Governing Body

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 of our school please select this link.

Governing Body

  Committees/Special Roles
Parent Governors Mr David Boothe - Vice Chair of Governors, 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 Governor
Mr Peter Floyd - FGB, Pastoral, Effective Governance; Safeguarding, LA Liason-Child Protection, Pupil Exclusions Panel; Liaison Governor in the event of allegation (child protection) against Headteacher; SEND Governor
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 - FGB, Finance-Chair, Buildings & Grounds, Effective Governance, Staffing; Whistleblowing complaints panel lead
Mr Graham Oakley - Chair of Governors, FGB, Effective Governance, Pastoral, Staffing; Staff Discipline Panel lead
Mrs Sarah Pemberton - Chair of Pastoral; FGB, Buildings & Grounds; Pastoral
Mr Charles St Aubyn - Chair of Staffing; FGB, Finance; Staffing; Recruitment Panel
Mr Cliff Thompson - FGB, Buildings & Grounds, Pastoral
Mr Royston Tinsley - Buildings & Grounds-Chair, FGB, Finance, Staffing; Health & Safety Governor
Associate Members Mrs Karen Roche - FGB, Staffing-Chair; Recruitment panel lead; Staff complaint panel
Governors in past 12 monthsCommittees/Special Roles
Mrs Nikki Mears FGB, Curriculum, Effective Governance; Inventory Governor
Mr Dan Comber FGB, Buildings & Grounds, Staffing; Staff Health & Safety Representative
Mrs Carol Murray FGB, Curriculum, Pastoral; Child Protection and Children in Care Governor

Governor Appointment and Attendance



Term of Office Ends

No. of possible
Meetings 2016/17


Attendance %
(min 70% expected)

Parent Governors          
Mr David Boothe 16.10.14 15.10.18 12 10 83.3
Parent Vacancy          
Staff Governors          
Mr Robert Elsey Ex Officio Ex Officio 21 13 61.9
Mrs Lucy Stockwell 09.07.14 08.07.18 10 9 90.0
Authority Governor          
Mr Bob Wade 23.10.14 22.10.18 12 6  50.0
Co-opted Governors          
Mrs Steph Blades 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 9  90.0
Rev Martin Ceaser 11.11.15 10.11.19 10 5  50.0
Mr David Fivian 09.06.05 08.06.19 10 10  100.0
Mr Peter Floyd 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 8  80.0
Ms Alyson Guy 16.11.16 15.11.20  6 5  83.3
Mrs Daphne Hill 16.11.16 15.11.20  6 5  83.3
Mrs Gill Howarth 09.06.15 08.06.19 13 13  100.0
Mr Steven James 09.06.15 08.06.19 18 16  88.9
Mr Graham Oakley 09.06.15 08.06.19 13 11  84.6
Mrs Sarah Pemberton 16.11.16 15.11.20 6 6 100.0
Mr Charlie St Aubyn 16.11.16 15.11.20 8  87.5
Mr Cliff Thompson 09.06.15 08.06.19 10 7  70.0
Mr Royston Tinsley 09.06.15 08.06.19 15 12  80.0
Co-opted vacancy - staff          
Co-opted vacancy          
Associate Members          
Karen Roche 09.06.15 15.11.17 7 5 71.4
Governors- in past 12 Months          
Mrs Nikki Mears 21.10.13  20.10.17 11  7 63.6
Mr Dan Comber 09.06.05 08.06.19 9 9 100.0
Mrs Elaine McCully 09.06.15 08.06.19 9 4  44.4
Governors Clerk          
Celeste Moruzzi     24 24  100.0

Register of Business Interests



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
Corvus Learning Trust
Headteacher at Edgbarrow School
Chief Executive
Mrs Lucy Stockwell Edgbarrow School

Staff member
Parent of child at Edgbarrow School
Authority Governor      
Mr Bob Wade Bracknell Forest Homes-Housing Ass.
Bracknell Forest Council
Crowthorne Parish Council
Board Member

Borough Councillor
Parish Councillor

Co-opted Governors      
Mrs Steph Blades Edgbarrow School NIL NIL
Rev Martin Ceaser Edgbarrow School

Crowthorne Hope Zone
Crowthorne Baptist Church
Pause Prayer Space
Mind the Gap-Transitioning from Yr6 to Yr7 -
Member of team
Trustee and Chair
Team member

Mr David Fivian NIL NIL NIL
Mr Peter Floyd Local Safeguarding Children Board
Kennel Lane School
Lay Member
Ms Alyson Guy Edgbarrow School Staff Member  19.01.2004
Mrs Daphne Hill Edgbarrow School NIL NIL
Mrs Gill Howarth NIL NIL NIL
Mr Steven James Corvus Learning Trust
Air Traffic Management
Partner:  Oaklands School
Mr Graham Oakley Corvus Learning Trust Trustee 01.12.2017
Mrs Sarah Pemberton Edgbarrow School
Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School
Director of building company focusing on Private Sector (Husband is MD)

Mr Charlie St Aubyn Edgbarrow School
NYX Gaming Group
Wife: David Archer Associates
Parent of two children at Edgbarrow School
Group Director: talent acquisition
Mr Cliff Thompson Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Age Concern Bracknell Forest
Wildmoor Heath School
Mrs Thompson: wife
Local Government - Elected Member
Crowthorne Carnival Charity Trustee
Pre 2005
Mr Royston Tinsley Edgbarrow School NIL NIL
Associate Members      
Mrs Karen Roche Wildmoor Heath School
Brakenhale School
Greenshaw Learning Trust
Various LAs/Schools
Chair of Governors
Chair of LGB Brakenhale School
Education Consultancy
School Inspection


Governors- within past 12 Months


Nature of Interest

Date Interest

Mrs Nikki Mears NIL NIL NIL
Mr Dan Comber NIL NIL NIL
Mrs Elaine McCully NIL NIL NIL

Updated Nov 2017

Governing Body and Committee Membership 2017-2018

Governor Attendance 2016-2017

Governor Register of Business Interests 2017-2018


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