We have a committed team of School Governors who meet regularly to discuss school improvements, management and finance. Our School Governing Body reflects the diversity of the local community and is made up of members of the community, parents and staff.

We also have our own Pupil Governors who have been elected to represent the views of their classes on ways to improve our school.

Our Governing Body has a strong and increasingly important role in helping us to expand our capability as an effective school which provides high quality education. They specifically ensure that other bodies are involved in supporting children and families. We’re proud of the commitment of our current governing team to take our school into the next stage of development.

Our Governors Code of Conduct policy can be found here.

Letters from Governors

Letter end of year from Claire Tootill Chair of Governors


Current Governors 2021-2022

FC – Finance Committee
C&L – Children and Learning Committee
S&C – School and Community Committee, including Admissions
Pay – Pay Committee

Governors can be contacted via Penny Thompson, the Clerk to the Governing Body at

Name Category Appointed by Term of office start date Term of Office end date Committees Position
Carol Dunk Ex-officio Diocese 20 Aug 20 19 Aug 24
Nick Roworth Foundation Diocese 01-Jan-18 31-Dec-21 FC, S&C Term of office ended
Claire Tootill Foundation Diocese 15-Jan-22 14-Jan-26 All Chair of LGB
Chair of C&L
Simon Gibson Foundation Bonitas Trust 31-Jan-20 30-Jan-24 FC Chair of FC
Victoria Hill Foundation Bonitas Trust 12-Dec-18 11-Dec-22 S&C
Chair of Admissions
Development Governor
Elizabeth Savage Headteacher Bonitas Trust 01-Sep-18 All
Joy Venediktou Staff Staff election 05-Mar-19 04-Mar-23 S&C
Clare Nickols Foundation Diocese 01-Jan-22 31-Dec-25 S&C Vice Chair LGB
Chair of S&C
Christopher Simpkins Parent Parent election 25-Nov-19 24-Nov-23 FC, C&L Safeguarding Governor
Stuart Marlow Parent Parent election 01-Jan-22 31-Dec-25

Governors' Register of Interests 2021/22

As from September 2015, governing bodies are under a legal duty to publish the register of interests for Governors and Associate Members on their website. The following interests have been declared:

Name Position Interest/Organisation Nature of Interest Date Interest was Registered
Carol Dunk Foundation Nil Nil
Simon Gibson Foundation Nil Nil
Victoria Hill Foundation Nil Nil
Nick Roworth Foundation Nil Nil
Claire Tootill Foundation ABC to read Reading charity June 21
Joy Venediktou Staff Nil Nil
Clare Nickols Foundation Nil Nil
Christopher Simpkins Parent Nil Nil
Elizabeth Savage Headteacher Nil Nil
Stuart Marlow Parent Nil Nil
The information is taken from the Register of Business Interests.

Nil indicates nothing to declare

Date completed: 7 January 2022

Governors' Attendance

Jennett’s Park Governing Body record of attendance at meetings academic year 2020-21

  Possible %  
Number of meetings Number of meetings to attend attendance
Carol Dunk 4 6 66
Simon Gibson 12 13 92%
Victoria Hill 17 17 100%
Clare Nickols 11 12 92%
Nick Roworth 23 24 96%
Elizabeth Savage 29 30 97%
Chris Simpkins 18 19 95%
Claire Tootill 28 30 93%
Joy Venediktou 15 18 83%
· Possible number of meetings includes those of the Local Governing Body plus committee meetings where the individual is a member

· Only committee meetings where the individual is a member have been counted.

· Additional attendances if invited as a non-member to a meeting, have not been counted eg All members of the LGB are invited to Children and Learning Committee meetings but do not have to send apologies if not attending.

· Performance Management panel meetings have not been counted