The Governing Body at St Andrew's CE Primary
The Governing Body supports the Headteacher and staff by positively promoting the work of the school, celebrating its achievements and working to ensure the best outcomes for our pupils. The Governing Body also acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and monitoring the performance of the school. All of our governors also act as a link between the Governing Body and the subject leaders within the school.
Annette has been working at St Andrew’s since September 2002. Previous roles include SENCo, Literacy Leader and Deputy Headteacher. In September 2017 Annette took up the post as Headteacher. “Being part of St Andrew’s CE Primary School is exciting and very rewarding. I work with an incredibly hard working and dedicated team. As a ‘restless school’ we are always looking for ways to inspire the children and advance their learning. The Governing Body acts as the school’s ‘critical friend’ and their wide set of skills and experiences are essential to the school’s vision. With everyone sharing the same goal, we are a cohesive and successful team.”
Assistant Headteacher (KS1)
Kayleigh has been working at St Andrew’s since September 2019. She previously worked at an Ealing school where she gained experience in EAL. Kayleigh is currently the lead for Wrap around care (WAC), School Council, RE and Anti-bullying within the school. She is currently a member of the teaching and learning committee.
Assistant Headteacher (KS2)
Kendra has been working at St Andrew’s since April 2017. Prior to this, she taught at Great Milton CofE Primary School where she led literacy across the school. Kendra is a subject lead for literacy at St Andrew’s and an anti-bullying ambassador. She also oversees the St Andrew’s Teaching Alliance (SATA), organising the programme for our trainee teachers. She is currently a member of the teaching and learning committee.
Chair of Governors
Contact address: St Andrew's Church of England Primary School, Chinnor, OX39 4PU
Seb has been chair of governors since 2018, having elected to the team as a Parent Governor in 2015. He became a Local Authority Governor in 2019, ensuring the views and interests of Oxfordshire County Council are represented at the school. Seb is also a member of the Resources Committee, and is the Governor with responsibility for Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education and for Health and Safety at the school, working with Mrs Mashru, the headteacher and Mrs Morgan. Seb’s son attended the school between 2015 and 2022. In his professional life Seb is a change and communications professional, and he is also a life saver at the community swimming pool.
Vice Chair of Governors
Anna is a parent governor who joined the governing body in 2016. Anna is the Chair of the Resources committee, and is the link governor for Maths (liaising with Mr Nixon) and science (liaising with Miss Stott) - two subjects very close to her heart having studied both. Anna works for a pharmaceutical company in international strategic marketing for a range of cosmetic brands, which means she frequently travels overseas, experiencing different cultures and working styles. She also has three young children, Sadie who joined St Andrew's in 2015, and twins Tabby and Jasper who joined in 2017. Other interests include good food, travel and photography.
Vice Chair of Governors
Amanda has a son and daughter in the school and was elected to the team as a Parent Governor in 2020. She is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee, and is the Governor with responsibility for Literacy, Geography and Philosophy for children and growth mindset, working with Mrs Gerrish, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Coe. In her professional life she is Deputy Head and SENCO at a prep school near Marlow.
Jo has been a primary school Bursar for a number of years and has worked at St Andrew’s since January 2016. She has recently completed the Certificate in School Business Management. Jo is a member of the Resources Committee providing valuable knowledge of school funding and financing. Having had two children pass through the school, Jo is committed to it’s Christian ethos and the success of all the pupils. Outside of school, she is an active member of the Chinnor Community Church helping with the youth work, and sits on the committee of Chinnor Community Swimming Pool.
Reverend Jacky Barr
Jacky is the Rector of the United Parish of Chinnor, Sydenham, Aston Rowant and Crowell, taking up this post in July 2020. But she is well known to us having been the Curate for the previous 3 years. Jacky has already established relationships with pupils and staff in the school and loves the opportunities to come in for Open the Book and REinspired sessions. Before becoming a minister Jacky was a yoga teacher, gym instructor and research scientist (but not all at the same time!). She is also Mum to three girls who are now young adults . Through their primary school years, Jacky was a single mum and so has a keen appreciation of the challenges (and joy) that situation brings.
Tess has been working as a clerk for Oxfordshire County Council since the autumn of 2020 and is also working within the administration team at a school in Buckinghamshire. Prior to this, she was a Civil Servant with the Home Office and Ministry of Justice for many years in a variety of senior administration roles. “My introduction to the education sector is very recent and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. The opportunity to work with such dedicated Governors and staff whose priority is to improve education outcomes for all children is really rewarding.”
Mark was elected as a parent-governor in 2016. He a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and has responsibility for working with the teachers responsible for History and Geography. Mark has two children (Mila and Orly) at the school. He is also an ex-pupil of St Andrews himself and is glad his children seem to be enjoying themselves at school as much as he did! Mark is a lawyer, with a particular focus on infrastructure.
Rachel joined as Parent Governor in November 2018, after her son joined the school in Reception that same year. She also sits on the Resources Committee and is the Governor with responsibility for Wrap Around Care, School Council and the C&IRB (Copper Class in the Base). Rachel is a full-time mum to her three children, and previously worked as a Wills and Probate Solicitor in Aylesbury.
Rosie was elected to the team as a Parent Governor in 2020. She is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee, and is the Governor with responsibility for Science, Design and Technology and Modern Foreign Languages, working with Miss Smith, Miss Churchman and Mrs Radbourne. Rosie’s children joined the school in 2019. In her professional life, Rosie is a Primary School Teacher.
Heather was elected as a parent governor in November 2021. Heather is a Safeguarding Lead governor plus link governor for Design & Technology and EYFS. Heather is also a member of the Resources Committee. Heather’s two children are both enjoying their time at St Andrews’ since joining in 2020 and 2022 respectively. Heather works in the Personnel team for a large secondary school.
Giovanni is a parent governor who joined the governing body in 2022. Giovanni is the link governor for computing, IT is a subject close to Giovanni’s heart and forms part of his role day to day. Giovanni is a global marketing operations leader supporting core marketing functions delivering strategic programs driving marketing growth for global corporate brands. In managing a global team Giovanni has exposure to working within a range of different cultures. Giovanni has two young children, one of whom joined St Andrew's in 2021. Other interests include, gardening, getting outdoors with his family and cooking.
Claudia was elected as a parent governor in 2022. She has the responsibility and a strong passion for working with teachers responsible for International Links and art. Claudia moved to Chinnor in 2019 and has a daughter at St Andrew's. Claudia is a foster parent, a writer, setting up a Women’s centre in Aylesbury and currently a trustee for a charity called Time For Good International.
Governors in Action
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