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Meet the Governors

Who we are:

The Governing Body is made up of 15 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, Jude Bennett, Jo Holmes, Helen Kidd, Jennifer Strawbridge.

 

Finance, Premises and Personnel (FPP): 

Keith Ponsford, Cllr Roz Smith, Chris Morris,  Jude Bennett, Fr Darren McFarland, Bruce Huggett, Ricardo Carnicer Hijazo, Gena Leveson (with school business manager attending).

 

Our working groups:

 

Head Teacher appraisal panel:  Fr Darren McFarland, Keith Ponsford, Bruce Huggett.

Safeguarding group:  Helen Kidd, Jude Bennett.

Communication group: Chris Morris, Helen Kidd, Jude Bennett.

Ethos group: Fr Darren McFarland, Helen Kidd,  Jude Bennett, (with RE teacher attending).

 

Name

Governor Type

Term of Office

Meetings Attended 2019-20

Business Interests

Mrs Jude Bennett  

Headteacher (Appointed by the governing body) 

1st Sept 2013 ongoing               

14/14

Son has been occasional paid casual staff member

Fr Darren McFarland        

Chair of Governors Foundation Governor (Appointed by diocese)

29th Nov 2015 ongoing

12/14

None

Mr Keith Ponsford            

Vice Chair of Governors (Shared) Chair of TLIS sub committee Co-opted governor (Appointed by the governing body)

14th Mar 2019 – 13th Mar 2023

12/14

None

Mr Chris Morris                

Vice Chair of Governors (Shared) Chair of FPP sub committee Parent Governor (Elected by parents)

10th Oct 2019 – 9th Oct 2023

8/10

None

Cllr Roz Smith                   

Whistleblowing Governor LA Governor (Appointed by OCC)

5th Dec 2019 – 4th Dec 2023      

8/10

None

Ms Jo Holmes                  

Staff Governor (Elected by staff)

8th Dec 2018 – 7th Dec 2022      

9/10

Teacher at School

Mr David Hodgkinson      

Parent Governor (Elected by Parents)   

13th July 2020 – 12th July 2024

 

None

Prof Jennifer Strawbridge                      

Co-opted governor (Foundation Governor)

13th July 2017 –

12th July 2021   

7/10

None

Mr Jonathan Marshall

Co-opted Governor

11th July 2019 – 10th July 2023

8/10

None

Mr James Carter

Parent Governor (Elected by Parents)

18th Nov 2019 – 17th Nov 2023

5/6

None

Mr Ricardo Carnicer Hijazo                                  

Parent Governor (Elected by Parents)

11th Nov 2016 –

10th Nov 2020

8/10

None

Mrs Elizabeth Bingham

Parent Governor (Elected by Parents)

13th July 2020 – 12th July 2024

 

None

Mr Bruce Huggett       

Foundation Governor (Appointed by diocese)

15th Nov 2016 –

14th Nov 2020

8/10

None

Ms Helen Kidd        

Parent Governor (Elected by parents)

11th Nov 2016 –

10th Nov 2020

9/10

Husband - parent governor at HQFSS

Mrs Gena Leveson     

Co-opted Governor        

12th July 2018 –

11th July 2022

7/10    

Works as TA in school

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:

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