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Governing Body:

Clifton Hampden Church of England Primary School and Culham Parochial Church of England Primary School are both part of the Thames Bridge Church of England Federation. The Federation has a single governing body consisting of twelve governors representing parents, teachers, local government, the Church and the local community. They all work in a voluntary capacity and their time and expertise is greatly appreciated. The powers and duties of governors are prescribed by law and they endeavour to ensure that schools conduct their affairs in accordance with all relevant legal obligations.

 

Aim:

The main aim of the Governing Body is to promote the welfare and development of the school so that a caring, stimulating and secure environment exists, within which the children’s learning can be fostered. Governors are responsible for: ensuring that the National Curriculum is delivered; monitoring the school’s performance and progress; ensuring the effective use of school funds; and setting the direction for future development. Governors are responsible for recruiting the Head Teacher and are often involved in staffing decisions, such as the selection of new staff. The governors also monitor: the condition of school premises; health & safety procedures; and safeguarding.

 

Governors view their role as one of partnership with parents and teachers for the ultimate benefit of all the children attending both schools in the Federation.

Members of the Thames Bridge C of E Federation Governing Body:

 

Mrs Deborah Croft (Chair of Governors)

Parent Governor

Appointed by board of governors

4 year term of office

Mr Andrew Churchill-Stone (Vice Chair)

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

4 year term of office

Mrs Lisa Horton

Executive Headteacher

Ex officio

Mrs Denise Wake (Chair of Teaching & Learning committee)

Staff Governor

Appointed by board of governors

4 year term of office

Mrs Sally Cooper

 

 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by board of governors

4 year term of office

Mr Benjamin Smith

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by board of governors

4 year term of office

Mrs Sarah Pipe

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

4 year term of office

Mr Robert Hood

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governors

4 year term of office

Mr Paul Greenway

Parent Governor

Appointed by Governors

4 year term of office

Mr Chris Mills

LA Governor

Appointed by Oxfordshire County Council 

4 year term of office

Vacancy

Foundation Governor

Ex-officio

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governors

4 year term of office

Mr Graham Nowell

Associate Member

Appointed by board of governors

 Mrs Teressa Brooke

Associate Member

Appointed by board of governors

 

Vacancies: The Board of Governors currently has two vacancies: one for a co-opted Governor and one for a Foundation Governor. Please contact the Executive Headteacher if you are interested in becoming a governor. All Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese and have special responsibility for maintaining the Christian character of the school. Co-opted Governors are selected by the board of governors. Please contact the Headteacher if you are interested in becoming a governor for our school federation.

Register of Pecuniary Interests:

Each year governors are required to sign a register of pecuniary interests. This declares whether they have any financial or business interests that could conflict with their duties as a school governor. 

 

Over the past 3 years, no financial or business interest have been declared by the school governors and none of the governors are related to members of staff.

Governing body committees and special governor responsibilities