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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section



School Governance


The governing body is the schools accountable body and is responsible for the conduct of the school. The governing body is therefore responsible for establishing the strategic vision & aims, target setting and financial budget.


Although school governors can be best likened to the role of non-executive directors of a public company, they work as a team with the head teachers to support them in raising the standards of the school and acting as the 'critical friend'.


In addition to promoting high standards of education the governing body also appoints the head teacher(s).


For more information on school governors in Buckinghamshire click here



Ashmead Combined School – Governing Body


The school governing body is currently made up of 10 members, 9 of whom currently have full and equal voting rights-  (The 10th governor is one of the Co-Head Teachers who is currently an Associate member and there can be only one Head Teacher vote). 

The term of office for a School Governor is 4 years, there is no upper limit on the number of terms a school governor can serve at Ashmead.

It should be noted that all school governors at Ashmead School are regularly Government DBS checked
(formerly called CRB checks). 

The Governing Body meets as follows:-

  •  Termly meetings
  1. Full Governing Board Meeting  (Clerked with LA agenda) 
  2. Full Governing Board Meeting (Clerked) 
  3. Finance, Pay Review, Premises, Health & Safety Committee Meeting 


This has enabled the Governing Body to separately focus on :

  • Statuary Duties
  • Financial Stewardship, Health and Safety
  • Teaching, Learning and Data


Please note that: Minutes of Meetings are a matter of public record and copies of which can be inspected at the school office or the additional information links below


A pecuniary interest register is also maintained for all governors which can also be inspected at the school office, a summary is available from the additional information links below.


If you are interested in finding out more about the Governing Body including expressing an interest to join please email the Chair of Governors via the following email -



Chair Of Governors

Emma Gregory 

2019 - Present 


Member name Governor Type Term From Term ToGovernor RoleAdditional Information 
Lesley BoundsStaff Governor 02 March 2201 March 25Development GovernorFollowing a Staff Election Lesley was re-appointed on 2 March 2021
Sarah Crombie Other 13 November 2017  Sarah is the school Bursar and Governors agreed at their FGB to give Sarah access to Governor HUB
Harry Cunningham Partnership Governor 11 October 2210 October 26 Early Years Governor
Emma Gregory Co-opted Governor06 November 2205 November 26 Chair 
Jan Knight Clerk   Clerk
Gabriella MoralesParent Governor25 January 2324 January 27 PTA Member 
Andrew NobbsLocal Authority Governor21 July 2120 July 25 Finance Chair
Stewart Pearce Partnership Governor 11 October 22 10 October 26 SEND Governor 
Michael Pearse Co-Head Teacher   Marcus Pickover became an Associate Governor with effect from 1/12/20 and Mike took on the role of Headteacher on the GB
Marcus Pickover Associate Member (Co-Head Teacher)01 December 2030 November 24 Marcus became an Associate Governor on 1/12/20 and Mike Pearce took on the role of Headteacher on the GB
Paul Rushton Co-opted Governor12 November 1911 November 23 

Vice Chair 

Health & Safety Governor 

Data Protection Governor 

Kirsty Vockins Parent Governor25 January  2324 January 27   


Governing Body Statutory Procedural Documents


Listed below are the required procedural documents for Ashmead School Governing Body





Leadership of the School is currently judged to be GOOD by Ofsted with it’s view of the Governing Body of Ashmead Combined School
(April 2019 Inspection) :

Governors use their knowledge and expertise to good effect and have a positive impact on school improvement. They support and challenge leaders by asking pertinent questions about teaching, learning and pupils’ progress.


(Ofsted, Crown Copyright, September 2019)




The school Governing Body also currently has a number of vacancies, especially parent governors, if you are interested in joining then please contact the school via the school office.


Ashmead Combined School – Governing Body – July 2018