Governors 2021/2022

 Governor Category Appointing Body
Position / Responsibilities Term of Office ends

Attendance 2019-2020

 Dan Herbert  Co-opted  Governing Body Chair of Governing Body

Leadership & Management


6 out of 6 FGBs
6 out of 6 committees

Mary Selvester
Co-opted Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Leadership & Management
Chair of School committee

6 out of 6 FGBs
6 out of 6 committees
Rod Simmons
Local Authority
OCC Local Councillor
Chair of Environment
4 out of 6 FGBs
6 out 6 committees
Claire Rilett   Governing Body

School Committee


 13/12/2025 N/A
Wendy Bowsher Co-opted  Governing Body
Leadership & Management

6 out of 6 FGBs

6 out 6 committees

Richard Floyd Co-opted Governing body

Finance Lead

 Leadership & Management



Laura Gater Co-opted  Governing Body
School Committee KS2 Link
6 out of 6 FGBs
6 out of 6 committees
Irene Fox
Governing Body
School Committee

6 out of 6 FGBs

6 out of 6 committees

Phil Colborne
Co-opted  Governing Body
Environment Committee

5 out of 6 FGB's

6 out of 6 committee

Claire Samson

  Governing body School committee 31/08/2022 N/A

Kate Richens



School Committee

31/08/22 N/A

Tim Coulson

Head Teacher


Leadership & Management


6 out of 6 FGBs
6 out of 6 committees

Teresa Edwards



Governors' Annual Report for Academic Year 2020/2021: click here to read

VRS Governing Body Mission:

To provide a happy, friendly, caring and stimulating environment where children grow in self-esteem and achieve their full potential, by:

  • Working with the school to set VRS’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent
  • Ensuring the school is accountable to all stakeholders.

Elected governors serve a four-year term of office, which can be renewed after this period. The Chair of Governors is elected annually. Any parent having a child in school is eligible for nomination as a Parent Governor.

    Meeting Dates for 2021/2022 School Year  Meeting Minutes
    7:30 PM Monday, 18 Oct 2021
    Valley Road FGB 18.10.21 minutes.pdf
    7:30 PM Monday, 13 Dec 2021 Valley Road FGB 13.12.21 minutes.pdf
    7:30 PM Monday, 14 Feb 2022 Valley Road FGB 14.02.22 minutes.pdf
    7:30 PM Monday,  04 Apr 2022  
    7:30 PM Monday, 23 May 2022  
    7:30 PM Monday, 11 July 2020

    Last Minutes from 2020/2021 School Year: Valley Road FGB 12.07.21 minutes.pdf

    Full details of all governors and the attendance record at all  meetings 2020/2021: 2020 Governors of Valley Road School.pdf

    Appointing Body Instrument of Government

    Declared Relevant Business Interests:

    Mary Selvester - Teacher at a different school. Occasional supply teaching (declared 09/10/2017)

    Other educational establishments governed or trusteeships held:


    Relationships with the school's staff:

    Dan Herbert - Rachel Herbert (wife) Y5 teacher (declared 09/10/2017)

    All remaining current Governors have no interests to declare.

    Full Register of Interests of the Governing Body: 2021 Register of business interest Governors of Valley Road School .pdf

    To contact the governing body, please email the school office and the email will be passed on.

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