The Governing Board

We have a Governing Board that comprises of 12 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, Local Authority 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 are responsible for the management of the school and consequently are the employers of the staff here. Another aspect of the Governors responsibility for the school is the maintenance of the physical fabric of the buildings. As a Voluntary Aided Church School we are required to find ten per cent of the total cost of any work carried out to the building, whether that be improvements to the existing building or for any new building work. As a result, the Governors will from time to time ask parents for a voluntary contribution that will be placed against the cost of looking after the fabric of the school.

If you would like to contact a Governor, please send an email via the Clerk –


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

Finance & Premises - meets 6 times a year and is chaired by Mr Sanjeeve Marwaha
Staffing & Curriculum - meets 6 times a year and is chaired by Mrs Kate Kelliher
Governance and Self-Evaluation Committee - meets 2-3 times a year and is chaired by Mr Sanjeev Marwaha
Pay Review Committee - meets once a year.
Pay Appeals Committee - is convened when necessary

Governor Visit Policy 2016

Recent Letters

Governor’s Fund Payment Options

Gift Aid Declaration

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 Govering Board - no voting rights None All September 2018 Deputy Head, Development Link Governor. October 2007
Rev. Louise Brown, MBE Associate Member Full Governing Board Governor at St Edward's Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School   Retired Governor for Children in Care October 2004
Mr John Farmery
Foundation – Diocesan Oxford Diocese None Finance and Premises December 2020 Health and Safety
October 2001
Mrs Alison Finnis Foundation - PCC All Saint's PCC None Staffing and Curriculum; Self-Evaluation; Finance and Premises


July 2017

Chair of Governors; SEN Governor, Gifted & Talented Governor, MAT Working Party Member November 2011
Ms Harriet Gower Isaac Parent Parent Election None Finance and Premises  March 2020 Performance Management Governor, SEND and Pupil Premium Governor March 2016
Mrs Cath Harman
Foundation – Diocesan All Saints PCC None Staffing and Curriculum March 2020 Safeguarding Governor, EYFS October 1994
Mr Martin Tinsley
Headteacher N/A None All N/A Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead -Safeguarding and Children in Care October 2008
Mrs Kate Kelliher Parent Parent Election None Staffing and Curriculum, Governance and Self Evaluation July 2019 Vice Chair of Governors, Chair Staffing and Curriculum September 2015
Mr Neil Laver
LEA LEA Family Member on teaching staff Staffing and Curriculum; Pay Review November 2019

CHair of Governors, Performance Managment Governor, Science and Computing, Website Governor

October 2011
Mrs Karen Lee Staff Staff Election None Staffing and Curriculum July 2019 Vice Chair Staffing & Curriculum September 2015
Mr Sanj Marwaha Harcourt Trust Harcourt Trust None Finance and Premises; Self-Evaluation July 2019 Vice Chair of Governors, Chair  Finance & Premises, Chair Governor & Self-Evaluation November 2011
Mr Graham Farhall Harcourt Trust Harcourt Trust None Finance and Premises January 2021 Vice Chair Finance & Premises, Governors Funds October 2008
Mr Andrew Try Associate Member Full Governing Board - no voting rights Comxco shareholder and directorship. RWRHS Windsor Festical   September 2018   March 2016
Rev. Rosie Webb Governor Ex-Officio The Rector of the Clewer Benefice Family member on teaching staff Self Evaluation December 2017 RE & Wellbeing Governor, Safer Recruitment Governor January 2014
Lesley Cross Foundation Oxford Diocese   Staffing & Curriculum March 2021 English Governor March 2017
Mrs Lorna Coe Clerk N/A N/A All N/A    

Meeting Dates 2016-17

Minutes from the committee and full governing body meetings are available on request from the clerk to governors.

Thursday 21st September 4pm Full Board - Karon Branch, Graham Farhall, Harriet Gower Issac, Kate Kelliher, Neil Laver, Karen Lee, Sanjeev Marwaha , Martin Tinsley, Andrew Try, Rev Rosie Webb, Lorna Coe.
Wednesday 4th October 9am Staffing & Curriculum - Attended by Mr Martin Tinsley, Mrs Karon Branch, Mrs Kate Kelliher, Mrs Karen Lee, Lesley Cross, Lorna Coe
Wednesday 11th October 9am Finance & Premises  - Attended by Mr Martin Tinsley, Mrs Karon Branch, Mrs Lucy Bird, Mr John Farmery, Mr Graham Farhall, Mrs Harriet Gower Isaac, Mrs Lorna Coe
Thursday 19th October  4pm Full Board  - Attended by Mr Martin Tinsley, Mrs Karon Branch, Mrs Kate Kelliher, Mr Graham Farhall, Mrs Harriet Gower Isaac, Mrs Karen Lee, Mr John Farmery, Cath Harman, Ms Lesley Cross, Lorna Coe
Wednesday 15th November 9am

Governance & Self Evaluation  - Karon Branch, Sanj Marwaha , Kate Kelliher , Rosie Webb , Lorna Coe

Wednesday 29th November 9am Staffing & Curriculum - Karon Branch , Kate Kelliher , Karen Lee , Martin Tinsley, Lorna Coe 
Wednesday 6th December  9am Finance & Premises - Karon Branch, Martin Tinsley, Sanj Marwaha, John Farmery, Harriet Gower Isaac, Lucy Bird
Thursday 7th December  4pm Board - Neil Laver, Graham Farhall, Kate Kelliher, Karen Lee, John Farmery, Lesley Cross , Martin Tinsley, Rosie Webb, Sanj Marwaha, Lorna Coe
Wednesday 24th January 9am Staffing & Curriculum 
Wednesday 31st January  9am Finance & Premises -
Thursday 8th February 4pm Full Board - 
Wednesday 7th March 9am Governance & Self Evaluation - 
Wednesday 14th March 9am FInance & Premises
Wednesday 21st March 9am Staffing & Curriculum - 
Thursday 22nd March 4pm Full Board - 
Wednesday 2nd May 9.30am Staffing & Curriculum - 
Wednesday 9th May 9am Finance & Premises - 
Thursday 24th May  4pm Full Board - 
Wednesday 20th June 9am Governance & Self Evaluation - 
Wednesday 27th June 9am Finance & Premises - 
Wednesday 4th July 9am Staffing & Curriculum -
Thursday 4pm Full Board - 


Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead – Safeguarding and Children in Care