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 2015/16.
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 oversees ICT and Foundation Subjects. Kelston is the designated E-safety Governor.
Parent Governor elected 1st September 2015; term of Office ends 1st September 2019
FGB Attendance – 100% Committee attendance – 100%
Catherine is a Foundation governor. She is a former Primary school teacher, but now works for ‘Prayer Spaces in Schools’.
Catherine chairs the Performance and Standards committee. She also oversees 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 ends 1st February 2018
FGB attendance –100% Committee attendance – 83%
Rev.Elizabeth Allison-Glennie (currently on maternity leave)
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
FGB attendance –83% Committee attendance – 0
Asam is a Skills Governor, with a particular strength in financial matters. He is 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 – 50% Committee attendance – 67%
Carol is a Skills Governor. She is a member of the Performance and Standards Committee.
Carol is the Governor responsible for overseeing maths and also the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Skills Governor appointed October 2015; term of Office ends 1st October 2019.
FGB Attendance – 67% Committee attendance -100%
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.
Attendance – N/A
Rev. Geoff Bayliss
Geoff has been co-opted onto the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor to help to cover maternity leave. He is currently the team rector of the Cowley Parish and has plenty of experience of being a school governor. He will be chairing Finance and Premises committee meetings as well as attending full governing body meetings.
Joseph is a member of the Finance and Premises committee.
Skills Governor appointed 8th February 2017; term of Office ends 8th February 2021
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
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
Susie Davies – Deputy Head
Susie took up the position of Staff Governor in January 2016.
FGB Attendance – 100% Committee attendance – 100%
Governors who have been in post during the past twelve months:
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 –67% Committee attendance – 67%
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 – 67% Committee attendance – 33%