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Meet the Governors


Mrs R Bale, Chair of Governors – Local Authority Governor

Rachel is a solicitor. She moved to Winchcombe in November 2013. She has three children, the youngest of whom attended Isbourne Valley School. She passionately believes that all children should achieve their full potential and that school is not just about educating children in terms of subjects and curriculum, but also encouraging them to see beyond their formal education, to develop skills and prepare for successful lives beyond school. She became Chair of Governors in May 2016.

Safeguarding governor

Appointed by governing body


Mr J Godding - Head Teacher

Justin studied history at university in London before completing his PGCE in Nottingham. He taught history at inner city comprehensive schools in Nottingham and Derby for a number of years until he  moved back to Cheltenham. He has taught in several primary schools in the area and was Deputy Headteacher at a local school before joining Isbourne Valley School as Headteacher in September 2016. When he is not in school he enjoys running, cycling  and watching cricket and is a Leeds United supporter.


Mrs P Warner - Staff Governor


Mrs M Hill - Parent Governor


Mrs J DePlasco - Parent Governor


Co-opted Governor - 2 vacancies


Clerk to the Governors - vacancy


If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the Chair of Governors.


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