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.

Rev. Howard Robson, Foundation Governor
Rev. Howard Robson, Foundation GovernorChair of Governors, 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.

Mr G Smith, Co-opted
Mr G Smith, Co-optedVice-Chair, Development Governor, FPP
Health & Safety, Pupil Premium Governor

Term of Office: 19.6.18-18.6.22

As a chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, I joined the governing board to help the school maintain legal compliance, and to help keep the students and staff safe without limiting creative learning.

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

I have been a Parent/Safeguarding Governor based on my Professional experience and background for just over two years . I am involved in the community, curriculum and personnel aspects of school (CCP) which I enjoy . I care deeply about supporting and contributing to children’s safety and well-being and their emotional well-being is of particular interest to me. I became a Governor because I wanted to be able to positively impact what happens in School. I have a Sociology degree and Advanced Diploma in the use of Arts in Therapy and Education. Some of my past roles include work as a Journalist , in Mental Health, Children & Family Support, Bereavement and Training and I take a very holistic approach to life and education.

Mr D McCosh, Co-opted
Mr D McCosh, Co-optedChair of FPP Committee
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 M Lomas, Foundation
Mrs M Lomas, Foundation
Maths and Appraisal Governor

I was appointed as Foundation Governor by Oxford Diocese in January 2013, and I currently serve as Chair of the Governing Body. I am an active member of my local church. I have worked in Further and Higher Education for over 40 years, initially as a lecturer in Maths and Statistics, and later as administration manager specialising in Management Information. I have two grown up children, and I firmly believe that our education system should give every child the knowledge and skills that they will need to succeed in life.

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.

Mrs L Williment, Parent Governor
Mrs L Williment, Parent GovernorCCP & FPP
Term of office Oct 2017- Oct 2021

My 4 children had varying experiences through the education system giving me an oversight that I felt could be useful .

As I believe that schools should offer more than an academic service , Wingrave CE School’s holistic approach to the children appealed to me. I am also qualified as a gymnastics coach and recognise that the wider platform of teaching is a much more collaborative and complex area. It requires a balanced approach recognising the differing needs of the individual.

I became a parent Governor at Wingrave school to offer some support from my perspective as both and took on the role of PHSE Governor. This is an area I feel I can positively contribute to through my own (sometimes challenging) child, parent and teacher relationships over the years and the development of my own critical thinking.

Ms E Freedman, Co-opted
Ms E Freedman, Co-optedCCP
Term of Office: November 2020 – November 2024

I am very pleased to be joining the Governing Body of Wingrave CE School, having been a Key Stage 1 teacher in the Maintained and Independent sectors for twenty years. My aim as a Governor is to support the school as it gives pupils the confidence and opportunities they need to fulfill their own potential in all aspects of their life and learning. I live in Wingrave and enjoy the wonderful community life of the village including Church activities, the local Heritage Association and Twinning. I love singing, reading and a good day at Lord’s.

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 and Preschool.

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.

Miss S Weeks
Miss S WeeksCCP, Staff Governor
VancancyLocal Authority Governor
Mr M Tomson
Mr M TomsonHeadteacher