Minutes from Governors’ meetings:
Information about our Governors:
We hope you enjoy reading about each of our Governors. Unless stated otherwise, governors have not declared any business or pecuniary interests nor are they members of any other governing body. Attendance data is given for the academic year 2018/19.
Our Governing Body consists of: 4 Foundation Governors (with links to the Church), 4 Community Governors, 2 Parent Governors and 2 Staff Governors (of which the Headteacher is always one).
Katie Screaton (Executive Headteacher)
As Executive Headteacher of St Christopher’s, Ms Screaton is automatically a governor.
Ms Screaton provides regular written reports to governors and attends meetings to provide both verbal reports and answer governor questions. She is a member of both committees.
Ms Screaton has been the Executive Headteacher of St Christopher’s since November 2020.
FGB attendance – 100% Committee attendance – 100%
Jean Holderness – Chair of Governors
The role of the Chair is to work as a team with governors to challenge, support and contribute to the strategic leadership of the school. The Local Governing Body has 3 core functions:
- ensuring there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
- overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
Ms Holderness joined St Christopher’s in November 2020.
Mary is a Foundation Governor with strong links to the local Cowley Parish, as her husband is the local rector. Mary is on the Performance and Standards committee and oversees SEN provision in the school.
Mary has been involved in education most her life as a teacher, parent, parent governor, learning support assistant and now as a governor.
Foundation Governor elected 2nd September 2020; term of Office ends 1st September 2024.
FGB Attendance – 100% Committee attendance 100%
Rev. Geoff Bayliss (Foundation Governor)
Currently the Rector of Cowley Parish (St James and St Francis churches). Born in North London in 1960. Geoff Moved out of London having completed an Ecology Degree. He has worked in outdoor education (teaching and managing youth activity sites) then education (20 years as a science teacher and faculty manager in Norfolk and Essex schools). The last 5 of those years of was spent as both science teacher and Revd. “As a follower of Jesus I want people to find ‘life in all its fullness’. I believe our School has an important role to play in helping that happen. I am always happy to talk and chat to people about school or anything else.” Until Nov 2015 Geoff was serving communities in Essex.
Appointed December 2017; term of Office ends December 2021.
FGB attendance – 67% Committee attendance – 100%
Joseph Sellers (Community Governor, Chair of the Finance & Premises Committee)
Mr Sellers is a business owner who lives locally to the school and has a keen interest in education.
As chair of the Finance & Premises committee he works with other members of the committee to monitor the school budget and monitor the maintenance of the school premises.
Mr Sellers has been a governor since March 2017.
FGB attendance – 100% Committee attendance – 67%
Myfanwy Lloyd – Community Governor
Myfanwy Lloyd joined the Governors in October 2020. She sits on the Performance & Standards Committee and has lead responsibility for Reading and Writing within the school.
Myfanwy has run weekly book clubs at St Christopher’s since 2015, as a volunteer with Bookfeast/The Story Museum. She has volunteered with individual reading support for pupils in Years 5 & 6 since 2018.
Outside of school Myfanwy is a historian who teaches in Continuing Education at Oxford University, and a museum consultant with a particular focus on developing exhibitions that engage a wide audience with history in a meaningful way.
Jane Denby – Community Governor
Mrs Denby is a community governor and has responsibilities for Quality of Education and Safeguarding. She is a member of the Performance and Standards Committee as well as attending the Full Governing Board meetings.
Mrs Denby has been a community governor of St Christopher’s since November 2020.
FGB attendance: 100% Committee attendance:100%
Jane is a community Governor. She works for the NHS and is also a parent with a daughter in Year 5, and her son also previously attended St Christopher’s. Jane attends Finance and Premises committee meetings.
Skills Governor appointed 1st March 2017; term of Office ends 1st March 2021
FGB attendance: 83% Committee attendance:67%
Tahira is a Parent Governor. She currently works as the PA to the CEO of an Academy Trust. She has a daughter in Year 3 and she was elected in October 2018. Tahira is a member of the Finance and Premises committee.
Appointed: October 2018; term of Office ends: October 2022
FGB attendance: 50% Committee attendance:50%
Helen Norman – Staff Governor
FGB attendance:83% Committee attendance:60%
Sajida Hanif – Co-Opted Governor
Joined in February 2021.
Sajida is on the Performance and Standards Committee. She will be closely working with Parent and Pupil wellbeing.
Professionally she is the Deputy Head Orthoptist and Lead for Visual Processing Difficulties services at Buckinghamshire Trust. She will be taking a secondment and will be commencing a new role as the BOB (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire west) AHP Faculty Lead.
FGB attendance: Committee attendance:
Governors who have been in post during the past twelve months:
Sheenagh was the Head teacher from Sept 2014 – 2020. Sheenagh joined our Governing Body in Sept 2014 as a Staff Governor and she was a member of all committee’s
Appointed: Sept 2014; Resigned: October 2020
FGB attendance: 100%
Committee attendance: 93%
Jordan Tanner – Chair of Governors
Jordan is a parent governor. He is a parent of two children in our school, one in Year 3 and one in our nursery. Jordan attends Performance and Standards committee meetings.
Appointed: October 2019; term of Office ends October 2022
FGB attendance:75% Committee attendance: 100%
Jane is a Foundation Governor. As a retired primary headteacher she has a good understanding of education, particularly in multi-cultural and inner-city schools. Jane is Chair of the Performance and Standards committee.
Appointed 4th Jan 2018;
FGB attendance: 100% Committee attendance:80%
Harry is a member of staff on the pastoral team at another local primary school. He joined our Governing Body in October 2018 as a Foundation Governor and he has joined the Finance and Premises committee.
Appointed: 3rd October 2018; Resigned: Summer 2020
FGB attendance: 83% Committee attendance:50%
Juliet joined the Governing Body in 2019 as a community governor. Juliet is a member of the Finance and Premises committee.
Appointed: May 2019; Resigned: Summer 2020
Esai is a community governor. She joined the Governing Body at the start of 2018/19. Esai is a former parent of our school, and she works in education at a local secondary school. Esai is a member of the Performance and Standards committee.
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Appointed: 3rd October 2018; Resigned: October 2020
FGB attendance:80% Committee attendance:40%