Governing Body

Governing Body Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for a Foundation Governor and a Community Governor. If you are interested in either of these positions please contact the school and we will put you in touch with the Chair of Governors to discuss the roles further.

Garsington Primary School Governing Body

Our school governors come from a range of backgrounds, bringing together different skills, experiences and knowledge. We have several different types of governors:

  • Foundation
  • Co-opted
  • Local Authority
  • Parent
  • Staff
  • Associate

Governors do not act independently but together as a governing body with joint responsibility. The role of the governing body is a strategic one and its key functions are:

  • set the aims and objectives of the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Head

The governing body is structured into 5 subcommittees who deal with specific areas of school development:

  • Impact
  • Resources
  • Vision and Values
  • Pay Panel
  • Headteacher Performance Management

Governing Subcommittees

The Head sits on all committees.

Impact:

SEN & PP Penelope Woolf (chair)

EYFS all

Maths tbc

English Claire Beatt

PSCHE/SIAMS/RE/Collective Worship Sarah Brush

Community all

Behaviour, Attendance and Staff Wellbeing tbc

Teaching and Learning Richard Holden

Enrichment All

Resources:

Finance Richard Holden (chair)

HR Richard Holden

Premises Jen Last

Safeguarding Rachel Smith

Health & Safety Jen Last

Vision and Values

Chair of Governors, Chairs of Committees and SIAMS link governor

Pay Panel

Chair of Governors and Chairs of Committees

Headteacher Performance Management

Richard Holden, Rachel Smith and Sue Grundy (RLT Advisor)

Register of Business Interest

Attendance at governor meetings 2018/19

Garsington Primary School Governing Body - members

Zara d'Archambaud,

Type of governor: Staff

Appointing body: Governing Body

Term of office: 1/9/15 - ongoing

Committee membership: member of all subcommittees

Positions of responsibility: Headteacher

Rachel Smith

Type of governor: Parent

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: 2/1/18-2/1/22

Committee membership: Resources, Vision and Values, Pay Panel and Headteacher Performance Management

Positions of responsibility: Chair of Governors, Safeguarding, Year 3 and English Governor

Rachel Smith can be contacted on 01865 361263 or by letter to Garsington CE Primary School, Wheatley Road, Garsington, Oxford, OX44 9EW.

Claire Beatt

Type of governor: Parent

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: tbc

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: English

Sarah Brush

Type of governor: Foundation

Appointing body:

Term of office: 1/9/9-31/8/23

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: EPSCHE/SIAMS/RE/Collective Worship

Liz Harris

Type of governor: Staff

Appointing body: Staff

Term of office: 9/1/18-31/8/22

Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Positions of responsibility: Deputy Head, Pupil Premium; Assessment

Richard Holden

Type of governor: Parent

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: tbc

Committee membership: Impact, Headteacher Performance Management and Resources

Positions of responsibility: Vice-chair of Governors, Chair of Resources, Year 6, Finance, HR and Teaching and Learning Governor

Jen Last

Type of governor: Parent

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: 25/1/17-24/1/21

Committee membership: Resources and Headteacher Performance Management

Position of responsibility: Year 4, Premises and Health and Safety Governor

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointing body: Governing Body

Term of office: tbc

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: Chair of Impact, SEN and Pupil Premium