What do Governors do?

Governors have three main functions:

  • We set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school,
  • We hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the children,
  • And we oversee the financial performance of the school to make sure its money is well spent.

Governors also ensure the school’s safeguarding measures are safe and effective.

We meet as a full governing board three times a year, and then have a day long strategy session in the summer term to look forward 3-5 years and set goals. 

We have two committees. These oversee different aspects of the school’s work and meet every half term.

The Education and Standards Committee monitors children’s attainment and progress, the school curriculum and approach. As part of this we visit school where we work with subject leaders, talk to children and look at books to understand the impact of the curriculum and the school’s development plan for each year.

The Resources committee monitors how the school delivers education including: how the school uses funds and ensures rigorous financial management; recruiting, developing and retaining an outstanding staff team, and ongoing development and maintenance of a safe, inspiring learning environment.

Each governor has a role within these committees and also works with a link staff member on one of our strategic priorities each year. You can see the background and role of each of our governors on their profile page. You can contact governors via the school office or on the emails in their bios.

Governor Election Candidate & Voting Information

Structure of the Full Governing Body

  • 3 Members: Anne Davey (Director of Education Oxford Diocese), Jayne Gibson-Harris, Rebecca Field.
  • Full Governing Body comprises of 12 governors: 2 staff; 2 parents; 3 foundation; 5 other
  • Committees: Resources; Education & Standards.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2021/22

Jayne Gibson-Harris
Chair of Governors

Data Lead

Louise White


Heloise Ardley

Parent Governor

Chair of Education & Standards Committee

Margaret Kean


Education & Standards Committee
Lead, Core Curriculum

Laura Craig


Education & Standards Committee

Duncan Moss


Chair, Resources Committee

Rebecca Field

Education & Standards Committee

Angharad Arnott Phillips

Parent Governor

Education & Standards Committee


Liz Cotgreave 



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Ailis Butler

Staff Governor

Revd Gemma Beesley
Rector Bernwode Benefice
Education & standards 

Mike Brookes

Resources Committee