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Churchend School Governance



More governance information can be found under the 'about us' tab and 'Statutory information for academies'

Our Governing Body consists of:

2 Parent Governors (Alan Fawzy and Simon Fields);
1 Community Governor (Bob Spokes);
3 Co-opted Governors ( Francis Umukoro, Theresa Robinson and Godfried Nyamekyeh )
1 Teaching staff Governor  (Steph Greggan)
1 Non-Teaching staff Governor (Kath Bexx).
Headteacher : Richard Pearse
Jane Brown is the Company Secretary and School Business Manager
Jodie Smith is the Clerk to Governors


Our school governors are volunteers.

Each governor serves a term of 4 years. The chair and vice chair hold this position for 1 year.


Parents elect the Parent Governors, the Governing Body selects its Community Governors, teachers vote for their teacher governor.

The remaining staff select their representative.

The Full Governing Body meet atleast four times a year.

Governors split into a smaller committee in order to discuss Finance matters,  they will then report back to the FGB at the next meeting.

The minutes of the meetings are taken by the Clerk to the Governors, who also organise's the governors’ meetings and provides the agenda and other relevant information.


Minutes of Governors’ meetings are available for public viewing from the School Office and copies are available from the clerk on request free of charge.


Chair of Full Governing Body: Bob Spokes
Vice Chair of Full Governing Body: Francis Umukoro
English: Bob Spokes

Safeguarding: Steph Greggan
Pupil premium: Kath Bexx
Health & Safety: Bob Spokes
Link Governor: Bob Spokes
Science: Alan Fawzy

RHSE:Francis Umukoro

Finance, Audit, Premises and Personnel Committee

Alan Fawzy (Chair)

Bob Spokes

Theresa Robinson

Richard Pearse - HT

Jane Brown - School Business Manager

Management Committee
Bob Spoke (Chair)
Alan Fawzy

Richard Pearse -HT

Jane Brown - School Business Manager

Admissions Committee
Steph Greggan

Alan Fawzy

Richard Pearse -HT


All governors can be contacted via the main school office or the Clerk.

Please call the School on 0118 9375450 or

email the clerk at or

write to the school address of Usk Road, Tilehurst,Reading, RG30 4HP.

Governor Meetings

All FGB  meetings are held on Wednesday evenings starting at 6pm.

Finance committee meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 8.30am.

FGB Meetings are planned so that committee meetings can feed into the FGB agenda.


Full governing body meetings

23rd September 2020

9th December 2020

28th April 2021

14th July 2021


Finance committee

19th November 2020

18th March 2021

10th June 2021

8th July 2021


Management committee

November 2020

February 2021



The three core functions of the governing body


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher 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 that its money is well spent.

If you or somebody that you know is interested in becoming a school governor please contact the clerk to the governors at Churchend: