The Governoring Board meets at least once a term. 

By law the governors must issue statements on certain policies. The essential policies are accessible from the right hand menu. Copies of all other policies can be obtained on request from the School Office. 

Long Lane Primary School Governing Board 

Category of Governor

Name of Governor

Appointed by

Term of Office

Any Position of Responsibility

Parent Mrs. Jennifer Folliard Local Authority 30/11/2021 - 29/11/2024

Resources Chair

Health & Safety

Parent Mr. Simon Bamford Co-opted 20/06/2021 - 19/06/2024


Pupil Premium  

Head Teacher Mr. Peter Thorne Ex Officio   Resouces
Staff Miss Kerry Penn Staff 12/06/2019 - 11/06/2022  Operations
Co-opted Mrs. Katie Holder Co-opted 04/07/2019 - 03/07/2022  Operations Chair
Co-opted Miss Charlotte Molony Co-opted 23/09/2020 - 22/09/2023



Co-opted Mrs. Inger Bowcock  Co-opted 11/11/2020 - 10/11/2023 Resources 
Co-opted Ms. Jane Morgan Co-opted 24/03/2021 - 23/03/2024 Operations 
Co-opted Mrs. Imogen Pitt Co-opted 16/06/2021 - 15/06/2024 Operations 
Parent Mr. Nick Taylor Parent 20/06/2021 - 19/06/2024 Resources 
Parent Mr. Neil Timmins Parent 27/11/2021 - 26/11/2024


Governor Profiles 

Mrs. Jennifer Folliard

 Local Authority Governor - Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee,
 Health & Safety Governor

I am currently a civil servant, working for Public Health England as a Health Protection Practitioner.  I am a qualified Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with nearly 20 years of experience in the public sector around the Thames Valley, completing my undergraduate degree at University of Salford and my Masters of Public Health with University of Manchester. I have worked in a Local Authority, University, NHS mental health/community trust and a period of secondment to my professional institute, prior to joining the civil service.  As well as subject knowledge of health and safety, food safety and infectious diseases, I have skills in audit (clinical and quality), training, interpretation of legislation and working in an advisory role.

I am  the Chair of governors and the Health and Safety Governor and I have been a governor since 2018.

Mr. Simon Bamford

 Co-opted Governor - Operations Committee, Pupil Premium Governor

I am Headteacher at Langtree School, Woodcote. I have been a governor since 2015 when my son started at Long Lane. In that time I have sat on the Curriculum Committee which has since been absorbed into the Operations Committee. I have been responsible for overseeing the Sports Premium Grant and I currently monitor the strategic plan for and impact of the Pupil Premium Grant.

I have greatly enjoyed my first term as a governor and it has given me an insight into the primary sector having worked in secondary education for most of my working life.

I am the Pupil Premium Governor

 Mr. Peter Thorne

Headteacher - Resources Committee

Having previously worked in schools in Southampton, Reading and Newbury, I joined Long Lane in September 2001 initially as Acting Deputy Head. The role became substantial in April 2002 at which time I also joined the Governing Board. 

In September 2009 I job-shared the Headteacher role and then became Acting Head the following year in September 2010. The following February 2011, I was appointed as Headteacher. I have been at Long Lane 20 years in total, the last 11 years as Headteacher.

I am married to a teacher and have two sons.

My main role on the Governing Board is being held to account for all the activities etc. but I also advise on strategic direction. The last five years has seen the school change a great deal and I am proud to have been leading it during this time with, of course, excellent support from the Governors.

I also sit as President of the school PTA attending committee meetings and also as many events as I can.

Miss Kerry Penn

Staff Governor - Operations Committee

I completed teacher training after having children and worked at Beechwood Primary School in Wokingham as an Infant teacher and Foundation Stage Lead. Prior to this I worked for British Airways in an accounting role. I joined Long Lane in September 2015 as the Year 1 class teacher and am delighted to have recently been appointed as Deputy Head Teacher. I am passionate about developing best practice in teaching and learning and feel fortunate to be part of such a talented and supportive team of staff.

I have three children, a son and two daughters, and was fortunate to be able to take a career break to spend time with them before they started school. I developed a deep interest in child development and early learning while raising my children.

