Governing Body

All schools are managed by a Local 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 Local Governing Body consists of two-parent governors, one staff governor, the Headteacher ex officio and sixteen 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 that cover various aspects of the school's organisation. These include Curriculum, Finance & Buildings, Staffing, Pastoral 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

Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities. In the interests of transparency, a governing body should publish on its website up-to-date details of its governance arrangements in a readily accessible form. Readily accessible means that the information should be on a webpage without the need to download or open a separate document.

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 are interested in becoming a Parent or C-opted Governor please select this link.

Governing Body

  Committees/Special Roles
Parent Governors
(Appointing Body: Parents)
Mr David Boothe - Chair of Governors; Chair of Effective Governance; LGB; Effective Governance; Staffing; Headteacher Appraisal Panel; Pay Appeals Lead
Mr Stuart Matthews - Curriculum, Learning & Outcomes; Finance and Buildings SLT Lead; LGB; Pastoral; Staffing; School Admissions
Staff Governors
(Appointing Body: Staff)
Mr John Russell-Smith - Staff Health & Safety Representative; LGB; Pastoral; Staffing
Co-opted Governors
(Appointing Body: Local Governor Body)
Mrs Rebekah Brumby - Chair of Curriculum, Learning & OutcomesVice-Chair of Effective Governance; SEND Governor; Pupil Premium Governor; LGB; Curriculum, Learning & Outcomes; Effective Governance
Mr David Fivian - LGB; Curriculum, Learning & Outcomes; Pastoral; School Admissions; Pay Committee
Mrs Emma Flower -  Vice-Chair Staffing; LGB; Pastoral; Staffing; Staff Discipline Panel Lead
Mr Peter Floyd -  LGB; Pastoral; Staffing
Ms Charlotte Revill - LGB; Finance and Buildings; Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Mrs Alison Hancock - Vice-Chair of Finance & Buildings; Chair of School Admissions; LGB; Effective Governance; Pastoral;  Pay Committee; Inventory Governor; Website Reviewer
Mrs Daphne Hill -  Chair of Finance & Buildings; Development Governor; LGB; Effective Governance
Mr Steven James - Finance and Buildings; Staffing
Mr Richard McCready - Vice-Chair School Admissions; LGB; Curriculum, Learning & Outcomes; Finance and Buildings; Staff Complaint Panel Lead; E-Safety Governor; Liaison Governor in the event of allegation (child protection) against Headteacher; Whistleblowing Complaints Panel Lead
Mrs Sarah Pemberton - Chair of Pastoral; Safeguarding Governor; Pupil Exclusions Panel Lead; Well-being Champion;  Child Protection and Children in Care Governor (LAC); LGB; Curriculum, Learning & Outcomes; Effective Governance; School Admissions
Mr Raza Rubbani -  Vice-Chair Pastoral; Health & Safety Governor; LGB; Finance and Buildings
Mr Charles St Aubyn - Vice-Chair of Governors; Chair of Staffing; Recruitment Panel Lead; Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal Panel; LGB; Effective Governance; Finance and Buildings
Mr Royston Tinsley - Pay Committee; LGB; Finance and Buildings; Staffing
Mrs Carole Valette - LGB; Curriculum, Learning & Outcomes; Pastoral
Mrs Lynda Wood- Vice-Chair Curriculum, Learning & Outcomes; LGB; Pastoral
  Co-opted Vacancy
Parent Governor Vacancy

Governors in the past 12 months
1st September 2020 to date

Committees/Special Roles

Mr Mack Allan LGB; Parent; Health & Safety Governor; Finance and Buildings; Staffing
Mrs Louise West LGB; Staff; Curriculum; Staffing; Acting Health & Safety Liaison (Staff & Governors) 
Miss Sasha Mead LGB; Curriculum; Buildings and Finance; Health & Safety Liaison (Staff and Governors)
Stuart Cook Associate Member; LGB; New Build Working Party
Paul Pemberton Associate Member; LGB; New Build Working Party

Governor Appointment and Attendance



Term of Office Ends

No. of possible
Meetings 2020/21


Attendance %
(min 70% expected)

