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Our school has 12 Governors.  Seven are Foundation Governors appointed by Bishop Philip Egan, the Bishop of Portsmouth; 2 are parents elected by the other parents in the school; 1 is a staff Governor, elected by staff; 1 represents the Local Authority (Reading); and the headteacher is also a Governor.  At present we have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor.
Meet Our Governors

Victoria Hummell

Chair of Governing Body 2018/19

Foundation Governor until January 2020, appointed 31st July 2013.

Responsibilities: Religious Education, safeguarding, Headteacher performance management, admissions and PSHE

Sits on all Committees

Register of interests: None

"I have retired after a life time in Catholic education as a teacher and a diocesan schools’ adviser and an RE and an Ofsted inspector."


Conor Prendergast

Vice-chair of Governing Body 2018/19

Foundation Governor until November 2022; a Governor since 2014.

Responsibilities: Music, Headteacher Performance Management

Sits on: Finance and Premises committees

Register of interests: None



Father Pat Madden

As Parish Priest of Christ the King Father Pat is a Foundation Governor ex officio.  This means he will only cease to be a Governor when he is no longer our parish priest.  He was appointed on 1st September 2010.

Responsibilities: Worship

Sits on: Finance and Premises committees

Register of Interests: None


Mrs S. Dunne

Chair of the Finance Committee 2018/19

Foundation Governor until March 2021; a Governor since 2014.

Responsibilities: ICT

Sits on: Finance and Premises committees

Register of interests: None

"I work in the finance sector. I have been a governor for over 4 ½ years."




Mrs M. Hills

Foundation Governor until May 2020, appointed on 31 August 2016.

Responsibilities: Science

Sits on Curriculum and Staffing committees

Register of interests: None

"I had a Catholic education myself and know how valuable it is to attend a good school. I hope I can help  the school maintain its high standards and friendly atmosphere. I am an active member of various ministries in Christ the King parish."


Mrs V Lendrum

Elected parent Governor Mrs Lendrum is the mother of two children at Christ the King School, in Years 2 and Reception.  Her term of office expires in November 2022.  She was elected in November 2018.  She sits on the Finance and Premises committees.







Mrs T Poole

Foundation Governor until October 2022; appointed in October 2018.  Mrs Poole has grandchildren in the school, and has been a Christ the King Governor before, when her own children were here.  Mrs Poole sits on the staffing and curriculum committees.


What the Governors do 


The Governing Board  seeks to support the Headteacher and staff in preserving and developing the Catholic ethos of the school in living out the school mission statement:


‘I come to bring you life; life in all its fullness’


The Governors have three core responsibilities:


  1. To ensure clarity of Catholic visions, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. To hold to account the senior leadership of Christ the King school for maintaining and developing the educational excellence, high standards and Catholic character of the school and its pupils; for the internal organisation, management and control of the school including performance management of staff.
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school to ensure that the money well spent for the best advantage of the pupils.


Other responsibilities include:


  • To be a critical friend to the school, both supporting and challenging the senior leadership.
  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement.
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates.
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based and all children have equal opportunities and receive their entitlement.
  • Oversee and monitor a range of policies school including religious education, safeguarding, health and safety, financial matters, curriculum and performance management of the Headteacher.
  • Admissions to the school.
  • All governors observe strict confidentiality particularly in relations to matters concerning staff and pupils, unless there is a lawful requirement for disclosure.

Governors may be contacted through the school office.