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Governance at The Wren Scool, Reading, Berks

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The Wren School Governing Body


The Wren School Governing Body was initially appointed by the Members of The Wren School Academy Trust on 8 June 2015 and included parents, staff and members of the community. As Trustees and Directors, governors ensured the strategic direction of the school, accountability throughout the school and financial probity.  The academy transferred to Excalibur Academies Trust on 1st February 2019.


The Wren School Local Governing Body acts as a Local Academy Committee for Excalibur Academies Trust and the LGB works alongside the principal and his senior leaders to support and challenge their work. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The LGB aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being. Minutes of the meetings of The Wren School Local Governing Body and the Excalibur Academies Trust are available on request.  Please contact the Clerk to Governors, Donna Sibley at

Click here to read Excalibur Academies Trust’s vision statement

Click here to read The Wren School Academy Trust’s vision statement

Roles and organisation

Chair of Governors – Julia Cottee

Vice Chair of Governors – Jackie John

Clerk to Governors – Donna Sibley

If you wish to contact the Chair please write c/o

The Local Governing Board currently numbers 15 governors: 5 parent, 3 staff, 7 co-opted (1 vacancy).  Details of governors’ roles and responsibilities can be seen below.  Terms of office and declarations of interest can be seen here.


Governing Body Schedule of Meetings

The schedule of meetings for the current year is under review and will be posted shortly.

Term Dates


Term 5

Mon 25 Apr – Fri 27 May

Half term – Mon 30 May – Fri 3 Jun

Term 6

Mon 6 Jun – Wed 20 Jul