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Prestwood Village Schools Governing Body


As part of the Federation arrangement with Prestwood Junior School a joint Board of Governors has been appointed to oversee both schools. The members of this Board of Governors are as follows:


NameRoleRoles ElsewherePecuniary Interests
Ofer MargoninskiCo-Chair of Governors, Co-opted None
Matthew McLeanCo-Chair of Governors, Co-opted None
Fiona BrookwellCo-opted None
Jo NicholCo-opted, Staff GovernorTeacher, Prestwood Infant SchoolNone
Ivan LovegroveCo-opted None
Nick FurmstonCo-opted None
Sarah ElgetiCo-opted None
Diana BuckleyCo-opted None
Beth CallowParent Governor  
Matthew SilleyParent Governor None
Sian BeynonStaff GovernorTeacher, Prestwood Junior SchoolNone
Mike SmithHeadteacher None



The role of the Governing Body is, fundamentally, to make sure that the children at Prestwood Infant School develop into caring, curious, creative and capable life-long learners to the best of their ability during their time at the school. We do this by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Some of the things we don't do (as governors):

  • Write school policies;
  • Spend much time with the pupils of the school – if we want to work directly with children, there are many other valuable voluntary roles within the school;
  • Fundraise – this is the role of the PTA – the governing body should consider income streams and the potential for income generation, but not carry out fundraising tasks;Undertake classroom observations or make judgements on the quality of teaching – the governing body monitors the quality of teaching in the school by requiring data from the senior staff and from external sources;
  • Do the job of the school staff.

We're a critical friend to the Headteacher and Senior Staff. We know the school's strengths and weaknesses. We act in the best interests of all the pupils of the school. Governors give of their time freely, are called to behave in a professional manner, and follow a code of conduct.

Most of all, it is a really rewarding role to play in the life of the school. The Governing Body makes a difference to the start our children make in life. We are really proud of the great things the excellent staff and superb children of Prestwood Infant School are achieving.

Photos of the Governors can be found in the Staff team gallery.

The Committees of the PVSF Governing Body

The Governing Body delegates many of its duties to the appropriate committee.  Please see the above pdf file, for more details.

There are no staff members at Prestwood Village School Federation whose annual earnings exceed £100 000.