Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

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Governors  

School Governors

School governors play a vital role in promoting high standards of educational achievement. They share a common belief that children should receive the best possible standard of education in all areas of their development and help promote the strong Catholic ethos of the school. This is in the interests of current and future pupils. 

Members of governing bodies include:

  • School staff
  • Parents of pupils
  • Members of the public from all walks of life

Governors are committed to serving the best interests of the school. As unpaid voluntary public servants, they help to sustain their school’s identity and provide a link with the local community. An effective governing body is a source of enormous strength to the school.

School governance is the most important volunteering role in education.

 

List of current school governors (also known as the Representative Committee): 

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Foundation governor November 2016.
Originally from Liverpool I grew up on a farm as one of 13 children.
I now work as a dental hygienist in Summertown, Oxford having qualified
in Liverpool in 1984.
Married to Chris, we have lived in the Witney area for over 30 years and are blessed
with 5 boys all of whom attended Our Lady of Lourdes school.
I attend Our Lady and St Hugh church where I am a Eucharistic Minister.


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I became a foundation governor in Feb 2016 and chair of the Committee in Oct 2016.
I am married to Carl and we have three sons and five grandchildren of primary school age. We moved to Witney on retirement after many years in Oxford where I managed an academic journal but also sat as a magistrate in the city and was very involved with Marriage Care, both as a counsellor in Oxford and as chair of the charity’s board in
London. I am very pleased to be able to use that experience in my role as chair
helping to build relationships and facilitate the work of the committee. I also have
responsibility as link governor for Teaching and Learning.


I am a Qualified teacher and currently work as Foundation Stage Teacher Assistant in school. I live in Witney with my four children, who attend the school, as did I. The
eldest in Year 6 and the youngest in Year 1. I am an active member of the school
community, being a member of the Friends committee. I have been a Parishioner of
Our Lady and St Hugh Church since birth and I organise and run the Children's
Liturgy. Currently I am also a Trustee of our link nursery - St Hugh of Lincoln.


I became a foundation governor in November 2016.
I am married to Sarah and currently look after our 3 children. Previously, I was a Royal Air Force Officer, specialising in IT Systems, then worked as an IT Manager for a
publishing company in Kidlington. I attend Our Lady and St Hugh church where I am a
Eucharistic Minister. Having a keen interest in maths and sport, I feel privileged to
have been given the responsibility as the link governor in these subjects.


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Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.

There are different categories of governor:

  • parent
  • staff
  • foundation
  • partnership
  • local authority
  • co-opted

The type of governor you become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing board.

From time to time, a governor vacancy arises. If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor, please contact the Chair, via the School Reception, to express an interest.

 

Governors' Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the latest Governors' Meetings are available from the office on request given reasonable notice.

Governor Documents