Governing Body

  • Mrs Jan Nowecki

    Member & Chair of the Governing Body

  • Mr William Whittingham

    Member & Safeguarding Governor

  • Mr Keith Miller

    Member & Vice Chair of the Governing Body

  • Ms Christine Kattirtzi


  • Mrs Claire-Louise Cavaciuti

    Staff Governor

  • Mr Jeremy Chadwick

    Parent Governor

  • Julie Clays

    Community Governor

  • Mrs Catherine Cooper

    Staff Governor

  • Mrs Julia Drury

    Community Governor

  • Mr Jacob Duncan

    Staff Governor

  • Dean Heslington

    Parent Governor

  • Harriet Kirk

    Community Governor

  • Mrs Faith Ramsay

    Community Governor

  • Mr Charles Ramsden

    Community Governor

  • Mr Keith Skipsey

    Community Governor

  • Mr Adam Morris

    Parent Governor

  • Mrs Rebecca Clark

    Parent 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
Julie Clays Safeguarding 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
Julia Drury Community Governor 30/09/2021 4 years   Governing Body Partner at The Head Partnership 
Jacob Duncan Staff Governor 1/12/2020 4 years   Staff Election None declared
Dean Heslington Parent Governor 12/03/2020 4 years   Parent Election None declared
Harriet Kirk Community Governor 12/03/2020 4 years   Governing Body None declared
Faith Ramsay Community Governor 26/06/2018 4 years   Governing Body None declared
Charles Ramsden Community Governor 01/10/2019 4 years   Governing Body Government Employee
Neerja Sahay Parent Governor 12/03/2020 4 years   Parent Election None declared
Keith Skipsey Parent Governor 10/05/2018 4 years   Parent Election None declared

Meeting Dates

Term Date (all meetings are at 4.30pm) Committee
Term 1 Thursday 30th September 2021 (f2f) Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 7th October 2021 (f2f) Resources
  Thursday 14th October 2021 (f2f) Performance and Review
Term 2 Thursday 4th November 2021 (remote) Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 18th November 2021 (remote) Resources
  Thursday 2nd December 2021 (remote) Performance and Review
  Thursday 9th December 2021 (f2f) Full Governing Body
Term 3 Thursday 20th January 2022 (remote) Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 3rd February 2022 (remote) Resources
  Thursday 10th February 2022 (remote) Performance and Review
Term 4 Thursday 10th March 2022 (remote) Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 17th March 2022 (remote) Resources
  Friday 25th March 2022 (all day) (f2f) Governor Day (including FGB)
Term 5 Thursday 5th May 2022 (f2f) Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 12th May 2022 (f2f) Resources
  Thursday 26th May 2022 (f2f) Performance and Review
Term 6 Thursday 16th June 2022 (remote) Learning & Teaching
  Thursday 23rd June 2022 (remote) Resources
  Thursday 7th July 2022 (f2f) Full Governing Body