School Governance Committee

 School Governance Committee (SGC) members are interested members of the community, including parents of children at the school.

The current membership reflects a wide range of expertise and interest, and includes representation from parents; teaching and non-teaching staff; Unit/stations and King Richard School Senior Leadership Team.

We work with the Head Teacher and school staff to assist in making key decisions vital to the successful running of the school, contribute to decisions directly affecting the education and wellbeing of pupils, assist in improving standards throughout the school and monitor the school budget.

The SGC meets once a term as a whole committee to review and discuss school business, and represent the views of parents.

Main Roles

Provide a strategic overview
focusing on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning
Act as a Critical Friend
providing the Head Teacher and Staff with support and advice using members’ knowledge and experience
Ensure Accountability
questioning and openly discussing with the Head Teacher the school’s performance and other issues, whilst respecting both the professional roles of the Head Teacher and school staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school

We do not act as the first line for complaints about any aspect of the school and its day to day work. There is a clear procedure to follow and the school should be contacted directly either via the Form Tutor, Head of Year or the Head Teacher.

Please note that SGCs in MOD schools vary in their activities compared to Governing bodies in the UK, where the Governors have greater executive responsibility in the management of schools including employment of staff.

Contact with a member of the SGC can be made at any time. We aim to be available at Academic Review days and other such school events to explain our role and discuss any issues Parents may wish to raise with us.

SGC Leaflet
SGC Member Visit to KRS Record Form


  Lt Col Tim Wildish Chair  
Richard Sproson Headteacher  
George Burvill Asst. Headteacher  
Chris Thomas Asst. Headteacher  
  Jill Stavrou-Shaw SEN Representative  
  Padre Gary Birch Safeguarding Representative  
 mrs-sam-telford Sam Telford Civilian Volunteer Governor
  Damon Donaldson DCS School Improvement   
 mr-edward-John-walker-1 John Walters Civilian Volunteer Governor
  Maj Ned Miller Station
  Nicola Mahoney SGC Secretary
Charlie Pallent Staff Representative
  Dave Parker Parent Representative
  Charmaine Smith Parent Representative
  Ian Hussein Fee paying Representative  
The following Governors are also Governors on the following Governing Bodies:
Sam Telford – Ayios Nikolaos Primary School