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 Co-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; Headteacher Appraisal Panel; Pay Appeals Lead; LGB; Staffing 
Mr Andrew Johnson - LGB; Finance and Buildings; Staffing
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 and Pupil Inclusion Governor; LGB; Effective Governance
Mrs Emma Flower - Staff Discipline Panel Lead; Vice-Chair Staffing; Pay Committee; Sustainability Governor; LGB; Pastoral; Staffing
Ms Charlotte Revill - LGB; Finance & Buildings; Curriculum Learning & Outcomes
Mrs Alison Hancock - Vice-Chair of Finance & Buildings; Chair of School Admissions; Pay Committee; Inventory Governor; Website Reviewer; LGB; Effective Governance; Pastoral
Mrs Daphne Hill - Chair of Finance & Buildings; Development Governor; LGB; Effective Governance
Mr Steven James - LGB; Finance & Buildings; Staffing
Mr Richard McCready - Vice-Chair School Admissions; Finance & Buildings; Staff Complaint Panel Lead; E-Safety Governor; Cyber Security Governor; Liaison Governor in the event of allegation (child protection) against Headteacher; Whistleblowing Complaints Panel Lead; LGB; Curriculum Learning & Outcomes; Finance & Buildings; School Admissions 
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; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Governor; LGB; Finance & Buildings
Mr Charles St Aubyn - Vice-Chair of Governors; Chair of Staffing; Recruitment Panel Lead; Pay Committee; Headteacher Appraisal Panel; LGB; Effective Governance; Finance & Buildings
Mrs Carole Valette - LGB; Curriculum Learning & Outcomes; Pastoral
Mrs Lynda Wood- Vice-Chair Curriculum Learning & Outcomes; LGB; Pastoral
  Co-opted Vacancy
Co-opted Vacancy
Co-opted Vacancy
Co-opted Vacancy

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

Committees/Special Roles

Mack Allan LGB; Parent; Health & Safety Governor; Finance and Buildings; Staffing
Stuart Cook Associate Member; LGB; New Build Working Party
Paul Pemberton Associate Member; LGB; New Build Working Party
David Fivian Pay Committee; LGB; Curriculum Learning & Outcomes; Pastoral; School Admissions
Peter Floyd LGB; Pastoral; Staffing

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 Andrew Johnson 12.11.21 11.11.25      
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
Mrs Emma Flower 15.01.20 14.01.24 10 10 100
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
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     
Mack Allan 11.10.18 14.06.21 15 7 46.7
Stuart Cook (Associate) 14.1118
Paul Pemberton (Associate) 17.0918
David Fivian 09.06.15
31.12.21 14 14 100
Peter Floyd 09.06.15
31.12.21 10 8 81

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
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
Royston Tinsley Co-opted Governor NIL September 2021
Mr Graham Oakley Co-Opted Governor Corvus Learning Trust Trustee
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