Governing Body

Governing Body Vacancies

We have a vacancy for a Vice-Chair of governors. If you are interested please contact the school and we will put you in touch with the Chair of Governors to discuss 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

  • 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 Claire Messenger

EYFS Clare Allan

Maths Clare Joyce

English Clare Joyce

PSCHE/SIAMS/RE/Collective Worship Sarah Brush

Community all

Behaviour and Attendance Impact Commitee

Staff Wellbeing, Diversity, Equality and inclusion Sue Funge

Teaching and Learning Annalisa Miller

Enrichment All

Resources Chair- Richard Holden

Finance Richard Holden

HR Richard Holden

Premises George Eleftheriou

Safeguarding Sarah Brush

Health & Safety Richard Holden

Vision and Values (and SIAMS) Karen Charman and Sarah Brush

Pay Panel:

Chair of Governors and Chairs of Committees

Headteacher Performance Management:

Richard Holden and Vice-Chair

Register of Business Interest

Attendance at governor meetings 2020/21

Garsington Primary School Governing Body - members

Zara d'Archambaud,

Type of governor: Ex-officio

Appointing body: Governing Body

Term of office: 1/9/15 - ongoing

Committee membership: member of all subcommittees

Positions of responsibility: Headteacher

Clare Allan

Type of governor: Staff

Appointing body: Staff

Term of office: 01/09/2021-31/08/2022

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: Y4 teacher and Early Years Foundation Stage

Sarah Brush

Type of governor: Foundation

Appointing body:

Term of office: 1/9/19-31/8/23

Committee membership: Resources

Positions of responsibility: Safeguarding, Christian Vision and values, SIAMS

Reverend Karen Charman

Type of governor: Foundation

Appointing body:

Term of office: 04/03/20-03/24

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: Christian Vision and values, SIAMS

Sue Funge

Type of governor: Community

Appointing body:

Term of office: 11/04/2020- 04/2024

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: Wellbeing, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Richard Holden

Type of governor: Parent Governor

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: 10/10/2018-31/10/2022

Committee membership: Impact, Headteacher Performance Management and Resources

Positions of responsibility: Interim chair of Governors, Chair of Resources, Finance, HR, Health and Safety, Pay Committee,

Clare Joyce

Type of governor: Foundation Governor

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: 15/11/21-30/11/25

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: English and Maths

Claire Messenger

Type of governor: Parent Governor

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: 22/11/21-30/11/25

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: SEND, Pupil Premium

George Eleftheriou

Type of governor: Parent Governor

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: 19/11/21-11/24

Committee membership: Resources

Positions of responsibility: Premises

Annalisa Miller

Type of governor: Parent Governor

Appointing body: Parents

Term of office: 19/11/21-11/24

Committee membership: Impact

Positions of responsibility: Teaching and Learning and Pupil Voice