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Governing Board Meeting Dates 2022/2023

· Wednesday 28th September 2022
· Wednesday 7th December 2022
· Wednesday 1st February 2023
· Wednesday 26th April 2023
· Wednesday 12th July 2023
· Wednesday 14th September 2022
· Wednesday 23rd November 2022
· Wednesday 18th January 2023
· Wednesday 1st March 2023
· Wednesday 19th April 2023 (Budget)
· Wednesday 28th June 2023
· Wednesday 9th November 2022
· Wednesday 11th January 2023
· Wednesday 15th March 2023
· Wednesday 14th June 2023

Full Governoring Board Meeting Minutes

The minutes of full governing board meetings are available at the school. Anyone who wishes to see them should contact Miss S. Neate, Clerk to Governors via e-mail



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

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

Resources Chair

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


Pupil Premium  

Headteacher Mrs. Tina Allison Ex Officio   Resources
Staff Miss Kerry Penn Staff 12/06/2022 - 11/06/2025  Operations
Co-opted Mrs. Imogen Pitt Co-opted 16/06/2021 - 15/06/2024


Operations Chair

Parent Mr. Nick Taylor Parent 20/06/2021 - 19/06/2024 Resources 
Parent Mr. Neil Timmins Parent 27/11/2021 - 26/11/2024


Health & Safety

Governor Profiles 

Mrs. Jennifer Folliard

 Local Authority Governor - Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee,

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 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

 Mrs. Tina Allison 

Headteacher - Resources Committee 

I am delighted to be joining Long Lane as Head teacher in September 2022.  I have been lucky enough to have taught in 3 different West Berkshire schools for 26+ years and, in this time, have taught in every year group from Reception to Year 6.  After qualifying as a SENDCo in 2011, I have held a number of leadership roles including Phase Leader, SENDCo, Inclusion Leader and for the last four years as Deputy Head and DSL of a large three form entry primary school in Newbury. 

I have 3 children who are now grown and beginning to fly the nest.

My main role on the Governing Board is being held to account for all the activities and decisions made for the best interests of the children, families, and staff.  I also advise on the strategic vision of the school.  I am really looking forward to leading Long Lane and continuing the good work that has already been started.

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. Imogen Pitt Co-opted Governor - Chair of 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 3 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, Health & Safety 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.