We have a Governing Board that comprises of 9 people and they each fulfill a different role as Governors. As a church school some of the Governors represent the Diocese of Oxford, some represent the Staff, Parents and some are appointed to represent the Harcourt Trust which has supported the school since it’s creation over 200 years ago by the Countess Harcourt. Staff and Parent Governors are elected members of the Governing Board.

In essence the Governing Board has a wide-ranging remit but its main functions are:-

  • The setting of the strategic direction of the school
  • Ensuring accountability for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring the best use of financial resources

The Chair of Governors:

Mrs Sarah Langley
Clewer Green CE First School
Hatch Lane
01753 864544

If you would like to contact The Chair of Governors or any other Governor, please send an email via the Clerk – lcoe@clewergreen.org.uk

The whole governing board meets 6 times a year.  In addition we have the following committees:

Resources - meets 6 times a year and is chaired by Mr Graham Farhall
Standards - meets 3 times a year and is chaired by Sarah Langley
Pay Review Committee - meets once a year and is formed from Resources.
Pay Appeals Committee - is convened when necessary

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Current School Governors

Name Governor Category Appointed By Register of Interests Committees Term Ending Other Responsibilities Date of Appointment
Mrs Karon Branch Associate Member Full Governing Board - no voting rights None All September 2018 Deputy Head, Development Link Governor. October 2007
Mr John Farmery
Foundation – Diocesan Oxford Diocese None Resources December 2020 Health and Safety
October 2001
Ms Harriet Gower Isaac Parent Parent Election None Finance and Premises  March 2020 Performance Management Governor, SEND and Pupil Premium Governor March 2016
Mr Martin Tinsley
Headteacher N/A None All N/A Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead -Safeguarding and Children in Care October 2008
Mr Neil Laver
LEA LEA Family Member on teaching staff Staffing and Curriculum; Pay Review November 2019

Performance Managment Governor, Science and GDPR Champion

October 2011
Mr Graham Farhall Harcourt Trust Harcourt Trust None Resources January 2021 Chair Finance & Premises, Harcourt Trust, KS2 Governor January 2017
Mr Andrew Try Harcourt Trust Govenor Harcourt Trust Comxco shareholder and directorship. RWRHS Windsor Festival Finance & Premises September 2022  

March 2016 as Associate

September 2018 as Harcourt Trust Governor

Rev. Rosie Webb Governor Ex-Officio The Rector of the Clewer Benefice None Standards N/A

Vice Chair of Governors, RE & Wellbeing Governor, Safer Recruitment Governor, 

January 2014
Lesley Cross Foundation Oxford Diocese None Staffing & Curriculum

March 2021


English Governor March 2017
Jane Cockman Foundation -PCC Oxford Diocese None Standards June 2022 Website Governor, Safeguarding Governor June 2018
Sam Jones Staff Governor Staff None Standards July 2023 EYFS Governor July 2019
Sarah Langley Parent Governor Parent Body None Standards July 2023 Chair of Governors, Chair of Standards Committee, KS1 Governor July 2019
Daniel Jansen Foundation Governor Oxford Diocese None Resources November  2023 PP Governor November 2019
Mr Neil Knox-Hall Parent Governor Parent Body   Resources February  2024 SEND Governor March 2020
Mrs Lorna Coe Clerk N/A N/A All N/A    

Meeting Dates 2020-2021

Thursday 17th September 4pm

Full Governing Board - Martin Tinsley, Rosie Webb, Karon Branch, Graham Farhall, Sarah Langley, Daniel Jansen, Sam Collinson Jones, Lorna Coe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Wednesday 30th September 9am

Standards -Martin Tinsley, Sam Collinson-Jones, Jane Cockman, Sarah Langley, Lorna Coe

Wednesday 7th October 9am

Resources - Graham Farhall, Daniel Jansen, Lucy Bird, Lorna Coe.

Thursday 15th October  4pm

Full Governing Board - Martin Tinsley, Rosie Webb, Karon Branch, Sarah Langley, Sam Collinson Jones, Jane Cockman, Neil Knox-Hall, Lorna Coe .

Wednesday 18th November 9am Resources -
Monday 23rd November 9am Standards
Thursday 3rd December  4pm Full Governing Board - 
Monday 18th January 9am Standards - 
Wednesday 27th January  9am Resources
Thursday 4th February 4pm Full Governing Board - 
Wednesday 10th March 9am Resources - 
Monday 15th March 9am Standards - 
Thursday 18th March 4pm Full Governing Board - 
Monday 26th April 9am Standards - 
Wednesday 5th May 9am Resources - 
Thursday 13th May  4pm Full Governing Board - 
Wednesday 16th June 9am Resources - 
Monday 28th June 9am Standards
Thursday 8th July 4pm Full Governing Board - 



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