Evendons Primary School is run by a Governing Body which is comprised of parent governors, trustee governors, a staff representative, co-opted governors and the Head teacher.

The whole Governing Body meets once a term and is divided into two committees – Children & Learning and HR, Finance & Operations; these committees also meet on a regular basis and are supported by various working parties.

The Head teacher has day-to-day responsibility for the efficient management of the school. Governors and staff work together. We aim to Nurture each and every child, find unique learning experiences to Inspire and equip our children to Flourish in school and beyond.

Parents have an opportunity to join the Governing Body as Parent Governors. Elections are held when vacancies arise.

Meet the Governors

Tim Rhodes

Chair of Governors

ICT and Online Safety
Tim has been involved with the school right from the start, with particular responsibility for the management of the school website and for supporting the rest of team in all things IT. With 18 years experience in the IT industry Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and technical know-how to the governing body. Tim, in partnership with the Chair of Governors, has developed an ambitious and cutting edge ICT vision for the school and he intends to keep the school at the forefront of new thinking in ICT for education. Tim is committed to ensuring that the staff, teachers and most importantly the pupils, can glean as much value from the impressive ICT provision in the school as possible.

Paul Elliott

Vice Chair of Governors
Paul Elliott is a parent with a son in Newton and a daughter in Brunel Class and he has been an active volunteer for the school since it opened. He has worked in the IT industry for the last twenty years and is a qualified accountant. In 2004 he made a change of career to focus on IT sales and account management and has worked on many multi-million pound IT contracts in the Defence, Retail and Travel sectors. Paul is currently senior business development manager for a UK IT Services company that is based in London and brings his energy and a wealth of industry learning to Evendons.


Julian Walker

Julian is an elected Parent Governor at Evendons Primary School and started in September 2014. Julian was previously involved with the Evendons parent group and has an enthusiastic interest in the welfare and education of all children. He currently works for IBM as a Client Manager for the Industrial sector. Julian brings to Evendons Primary School international skills across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). He also brings his leadership, strategy and energy to Evendons Primary with the goal to building a world class school in the Wokingham area. In his spare time Julian enjoys running, raising money for UNICEF and spending time with his family.

Beth Mytton

Beth Mytton is a parent of two, her son is in Archimedes. Since joining Evendons in September 2014, Beth has been actively involved with the school as a PTA class rep, giving an assembly and having a stall the STEM fairs to share her love & experience of Science directly with the children. After obtaining her Pharmacology & Chemistry degree she worked as a Biomedical Scientist in NHS & private laboratories for 10 years. Having then gained her Masters in Clinical Biochemistry she moved into the corporate world and became the Scientific Support Manager for an international Electrophoresis Company. Beth currently works as a scientific consultant, presently as a Product Manager for new multiple myeloma diagnostic tests. Her career has covered a wide spectrum of clinical science; clinical chemistry, haematology, blood transfusion, immunology, microbiology and then into the corporate word of clinical diagnostics. She has been very impressed with the ethos and community feel of Evendons and the way it has helped nurture her own son and help him develop. She will be bringing all her experience and skills to help this ethos remain as the school grows enabling pre

Andrew Humphries

Community Governor

Andrew joined Evendons as a Community Governor in August 2018. As an engineer with over 10 years experience in systems and software engineering he is passionate about the STEM mission of the school and contributing to the education of local children. During his career he has held a number of technical leadership and engineering management roles in the Defence and Transport sectors, working with international customers and suppliers to solve complex problems and provide robust governance to programme delivery. Away from work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter, reading, foreign languages, travel and kayaking.

Amie Pinder

Community Governor

Amie is a Community Governor who joined Evendons’ Governing Body in August 2018. She lives in Finchampstead with her husband and two daughters. Over the last 15 years Amie has worked in a number of industries, including fintech, telecoms, and Top 10 accountancy practice. She currently works for a bank in London as an IT Audit Manager, specialising in information and cyber security. As a STEM Ambassador with STEM Learning (Winchester Science Centre), Amie hopes to bring her passion and enthusiasm for STEM subjects to the school. In her spare time, Amie enjoys being outdoors with her family exploring the woods or practicing karate at the local club.

Gemma Reynolds

Community Governor

Gemma is a Community Governor who joined Evendons’ Governing Body in August 2018, with over 15 years of experience within the financial services sector, Gemma initially worked within Client Services and more recently specialising in data analysis and marketing, communications and brand. Gemma is passionate about education and the community and has been impressed with the vision and ethos of Evendons. She’ll be using her skills and experience to help maintain the school’s ethos, while continuing its development.  In her spare time, Gemma enjoys horse riding, keeping fit, running and travel.

Martin Hannaford

Martin Hannaford is an experienced civil servant who has spent almost 20 years working across a number of government departments. He has predominately focused on skills and economic development policy and policy implementation at a national, regional and local level. Martin is:

  • highly skilled in partnership working and has undertaken a number of inter-departmental secondments to ensure that meaningful collaborative approaches to skills, economic development and employability issues are embedded in operational practice across departments and their agencies
  • experienced in working within the civil service
  • familiar with policy developments that could have a bearing on Evendons Primary School
  • aware of the skills issues faced by STEM type employers and the importance of business involvement in the development of an engaging and empowering curriculum
  • practiced in performance and contract management of government funding

Eleanor Scott

Eleanor Scott is a parent with a son in Earhart class. Since joining Evendons in 2015, Eleanor has been actively involved with the school’s PTA; first as a class rep and more recently as Secretary. After obtaining her law degree and Legal Practice Certificate Eleanor worked for several years as a Legal Adviser for the Consumer’s Association. A change of career led to her working as a board level Executive Assistant. Her career has seen her working in many different environments; regulatory, local government, educational, charity and large corporates. Following the birth of her son Eleanor found work locally and currently works as an Executive Assistant/Office Manager for a local software company. It is this combination of skills and experience that she will bring to Evendons and enable her to bring a different perspective.

Governing Body Roles and Responsibilities Framework

Governor Information Pack

Governing Body Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference - Full Governing Body December 2017
Terms of Reference - Children and Learning December 2017
Terms of Reference - HR, Finance and Operations December 2017
Terms of Reference - Admissions Panel December 2017

Governing Body Register of Business Interests

Full Governing Body Register of Business Interests 2017-2018
Full Governing Body Register of Business Interests 2016-2017
Full Governing Body Register of Business Interests 2015-2016

Governor Term of Office Disclosures

Register of Governors Term of Office Disclosure September 2016-July 2017
Register of Governors Term of Office Disclosure September 2015-July 2016

Contact the Governing Body

Any correspondence for the Governing Body or the Chair of Governors should be addressed to;

Chair of Governors
c/o Evendons Primary School
161 Finchampstead Road
RG40 3HD

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