Inkpen Primary School’s governors are currently drawn from different areas: staff; parents; the local community and the local authority governors. The governing body can also co-opt additional help from individuals with particular expertise. School governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They must act together; they cannot act individually. The role of governor is an exciting and challenging one that offers a unique opportunity to understand more about how the school works and to help shape its future direction.Inkpen Primary School has an active and committed governing body with a shared desire to work in partnership with the school leadership team and staff to further improve the school.

The governing body is accountable for the strategic direction of the school and for the quality of education that it provides. At Inkpen Primary School governors fulfil this role by:

  • Attending governing body meetings
  • Taking individual roles and responsibilities these are currently – Chair; Vice Chair; SEND; Health & Safety; Safeguarding; PPG
  • Supporting the school and representing the governing body at school events;
  • Keeping up to date with developments in the education sector and attending training and events provided by West Berkshire Council.

Being a parent governor can be an enjoyable, worthwhile and challenging way to help the school. It is also a great opportunity to get to know the school community better and work with a great team of people.

Governors commit to the role for four years and when a vacancy comes up for a parent governor all parents are notified through the school newsletter. All parents are encouraged to consider becoming a governor and if more than one person puts their name forward then an election of all parents takes place.

Mark Taylor is a Parent Governor and is the  Chair of Governors, and Health and Safety Governor.

Emma Wordsworth is a Co-Opted Governor, is the Vice Chair of Governors & Pupil Premium Governor.

Katharine Hastie is a Co-Opted Governor and is the SEND Governor.

Kate Edwards is the schools Staff Governor.

Jane Kanisius as Head Teacher is a member of all committees.

Clare Evans is a Co-Opted Governor and Safeguarding Governor.

We have a vacancy for a Co-Opted, a Parent Governor & a Local Authority Governor .

Should you wish to contact the Governors by email you may be emailing

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