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 curriculum.
  • Specify the monitoring we need to see and do, to ensure pupil progress is in line with expectations. 


Governors have opted to use GovernorHub, a software platform built specifically for governors and governing boards.  It is used by 8,000 schools across the country. GovernorHub helps trustees, governors and clerks to work together more effectively.  

Trevor Mann, Chair or Governor                                                                          


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!  

Our Governors 

Full Name of Governor Governor Category Date of Current Appointment (End date if applicable) Source of Appointment (where appropriate) Roles within GB Term of Office Attendance at full GB Meetings  Attendance at Committee Meetings  Declarations on register or business & pecuniary interest
Cathy Medlow





Chair of FGB (until 04/10/2023) 8 Years 6/7 2/2 Family member works in school

 Resources Committee

Trevor Mann Co-opted



GB Chair (from 04/10/2023) 8 Years 7/7 3/3 Governor at another school

Vice Chair (until 04/10/2023)

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Chris Scott Local Authority 12/03/2015-18/10/2023 Local Authority Vice Chair 8 Years 4/7 2/2 Governor at other schools
Chair of Resources Committee
Kirsty Robinson Headteacher 01/04/2014 n/a Resources Committee n/a 6/7 2/2 None
Curriculum Committee 2/3
Pete Pickford Staff



Staff Resources Committee 4 Years 7/7 2/2 Family member owns Red Rock who submitted a quote for building work in school
Curriculum Committee 2/3
Hayley Carter Co-opted

04/10/2023 - 03/10/2027

GB         None
Will Keyser Co-opted



GB Curriculum Committee  4 Years 7/7 3/3 Employee at Portsmouth Sailing Training Trust
Christie Drinkall Parent



Parents  Curriculum Committee 4 Years 4/7 3/3 Part of a parent support group which some families from The Waterloo School attend
Gina Wise Co-opted



GB Resources Committee 4 Years  3/7  1/2 None 
Colin Lawlor Co-opted






4 Years  5/6  1/3 None 
Mike Taylor Co-opted

12/03/2015 - 25/01/2023


22/11/2023 - 21/11/2027

GB Vice Chair FGB 8 Years 3/4 1/1  None
Curriculum Committee


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