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Wildmoor Heath School

WHS Governing Body


Governing Body (GB)

The governors at Wildmoor Heath School constitute the Governing Body (GB) and collectively play an important leadership role in overseeing the safeguarding and management of the school and its staff. 

The GB operates essentially as a flat structure, without committees for specific areas of focus. Statutory committees are in place for Head Teacher Performance Management Panel, Pay Review, Staff Discipline and Appeals.

The GB may delegate any of its statutory functions to a committee, subject to the Articles of Association, and may impose any conditions it chooses on such delegation. The governing body will remain accountable for any decisions taken relating to functions delegated to a committee - the committee must report on any such decisions to the following GB meeting. 

Our Governance Procedures can be viewed and downloaded from the documents below. 

The Chair of the Governing Board is Mrs Karen Roche. She can be contacted at:

If you are interested in learning more about governance, please contact the Clerk to the Governors at, or make contact through Mrs Attfield at the school office on 01344 772034.

The following link will allow you to access Greenshaw Learning Trust's Official Documents.

Please click here to access the Greenshaw Learning Trust's Governance Information.

Please click to read GB Procedures

Current Governors

Name Type Appointing Body Start of Office End of Office Role
Mr Paul Agate Parent Parents 07.05.19 06.05.23
  • Lead Governor - Finance and Buildings
  • Liaison Governor in the event of allegation (child protection) against Headteacher
  • Inventory Governor
Mrs Sue Attfield Staff- non teaching Staff 26.01.18 25.01.22
  • Staff Welfare Link
Mrs Becci Leach Staff Staff 24.06.19 25.01.22
  • Staff Welfare Link
Mrs Karen Roche Trust Board of Trustees 01.09.19 31.08.21
  • Chair of Governors
  • Safeguarding - Child Protection Governor
  • Performance Management Review
  • Committee member
  • Governor Effectiveness Lead
Mr Christopher Salt Trust Board of Trustees 01.01.18 31.12.21
  • Development Governor
  • Pay Appeals Lead
  • Science and Technology Link
Mrs Leslie Semper Headteacher Ex-officio 01.09.18 31.12.21
  • Headteacher
Mr Cliff Thompson Trust Board of Trustees 01.01.18 31.12.21
  • Performance Management Review
  • Committee member
Mr Ben Wickins Trust Board of Trustees 01.01.20 31.12.23
  • Vice-Chair of Governors
  • SEND Governor
  • Performance Management Review
  • Committee member
  • Arts and Humanities Link
Parent Governor Vacancy Parent Parents    


Trust Governor Vacancy Trust Board of Trustees      

Previous Governors (September 2019- August 2020)

Name Type Appointing Body Start of Office End of Office Role
Mr Toby Green Parent Parents 07.05.19 06.05.23
  • Lead Governor - SEN and Safeguarding second
  • Pupil Premium Champion
Mrs Chloe Mietle Trust LGB 01.01.20 31.12.23
  • Lead Governor - Safeguarding
  • Child Protection, Safeguarding and E-Safety Governor

Meet the Governors

Mr Paul Agate

I have been a parent governor since summer 2019.  I am a proud father of two daughters. One in Year 5 at the school and one who has just moved into secondary school.   

In my professional life I have a 22 year career in Food Retail and I am currently a Store Manager for Sainsbury's supermarkets as well as being a Board Director and Vice Chair for a Business Improvement District. 

I have gained a vast amount of skills and experience during my professional career which I believe will help me be an effective Governor.

Mrs Sue Attfield

I have been working in the office at Wildmoor Heath School for over 10 years and am proud to be a staff member of a unique, caring community school.  I became a staff governor in 2018 and I enjoy being part of a team helping the school on its journey to be the best and to provide an all-round education for the children.

I live in Crowthorne and when not in the School Office, I enjoy exploring, travelling and spending time with my family,  especially with my two daughters.

Mrs Becci Leach

I am in my ninth year of teaching at Wildmoor Heath and am a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  As a governor I have a specific interest in staff welfare.  Outside of school I love music (both playing and teaching) and I have recently taken up indoor climbing.

Mrs Karen Roche

After many years of teaching in local secondary schools and working as an Education Adviser for a local authority, I am now working independently as an education consultant. In this role, I have worked on many OfSTED inspections and work closely with schools in challenging circumstances. 

