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Smith, Rachel

Rachel Smith
Parent Governor 
Chair of Working Together
Literacy Governor

I have been a Parent Governor since March 2014, and I chair the Working Together Committee. We meet once a term and our main priority is to ensure a good, open and mutually supportive relationship between the school and parents/carers - as well as the wider community - so that we are all working together to support the learning and well-being of the children.
I am also a member of the Teaching, Learning & Assessment Committee with special responsibility for Literacy. In that role I am responsible for looking at how the school works with children of all ages and abilities to help them make good progress in reading and writing. As a group we regularly review overall school performance data, but also look in more detail at the effectiveness of different approaches to supporting children with varied needs.
I have lived in Garsington since 2010 and both of my children attend the school. My professional background is in academic publishing, and I have worked in Oxford for 15 years.