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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.



Staff Governor - vacant



Mrs L Fisher – Co-opted Governor

Linda moved to the Cotswolds in 2007 when she retired from her role as UK Managing Director of a software and services company that had major success as a supplier to the Financial Services Sector. Linda brings a breadth of experience in marketing and general business management to add to the team. Her passion for education is partly fuelled by family with all of her closest family involved in education.

Health & Safety governor

SEN governor

Appointed by governing body


Mr J Boodle - Associate Governor

Jon has a background in mental health and homelessness working in both London and Bristol until 2012 .  He now has his own gardening business and works locally in and around Winchcombe. His eldest son goes to Isbourne Valley and his other son attends Winchcombe Abbey Primary School and he is actively involved in the local community.  Due to his professional background he has an interest in working with disadvantaged individuals and believes that his skills and experience translate into his role as a parent governor.  He has lived in Gloucestershire most of his life and has a strong connection to the countryside.

Appointed by governing body


Co-opted Governor - vacant


Mrs L Chandler-Corris - Parent Governor

Lisa is an experienced teacher having taught A Level Psychology for a number of years. She has also worked with younger children with special educational needs and is a co-author on several textbooks used in schools and colleges. Lisa lives in Toddington and has two children at Isbourne Valley School. She believes that for children to thrive at school they must be happy, feel secure and be offered a variety of activities.  

Appointed by parents


Ms H Holve - Parent Governor


Mrs E Gray - Clerk to the Governors


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


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