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Chair of Governors- Mr Edward Kay

To contact the Chair of Governors please email

Governors have the responsibility for the strategic management of the school within the framework set by national legislation and by the policies of the Local Authority. The governing body has representation on it from the Local Authority, community, parents, teaching staff and support staff.  The governors oversee the management of the school building, the curriculum, the staff and their wellbeing, and primarily the education of the children within it. Meetings of the Full Governing Body are held monthly.

Owing to the unique relationship and shared usage of the school site with Springfield Special School, representatives of both governing bodies meet regularly as a Co-location Group to discuss issues that affect both schools.

Role of a GovernorParent Governor Nomination Form

Minutes of meetings of the Governing Body are available on request from the school office.

Governor Details

Unless stated otherwise governors have not declared any business or pecuniary interests, nor are they members of any other governing body.

Attendance given is for the academic year 2021/22. Where Governors are unable to attend a meeting they are expected to read paperwork and to forward any comments or questions to the Chair for discussion at the meeting.

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed As Business & Pecuniary Interests Link Roles & Responsibilities Meetings attended 2021/2022
Paul Thomas Sept 2022 -


None declared

All areas covered by the LGB


Lindsay Wakeling Jan 2020 4 years Staff Governor none declared   9/10
Edward Kay Nov 2018 4 years Chair/Parent Governor Director of Tall Projects Ltd


Co-location Commitee

Pay Commitee

HT Appraisal

Linda Cowmeadow Oct 2019 4 years Vice Chair/Parent Governor None declared



HT Appraisal

Eleanor Howell

Feb 2017

Feb 2021

4 years

4 years

Community Governor None declared



HT Appraisal

Emma Lawley Apr 2015 - Ex-officio by virtue of being HT of Springfield School Headteacher and Governor and Springfield School Co-location committee 5/10
Sophie Williamson Sept 2020 4 years Parent Governor Enterprise Manager at Yellow Submarine

Communications and PR


Pay Committee

Phoebe Gardner Nov 2021 4 years Staff Governor None declared   10/10
Jennifer Payne Jun 2022 4 years Parent Governor Employed by the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust

Health and Safety

Co-location Committee

Maria Campasso Jun 2022 4 years Parent Governor Account Manager at Quadmark


Pay Committee

Darrien Bold Sept 2022 4 years Community Govenor None declared    
Marianne Ray Jan 2021 ENDED - July 2022 Headteacher Governor at Springfield School All areas covered by the LGB 10/10
Daniel Wilson June 2018 ENDED - July 2022 Parent Governer None declared Health and Safety

Sarah Woodley attends all governor meetings as the HR and Finance Manager


LGB membership 2021/2022


Members of the school’s leadership team also attend governing body meetings, but they do not have any voting powers.

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