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Governing Body Structure

Governing Body Structure


Burford School – Governors Organisation 2018/19


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 2018, the following individuals are governors at Burford School.


Parent Governors:

Andrea McCubbin, Josie Jacobs, Gary Regan, Kevin Ford


LA Governor:                                     Richard Apletree


Headteacher:                                     Ian Garner


Co-opted Governors:                     

Sarah Cooper, Neil Hillier, Jason Batten, Tracey Marshall

Graham Watts, Jane Hawksworth, Kevin Steele, David Caldwell


Staff Governors:  Ben Farina 


Governors effective September 2018, hold the following positions:-


Chair                                                                                     Sarah Cooper


Vice Chair                                                                           Neil Hillier


SEND 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                                                                 Kevin Steel


KS1 Governor                                                                    Jane Hawksworth


Lower KS2 Governor                                                      Graham Watts


Upper KS2 Governor                                                      Josie Jacobs


Assessment Governor                                                    Sarah Cooper


English Governor                                                            Sarah Cooper / Andrea McCubbin


Maths Governor                                                               Josie Jacobs




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


Jason Batten

David Caldwell

Sarah Cooper

Ian Garner

Tracey Marshall

Kevin Steele

Kevin Ford

Graham Watts





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


Kevin Steele – Chairman

Sarah Cooper

Ian Garner

Tracey Marshall

Andrea McCubbin

Gary Regan

Josie Jacobs

Neil Hillier

Kevin Ford