Management Committee


Management Committee


Foundry College is a Pupil Referral Unit supporting schools, children and families within the Wokingham Borough Council district, with an OFSTED rating of GOOD (25th January 2018). We cater for young people aged 4-16 years who are unable to maintain a school place for a wide variety of reasons.

The Management Committee work with the school, the young person and the family to provide the most suitable package of support whether that is part time or full time school based support, home tutoring, staff support, or if more appropriate a full time place at Foundry College.

The job of a Management Committee member is to ensure high standards of educational achievement and to set the ethos, strategic direction and long-term vision for the school. Members question, support and strengthen the school leadership but leave the day-to day operation of the school to the Headteacher and staff. They also make sure the College’s money is well spent and see that resources are allocated in line with strategic priorities.

Please click here for the Terms of Reference of the Management Committee.

The Management Committee is chaired by Rose Mahony and the vice-chair is John Bayes. We have two Sub-Committees, Suzanne Richards chairs the Teaching and Learning Committee, and John Bayes chairs the Resources Committee.

All Chairs can be contacted via Foundry College on 0118 334 1510 or  

The Clerk to the Management Committee can be contacted on 0118 334 1510 or 

There are a total of thirteen committee members, made up of:


Eleven Community Members:

Rose Mahony (Chair)

John Bayes (Vice-Chair)

Jay Blundell (Headteacher)

Judy Wheeler  (Primary)

Sharon Finn (Primary)

Suzanne Richards (Secondary)

Robin Bertrand (Secondary)

Shan Ratcliffe (Local Community)

Jim Mathieson (Local Community)

One Local Authority Member:

Sal Thirlway  (Local Authority)

Three Staff Members:

Nicky Rees (Deputy Headteacher – Community Development & Wellbeing)

Tom Scantlebury (Inclusion Manager)

Louise Brookes (Behaviour Outreach)

One Parent Member: 


Associate Members:

Donna Munday (Finance Manager)
Iain Thomas (Deputy Headteacher – Raising Standards)


Rosie Neal 

To view the Management Committee Register of Business Interests 2019-2020 please click here

To view the Management Committee Register of Responsibilities please click here

To view the Management Committee meeting attendance, please click here

Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”



Student Outcomes 2018-19

The Staff and Management Committee are delighted to celebrate the results of our 2018-2019 cohort.

Foundry College is more than a school where staff deliver the curriculum.  We are an environment where pupils are able to learn for life through a wealth of different experiences and enrichment opportunities. Staff support our pupils not only as highly qualified experts in their different curriculum fields, but also as daily mentors. Our educational expertise,  personal commitment and dedication to improving the life experiences of  vulnerable young people make significant contributions to building pupils' resilience and fostering a culture of mutual respect and co-operation.

Our primary focus is to work hard with pupils to help them secure the best outcomes they can and to improve their chance of success in further education, training or employment.

Year 2

One student was eligible for KS1 SATs and was assessed to be at the National standard.

Year 6

One of two students eligible for KS2 SATs was assessed to be at the National standard.  The second student was disapplied by their home school.

Year 11

The summer 2019 cohort once again exceeded realistic expectation with 15 of 19 students achieving at least one level 2 qualification.

All 19 students were entered for a qualification in both English and Maths, with 9 students achieving GCSE passes in each subject and 7 students achieving passes in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths.  8 students were entered for double Science, with 7 students achieving at least one grade 4 and 4 students achieving passes in both GCSEs.

Qualifications were also obtained in a further thirteen other subjects, including a range of traditional academic GCSEs and a selection of vocational options.

Thank you to everyone involved in the partnership without which these excellent outcomes for our pupils would not have been possible.

Miss Jay Blundell— Headteacher








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Headteacher: Miss Jay Blundell

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510

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