Meet our Governors

 

 

Name

Category of Governor

Term of Office

Alan Collins

Carrick Cameron

Jane Cross

Jacinta Prendergast

Clive Evans

Rev. Annie Goldthorp

Julie Hewish

Paul Honess

Juliet Morris

Ben Williams

Sarah Liebrecht

Governor

Foundation Governor

Associate Staff

Foundation Governor

Head Teacher

Associate

Foundation Governor

Parent Governor

Joint Vice Chair

Chair/Parent Governor

Foundation Governor

5/2/2019 - 5/2/2022

25/9/2016 - 25/9/2020

27/1/2016 - 23/1/2020

15/11/2017 - 14/11/2021

1/1/2011

11/3/2105

1/5/2018 - 30/4/2022

22/5/2018-21/5/2022

22/6/2016 - 21/6/2020

1/3/2017-28/2/2021

19/3/2019 - 18/3/2023

Finance and Premises

(including H&S and PPM&P)

 

 

Mr B Williams
Mr C Evans

Mrs J Hewish

Mr A Collins
 

 

Teaching & Learning   

Mr C Cameron

Mrs J Cross
Mr C Evans

Mrs J Morris

Mrs J Prendergast

Mr P Honess

Health & Safety

Mrs Julie Hewish


 

Safeguarding 

Mrs J Morris

Admissions

Mr C Evans

Mr P Honess

Mrs J Hewish

 

 

Appraisal

Mr B Williams

Mr P Honess

Mrs J Morris

 

 

Pay Committee

Mr B Williams

Mr C Evans
 

Foundation Governors

Mr C Cameron

Mr C Evans

Rev A Goldthorp

Mrs J Hewish

Mrs J Cross 

Mrs J Morris

Mrs J Prendergast

Mrs S Liebrecht

 

 

Staff Dismissal  

Mr B Williams
 

 

Pupil Discipline

      

Mr C Cameron

Mrs J Morris

Complaints

Mrs J Morris

Mr P Honess

 

Carrick Cameron

Foundation Governor

 

I became a parent governor at Deddington in September 2016. I am a Foundation governor and I am also on the Teaching and Learning committee. I have previously worked as a teacher governor at another Church of England primary school in Oxfordshire, and so I hope that my knowledge and experience of a similar setting will prove useful.

 

I have worked as a primary teacher since September 2011, and I am currently a Key Stage 2 class teacher at Sibford Gower Primary School. Prior to this, I taught English as a foreign language to children and adults in Spain, where I lived for ten years, and in London. I have also worked as a sales consultant for Oxford University Press and as a freelance translator / interpreter, mainly in football.

 

My wife and I moved to Barford St Michael in April, where we feel very much at home, and our twin daughters started at the school in the F1 class in September 2016.

Jane Cross

Staff Governor

 

I joined Deddington Primary as Deputy Headteacher just over 11 years ago, previous to this I had worked as a class teacher and Deputy Head in a couple of Croydon schools in South London. I am originally from Banbury and decided to return when my daughter was a toddler after my husband and I realised the cost of living in London and raising a family was rather expensive, and without family support, quite stressful! Since joining Deddington I have worked in years 5 and 6, though in recent years I have been based in year 6. As well as Deputy Head I am also Maths Coordinator, and when I have the opportunity enjoy all things arty! I have a daughter at the Warriner who went to Deddington and my son is currently in year 5, I feel very lucky that both my children have received an excellent education at Deddington and have had the right grounding to become lifelong learners. I love working at Deddington, I am surrounded by interesting and interested pupils, the most amazing staff and supportive parents, every year brings new challenges and opportunities- and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

 

Rev. Annie Goldthorp

Associate

 

As the vicar for the parish of Deddington, I am also a member of the Board of Governors for the school. I arrived in Deddington in February 2015 and have been a regular visitor to the school ever since.

 

Before ordination I had my own business as a magazine publisher and so bring some related business skills to the table, including management, team building and forward planning strategies. I also come with a heart for the pastoral care of both pupils and staff.

 

I am passionate about the care and nurture of children, and believe that every child should be given the best opportunities to develop their skills and talents, whether they are academic or not. I am, to that end, committed to making Deddington Primary a happy, well balanced school with a significant level of achievement.

Julie Hewish

 

I joined the Board of Governors as a Foundation Governor in April 2018.

