School Name

The Waterloo School



The role of the Board of Governors is to work closely with the Head teacher and staff to provide the very best education that we can for the children of our school. We are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school, for ensuring that the budget is managed prudently and for supporting our excellent staff.   As governors, we want all our children to develop to their full potential academically and socially, so that they become responsible and caring adults in their later lives.                                                                                


Governors achievements have been: 

  • Continued to set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • Held senior leaders to account for school improvement
  • Ensured financial resources are well spent
  • Engaged with a governance review to focus on developing ourselves as a governing body and attend training
  • Carried out a skills audit of all governors so that we have a balanced range of skills
  • Taken on individual responsibilities, such as monitoring English and Mathematics; pupil premium, appraisal, pay committee and health & safety. 
  • Assisting School with Ofsted report.


Governors plans for the future are: 

  • Our focus for this year is on safeguarding.
  • Specify the monitoring we need to see and do, to ensure pupil progress is in line with expectations. 

Cathy Medlow, Chair or Governor                                                                          

Mike Taylor, Vice Chair of Governors

Get in touch

If you would like to contact us or are interested in joining our Governing Body please feel free to get in touch via – everyone’s input is useful!  We will be looking for a new co-opted Governor from September 2019.

Our Governors

Governor Information 2020/21:
Full name of Governor Governor Category Date of current Appointment or Election Source of Appointment (where appropriate) Term of office/Roles within GB Attendance at FGB meetings Attendance at Committee meetings Declarations on register or business & pecuniary interest
Michaela Beetlestone Co-opted 10/09/2020-23/07/2021 GB Resources Committee 4/7 0/3  
Hayley Carter Co-opted 06/10/2016-05/10/2024 GB Curriculum Committee 5/7 1/3 None
Nassar Ghareb-Orabi Co-opted 16/10/2017-19/02/2021 GB Resources Committee 3/4 0/1 Councillor for West Berkshire Council
Catherine Madden Clerk


n/a Clerk n/a n/a None
Trevor Mann Co-opted 14/07/2015-13/07/2023 GB Chair, Curriculum Committee 4/7 3/3 Governor at another school
Cathy Medlow Co-opted 12/03/2015-11/03/2023 GB Chair, FGB, Resources Committee 4/7 2/3 None
Kirsty Robinson Headteacher 20/04/2014- n/a Resources & Curriculum Committees 7/7 3/3 & 3/3 None
Pete Pickford Staff 12/09/2019-11/09/2023 Staff Resources Committee 7/7 3/3 None
Chris Scott LA 12/03/2015-15/01/2022 LA Chair, Resources Committee 7/7 3/3 Governor at another school
Gordon Serrao Parent 07/11/2018-06/11/2022 Parents

Curriculum  Committee

4/7 2/3 None
Mike Taylor  Co-opted 12/03/2015-11/03/2023 GB Vice Chair, FGB,  Curriculum Committees 5/7 3/3 None
Kate Watson Parent 01/01/2017-31/12/2020 Parents Curriculum Committee 2/3 0/1 None


Please ring the school office or e/mail  if you would like a copy of the FGB minutes.