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. And as we enter the new academic year, I am pleased to report that we have a full complement of governors.
Governors Annual Report 2016-17
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.”
Chair of Governors
Seb is a Parent Governor and was elected by the parents of the school to that position in 2015. As Parent Governor, his primary role is to represent the views and interests of the parents at the school. Seb is also a member of the Resources Committee. Seb 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 joined the school in 2015. 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
Karen joined the governing body in 2014, elected as a Parent Gov-ernor by the parents of the school. She has now converted to be our Community Governor (formally LA Governor). Karen is a member of the Resources Committee, with responsibility for the formal link with the C and IRB. Her other link subject responsibilities are literacy and wrap around care (Double Decker Club) working with Miss Stott, the Deputy Headteacher. Karen’s daughter joined the school in 2012. In her professional life Karen runs her own marketing business, and is also involved with SASA (St Andrew’s School Association).
Vice Chair of Govornors
Lauretta is a Diocesan Foundation Governor. Her appointment was recommended firstly by the Rector of St Andrew’s Church and secondly confirmed by the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education to that position in 2011. She is currently serving her second stint of a four year appointment. As a Church of England School, she works to maintain the strong links with St Andrew’s Church and the school’s Christian character. Lauretta is the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. She is also the Governor with responsibility for Art, Collective Worship, SEN Inclusion and Support, Outdoor Learning and Safeguarding at the school, working with Mrs Mashru, the Headteacher, and the staff. Lauretta also maintains the Vegetable Patch with the KS2 children. Her interests are gardening and art.
Vineeth is a Parent Governor and was elected by the parents of the school to that position in 2015. Vineeth is a member of the Teaching & Learning Committee. Vineeth is the Governor with responsibility for working closely with Mrs. Linda Youens for Design & Technology and Mrs. Megan Radbourne for Modern Foreign Languages at the school. Vineeth has two children at the school, and in his professional life he is a hospitality consultant with a keen interest in change management and use of technology.
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 in Year 3 and Year 1. 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.
Anna is a parent governor who joined the governing body in 2016. Anna is a member of the Resources committee, and is the link governor for maths (liaising with Mr Nixon) and science (liaising with Mrs Grey) - 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.
Jo has been a primary school Bursar for 7 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.
Bex joined St Andrew’s in September 2017 as Year 6 teacher, Literacy Leader, RE Leader and Deputy Headteacher. Having built her foundations as a student teacher many years ago at St Andrew’s CE School, she is thrilled by the opportunity to be part of the school again as it continues to flourish. Excited by the obvious enthusiasm of the children towards their learning, and by the warm, friendly ethos of the school, Bex’s primary focus is on Teaching and Learning.
Suzanne is a Diocesan Foundation Governor currently serving a second stint of a four year appointment. As a Foundation Governor her role is to maintain the strong links with St Andrew's church and the school. Suzanne is on the Teaching & Learning Committee and also the governor responsible for Foundation Stage and is also involved with SASA.
Kathy started clerking originally for a Parish Council and then joined the Local Authority Clerking Service in 2002 when it was formed. She had previously worked for Oxfordshire County Council Social Services Department and then moved into the Education Department. Kathy has three grandsons, one of whom is on the Autistic Spectrum and attends a Special School where his progression has been phenomenal. She has a keen interest in Education and its impact on children and the wider community. ‘I have clerked for St Andrew’s for some years, taking a break a few years ago due to family commitments, and have since returned. I have watched the Governing Body and the school’s Senior Leaders grow in enthusiasm, professionally and in strength. Governors here are totally committed to ensuring children enjoy their experience at St Andrew’s CE Primary School and progress to achieve to their full potential’.
Governor's Code of Conduct