School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.  Our Governing Body is organised into two committees:  Learning and Resources.  Our Full Governing Body meets at least three times a year and our two committees meet each term – six times a year.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

List Of Governors

NameCategoryAppointed ByTerm Of OfficeCommittee(s)Responsibility(ies)
Lee MarlandParentElection12.02.16 -11.02.20Learning, ResourcesChair
HT Performance Management
Overall Effectiveness
Leadership & Governance
Jane CartlidgeHeadteacherAutomaticLearning, Resources
Sian Randall-JonesStaff - TeachingElection01.10.16-30.09.20Learning, Resources
Joe MayhewParentElection01.01.14 -31.12.18Learning, ResourcesVice Chairman
HT Performance Management
Richard NormanCommunityGoverning Body01.02.17 - 31.01.21Learning, ResourcesChair of Learning
Health & Safety
Jayne MurphyCommunityGoverning Body01.07.18 -30.06.22Learning, ResourcesChair of Resources
Safeguarding / Inclusion
Pupil Premium
Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Safer Recruitment
Rebecca HughesCommunityGoverning BodyResigned 02.09.18

Register Of Interests

NameBusiness Interests(Governor of) Other Educational Establishment Relationships with members of school staff/pupils
Lee MarlandNoneNoneParent
Rebecca HughesHead of Primary at Heyford Park Free SchoolAttends GB Meetings at Heyford Park Free SchoolParent
Jane CartlidgeNoneNoneNone
Sian Randall-JonesNoneNoneParent
Joe MayhewNoneNoneParent
Richard NormanSports Leaders UKNoneNone
Jayne MurphyEmployee at Brackley Junior SchoolNoneParent

Record of Attendance

NameFull Governing BodyResourcesLearning
Jane Cartlidge
(3 out of a possible 3)
Sian Randall-Jones
Lee Marland
Joe Mayhew
Rebecca Hughes
Jayne Murphy
Richard Norman

“I was incredibly impressed with the children’s knowledge of what an MP is and the quality of their questions.” 

Andrea Leadsom MP

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