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 would like to become a Governor of our school please select this link

Governing Body

  Committees/Special Roles
Parent Governors
(Appointing Body: Parents)
Mr David Boothe - Chair of Governors; Effective Governance; Staffing; Chair of Effective Governance; Headteacher Appraisal Panel; Pay Appeals Lead
Mr Stuart Matthews - Curriculum; Finance and Buildings SLT Lead; Pastoral; Staffing; School Admissions; New Build Working Party
Staff Governors
(Appointing Body: Staff)
Mr John Russell-Smith - Staff Health & Safety Representative
Co-opted Governors
(Appointing Body: Local Governor Body)
Mrs Rebekah Brumby - Curriculum; Effective Governance; Chair of Curriculum; Vice-Chair of Effective Governance; SEND Governor; Pupil Premium Governor;
Mr David Fivian - Curriculum; Pastoral; School Admissions; ECO Governor; Pay Committee; 
Mrs Emma Flower - Curriculum (trial); Pastoral; Vice-Chair Staffing; Staff Discipline Panel Lead;
Mr Peter Floyd - Pastoral; Staffing; Pupil Exclusions Panel Lead;  Liaison Governor in the event of allegation (child protection) against Headteacher
Ms Charlotte Gates - 
Mrs Alison Hancock - Effective Governance; Pastoral; Vice-Chair of Finance & Buildings; Chair of School Admissions Committee; Inventory Governor; Website Reviewer
Mrs Daphne Hill -  Effective Governance; Finances; Chair of Finance & Buildings; Development Governor
Mr Steven James - Finance and Buildings; Staffing
Mr Richard McCready - Curriculum; Finance and Buildings; School Admissions; Staff Complaint Panel Lead; E-Safety Governor
Mrs Sarah Pemberton - Curriculum; Effective Governance; Pastoral; Child Protection and Children in Care Governor (LAC); Chair of Pastoral; Safeguarding Governor
Mr Raza Rubbani - Curriculum (trial); Finance and Buildings; Pastoral; Vice-Chair Pastoral
Mr Charles St Aubyn - Staffing; Effective Governance; Finance and Buildings; Vice-Chair of Governors; Chair of Staffing; Recruitment Panel Lead; Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal Panel
Mr Royston Tinsley - Finance and Buildings; Staffing; New Build Working Party Lead; Pay Committee
Mrs Carole Valette - Curriculum; Pastoral
Mrs Lynda Wood- Curriculum; Pastoral; Vice-Chair Curriculum;
  Co-opted Vacancy
Associate Members
Members do not have voting rights
Mr Stuart Cook - New Build Working Party
Mr Paul Pemberton - New Build Working Party

Governors in the past 12 months
28th February to date

Committees/Special Roles

Mr Mack Allan LGB; Parent; 
Mr Graham Oakley LGB; Effective Governance; Staffing; Vice-Chair of Governors Staff Discipline Panel Lead
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)

Governor Appointment and Attendance



Term of Office Ends

No. of possible
Meetings 2019/20


Attendance %
(min 70% expected)

Parent Governors          
Mr David Boothe 16.10.14

11 8 72.7
Mr Stuart Matthews 01.09.18 Ex Officio  22  20  90.9
Staff Governors          
Mr John Russell-Smith 26.01.21 25.01.25      
Co-opted Governors          
Mrs Rebekah Brumby 20.06.18 19.06.22 16  14  87.5
Mr David Fivian 09.06.15

16 14  87.5
Mrs Emma Flower 15.01.20 14.01.24 8 8 100
Mr Peter Floyd 09.06.15

14 14  100
Miss C Gates 17.03.21 16.03.25      
Mrs Alison Hancock 14.11.18 13.11.22  18 18 100
Mrs Daphne Hill 16.11.16

 15 14 93.3
Mr Steven James 09.06.15

15 13  86.7
Mr Richard McCready 14.11.18 13.11.22 17  13 76.5
Mrs Sarah Pemberton 01.01.18

17 16 94.1
Mr Raza Rubbani 15.01.20 14.01.24 10 8 80
Mr Charles St Aubyn 16.11.16
18 13 72.2
Mr Cliff Thompson 09.06.15

12 9  75
Mr Royston Tinsley 09.06.15

15 13  86.7
Mrs Carole Valette 15.01.20 14.01.24 9 8 88.9
Mrs Lynda Wood 15.01.20 14.01.24 9 9 100
Associate Members          
Mr Stuart  Cook 14.11.18
Mr Paul Pemberton 17.09.18
Governors Clerk          
Celeste Moruzzi  20.06.12  Ex Offico 24 24 100
Governors - past 12 Months     
Mr Mack Allan 11.10.18 10.10.22 15 7 46.7
Ms Sasha Mead 20.06.18 02.11.20 6 5 83.3
Mr Graham Oakley 09.06.15 17.07.20 14 12 85.7
Mrs Louise West 09.07.18 31.08.20 15 12 80

Register of Business Interests 2019-2020



Nature of Interest

Role Updated

Parent Governors      
Mr Mack Allan Baxter Storey Ltd Caterlink (Subsidiary Company)
Edgbarrow School
Employer (Oct 2018)

Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School (Oct 2018)
Sept 2020
Mr David Boothe Edgbarrow School Parent of a child at Edgbarrow School - Started 2014 Dec 2020
Staff Governors      
Mr Stuart Matthews

Mr John Russell-Smith
Edgbarrow School
Crowthorne Trust
John McCann Trust

Edgbarrow School
Headteacher at Edgbarrow School - started 2018

Teacher at Edgbarrow School - Started 2017
Nov 2020

Feb 2021
Co-opted Governors      
Mrs Rebekah Brumby
TBA TBA Sept 2020
Mr David Fivian NIL NIL Sept 2020
Mrs Emma Flower Edgbarrow School Parent of child at Edgbarrow School - started Jan 2020 Nov 2020
Mr Peter Floyd Corvus Learning Trust
Kennel Lane School
Member - started Jan 2018
Chair of Governors - started 2016
Sept 2020
Mrs Alison Hancock Edgbarrow School Parent of children at Edgbarrow School - started Sept 2013 Dec 2020
Mrs Daphne Hill NIL NIL Sept 2020
Mr Steven James Corvus Learning Trust
Surrey & Hampshire Canal Cruises Ltd
John Pinkerton Canal Cruises Ltd
Chair of Trustees - started Jn 2018
Sept 2020

Mr Richard McCready
Edgbarrow School Partner is Employee at Edgbarrow School -started Nov 2018
Partner has two children at Edgbarrow School
Dec 2020

Mrs Sarah Pemberton Edgbarrow School

Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School - started 2014
Husband is an Associate Member of the Governing Body - started Sept 2018
PPDR Ltd - Director of building company focusing on Private Sector- started Jan 2005
Nov 2020
Mr Raza Rubbani TBA TBA TBA
Mr Charlie St Aubyn Edgbarrow School Parent of children at Edgbarrow School - started 2015 Dec 2020
Mr Royston Tinsley Edgbarrow School NIL Sept 2020
Mrs Carole Valette NIL NIL Nov 2020
Mrs Lynda Wood Edgbarrow School Parent of child at Edgbarrow School - started Jan 2017 Feb 2021
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


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

Updated Sept 2020

Governing Body and Committee Membership 2020-2021

Governor Attendance 2019-2020

Governor Register of Business Interests 2020-2021


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