I am a Registered Adult Nurse. My experience extends across both the acute hospital setting and the community. I am currently splitting my working time between a community-based specialist nurse role and as a teaching fellow at Oxford Brookes University.  Prior to this, I have worked in the Scientific recruitment industry.

I am passionate about encouraging a safe and secure environment, with the best level of education possible, that allows children to evolve and explore their potential.  I am looking forward to supporting the school both as an individual but also as a parent of a child who will complete her early years education with Deddington C of E Primary School.

 

Paul Honess

 

I joined the Board of Governors as a Parent Governor in May 2018 and I have twins at the school.  I have been a regular volunteer while the twins have been in the Foundation Stage classes.

 

I am an educator with a background of teaching and research in a number of UK universities including Oxford and Cambridge.  With degrees in Zoology and Anthropolgy I have specialized in Animal Welfare Science inverstigating the impact of captive conditions and the effects of environmental enrichment.  Since 2011 I have worked as a consultant in the bioscience sector, both in the UK and internationally as well as taking an active role in the raising of our family.

 

Deddington C of E Primary School has created a wonderful community in whcih the children can maximize their lerning and development.  I look forward to being able to support the school in maintaining and further developing this to give the children the very best start to their formal education.

Juliet Morris

Joint Vice Chair

 

I joined the Board of Governors in July 2016, having spent the previous few years being on the Deddington PFSU and Village Nursery Committee.  During this time, I was impressed with how the school was progressing and improving.  My initial involvement with the primary school started with spending one afternoon a week with Year 5 students as a cycling proficiency instructor.  Now that both my boys are at the school, I feel I am able to get more involved. 

I have lived in Deddington since 2005 and spend some of my time working in the village too, as a Veterinary Surgeon at the small branch clinic of Hook Norton Vets.  This means I already know quite a large number of local parents, their children (and their pets) and working part time, I am also often around at the school gates after school if any parents want to speak to me.  I am the Governor responsible for Safeguarding and I am on the People and Community Committee.

I am looking forward to my next four years as a Governor of this great little school and I am committed to ensuring its success continues.

 

Jacinta Prendergast

Foundation Governor

 

I joined the school’s board of governors in October 2017 as a Foundation Governor, when my eldest son joined the school.

I am a Clinical Psychologist, specialising in working with children and families and hope that my professional skills and experience will be useful in my role as a governor. I believe strongly that all children should be provided with the best opportunities to enhance their strengths and support their needs, in a happy and secure environment. I am looking forward, as both a parent and governor, to being part of the school.

 

Ben Williams

Chair

 

I joined the school as a parent governor in 2017, and bring to the role a range of experience from twenty years in environmental non-government organisations. Within this I have worked across community development, youth work, and health and wellbeing initiatives, with a focus on bringing partnerships together to access grant opportunities and take forward major projects.

 
I have previously served as vice Chair of Tameside's Council for Voluntary Services, and have significant experience of managing change processes in small organisations. I have a strong body of senior experience and am keen to apply this in a new context.
 

At the time of writing I have a daughter in Year One, and a son in the pre-school.

Alan Collins

I was born and lived in Brighton for the first 25 years of my life and I am a professional engineer who having studied production engineering gave this career up in the 90s when as Total Quality Management was sweeping the world I realised that to make a difference you need to manage the people and not the technology. I started a production management career in Abingdon before moving to Kent then to Coventry to start a 15 year career in the automotive industry launching Jaguars, Minis and Landrovers. This career came to an end leaving me with money in my pocket so I had the chance to do anything I wanted so I became a teacher in engineering back in Abingdon where my management career started. Gaining a PGCE I taught engineering from school children up to foundation degree students until tired of poor money and even poorer management returned to manufacturing industry in Banbury for Norbar torque tools. I have managed very many projects, a recent one for £640k but spent £1.2M opening a new factory with significant building work in 2006.

I have lived in Hempton, Barford and Clifton for more than 25 years and have been a Parish Councillor for very many of those years becoming Chair of the PC for 4 years in 2012. I also chair the Friends of Deddington Library, Banbury Rural Police Forum and the Deddington Neighbourhood Plan steering group now gladly coming to an end. I am a committed Seagulls fan, 5 a side player and Aunt Sallier while corresponding for a local periodical for more than 10 years. I am married to a scientific Doctor Viv and we have two children ex of Deddington Primary School. Harry finishing a law degree at Sussex and Alice finishing A levels at the Wariner.

DEDDINGTON GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE AT FGB MEETINGS 2015-2017

Governor's attendance at meetings
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