WHAT DOES THE GOVERNING BODY DO?
As the Governing Body of Sonning CE Primary school, our responsibilities are to provide strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school, to support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school and to hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education; in essence, we are a ‘critical friend’ to the school. All the day-to-day responsibilities of running the school is the job of the School’s Head, Luke Henderson, and the Senior Leadership Team.
CHAIR OF GOVERNORScborsberrylewis@sonning.wokingham.sch.uk
Chair of Sonning CE Primary School Governing Body and Chair of the Resources Committee. She also sits on the Achievements and Standards Committee. Clare has been a Governor since March 2015 and has one child in the school. Clare is a Chartered Management Accountant and brings with her knowledge and expertise in Business and Finance.
VICE CHAIR & LEAD DATA PROTECTION GOVERNORjelzinga@sonning.wokingham.sch.uk
Vice Chair of Sonning CE Primary School Governing Body. Also a member on the Achievements & Standards Committee and Community Committee. Jesse joined the Governing Body team in Spring 2016 and is Headmaster at Reading Blue Coat school. He was previously Director of Studies at both St Edward’s Oxford and Harrow School, and has been a Governor at Dulwich Prep London since 2014.
Matthew is Chair of the Achievements and Standards Committee and a general member of the Resources Committee. He has one child in the school and has been a governor with us since March 2012. Matthew brings expertise and knowledge to the Governing Body in Public Administration and Economics.
Ian has been a School Governor at Sonning since October 2008. He is currently the Chair of the School and Community Committee. Ian brings with him experience in Marketing and Communications to our Governing Body.
LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNORtbaker@sonning.wokingham.sch.uk
Ted joined the school’s Governing Body in October 2017 and is Chair of the Premises Committee. Ted has two children in the school, with his youngest due to join in 2019. Ted brings with him over twenty years of experience in the construction industry dealing with Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Designers and Contractor on a daily basis. Ted is very passionate about providing our children with an outstanding education in the very best environment along with creating wonderful memories for them.
Barbara has been a School Governor since 2000 and has held the post of Vice Chair for a number of those years. She currently sits on the Resources Committee. She brings with her experience as a previous Church Warden and Magistrate to our Governing Body.
Helen has been a School Governor since Spring 2016. She sits on the Schools and Community Committee and the Achievements and Standards Committee. She has two children in the school. Helen has 20 years of experience working in the education sector, including curriculum design and delivery, teaching and learning, examining, assessment and feedback and engagement with national benchmark statements. In her current position as Professor and Head of Department in History at the University of Reading, she manages budgets and resources, staff recruitment and development, quality assurance and strategic planning.
EX-OFFICIO FOUNDATION GOVERNORjtaylor@sonning.wokingham.sch.uk
Revd. Jamie has been a School Governor since 2008 and sits on the Admissions Committee. The school is linked to our local Parish Church, St Andrew’s, of which Revd. Jamie is the Vicar. He is also an ex-officio Governor at Reading Blue Coat School.
Rev’d Kate joined the Governing Body in November 2017 and sits on the Achievement and Standards Committee and the School and Community Committee. Kate has two children in the school. As well as being Associate Vicar of St Andrew’s, Sonning, she is also Associate chaplain and teacher of Mathematics at Reading Blue Coat School. Kate brings to the Governing Body prior experience as a Foundation Governor.
Rachel joined the School Governing Body in September 2017 and sits on the School and Community Committee and the Premises Committee. She has one child in the school. Rachel brings experience and expertise in Project Management to our Governing Body and sits on the PCC at St Andrew’s Church, Sonning.
Gillian has been the school’s Deputy Head and Staff Governor since she joined us in 2004. She currently teaches our year 6 class. Gillian sits on the Achievement and Standards Committee and the Resources Committee.
Luke joined the school in January 2016 and sits on all the Governing Body Committees. Prior to joining Sonning, Luke held various teaching and leadership positions in schools in both the Wokingham and Bracknell Forest local authorities.
Kate joined the school's Governing Body in October 2017 and sits on the Resources committee. She has two children in the school and brings with her experience in Business Management, Procurement and Operations. She has previously been a co-opted Governor for a school in Brent so additionally brings her knowledge of this to our Governing Body.
Bridget has been a School Governor since November 2016 and sits on the Achievements and Standards Committee and the School and Community Committee. She has been a parent at the school since 2010 and now has one child in the school. Bridget brings experience in Marketing and Communication to the Governing Body.
Catherine joined the Governing Body in October 2018 and sits on the Resources Committee. She has two children in the school and as a Chartered Accountant with 14 years of accountancy experience, she brings expertise in financial planning and all areas of accountancy to the board.
Rachel joined the Governing Body in October 2018 and sits on the School and Communities Committee. She has one child in the school and brings with her a wealth of experience in Marketing, with knowledge of product management, communications and digital marketing.