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 - chaired by Daniel Jansen.
Pay Review Committee - meets twice a year.
Pay Appeals Committee - is convened when necessary

Governor Visits

Governor Visit Policy

Download a Governor Visit Pro-forma

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 July 2021 Deputy Head, Development Link Governor. October 2007
Mr John Farmery
Foundation – Diocesan Oxford Diocese None Resources December 2024 Health and Safety
October 2001
Mr Martin Tinsley
Headteacher N/A None All N/A Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead -Safeguarding and Children in Care October 2008
Mr Graham Farhall Harcourt Trust Harcourt Trust None Resources January 2021 Chair Finance & Premises, Harcourt Trust, KS2 Governor January 2017
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
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 None Resources

February  2024

Stepped down June 2021

  March 2020
Howard Seymour Harcourt Governor Full Governing Board Governor on SECFS Board Resources March 2025 SEND Governor March 2021
Mrs Lorna Coe Clerk N/A N/A All N/A    

Meeting Dates 2020-2021

Thursday 16th September 4pm

Full Governing Board - Martin Tinsley, Sarah Langley, Jane Cockman, Sam Collinson-Jones, Rosie Webb, Howard Seymour, Daniel Jansen, John Farmery and Lorna Coe. 

Monday 8th November 9.15am Pay Review Committee - 
Thursday 2nd December  4pm Full Governing Board - 
Monday 18th January 9.15am Resources - 
Thursday 3rd February 4pm Full Governing Board - 
Monday 7th March 9.15am Pay Review Committee - 
Monday 7th- Friday 11th March 9.15am Admissions Committee
Thursday 24th March 4pm Full Governing  Board
Monday 9th May 9.15am Resources
Thursday 12th May  4pm Full Governing Board
Monday 13th June 9.15am Resources - 
Thursday 30th June 4pm Full Governing Board 



Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead – Safeguarding and Children in Care

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