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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:   


Governors effective September 2018, hold the following positions:-


Chair                                                   Sarah Cooper


Vice Chair                                           Jane Hawksworth


SEND Governor                                 Jane Hawksworth                               


Safeguarding Governor                    Kevin Steele


Pupil Premium Governor                  


Development Governor                    Jane Hawksworth


Performance Governors                  Sarah Cooper / Jane Hawksworth


SMSC Governor                                Graham Watts


Diversity & Equalities Governor      Graham Watts


EYFS Governor                                  Kevin Steel


KS1 Governor                                    Jane Hawksworth


Lower KS2 Governor                        Graham Watts


Upper KS2 Governor                        David Caldwell


Assessment Governor                     Sarah Cooper


English Governor                             Sarah Cooper / Andrea McCubbin


Maths Governor                               




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

Kevin Ford