The Governing Body is legally responsible for the strategic management of the school. The Governors are made up of parents, members of the community and staff. They work collaboratively across two committees to manage school strategy and hold the Headteacher to account for the operational running of the school.

The Curriculum, Community and Pupil (CCP) Committee meets on a termly basis and oversees the learning and well-being aspects of the school.

The Finance, Premises and Personnel (FPP) Committee meets on a termly basis and oversees business and administration matters.

In addition, all Governors meet together once a term for a full Governing Body meeting.

There are currently vacancies for Governors who could bring specific business skills to the team.

To contact our Governors or for further information please contact the school office.

Ms E Freedman, Chair of Governors
Ms E Freedman, Chair of GovernorsCo-opted
Term of Office: November 2020 – November 2024

I am delighted and honoured to serve as Chair of Governors at Wingrave CE School having been a Primary teacher in both Maintained and Independent sectors for more than twenty years. My aim as Chair is to offer strategic support and challenge to our excellent School Leadership Team as the school embraces an exciting future and strives to give our pupils the confidence and opportunities they need to fulfil their potential in all aspects of life and learning. I live in Wingrave with my husband and enjoy the wonderful community life of the village including Church activities, the local Heritage Association, Twinning and helping to run Wingrave’s famous village barbecues.

Rev. Howard Robson, Vice Chair of Governors
Rev. Howard Robson, Vice Chair of GovernorsFoundation Governor, Team Rector for Wingrave in the Cottesloe Benefice
Born in Stockton-on-Tees and having moved around the country due to my Father’s job, I attended a variety of schools, including formal and experimental curricula. After an undergraduate degree in economics, I worked for a High Street Back before ordination in the Year 2000. I have been Vicar to a number of parishes, rural, commuter villages and semi-urban.

I have made it my strategic policy to always try to work with the local schools and have experience of doing so with the whole educational age range, both state and independent. I have experience of being a Foundation Governor as well as chairing a Governing Body for a non-church secondary school.

Ms K Parfoot, Co-opted
Ms K Parfoot, Co-optedChair of CCP Committee
Safeguarding Governor

I have been Safeguarding Governor since November 2016 based on my professional experience and background. I am also Chair of the Community, Curriculum and Pupil (CCP) Committee. I care deeply about contributing to children’s safety and well-being with a particular interest in mental health and emotional wellbeing. I became a Governor because I wanted to use my range of skills and knowledge to positively impact what happens in school. I have a BSc Sociology degree and an Advanced Diploma in the Application of the Arts in Therapy and Education. Some of my past roles include work as a Journalist, in Psychiatric Care, the Police , Children and Family Support, Bereavement, Leadership Coaching and as a Trainer (NVQ level) I take a very holistic and spiritual approach to life and education.

Mr D McCosh, Local Authority Governor
Mr D McCosh, Local Authority GovernorChair of FPP Committee, Development Governor
I moved to Wingrave in 2019 and wanted to get involved in the community believing I can help the school continue to achieve great things.

I have worked in financial services for over 10 years and bring my knowledge and experience of strategy, business and finance to the governing body.

I have two boys and my eldest attends EYFS. I am passionate about ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.

Mrs S Kennedy, Foundation
Mrs S Kennedy, FoundationCCP
SEND, Equality & English Governor

I am a Foundation Governor approved by the Oxford Diocese with responsibilities for Special Educational Needs and Equalities in the school community. My role is also a link with the local community and the Parish Church. I was a Primary School teacher for over 30 years specialising in Special Education Needs as a SENCo. Now retired I have the time to support the school which my three children attended. I endorse all the aspirations of Wingrave School for the children in their care, underpinned by the tenets of Christianity.

Mr D Morris, Co-opted
Mr D Morris, Co-optedFPP
I have worked as a company secretary for over 15 years and bring business and strategic experience gathered from the boardrooms of major companies to my role as governor.

I have a daughter who started at the School in 2019. My aim as a governor is to help ensure the children receive the best possible education in the most appropriate learning environment. I am a firm believer that a solid moral and academic education is the best possible platform for successful, well rounded adults of the future.

Prof. P Searles-Adey, Co-opted
Prof. P Searles-Adey, Co-optedCCP
I have worked in the university sector for almost 20 years in teaching and research, and specialise in the field of Human Geography with particular interests in how we move, and how the ways we move, are shifting – from climate change, emergencies such as global pandemics, to the rise of autonomous systems.

I have a deep interest in teaching and inspiring young people and I was involved in a research project team exploring participatory design processes within the Building Schools for the Future capital investment project.

I hope to bring my experience and passion for education to the School. I have two boys both of whom are taught at the School.

Mrs K McKenzie, Co-opted
Mrs K McKenzie, Co-optedFPP
I have lived in the local area for more than thirty years and recently moved to Wingrave to be closer to my now grown-up children. I come from a professional background of administrative and project management roles in Banking, IT and the Education sector, with more than twenty years’ experience in both private and state schools.

I am currently a Personal Assistant to the Senior Management Team and the lead on Admissions at a Bucks Grammar School. In this role, I also act as a form tutor to a Year 10 class and previously to a ‘vertical tutor group’ spanning Years 7 to 13.

I am passionate about investing in young people as I believe that a child’s start in life informs not only their future achievements but their overall ethos and character. I became a governor as I wanted to contribute towards the village community and I support the vision that Wingrave School holds. My background gives me a good understanding of the education system and I look forward to sharing my time and knowledge to support the school and it’s children.

Mrs K Curry, Co-opted
Mrs K Curry, Co-optedEYFS
My background is firmly rooted in education; I have taught in various primary schools in Buckinghamshire for over 35 years. Having gained the National SENDCo Award qualification in 2012 I then worked as Special Needs Coordinator in two local primary schools, also serving on the governing body of one of those schools for twelve years. I am currently employed as a Specialist Teacher supporting teenagers diagnosed with autism through college.

Living locally, I am pleased to have the opportunity to put something back into the community by serving as a Governor of Wingrave School. I fully support the school’s vision statement and am currently a member of the Curriculum, Community and Pupil Committee (CCP).

Mr J Fulton, Parent Governor
Mr J Fulton, Parent GovernorFPP, Health & Safety
For the past 8 years I have had the opportunity to run my own commercial business within the local area. This enables me to bring that experience and transferable skills to the Board. My eldest child started at the School in 2020 and since then I have become more involved with the local community. As children spend so much time at school I truly believe that it is crucial to sustain a positive culture along side strong educational attainment to ensure quality educational and social development. My experience has been that both of those aspects are well delivered at Wingrave and I am eager to support the School to ensure that this continues and the Children are all able to accomplish true mastery of their individual strengths.
Miss S Weeks, Staff Governor
Miss S Weeks, Staff GovernorAssistant Headteacher
Ms J Lee, Associate Governor
Ms J Lee, Associate GovernorAssistant Headteacher
Mr M Tomson
Mr M TomsonHeadteacher
Foundation Governor Vacancy
Co-opted Governor Vacancy