Did you know that school Governors form the largest volunteer force in the country and their contribution to schools is invaluable?

They have a vital role to play by bringing their experiences to the role in order to help to raise standards and to ensure that every child in the school reaches their full potential.  Governors, together with the Headteacher, set the future direction for the school and decide, collectively, how the school’s budget should be spent. The Governors work includes monitoring the impact of policies, overseeing the use of the school’s budget, responding to inspection recommendations and they are accountable for the standards in the school. Governors provide the Headteacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They also undertake training that contributes to their role as governors of the school.


Current Governors

Please find below a personal statement from each of our Governors, details of their membership and also attendance for all the committees.


Sarah Harris – Chair of Governors, Parent Governor

I believe that any school is only as good as the staff and the volunteers who support them. Grendon has a great staff and I am proud to be one of many volunteers helping the school to deliver challenging aspirations for all pupils as part of their Growth Mindset approach.


Simon Maynard- Vice Chair of Governors, Parent Governor

As a parent of children at the school, I see and hear first hand the excellent work of the GUCS team in providing a fantastic learning environment for all pupils. I am a governor because I believe I can help to support the school in ensuring that these high standards are maintained and developed.


Becky Brown – Co-opted Governor

It is a real pleasure to be a co-opted governor at Grendon Underwood School. I have one child at the school and also work as a teacher myself in Aylesbury. My reason for joining the governing body is to play a small part in supporting the great work that happens at Grendon in enabling children to learn and be happy and successful.


Gina Hughes – Co-opted Governor


Jayne Myers – Staff Governor

I feel very passionate and think that education and life skills are really important – it gives you the academic, practical and creative tools to question and engage with what the world’s all about. To have an impact on the next generation is something of great value, and I wanted to be involved in that.  As a teacher at Grendon Underwood Primary School for a year I became a school governor because I felt that I could help and support all the children in the school as well as making sure that everyone gets a good all round education.


James Sherriff – Co-opted Governor

Being a hands on person with 2 children at the school I feel a responsibility to involve myself in the community, and what better way than being part of the school governing board


Kate Taylor – Co-opted Governor

Both of my children grew in confidence and academic progress when they first moved to this school, which prepared them really well for their next step at senior school.  Becoming a governor is my opportunity to give something back to the school and wider community.  Having always worked in education in a variety of settings and age groups, I am keen to continue to invest in the learning and development of our young people, through encouraging the staff and supporting the school to achieve its aims.


Jennie Ward – Co-opted Governor

I have been a co-opted Governor at Grendon Underwood School since May 2018 and i have 3 children currently in the school. I am passionate about equality of opportunity in education and making sure that young people are supported to make the best decisions about their future. I also have experience of working with multiple stakeholders, health & safety, communications, and project management.


Melanie Parker – Parent Governor

Having only recently moved to the village we very quickly witnessed the excellent levels of engagement the school had not only with the children but also with parents and the wider community. I have two children at the school and hope I can utilise some of my professional skills and experience to raise awareness and promote the school to the wider community as well as to help support the teachers in continuing to deliver the school’s vision and values.



Governor Details & Membership


Governor Attendance Record