Governing Body/Academy Trust Board
- To work as part of the school community to create robust systems and structures which facilitate students' enjoyment of learning, academic success, social, moral and spiritual development where 'Every Child Matters' and everyone ‘Aspires to Achieve’
- To monitor, review, and evaluate the school's progress and, in the light of this, to direct improvement
- To set challenging targets for the school
Emma Wright, Chair of Governors
Emma WrightChair of Governors
PRS Governor since 2018
Emma lives locally in Monks Risborough with her husband, who is a primary school teacher, and two children who both attend PRS. She works full-time as Chief Medical Officer for a global medical device company and balances this with family life. Originally from the North East of England, Emma studied at Newcastle University for 6 years and has spent 9 years working and living in the US before returning to the UK in 2011.
Richard ListVice Chair of Governors
PRS Governor since 2017
Richard has been a Governor at Princes Risborough since 2017, as well as being the Vice Chair he has responsibility for behaviour and attendance.
He previously served for 30 years with Thames Valley Police before retiring in 2021. During this time, he has held a number of senior positions and has worked extensively in both Aylesbury and Wycombe.
Richard was the local commander for the Aylesbury Vale and for many years led the Forces response to the most serious crime. He was awarded a Queens Police Medal in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours.
He is an Honorary Senior Fellow of professional practice in the Intelligence and Security Studies faculty of Buckingham University.
Richard is born and bred in the local area. He has two children at PRS and is married to Moira. He is a qualified football referee and cricket umpire and has, for many years, supported junior teams at Thame and Wendover.
Simon joined Princes Risborough School as Headteacher in September 2019, having previously been a Head in Surrey and more recently in the Middle East. Having been born, educated and trained in Buckinghamshire he understands the challenges of secondary modern schools and is passionate about school improvement that leads to students to aspire and achieve Â. He has over a decade of governor experience and is currently the chair of governors of an outstanding primary school in Berkshire.
Education is an integral part of family life as Simon's wife is also a Headteacher and they have two daughters in primary school. He enjoys a variety of sporting activities, reading and travelling.
Eleanor (Nell) RiggAppointed Governor
Eleanor (Nell) Rigg
PRS Governors since May 2018.
Nell works part time for an inner city London Borough within Family Services. She is involved in developing projects and responding to the needs of the service, including practice development and data analysis.
Nell also undertakes ad hoc freelance consultancy work - working with Local Authorities and charities.
Vic ShentonParent Governor
PRS Governor since 2020
Vic has lived in Buckinghamshire for the last 20 years after moving down from the North West she lives with her partner and their two children. After a year teaching Vic realised it wasn't for her and for twenty years held European and Global leadership positions as a 'change agent' in two tech giants. She is now the Co-founder of a consultancy, helping organisations build high trust cultures. Vic is also a governor at Cuddington and Dinton C of E school and a Trustee of Chuf pre-school.
Linda Cannon CleggAppointed Governor
Linda Cannon Clegg
PRS Governor since Nov 2020
Linda has lived in the Chilterns in Whiteleaf for 20 years. She is a former primary school headteacher with 22 years of teaching and leadership experience. She is also a governor at two other schools in Bucks.
Outside education Linda is a Trustee for the Buckinghamshire Community Foundation 'Heart of Bucks', and Secretary for the historical car event Kop Hill Climb the proceeds of which annually support many local projects.
Linda is a keen cyclist and artist and enjoys walking through the hills with her two Cocker Spaniels and her husband.
Adam TaylorCo-opted Governor
PRS Governor since 2021
My main interests are my family, and with 3 primary school age children they keep me busy enough, but I have been a Governor previously at PRS having joined at the start of the MAT transition and left due to a family illness. I have a great deal of respect for PRS staff and students, indeed, my wife is a part time teacher here and has been since she was newly qualified, and I am keen to get back involved. I found my previous involvement incredibly rewarding as a secondary school plays such a big part on a community, and it is such an influential time in the students' lives.
In terms of career, I have been involved in fire safety since 1999 and have worked as a firefighter, fire test engineer and fire engineer in the UK and worldwide. In 2019 I set up a fire safety consultancy called Ashton Fire with 2 colleagues and this has been incredibly successful having grown to over 30 people in 2 years. As Managing Director it's been my privilege to lead this team and I hope I can bring some of the skills from my day job to my role as a Governor, as well as building on the skills during my previous time as a Governor.
Carlene Carter-BlairStaff Governor
Chris RockerCo-opted Governor
Chris became a Governor of PRS in September of this year. He and his wife Alison divide their time between London and Meadle, where they acquired Dock Farm in 2016. Alison spent her career at Great Ormond Street Hospital ultimately as Head of Therapies, while Chris spent his career in the financial services business, originally at Bank of America and subsequently for 25 years with Chase Manhattan Bank, ultimately as Managing Director for the global commodity financing business.
He lived in New York for 17 years before a late change in career took him back to London to work at Vitol, the worlds largest independent oil trader, where he was Chief Financial Officer.
Following retirement in 2005 Chris has been involved in various charitable activities including an affiliation with the Academy of Ancient Music, membership of the Development Board of Christ Church, Oxford, where he was an undergraduate, and IntoUniversity, a charity that helps underprivileged children obtain university places. Hobbies include fly fishing and classical guitar, plus a love of travel and foreign languages.
Insignis Academy Trust (click here to access Trust website)
Princes Risborough School joined Insignis Academy Trust (IAT) in September 2018. IAT is a Buckinghamshire based multi academy trust comprising four secondary schools – Princes Risborough School, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, The Kingsbrook School and The Mandeville School. We have over 3800 students on roll and employ approximately 400 staff across the Trust. Insignis is Latin for “outstanding” or “remarkable” which is the ambition for all IAT schools.
IAT Vision: To provide an exceptional educational experience for young people locally
Princes Risborough School Local Governing Body (PRS LGB)
PRS LGB works with the Trust Board to enhance the educational experience at PRS for all students and ensure they are well prepared for life in the adult community and become Positive, Responsible and Successful citizens.
Contact email@example.com to access LGBs minutes.
Governor Roles and SDP Focus
All Governors are appointed by the Board.
Governance documents including Articles of Association
Annual Report and Financial Statements
- 2019-20 PRS Pecuniary Interests
- 2020-21 PRS Pecuniary Interests
- 2021-22 PRS Pecuniary Interests
- 2022-23 PRS Pecuniary Interests