyson Guy Edgbarrow School Staff member 19.01.2004
Mrs Lucy Stockwell Edgbarrow School

Employee at Edgbarrow School
Parent of child at Edgbarrow School
Authority Governor

Mr Bob Wade Bracknell Forest Homes-Housing Ass.
Bracknell Forest Council
Crowthorne Parish Council
Non-Executive Board Member
Borough Councillor
Parish Councillor
Co-opted Governors

Mrs Steph Blades Edgbarrow School NIL NIL
Rev Martin Ceaser Edgbarrow School Mind the Gap-Transitioning from Yr6 to Yr7
Member of team from local church
Mr David Fivian NIL NIL NIL
Mr Peter Floyd Local Safeguarding Children Board
Kennel Lane School, Bracknell
Bracknell Forest Schools Admission
Appeals Panel
Lay Member


Mrs Daphne Hill Edgbarrow School Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School 01.09.2011
Mrs Gill Howarth NIL NIL NIL
Mr Steven James NIL NIL
Mr Graham Oakley NIL NIL NIL
Mrs Sarah Pemberton Edgbarrow School
Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School
Director of building company focusing on private Sector
(Husband is MD)

Mrs Karen Roche Wildmoor Heath School
Greenshaw Learning Trust
Herts for Learning
Chair of Governors
Chair of LGB Brakenhale School
Education Consultancy
School Inspection
Mr Charlie St Aubyn Edgbarrow School
JDA Software Ltd
Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School
HR Director
Mr Cliff Thompson Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Crowthorne Charity
Age Concern Bracknell Forest
Wildmoor Heath School
Mrs Thompson : wife
Local Government - Elected Member
Branch and Property Trust Trustee
Crowthorne Carnival Charity Trustee
Pre 2005
Pre 2005
Mr Royston Tinsley Edgbarrow School
Mentor 01.09.1999
Governors- within past 12 Months
Interest/OrganisationNature of InterestDate Interest
Mrs Carol Murray NIL NIL NIL
Mrs Elaine McCully NIL NIL NIL
Mrs Nicky Mears Edgbarrow School Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School 01.09.2013
Mr Dan Comber Edgbarrow School Teacher at Edgbarrow School 2011

Updated November 2017

Governor Photographs

Governing Body and Committee Membership 2016 - 2017

Governor Attendance 2015 - 2016

Governor Register of Business Interests 2016 - 2017


Bracknell Forest Governors' website Department for Education website
National Governors' Association Governornet - information for School Governors

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