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.
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||-||
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||
|Linda Cowmeadow||Oct 2019||4 years||Vice Chair/Parent Governor||None declared||
|Community Governor||None declared||
|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
|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
|Maria Campasso||Jun 2022||4 years||Parent Governor||Account Manager at Quadmark||
|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
Members of the school’s leadership team also attend governing body meetings, but they do not have any voting powers.