Governors come from a variety of backgrounds. Where we are able, we look for people with specific skills or experience to join us, so that we maintain a balance of skills within the overall team.

FGB Minutes

The Governing Board

Geoff Arthur – Chair Chair of Governors from May 2015. I am also ‘Outcomes for Pupils’ deputy governor and Sports governor
vacant – Vice Chair
Andy Higgs – Headteacher This is Andy’s third headship. He has taught and led in schools in Wokingham, Reading, Hampshire and West Berkshire.
Julian Gadsby – Foundation (ex-officio) As well as a governor at the school, I am Priest-in-Charge of the Parishes of Bucklebury, Bradfield and Stanford Dingley (, and was previously a curate in Essex. I am married to Cheryl and we have two daughters at the school. I am Ethos, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare lead governor
Helen Robertson – Co-opted – I am Leadership and Management lead governor and quality of teaching lead governor. I also chair the staffing committee.
Peter Waters – Foundation I am a Foundation Governor and attend All Saints church in Bucklebury. I was born into a farming family in Bucklebury and brought up in the local area.

I am Resources: Site, Buildings, IT, Health & Safety lead governor. I am a member of the staffing committee.

Jenny Thom – Staff I am originally form Bristol and my first teaching position was maternity cover at Bucklebury for 2 terms and from there I worked at Mortimer St. John’s Infant school for 3 years, returning to Bucklebury as soon as a permanent position became available.  I am Outcomes for Pupils lead governor
Lawrence Littlechild – Parent I am lead Finance governor and a member of the staffing committee.
Anna Tayton – Parent I am deputy governor for ‘Quality of Teaching’, and ‘Ethos, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’. I am also a member of the staffing committee.
Simon Attwood I am deputy headmaster at Elstree School in Woolhampton.
Sam Colvin I am a teacher at Kennet School in Thatcham.

Certain Governors take on special roles to focus on important topics. The following roles are extremely important for Governing Bodies

Health & Safety Governor – Geoff Arthur
PPG Governor – Jenny Thom
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Governor – Geoff Arthur
Safeguarding Governor – Helen Robertson
Special Responsibility for Sports – Geoff Arthur

For information on the Governing Board, please email the clerk:-