Meet The Governors

School governance is the most important volunteering role in education and as unpaid volunteers we are committed to serving the best interests of the school.
As governors we set the strategic direction of the school; hold the school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and, oversee the financial performance – making sure its money is well spent.

We play a vital role in promoting high standards of educational achievement, share a common vision that the children in our community should receive the best possible education in all areas of their development and ensure the continued development of the school for current and future pupils.
The governing body is made up of: school staff, parents of pupils and other members of the community from all walks of life.
If you would like to make a difference to children’s lives by helping them to realise their aspirations and expectations, please volunteer to join us and become a School Governor.
We hold regular formal meetings to consider and act on a variety of items affecting the school and to receive reports from the Headteacher. Minutes of the issues discussed and decisions taken during our meetings are available in the school. Please ask at the school office if you are interested in seeing them.
You can get more information on how to become a governor and make arrangements to talk to existing governors about what drives them to serve their community in this way from the school office. Alternatively you can email to arrange an informal chat or contact the Clerk to Governors, Heather Large, at


The School Strategic Plan is a high-level, long-term plan, extending over a period of 5 years, from 2019-2024. It sets out the school’s vision, values and long-term strategic priorities. It is aimed at the key stakeholders in the school: children and their parents; staff; governors; and other stakeholders.


The Westrop Governance Manual describes the framework for governance at Westrop Primary and Nursery School. It outlines the arrangements in place so there is clarity for governors, staff and parents about the role governors in managing the strategic direction of the school and the arrangements for governance and oversight.


If you need to contact the Chair of Governors you can email


Governing Body: Westrop  Community Primary School

Terms of Office:

4 Years, 1 LA Governor, 7 Co-Opted Governors, 2 Parent Governor, 1 Head Teacher, 1 Staff Governor

*Associate Members have no voting rights

Committees – Finance

 Appointed ByCommittee MemberStart DateExpiry DateDeclaration of Business Interests
Parent Governor
Mrs Gemma Green
(Vice Chair of FGB)
Parent26th January 201626th January 2020None
Local Authority Governor
Mr Nick Gardiner
(Chair of Finance)
FGBFinance28th May 201528th May 2019Trustee of Nexus Project
Employee of Objective Corp.
Councillor of Highworth Town Council
Trustee of Highworth Rec Trust
Co-Opted Governor
Mr Philip Kruse
(Chair of FGB)
FGBFinance18th November 201918th November 2023Employee of EDF
Spouse employed by School
Parent of Children at School
Ms Judith GreenFGBFinance18th November 201918th November 2023
Mrs Caroline PryceFGB26th November 201825th November 2022Employee of Animal Friends Insurance
Spouse an Employee of Direct Wines
Mrs Helen HopwoodFGB9th October 20188th October 2022Deputy Head
Ms Clair EdwardsFGB18th November 201918th November 2023
Mrs Iona SadlerFGBFinance9th July 20189th July 2022Employee of Pangbourne College
Mr Tim HumphriesFGB18th November 201918th November 2023
Head Teacher
Mrs Cindy AcresEx OfficioFinanceEx OfficioSpouse of Director of Acres Retail
Staff Governor
Mrs Paula CurtisStaffFinance5th November 20185th November 2022
Governors who have left in the last 12 months
Mr Jon Stott24th October 2019
Mr Scott Mitchell5th August 2019
Ms Jorgina Williams15th April 2019
Ms Emma Cumming16th December2018

pdf-icon Annual Governor Statement and Attendance 2019
pdf-icon Annual Governance Statement – Summer 2018

pdf-icon Privacy Notice for Governors

pdf-icon Westrop Governance Manual

pdf-icon Westrop Strategic Plan



Meetings Dates.  All meetings start at 6pm at the School.

Full Governors Board

Monday 25th September 2017
Monday 9th October 2017
Monday 27th November 2017
Monday 22nd January 2018
Monday 30th April 2018
Monday 25th June 2018

Finance, Resources and Staffing

Monday 20th November 2017
Monday 15th January 2018
Monday 19th March 2018
Monday 14th May 2018
Monday 18th June 2018

School Improvement

Monday 13th November 2017
Monday 8th January 2018
Monday 16th April 2018
Wednesday 20th June 2018