Governing Body

  • Mrs Jan Nowecki

    Member & Chair of the Governing Body

  • Mr William Whittingham

    Member & Vice Chair of the Governing Body

  • Mr Keith Miller

    Member & Community Governor

  • Ms Christine Kattirtzi


  • Mr Jeremy Chadwick

    Parent Governor

  • Julie Clays

    Community Governor

  • Mrs Catherine Cooper

    Staff Governor

  • Mr David Fuschi

    Parent Governor

  • Sri Harsha Gopal

    Parent Governor

  • Dean Heslington

    Parent Governor

  • Harriet Kirk

    Community Governor

  • Mrs Faith Ramsay

    Community Governor

  • Mr Charles Ramsden

    Community Governor

  • Neerja Sahay

    Parent Governor

  • Mr Keith Skipsey

    Parent Governor

  • Mrs Debbie Smith

    Parent Governor

  • Miss Sharna Swaine

    Staff Governor

  • Mr Michael Wilson

    Staff Governor

  • Ms Amanda Emberson

    Clerk to the Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for managing the affairs of Kendrick School which is a charitable company limited by guarantee and is responsible for approving the long term strategy of the school. The day to day running of the school is largely delegated to the Headteacher.

Governors at Kendrick School are directors of a company for the purposes of company law; and a charity trustee for the purposes of charity law. As a general principle, they have a general ‘fiduciary duty’ to the Governing Body. This means that they have a duty to act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the school at all times. They must use the powers granted to them for the purposes for which they were conferred (i.e. to run the school).The Kendrick School Governing Body is made up of 3 committees – Learning & Teaching, Resourcing, and Performance & Reviewing.

The Full Governing Body meets 3 times a year which includes a whole day meeting and each Committee normally meets 6 times an academic year.

To contact a member of the Governing Body please email Amanda Emberson, Clerk to the Governors, at


Name Role Date of Appointment Term of Office Date Stepped Down Appointed By Business & Pecuniary Interests
Jan Nowecki Member, Governor and Chair 01/01/2016 4 years   Academy Members Trustee of the Kendrick Trust
William Whittingham Member, Governor and Vice Chair 01/02/2011 Appointed as member and trustee   Academy Members None declared
Keith Miller Member and Governor 17/01/2011 Appointed as member and trustee   Academy Members Employee of Fujitsu Services
Christine Kattirtzi Headteacher 01/02/2011 Ex-officio   Ex-officio Trustee of Kendrick School Fund
Jeremy Chadwick Parent Governor 01/06/2019 4 years   Parent Election None declared
Tribeni Chougule Parent Governor 26/06/2018 4 years 30/09/2019 Parent Election None declared
Julie Clays Community Governor 01/02/2019 1 year 31/01/2020 Academy Members Employee of Wokingham Borough Council
Catherine Cooper Staff Governor 01/01/2020 4 years   Staff Election None declared
Jon Curran Staff Governor 01/09/2018 4 years 08/11/2019 Staff Election None declared
David Fuschi Parent Governor 13/12/2018 4 years   Parent Election Consultant for BRIDGING Consultancy Ltd
Sri Harsha Gopal Parent Governor 21/11/2019 4 years   Parent Election None declared
Faith Ramsay Coummunity Governor 26/06/2018 4 years   Governing Body None declared
Charles Ramsden Community Governor 01/10/2019 4 years   Governing Body Government Employee
Keith Skipsey Parent Governor 10/05/2018 4 years   Parent Election None declared
Debbie Smith Community Governor 09/05/2018 4 years   Governing Body Employee of Bracknell Forest Council
Sharna Swaine Staff Governor 24/11/2016 4 years   Staff election None declared
Michael Wilson Staff Governor 11/06/2018 4 years   Staff election None declared

Meeting Dates

Term Date (all meetings are at 4.30pm) Committee
Term 1 Thursday 3rd October 2019 Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 11th October 2019 Resources
Term 2 Thursday 7th November 2019 Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 21st November 2019 Resources
  Thursday 12th December 2019 Full Governing Body
Term 3 Thursday 23rd January 2020 Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 6th February 2020 Resources
Term 4 Thursday 12th March 2020 Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 19th March 2020 Resources
  Friday 27th March 2020 (all day) Governor Day (including FGB)
Term 5 Thursday 7th May 2020 Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 14th May 2020 Resources
Term 6 Thursday 18th June 2020 Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 25th June 2020 Resources
  Thursday 9th July 2020 Full Governing Body