I am excited to have joined the governing board as a Staff Governor. I am looking forward to being able to represent the staff point of view at meetings.

Mrs. Katie Holder Co-opted Governor - Chair of Operations Committee

I’m a civil servant with experience working in policy at a number of central Government departments. My latest role is in the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as a data policy advisor. Previously I have worked in digital policy at the Government Digital Service, with a focus on transparency and open government; at the Office for Civil Society in Cabinet Office; and I have a background in stakeholder management, comms and marketing. 

I grew up in Reading, and recently moved back here with my husband, little girl and baby boy.
I’m new to the board this year as a co-opted Governor. 
Miss Charlotte Molony Co-opted Governor - Resources Committee, Safeguarding Governor

I am new to the governing board, having joined as a co-opted governor towards the end of 2020. I live locally in Reading and am currently a Civil Servant working for the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government as a Finance Business Partner. Before joining the Civil Service, I worked in financial audit at KPMG.  

I also have experience volunteering in a primary school as a reading assistant, and at a foundation special school helping with reflexology. I am a keen sports player and have played hockey competitively for County and University teams. I have experience coaching juniors and am enthusiastic to support opportunities for pupils to participate in sport. 

I am looking forward to my role as a governor and to meeting pupils, parents, and staff in the coming year.  

Mrs. Inger Bowcock Co-opted Governor - Resources Committee 

First and foremost I'm a happily married mother to two adult daughters, both of whom work with children.  Having worked for the John Lewis Partnership for 38 years, most recently as Learning and Development Consultant to senior leadership teams, I’m embarking on a new career as a funeral celebrant.  I live locally and spend my spare time riding horses, practicing pilates, card making, reading, solving puzzles like Sudoku, playing tennis and learning about social history, art and the natural world.  Being half Norwegian I also enjoy skiiing when I get the chance!  I love travelling to visit people around the world. I learn so much more about a culture if I can stay with local people and, luckily for me, my daughters have lived far and wide including China, Japan and San Francisco, with one currently working in Norway. 

My link with Long Lane Primary is that three of my nieces came to the school - one graduated in art, one in music and one still studying music at Cardiff.  It's a pleasure to be part of a very professional Governors' team where I‘ll be using my skills to the benefit of the school.

Ms. Jane Morgan Co-opted Governor - Operations Committee

I have worked in education for thirty one years. I have been a classroom teacher, SENDCO and senior leader.  I am currently working as a Head of Service for SEND Support and as an advisor. I believe that all children are entitled to a quality education and ensuring this, should be at the heart of what a school does. I have had an interest in special educational needs since the start of my career.


I am looking forward to working with other members of the governing board, the staff, parents and pupils, to take Long Lane on the next steps of its journey.  

Mrs. Imogen Pitt Co-opted Governor - Operations Committee

For the past 20 years I have worked for Reckitt Benckiser, a UK based multinational consumer goods company.  I started my career in Marketing, before moving into regional and then global leadership roles.  For the past 6 years I have headed a team who lead Global transformation projects.

I have 2 children at Long Lane, my son started in 2017 and my daughter in 2020.  I enjoy running, singing in a local choir and getting the family out and about in our local area.

I'm looking forward to joining the Governing Board and supporting the school as they progress their goals and objectives over the coming years.

Mr. Nick Taylor Parent Governor - Resources Committee


I am new to the Governing Board in 2021 – my son is in Year 2 at Long Lane.

I work for a company that is headquartered in West Berkshire, with offices in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand. I am part of the senior management team responsible for strategy and management of those businesses and our employees. I have a background in General Management, Procurement, Planning and stakeholder management. I also have responsibility for training and education of staff and customers in our businesses. 

I am very much looking forward to working with the Governing Board and meeting our staff, parents and pupils.

Mr. Neil Timmins Parent Governor Operations Committee, IT Governor

I am an IT Director for a UK manufacturing company and have worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years. My experience spans everything from software engineering to administering IT infrastructures, to managing teams of people and controlling procurement budgets. I have a BSC in Computer Science and an MSC in Information Systems. 

As a Long Lane Parent, I am keen to play a part in the future development and success of the school and welcome the opportunity to support the Board of Governors.