Governing Body

Governing Body Vacancies
We currently have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor and a Local Authority 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
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


Governing Subcommittees
The Head sits on all committees.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment
SEN & PP; EYFS Suzanne Woodward,
Assessment Charlotte Brewin
Maths Fay Banks
English Rachel Smith
PSCHE/SIAMS/RE/Collective Worship Rev Emma Pennington

Working Together
Community & Funding Opportunities Ken Meek
Parents Rachel Smith
Safeguarding, Behaviour & Attendance Caroline Oretagu
Enrichment All
PSCHE/SIAMS/RE/Collective Worship, Rev Emma Pennington

Resources
Finance & HR Eddy McDowall
Premises Jenny Last
Health & Safety Ken Meek
Staffing Eddy McDowall

Pay panel
Eddy McDowall, Charlotte Brewin, Rachel Smith

Headteacher appraisal
Eddy McDowall, Jenny Last & Eileen Nothery

Vision & Values
Eddy McDowall, Charlotte Brewin, Rachel Smith, Ken Meek, Emma Pennington

Letter from the Chair of Governors

Our governors work very hard behind the scenes and front of house at many events. They work tirelessly throughout the year and we know staff, pupils and parents value their commitment and dedication.

This year has been especially challenging with governors steering the school smoothly through the process of joining the River Learning Trust. 

We hope they enjoy a relaxing summer holidays too!


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, Pay Panel; 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: 31/9/16-31/8/20
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment; Pay Panel; 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: 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

Jen Last
Type of governor: Parent
Term of office: 1/9/15-31/8/19
Committee membership: Resources
Position of responsibility: Premises Governor

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

Type of governor: Parent
Appointing body: Parents
Term of office: 21/9/17-20/9/21
Committee membership: Working Together; Headteacher Appraisal
Positions of responsibility: Safeguarding Governor

Type of governor: Foundation
Appointing body: Diocese of Oxford
Term of office: 1/9/12-31/8/20
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment: Vision and Values
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: 1/2/15-31/1/19
Committee membership: Working Together
Positions of responsibility: School Administrator, Attendance, Safeguarding

Type of governor: Parent 
Appointing body: Parents
Term of office: 12/7/16-11/7/20
Committee membership: Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Positions of responsibility: EYFS Governor, Enrichment Governor

School Governing Body Register of Pecuniary Interests

Governor Pecuniary Interests 2016