Allister moved to Reading from Suffolk in 2006. He has lived in Caversham Park Village for the past 9 years. Allister has worked in catering for over 25 years and has been working at a hotel in the town centre for just over 12 years. Both of his children are currently at Caversham Park Primary School. Allister was elected as a Parent Governor in January 2017. In addition to being a Governor, Allister also helps the PSA with different events, including discos and the Summer Fayre.
Charles has lived in Shiplake for 6 years. Originally from Wales, he has lived in London, Aberdeen and Lowestoft. Charles has worked as an engineer in the oil industry for all his career, which involved a lot of travel to interesting places. He recently volunteered to become a Governor and was fortunate to find a place at Caversham Park Primary School. Charles decided to become a Governor in order to give something back to the local community and he looks forward to working with staff and other Governor in the school.
Martin has lived in the area for 10 years and works as the editor-in-chief for a business publication. He became a Parent Governor in 2015 and has been Chair of Governors since September 2018.
Michelle has lived in Caversham for 5 years. Her eldest daughter enrolled in Reception in 2014, since then her son has also joined the school. Michelle has had over 20 years experience working in IT and has specialised in data security for more than half of that time. She is also involved in running one of the local Brownie troops and up until recently, coached the CAFC Swans (U8, 9 & 10). Michelle loves baking and making her own gin liqueurs and being of South Africa birth, will happily talk about rugby and cricket to anyone who will listen!
The Role of a Governor at Caversham Park Primary School
Governors at our school aim to help raise aspirations, expectations and standards of achievement in the school. We promote and support equal opportunities for all members of the School community. Broadly, governors have three core responsibilities
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
The Structure of the Governing Body
In addition to meeting six times a year as a Full Governing Body, the following committee also exists, which also meet six times a year:
Our Personnel & Pay committee meets as required.
If you wish to contact the Governors, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org