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Hello from the Governors! I’d like to take the time to share some information with you about the Governors of Reed First School. 

The Governing Body is made up of a number of members who vary from teachers and parents to members of the local community. We work as a team with the Head Teacher for the benefit of all pupils and staff at Reed First School. We are all volunteers and come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore offering a range of skills .

The Governing Body has a variety of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:

  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s delegated budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based

Governors deliver the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Body meeting each term. These formal meetings are supplemented by a series of informal sub-committee meetings dealing with more specific issues. 

Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.

But it’s not just about attending meetings, aGovernors we take an active role in the school. We are linked individually to certain aspects of the school development plan and will meet with school staff outside of the regular meetings to support specific subject areasWe spend time with staff, pupils, and parents where possible to ensure that the information that is presented to us is a true reflection of the school. If at any time you see us in and about the school please feel free to approach us and ask any questions. 

Shelley Ward  

Chair of Governors

Governor Details

Name Type of Governor Role Term in Office Committee(s)

served on


Linked Subjects
Shelley Ward Co-opted Chair 10/03/2021

4 years



Alan Blower LEA Vice Chair 07/07/2021

4 Years





Victoria Wittich Headteacher Headteacher 01/09/2019




Teresa Davidson Parent Governor 25/05/2018

4 Years





Charlotte Eeles Parent Governor 23/11/2020

4 Years


Accessibility, Inclusion& Diversity

Matt Burke Parent Governor 21/03/2022

4 Years



Health and Safety











Letters from the Governors