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The Governing Board

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 –


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

Pay Review Committee - meets twice a year.
Pay Appeals Committee - is convened when necessary


Current School Governors

NameGovernor CategoryAppointed ByRegister of InterestsCommitteesTerm EndingOther ResponsibilitiesDate of Appointment
Mrs Karon BranchAssociate MemberFull Governing Board - no voting rightsNoneAllJuly 2021Deputy Head, Development Link Governor.October 2007
Mr John Farmery
Foundation – DiocesanOxford DioceseNoneResourcesDecember 2024Health and Safety
October 2001
Mr Martin Tinsley
HeadteacherN/ANoneAllN/AHeadteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead -Safeguarding and Children in CareOctober 2008
Rev. Rosie WebbGovernor Ex-OfficioThe Rector of the Clewer BeneficeNoneStandardsN/A

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

January 2014
Jane CockmanFoundation -PCCOxford DioceseNoneStandardsJune 2022Website Governor, Safeguarding GovernorJune 2018
Sam JonesStaff GovernorStaffNoneStandardsJuly 2023EYFS GovernorJuly 2019
Sarah LangleyParent GovernorParent BodyNoneStandardsJuly 2023Chair of Governors, KS1 GovernorJuly 2019
Daniel JansenFoundation GovernorOxford DioceseNoneResourcesNovember  2023PP GovernorNovember 2019
Mr Neil Knox-HallParent GovernorParent BodyNoneResources

February  2024

Stepped down June 2021

 March 2020
Howard SeymourHarcourt GovernorFull Governing BoardGovernor on SECFS BoardResourcesMarch 2025SEND GovernorMarch 2021
Mrs Lorna CoeClerkN/AN/AAllN/A  


Meeting Dates 2022/2023

FGB15th SeptemberAttended:
Pay Review Committee7th NovemberAttended:
FGB24th NovemberAttended:
FGB26th JanuaryAttended:
Pay Review Committee6th March Attended:
Admissions Committee6th-10th MarchAttended:
FGB16th March Attended:
FGB11th MayAttended:
FGB29th JuneAttended:


Meeting Dates 2021-2022

Thursday 16th September4pm

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 November9.15amPay Review Committee - Daniel Jansen, Karon Branch, Sarah Langley, John Farmery, Martin Tinsley, Lucy Bird, Lorna Coe.
Thursday 2nd December 4pm

Full Governing Board - Martin Tinsley, Jane Cockman, Sam Collinson-Jones , Daniel Jansen, Rosie Webb , Howard Seymour, Karon Branch, Lorna Coe

Monday 18th January9.15amResources - CANCELLED
Thursday 3rd February4pmFull Governing Board - CANCELLED
Monday 21st March9.15amPay Review Committee - Daniel Jansen, Howard Seymour, Sarah Langley, Martin Tinsley, Karon Branch, Lorna Coe 
Monday 7th- Friday 11th March9.15amAdmissions Committee - CANCELLED
Thursday 24th March4pmFull Governing  Board - Sarah Langley, Jane Cockman, John Farmery, Daniel Jansen, Martin Tinsley, Karon Branch, Gavin Henderson, Lorna Coe 
Monday 9th May9.15amResources - CANCELLED
Thursday 12th May 4pmFull Governing Board - Martin Tinsley, Karon Branch, Rosie Webb, Howard Seymour, Sarah Langley, Daniel Jansen, John Farmery, Sam Collinson-Jones, Jane Cockman, Lorna Coe
Monday 13th June9.15amResources - CANCELLED
Thursday 30th June4pmFull Governing Board - Rosie Webb, Martin Tinsley, Daniel Jansen, John Farmery, Sam Collinson-Jones, Jane Cockman, Karon Branch, Lorna Coe 






Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead – Safeguarding and Children in Care