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Meet the Governors

Who we are:

The Governing Body is made up of a number of governors including parents, staff and members of the community.  All governors serve for a term of four years.

 

What we do:

The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, but the governors are responsible for longer-term management and strategic planning. Governors are responsible for appointing staff, ensuring safe and secure premises, promoting equality and managing the school budget. An important role is that of 'critical friend', to make sure that high standards of teaching and learning are achieved and maintained. 

 

How to contact us:

Governors are available to speak to you in term during Parent-Teacher consultations.  If you’d like to contact us in writing, you can either drop a note into the school office or e-mail us at any time on the following email address:
governors@st-andrews-pri.oxon.sch.uk

 

Our subcommittees:  

 

Teaching, Learning, Inclusion and Safeguarding (TLIS): 

Keith Ponsford, Fr Darren McFarland, Jo Holmes, Helen Kidd, Jennifer Strawbridge, Cllr Roz Smith, Dr Sarah Haden, Liz Hurran, Sam Callard

 

Finance, Premises and Personnel (FPP): 

Keith Ponsford, Chris Morris, Jo Holmes, Fr Darren McFarland, Bruce Huggett, David Hodgkinson, James Carter

The school business manager attends this meeting.

 

Ethos:

Fr Darren McFarland, Helen Kidd, Jo Holmes, (with RE lead attending).

 

Our working groups:

 

Head Teacher appraisal panel:  Fr Darren McFarland, Jennifer Strawbridge, Bruce Huggett.

Safeguarding group:  Helen Kidd, Jo Holmes, James Carter, Ros Smith.

Communication group: Helen Kidd, Jo Holmes, Liz Bingham.

 

Name

Governor Type

Term of Office

Business Interests

Mrs Jo Holmes

Headteacher (Appointed by the governing body) 

1st Sept 2022 ongoing               

None

Fr Darren McFarland        

Chair of Governors Foundation Governor (Appointed by Diocese)

29th Nov 2015 ongoing

None

Mr Keith Ponsford            

Vice Chair of Governors.  Chair of TLIS sub committee.

Co-opted governor (Appointed by the governing body)

14th Mar 2019 – 13th Mar 2023

None

Mr Chris Morris                

Co-Chair of FPP sub committee.

Co-opted governor (Appointed by the governing body)

10th Oct 2019 – 9th Oct 2023

None

Cllr Roz Smith                   

Whistleblowing Governor LA Governor (Appointed by OCC)

5th Dec 2019 – 4th Dec 2023      

None

Mr David Hodgkinson      

Parent Governor

(Elected by Parents)   

13th July 2020 – 12th July 2024

None

Prof Jennifer Strawbridge                      

Foundation Governor (Appointed by Diocese)

12th July 2021 –

13th July 2025   

None

Mr James Carter

Parent Governor

(Elected by Parents)

18th Nov 2019 – 17th Nov 2023

None

Dr Sarah Haden                                  

Parent Governor

(Elected by Parents)

23rd Nov 2020 –

22nd Nov 2024

None

Mrs Elizabeth Bingham

Parent Governor

(Elected by Parents)

13th July 2020 – 12th July 2024

None

Mr Bruce Huggett       

Co-chair of FPP sub committee.
Foundation Governor (Appointed by Diocese)

15th Nov 2020 –

14th Nov 2024

None

Ms Helen Kidd        

Parent Governor

(Elected by parents)

23rd Nov 2020 –

22nd Nov 2024

None

Mr Sam Callard

Staff Governor

(Elected by staff)

1st Sept 2022 - 31st Aug 2025None

Lucy Dickinson          

Clerk of Governors         

 

 

 

 

Our strategic plan:

 

If you'd like more detail on how we achieve our vision, it's in this document:

Declaration of Interests and Training Register

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