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Governing Body

Please click on each Governor to read more about them

Dave Pearce

Chair of Governors

Nigel Westacott

Parent Governor

Luke Askew

Parent Governor

Prashanta Parbhoo

Co-Opted Governor

Bradley Taylor

Federation Principal

Angela Coneron

Local Authority Governor

Emma Burley

Clerk to the Governors

Margaret Nyambayo

Co-Opted Governor

Becky Belardo

Co-Opted Governor

Sean Haywood

Staff Governor

Jason Stone

Co-Opted Governor

Natalie Hearmon

Co-Opted Governor

Governors link the school with the community and play a key role in the effectiveness of the school. The governing board’s job is to look at all aspects of the school’s performance and ensure it is achieving its full potential, as well as working with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team to provide strategic leadership and accountability.


Governors core strategic functions are:


  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Principal and Senior Leadership Team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent



The Principal is an ex-officio governor by virtue of office. Co-opted governors and associate members are appointed by the governing board, the staff governor is elected by other staff members and parent governors are elected by parents/carers of children at The Vale Federation.  All Governors are bound by the Governors Code of Conduct. The Governing Body of The Vale Federation has adopted the Code of Conduct from Buckinghamshire Learning Trust, based on the seven principles of Public Life and adapted from the NGA’s Code of Conduct for school Governing Bodies – Approved by the School Governance Consultative Board and the Bucks Association of School Governors.  The term of office for all categories of governor is a fixed period of 4 years

Full Governing Body & Committee Membership 2023-24
Governing Board Meeting Attendance 2022-23