Woolhampton CE Primary School, Woolhampton Hill, Upper Woolhampton, Berkshire, RG7 5TB 0118 9712270
There are no specific qualifications or experience for the role of governor other than an interest in the education of children and a desire to work with other governors and staff in maintaining and further developing the school's high standards. Working closely with the Headteacher, governors set the strategic direction and policies for the school but the Headteacher and staff are responsible for their implementation and for the day-to-day management of the school. The governing body monitors progress and maintains oversight of the process.Full governing body meetings usually take place on Wednesday at 7.00 p.m. Committee meetings usually take place on a Monday or a Wednesday, but at a time determined by the majority of the committee members.All minutes relating to governor meetings are held in the school office and can be viewed by all parents. Parents can view the latest full governing body minutes.
REV PAT BHUTTAParochial Church Council ParentDate Elected:Term of Office:“I have responsibility for fostering links between the school and St Peters, the local church right next door to the school. I have four grown up children and spent many years as a governor of their primary school in Oxford. Before I became a priest in 2010 I ran my own firm as a local solicitor doing private client work. I have a love of playing with words and music and walking with friends in the countryside.”
SARAH HENDERSONParochial Church Council ParentDate Elected:24/05/2015End of Term:23/05/2018“Originally I was a Primary school teacher, working in Central London and Maidenhead. After having my two children and moving around the country with my husband’s job, we finally settled in Berkshire. I specialized in Early Years and before I retired two years ago ran a pre-school in Newbury. I live in Chapel Row, am churchwarden at St Matthew’s Midgham and edit the Parish magazine. I have five grandchildren aged two to eight and enjoy cycling and reading.”
ANDY SAUNDERSParochial Church Council ParentDate Elected:24/09/2014End of Term:23/09/2018“I was born and lived in Nottingham until moving to Uxbridge where I studied for a Degree in Microelectronic Engineering at Brunel University. This was a very important part of my life, because as well as graduating I met Judith (now my wife!). We moved to Woolhampton in 2002 and have settled into village life, and in the past 10 years have had three wonderful daughters, two of which have already benefited from the great environment of the school, and one who will benefit in a few years’ time!”