My son and daughter were both educated locally and it gives us great pleasure to watch them, and their many friends, grow into successful young adults. Crowthorne is a great community for a family to grow up in and I am delighted to take part in the continuing development of Wildmoor Heath Primary School.

Mr Chris Salt

I was appointed as a Community Governor at Wildmoor Heath School in November 2011 and undertook the role of Vice Chair from October 2012 to October 2013.

I have worked in education for some 39 years, as a teacher of Design and Technology, Music and ICT and also as a LA Schools’ Adviser and Ofsted Inspector. As I quickly move towards retirement age, I am currently enjoying a part time teaching role at Sandhurst School teaching Design and Technology courses at both GCSE and A Level.

I have two children, who were educated locally in Yateley. During their schooling, I always took an active interest in their respective schools, offering time and support and participating in many parent events.

As a Governor, I am committed to providing the best educational opportunities for all children at Wildmoor Heath School.

Mrs Leslie Semper

I am very honoured to be the Headteacher at Wildmoor Heath School and to sit on the Governing Body. I have been a Headteacher in three different schools and enjoy working with governors and our wonderful staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for our young learners. Wildmoor Heath is a unique school in a superb position right on Wildmoor heathland. We take pride in offering our pupils a rich and balanced curriculum, which includes personal development of each child’s ‘cultural capital’ through an extensive list of opportunities, school visits, residential trips, outdoor learning and our community partnerships. Working with governors is a key part of our work to ensure that our provision is the best possible.

When not in school, I enjoy The Great Outdoors - walking with my border collies, cycling and kayaking. I also enjoy Scottish Country Dancing and live music.

Mr Cliff Thompson

I have been a governor at the school for 20 years, originally a local authority appointment. I was a Bracknell Forest Councillor from 1997 to 2019 when I stood down. I am now a Crowthorne Parish Councillor.

I am a retired solicitor.

Mr Ben Wickins

I have been a co-opted governor since February 2017 and really enjoy helping WHS to continue supporting and challenging the students. Coming from a family of teachers, I have always had a passion for schools and teaching so although I am relatively new to the role, I have been talking and learning about education and school governance for a long time! Not having any children in the school means that I can consider, advise and decide based on what is presented by Ms Semper and the excellent teachers at Wildmoor Heath.

In my day job, I am a management consultant working mostly in London. My wife and I can often be spotted walking our retired Greyhound, Iggy on Yateley common and Frogmore, where we live.

Declaration of Business Interests

Name Position Interest / Organisation Nature of Interest Date interest was registered
Mr Paul Agate Parent Governor

Wildmoor Heath School


Watford Business Improvement District

Parent of child at Wildmoor Heath

Store Manager

Board Director and Vice-Chair




Mrs Sue Attfield Staff Governor - non teaching Wildmoor Heath School Staff Member Jan-18
Mrs Becci Leach Staff Governor - teaching Wildmoor Heath School Staff Member Sept-12
Mrs Karen Roche Trust Governor

The Brakenhale School

The Greenshaw Learning Trust


Chair of Governors


Contracted Lead Inspector




Mr Christopher Salt Trust Governor Sandhurst School Teacher Sept-18
Mrs Leslie Semper Headteacher Wildmoor Heath School Headteacher at Wildmoor Heath Sept-18
Mr Cliff Thompson Trust Governor Crowthorne Parish Council Local Government May-19
Mr Ben Wickins Trust Governor BMT Group Employee Feb-15

Governors in the previous 12 months - September 2019 to September 2020:

Name Position Interest / Organisation Nature of Interest Date interest was registered
Mr Toby Green Parent Governor

Wildmoor Heath School


Wildmoor Heath School

Bracknell Forest Council, Wokingham Council, West Berkshire Council

Parent of child at Wildmoor Heath

PTA- Assistant Treasurer


Public Protection








Mrs Chloe Mitele Trust Governor TBC    

This information is taken from the Register of Business Interests.

Nil indicates nothing to declare.

Date completed: 9th December 2019

Dates and Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of Full Governing Body Meetings

All minutes of the Local Governing Body are available on request from the Wildmoor Heath School office (Mrs Johnson).

LGB Meeting Dates for 2020 - 2021

Monday, 28th September 2020, 4:30pm

Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 4:30pm

Monday, 25th January 2021, 4:30pm

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:30pm

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:30pm

Monday, 21st June 2021, 3:30pm

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 3:30pm