Governing Body Structure

Burford School – Governors Organisation 2017/18

The instrument of Government effective 11th February 2015 states the Burford School has 15 governors:-

Under the instrument the Governing Body shall consist of:-

  • Four Parent Governors
  • One LA Governor
  • One Staff Governor
  • One Headteacher
  • Eight co-opted Governors

Effective September 2017, the following individuals are governors at Burford School.

Parent Governors:

Andrea McCubbin, Josie Jacobs, Gary Regan, Kevin Ford

LA Governor:                                     David Caldwell

Headteacher:                                     Ian Garner

Co-opted Governors:                     

Sarah Cooper, Neil Hillier, Jason Batten, Sabine Boiler,

Graham Watts, Janet Jackson, Jane Hawksworth, Kevin Steele

Staff Governor  currently vacant.


Governors effective September 2017, hold the following positions:-

Chair                                                                                     TBC FGB Meeting 5th October 2017

Vice Chair                                                                           TBC FGB Meeting 5th October 2017

SEN Governor                                                                   Gary Regan

Safeguarding Governor                                                   Gary Regan

Pupil Premium Governor                                             Gary Regan

Development Governor                                                 Jane Hawksworth

Performance Governors                                               Sarah Cooper / Jane Hawksworth

SMSC Governor                                                                Josie Jacobs / Graham Watts

Diversity & Equalities Governor                                Graham Watts

EYFS Governor                                                                  David Caldwell

KS1 Governor                                                                    Jane Hawksworth

Lower KS2 Governor                                                      Graham Watts

Upper KS2 Governor                                                      Josie Jacobs

Assessment Governor                                                    Sarah Cooper

Literacy Governor                                                           Andrea McCubbin

Maths Governor                                                               Josie Jacobs



Responsible for all financial, facilities and HR matters; and relationships with the Community. 

Jason Batten

Sabine Bolier

David Caldwell

Sarah Cooper

Ian Garner

Janet Jackson

Kevin Steele *

Kevin Ford *






Responsible for learning and assessment and keeping abreast of educational developments. 

Neil Hillier – Chairman

Sarah Cooper

Ian Garner

Janet Jackson

Andrea McCubbin

Gary Regan

Graham Watts

Josie Jacobs

Kevin Steele *

Kevin Ford *

* As new Governors, Kevin Steele and Kevin Ford will sit between the Management and Curriculum Committees for their first year.