Parent Governors          
Mr David Boothe 16.10.14

10 10 100
Mr Stuart Matthews 01.09.18 Ex Officio  17  5  91
Staff Governors          
Mr John Russell-Smith 26.01.21 25.01.25 5  4  83
Co-opted Governors          
Mrs Rebekah Brumby 20.06.18 19.06.22 10  9  89
Mr David Fivian 09.06.15



Mrs Emma Flower 15.01.20 14.01.24 10 10 100
Mr Peter Floyd 09.06.15

 10  8  81
Miss C Revill 17.03.21 16.03.25  12  12  100
Mrs Alison Hancock 14.11.18 13.11.22  18 18 100
Mrs Daphne Hill 16.11.16

 12 12 100
Mr Steven James 09.06.15



Mr Richard McCready 14.11.18 13.11.22 15  11 75
Mrs Sarah Pemberton 01.01.18

13 11 86
Mr Raza Rubbani 15.01.20 14.01.24  13  9  70
Mr Charles St Aubyn 16.11.16
16 13 84
Mr Royston Tinsley 09.06.15



Mrs Carole Valette 15.01.20 14.01.24 10 8 81
Mrs Lynda Wood 15.01.20 14.01.24 10 10 100
Governors Clerk          
Celeste Moruzzi  20.06.12  Ex Offico 24 24 100
Governors - past 12 Months     
Mr Mack Allan 11.10.18 14.06.21 15 7 46.7
Ms Sasha Mead 20.06.18 02.11.20 6 5 83.3
Mrs Louise Rea-Palmer 09.07.18 31.08.20 15 12 80
Stuart Cook (Associate) 14.1118
Paul Pemberton (Associate) 17.0918

Register of Business Interests 2021


Nature of Interest

Rol Updated

Parent Governors    
Mr David Boothe TBA TBA
Staff Governors    
Mr Stuart Matthews

Mr John Russell-Smith
Headteacher at Edgbarrow School - started 2018
Crowthorne Trust - Trustee
John McCann Trust - Trustee

Sept 2021

Co-opted Governors    
Mrs Rebekah Brumby
Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School - started Jan 2020 Sept 2021
Mr David Fivian None Sept 2021
Mrs Emma Flower Parent of child at Edgbarrow School - started Jan 2020 Sept 2021
Mr Peter Floyd Corvus Learning Trust; Member - started Jan 2018
Kennel Lane School; Governor - started 2016
Sept 2021
Mrs Alison Hancock Parent of children at Edgbarrow School - started Sept 2013 Sept 2021
Mrs Daphne Hill None Sept 2021
Mr Steven James Corvus Learning Trust; Chair of Trustees - started Jan 2018
Surrey & Hampshire Canal Cruises Ltd - Director
John Pinkerton Canal Cruises Ltd - Director
Sept 2021

Mr Richard McCready
Partner is Employee at Edgbarrow School - started Nov 2018
Partner has two children at Edgbarrow School
Sept 2021

Mrs Sarah Pemberton Parent of one child at Edgbarrow School - started Sept 2016
PPDR Ltd - Director of building company focusing on Private Sector- started Jan 2005
Sept 2021
Miss C Revill Edgbarrow School - Staff Member Sept 2021
Mr Raza Rubbani Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School - started Jan 2020 Sept 2021
Mr Charlie St Aubyn Parent of children at Edgbarrow School - started 2015 Sept 2021
Mr Royston Tinsley NIL Sept 2021
Mrs Carole Valette TBA TBA
Mrs Lynda Wood Parent of child at Edgbarrow School - started Jan 2017
Associate Governor at a Wokingham School
Sept 2021

Governors - past 12 months
28th Feb to date



Nature of Interest

Mr Mack Allan Parent Governor Edgbarrow School Parent - July 2018
Miss Sasha Mead  Co-opted Governor  Edgbarrow School  Teacher - July 2018
Mr Graham Oakley Co-Opted Governor Corvus Learning Trust Trustee
Mrs Louise West Staff Governor Edgbarrow School Teacher - July 2018
Associate Members
Mr Stuart Cook NIL NIL 2018
Mr Paul Pemberton Edgbarrow School

Parent of Children at Edgbarrow School; Wife - Governor on the Governing Body
Managing Director


Updated Sept 2021

Governing Body and Committee Membership Sept 2021

Governor Attendance 2020-2021

Governor Register of Business Interests 2021-2022


Department for Education website
Government Information for School Governors
National Governors' Association