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The Local Governing Board

We have a Local 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


Co-Chairs of Governors:

Rev Rosie Webb and Joshua Culmer
Clewer Green CE First School
Hatch Lane
01753 864544


If you would like to contact The Co-Chairs of Governors or any other Governor, please send an email via the Governance Professional –


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


NameGov TypeDate of AppointmentCurrent Term of Office EndingRegister of Business InterestSubject ResponsibilitiesOther Responsibilities
John FarmeryFoundation02/12/202001/12/2024 Yes - nothing to declareHealth & Safety GovernorHealth & Safety Governor
Martin TinsleyHeadteacher02/10/2008N/A Yes - nothing to declare Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead -Safeguarding and Children in Care
Rev Rosie WebbEx -Officio03/01/2014  Yes - nothing to declareRE & Wellbeing GovernorCo-Chair of Governors, RE & Wellbeing Governor, Safer Recruitment Governor
Jane CockmanFoundation02/06/202201/06/2026 Yes - nothing to declareSafeguarding GovernorSafeguarding Governor
Sam Collinson-JonesStaff04/10/202303/10/2027 Yes - employee of schoolEYFS Governor 
Daniel JansenFoundation18/01/202417/01/2028 Yes - nothing to declareFinance GovernorPP Governor
Howard SeymourHarcourt Trust02/03/2021


Stepped down 16/11/2023 as is Interim Headteacher

 Yes - Governor Holy Family Catholic Primary SchoolSEND Governor

Chair of Governors

Harcourt Trust/SEND Governor

Georgia RussellParent05/09/202204/09/2026 Yes - nothing to declareKS2 Governor/SEND Governor Vice-Chair of Governors
Olivier ValleeParent03/01/202302/01/2027Yes - nothing to declareKS1 GovernorWebsite Governor
Joshua CulmerHarcourt Trust01/05/202430/04/2028Yes - nothing to declare Co-Chair of Governors


Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead – Safeguarding and Children in Care
 Clewer Green CofE First School
Declarations of Interest
 This report contains the Declarations of Interest for:       
  - Constitution Members        
  - Other Members          
  - Historical Governors         
 Constitution Members    
Jane Cockman
foundation pcc appointed

Confirmed: 20/09/2023-----
Sam Collinson-Jones

Confirmed: 16/11/2023-----
John Farmery
foundation dbe appointed

Confirmed: 12/09/2023-----
Daniel Jansen
foundation dbe appointed

Confirmed: 14/09/2023-----
Georgia Russell

Confirmed: 26/09/2023-----
Howard Seymour
Confirmed: 02/11/2023Churchend Primary AcademyOther governance roleHeadteacher01/09/2021-
Howard Seymour
trust governor

Confirmed: 02/11/2023Holy Family Catholic Primary SchoolGovernorChair of Governors17/02/2022-
Howard Seymour
trust governor

Confirmed: 02/11/2023Clewer Green Frist School Business or finance interestsHeadteacher 1 day a week (Thursdays)02/11/2023-
Martin Tinsley

Confirmed: 03/10/2022-----
Olivier Vallee

Confirmed: 20/09/2023-----
Rosie Webb
foundation ex-officio

Confirmed: 13/09/2023-----
Clewer Green CofE First School
Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent, ? = Attendance Not Marked, Blank = Not Required,
CA = Consent for absence, - = Not applicable
  Full Governing Board (subject to change)Pay Review Committee Full Governing Board (subject to change)Full Governing Board (subject to change)Pay Review CommitteeFull Governing Board (subject to change)Full Governing Board (subject to change)Full Governing Board  
GovernorGovernor Type15 Sep 202207 Nov 202224 Nov 202202 Feb 202306 Mar 202316 Mar 202311 May 202329 Jun 2023 
Lucy BirdAssociate MemberNYNNYYYY 
Karon BranchAssociate MemberYYYNYYYY 
Mrs Jane CockmanFoundation Parochial Church Council AppointedY YY YYY 
Mrs Lorna CoeClerkYYYYYYYY 
Mrs Sam Collinson-JonesStaff governorY NN YYY 
Mr John FarmeryFoundation Diocesan Board of Education AppointedYYYYYYYY 
Mr Daniel JansenFoundation Diocesan Board of Education AppointedYYYYYYYY 
Georgia RussellParent governorY YY YNY 
Mr Howard SeymourTrust GovernorYYYYYYYY 
Mr Martin TinsleyHeadteacherYYYYYYYY 
Olivier ValleeParent governor  YY NYY 
Revd Rosie WebbFoundation Ex-OfficioN YY YYY