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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 2016/17.

Our Governing Body consists of: 4 Foundation Governors (with links to the Church), 4 ‘Skills’ Governors, 2 Parent Governors and 2 Staff Governors (of which the Headteacher is always one).

Sheenagh Broadbent (Headteacher)

As Headteacher of St Christopher’s, Mrs Broadbent is automatically a governor.

Mrs Broadbent 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.

Mrs Broadbent has been the Headteacher of St Christopher’s since September 2014

FGB attendance – 100%                                  Committee attendance – 100%  

Kelston Chorley (Chair of Governors)

Kelston is a Parent Governor.  Both Kelston’s children have attended St Christopher’s, with his son currently in Year 5.

Kelston  joined the governing body in the Autumn Term 2015. He is a member of the Finance and Premises Committee and he is the designated E-safety Governor.

Parent Governor elected 1st September 2015; term of Office ends 1st September 2019

FGB Attendance – 83%                                   Committee attendance – 100%

Rev.Elizabeth Allison-Glennie

Beth is a Foundation governor. She is currently the minister of the Cowley Baptist Church.

Beth is a member of the Performance and Standards committee and is the named Governor for overseeing Religious Education and SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools).

Beth also regularly leads collective worship in school.

Declared interest: Trustee and Chaplain of Ark T Centre (Arts Charity)

Foundation Governor appointed 1st September 2015; term of Office ends 1st September 2019

Beth attended no meetings in the academic year 2016-17 because she was on maternity leave.

Carol Worthington

Carol is a Skills  Governor. She is a member of the Performance and Standards Committee.

Carol is the Governor responsible for overseeing maths.

Skills  Governor appointed October 2015; term of Office ends 1st October 2019.

FGB Attendance – 67%                                   Committee attendance -100%

Mary Bayliss

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 is a qualified teacher. She trained as a secondary teacher in Geography and Maths and then taught in Norfolk in the 1980s. Once her daughters started school, she became a parent helper, governor, Learning Support Assistant and then a teacher in their primary school. Alongside this, she has run 4 different Rainbow units and various church groups in the 4 different locations her husband Geoff and she have been called to.

Foundation Governor elected 1st September 2016; term of Office ends 1st September 2020.

FGB Attendance – 83%                                    Committee attendance  100%

Rev. Geoff Bayliss

Rev. Geoff is a Foundation Governor. He is currently the team rector of the Cowley Parish and has plenty of experience of being a school governor. Rev. Geoff regularly leads worship in our school on alternate Monday mornings. He chairs the Finance and Premises committee meetings as well as attending full governing body meetings. Rev. Geoff is married to Mary Bayliss, Foundation Governor.

Foundation Governor elected December 2017; term of Office ends December 2021.

Joseph Sellers

Joseph is a member of the Performance and Standards committee. He also oversees the Early Years provision in the school.

Skills Governor appointed 8th February 2017; term of Office ends 8th February 2021

FGB attendance – 100%                                   Committee attendance – 100%

Susan Grenfell

Susan is a retired religious education teacher. She is a member of the Performance and Standards committee and is also the governor with responsibility for monitoring Safeguarding across the school.

Foundation Governor appointed 22nd March 2017; term of Office ends 22nd March 2021

FGB attendance – 100%                                   Committee attendance – 100%

Geoff Braham

Geoff has been recently appointed as a Skills Governor. As a retired accountant, he brings his financial skills to the Finance and Premises Committee. He has also been a Governor for a number of years at another primary school in Oxfordshire.

Skills Governor appointed 5th July 2017; term of Office ends 5th July 2021

Sahira Hussain:

Sahira is one of our Parent Governors. She has a daughter currently in Year 3. Sahira was elected as a parent governor in an election held in the Autumn Term of 2017.

Parent Governor appointed December 2017; term of Office ends December 2021

Jane Bishop:

Jane is a co-opted Parent Governor. She currently has a daughter in Year 4, and her son also previously attended St Christopher’s. She was co-opted to the Governors in December 2017.

Staff Governor:

Helen Norman:

Helen is a Year 6 teacher at St Christopher’s. She took over the Staff Governor role in December 2017 when Mrs Davies went on maternity leave. She is a member of the Performance and Standards Committee.

Governors who have been in post during the past twelve months:

Susie Davies – Deputy Head (currently on maternity leave)

Susie took up the position of Staff Governor in January 2016.

FGB Attendance – 83%                                     Committee attendance – 100%

Catherine Clayton

Catherine was a Foundation governor.  She is a former Primary school teacher, but now works for ‘BeSpace’.

Catherine chaired the Performance and Standards committee. She also oversaw Literacy.

Declared Interest: Catherine is a Director of the Charity, BeSpace, which organises and runs prayer spaces in schools.

Foundation Governor appointed 1st February 2014 ; term of Office ended December 2017

FGB attendance –100%                                      Committee attendance – 83%

Joel Denno                                                                        

Joel was a Foundation governor; he was also the named governor responsible for Safeguarding in school and a member of the Performance and Standards committee.

Foundation Governor appointed 1st February 2014; term of Office ended 22nd March 2017

FGB attendance –100%                                     Committee attendance – 100%

Kate Janko

Kate was our Vice-Chair of Governors; she was a Parent Governor. Both of her daughters  attended St Christopher’s; her younger daughter is currently in Year 6.

Kate was a member of the Finance and Premises Committee.

Parent governor appointed 1st February 2014; term of Office ended 31st Aug 2017.

FGB attendance – 83%                                   Committee attendance – 50%

Asam Azam

Asam was a Skills Governor, with a particular strength in financial matters. He was a member of the Finance and Premises Committee.

Asam’s daughter previously attended the school, but she has now moved on to Secondary School.

Skills Governor appointed 1st September 2014; term of Office ends 1st September 2018

FGB attendance –  83%                                    Committee attendance – 67%