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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School


School Governance Committee

Name   Category Profile
Bob Kenwrick


I spent 38 years in the Police Service and prior to retiring was a Chief Inspector with British Transport Policy. Following retirement I remained with the organisation as Wellbeing Manager with responsibility for Health and Safety and Occupational Health.

I have been a Governor for 16 years, previously been Chair of Governors at a local primary school and am currently;

  • Chair of Governors at local secondary school 
  • Chair of Local Advisory Board at school in Earley
  • Trustee of a MAT in Earley

I was appointed as a Governor at Reading Girls' School at the beginning of 2016 and on transition to an Academy within Baylis Court Trust I became Chair of the School Governance Committee.

Jon Gargan

Mark Cocker

Parent Governor  
Kate Thomson

Staff Governor Kate Thomson has a background in administration and finance and is a qualified IT Trainer through the Institute of Personnel and Development.   She is a staff governor.  Her main role in school encompasses arranging careers, enterprise and employability skills activities.  This involves liaising with staff, working with a variety of agencies and encouraging employer engagement. She also helps staff by ensuring they are comfortable using our technology and helps run the school council.
Adam Shea

Co-opted Governor Adam Shea is the Head of Communications Faculty at Reading Girls' school and is a co-opted staff governor. His main role in the school is to oversee the curriculum areas of English, Drama, Media Studies and Psychology, as well as teaching across these subjects. Adam holds a masters degree in English and is currently in the process of obtaining a second master's degree in Educational Leadership and Management as well as being a fellow on the 2017 cohort for the Ambition Teaching Leaders leadership and management training programme. Prior experiences to teaching include hospitality management and events coordination.
Karen Witton


Co-opted Governor  
Rebecca Francis


Co-opted Governor

Rebecca has recently joined the board of governors due to her interest in taking business practices into education. Rebecca herself attended an all girls selective school and is passionate about girls being empowered to achieve. Rebecca believes it is a privilege to be welcomed into RGS as a governor and is looking forward to helping to be part of the future of the school,  equipping  the students for successful lives whilst in and after Reading Girls School.

Most of her working life has been to inspire, coach and mentor others to be the very best they can be. Rebecca is a CPD accredited professional coach, holds an NLP diploma and has led many sales teams to success.

Rebecca has three children, two boys who have completed their university education and a daughter who is currently at sixth form studying A levels.


To contact the Chair of the SGC, please do so via the Clerk to the Governors at the school through