Governing Body

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
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:
  • Resources
  • Teaching, Learning & Assessment
  • Working Together
  • Vision & Values
  • Headteacher Performance Management





Garsington Primary School Governing Body - members

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

Type of governor: Foundation 
Appointing body: Diocese of Oxford
Term of office: 1/9/13-31/8/17
Committee membership: Resources, Headteacher Appraisal, Vision and Values
Positions of responsibility: Chair of Governors; Target Setting Governor; Chair of Resources; Finance & HR Governor

Type of governor: Parent 
Appointing body: Parents
Term of office: 21/11/12-20/11/16
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment; Resources, Vision and Values
Positions of responsibility: Vice Chair; Numeracy Governor

Type of governor: Co-opted 
Appointing body: Governing Body
Term of office: 1/9/15-31/8/19
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment; Headteacher Appraisal
Positions of responsibility: Teaching & Learning Governor

Type of governor: Local Authority
Appointing body: Local Authority
Term of office: 1/9/2016-31/8/20
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment; Working Together
Positions of responsibility: SEN & Pupil Premium Governor

Type of governor: Staff 
Appointing body: Staff
Term of office: 1/9/13-31/8/17
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Positions of responsibility: Deputy HeadPupil Premium; Assessment

Jenny Last
Type of governor: Parent
Appointing body: Parents
Term of office: 20/02/2017-19/02/2020
Committee membership: Working Together
Positions of responsibility: 

Type of governor: Co-opted
Appointing body: Governing Body
Term of office: 1/2/15-31/1/19
Committee membership: Resources
Positions of responsibility: Premises & Health & Safety Governor

Type of governor: Parent
Appointing body: Parents
Term of office: 21/1/16-25/1/20
Committee membership: Working Together; Headteacher Appraisal
Positions of responsibility: Parent Link Governor

Type of governor: Foundation
Appointing body: Diocese of Oxford
Term of office: 1/9/12-31/8/16
Committee membership:  Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Positions of responsibility: PSCHE/SIAMS/RE/Collective Worship Governor

Type of governor: Parent 
Appointing body: Parents
Term of office: 1/2/14-31/1/18
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment; Working Together, Vision and Values
Positions of responsibility: Literacy Governor; Chair of Working Together

Type of governor: Co-opted
Appointing body: Governing Body
Term of office: 1/1/15-31/1/19
Committee membership: Working Together
Positions of responsibility: School Administrator, Attendance

Type of governor: Co-opted 
Appointing body: Governing Body
Term of office: 1/9/15-31/8/19
Committee membership: Working Together
Positions of responsibility: Safeguarding, Behaviour & Attendance Governor

Type of governor: Parent 
Appointing body: Parents
Term of office: tbc
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Positions of responsibility: EYFS Governor, Enrichment Governor

School Governing Body Register of Pecuniary Interests

Governor Pecuniary Interests 2016