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Welcome to the Governors’ Section


The Local Governing Body

What do we do?

The Local Governing Body works closely with the Co-Headteachers and Windsor Learning Partnership to ensure the school delivers the best possible educational and pastoral experience for all of our students. We do so through;

  • Developing a positive school culture and values which support great educational outcomes
  • Ensuring accountability for the performance of the school through approving the curriculum, rigorous monitoring of students’ academic achievement and progress, and listening to the views of pupils, parents and staff
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of policy and procedures relating to Safeguarding, Health & Safety, SEND, vulnerable pupils and inclusion.



All our work links to the current Ofsted framework which focuses on four key areas:-

  • Quality of Education
  • Behaviours and Attitudes
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership and Management


The whole Local Governing Body meets 6 times per year, with additional sub-committee, individual and focus group visits throughout the year.


How are we constituted?

Windsor Girls’ School is part of the Windsor Learning Partnership, along with Dedworth Green First School, The Windsor Boys’ School, Dedworth Middle School, Clewer Green CE First School and Oakfield First School.


As directed under the WLP Scheme of Delegation, our Local Governing Board is formed by the Co-Headteachers (ex-officio), 2 parent governors, 1 staff governor and 5 community governors. WLP Trustees can choose to appoint additional governors, should they see fit to do so.



The Governors

Who are we?

Governors come from many backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experiences, which bring an independent view to issues of strategy, performance, the management of resources and setting the standards and expectations of the school. All governors are committed to the success of the school and to ensuring that all students are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.


If you would like to contact The Chair of Governors or any other Governor, please send an email via the Clerk to




Kirsti Parsons, Chair of Governors, Community Governor


Carol Watkins, Vice-Chair of Governors, Board Appointed Governor

Carol has been a Governor at Windsor Girls’ School since 2022, is Vice Chair of Governors and also a Governor at Dedworth Middle and Dedworth Green First Schools. She has had over 12 years of experience governing local schools and continues to enjoy the challenge of working with school leaders to drive improvements that benefit students. She is setting up a local charity to support youth mental health and wellbeing and is Chair of Windsor Netball Club. When she’s not providing a taxi service to one of her 3 teenage children, Carol enjoys gardening, paddle boarding, playing netball, theatre and walking the dog.


Kris Edwards, Staff Governor


Eimear O’Carroll, Co-Headteacher


Pete Griffiths, Co-Headteacher


Helen Griffiths, Parent Governor

I recently became a parent governor at the school having developed a keen interest in education and the financing of schools. I have a daughter in year 9 at Windsor Girls’ School and a son in year 13 at Windsor Boys’ School. I have a background working in clinical trial data management for a large pharmaceutical company which requires the application of a critical and inquiring mindset. I am excited to be part of the Governing Body and to have the opportunity to help shape and continue to strengthen our school and community.



Kerry Blandin, Parent Governor

Kerry has worked in the education sector for over 20 years with a specialism in curriculum. She has a daughter who attends Windsor Girls’ School and so has a vested interest in ensuring the school works well for her family and a genuine interest in ensuring the same for other parents too.

Her aim is to use her experience to support the Co-Headteachers and all other stakeholders, in developing new initiatives within our school to maintain and improve standards, including progress and achievement, ensuring our children have the best possible education.



Ammer Masood, Community Governor

An experienced executive with over 25 years of Commercial experience within predominantly start-ups on a worldwide basis within the TMT sector that have been bought out over time. He is a founding Board Member of WLP and has been a governor in Windsor schools for over 20 years.

 He is a current member of Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Schools Appeal panel and lives locally with four children.


Harriet Hunter, Community Governor


Gemma Webb, Community Governor

Gemma has been a Governor at Windsor Girls’ School for just over a year, this is her first Governor role. Gemma is an experienced Senior Leader with an excellent track record in leading change for improvement. Since having her first child Gemma has taken a step back from Senior Leadership but wanted to use her experience to drive improvement in her local area. Gemma currently works at a local school where she teaches Physics and in her spare time, enjoys playing Tennis.





Carol Watkins

Gemma Webb

Helen Griffiths

Kerry Blandin

Ammer Masood

Governors attendance 2023 - 2024