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McDowall, Eddy

Eddy McDowall
Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor 
Chair of the Resources Committee

I am currently Chair of Governors, a role which is decided at the start of each academic year. As well as chairing the Full Governing Body, I also chair the Resources Committee, which oversees finance, staffing. Along with Chairs of other Committees, I ensure we have the right mix of expertise and make best use of knowledge on our Governing Body and the right structure; we review this at the end of each academic year. As a Body we work closely with the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team to provide the right amount of challenge and support. 
I have lived in Garsington for over 13 years and both my children are at Garsington School. I am also on St Mary’s Parochial Church Council, where my nomination for the School Governing Body comes from. I have been a School Governor since 2010. 
My working background is mainly in adult social care having worked in local government and civil service for over 25 years and now in the private and voluntary sector supporting sector-led improvement.