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The Governing Body

Burford-Logo_blue Pse use thisThe full board of Governors meets five times a year. Committees meet five times a year, making appropriate reports and recommendations to the full Board of Governors. Each Committee elects a Chair who sits on the Strategy and Development Committee.

The Chair of Governors is Mr Steven Carroll: 

The Company Secretary is Mrs S Reeve:

Full details of each Committee’s remit, copies of non-confidential minutes and any Governors’ Register of Interest are available from the Company Secretary. The Governors follow a Governors’ Code of Conduct 2020-21 which is reviewed annually and signed by each member upon appointment.


Governor Profile – Term six 2021

Mrs Andrea Bird is a Staff Governor and has served on the Staff and Student Committee since 2017. Andrea has recently become the Vice Chair of this Committee.

Andrea has been an employee at Burford School since 1998 where her first role was as a Cook in the Canteen. Her role changed to a Finance Assistant position in 2005 and in 2014 she progressed to the role of Finance Manager.


Parent GovernorsOrdinary GovernorsStaff GovernorsCo-optionsAssociate MembersObservers and Secretary
Mrs Jennifer Warriner

Mr Stuart Norridge

(Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs Andrea BirdMrs Ruth ReavleyHead GirlMr Brett Jouny
Deputy Headteacher & Director of Boarding
Mrs Virginia SpracklenMr Richard Martin


Mrs Kathy Haig Headteacher VacancyHead BoyMrs Suzanne Reeve
Company Secretary
Mr Philip FosterMrs Angela SherwoodMrs Clare Brown


Deputy Head GirlMr Alan Staniforth
Business Manager
Mrs Ginny RenwickMrs Julie Wall Mr Chris Cowley Deputy Head Boy
Mrs Cheryl BraceyMr Steven Carroll

(Chair of Governors)

Mr Matthew Willis

 Mr Derek Grimsley

Attendance at Full Governing Board Meetings 2019-20

Safeguarding Role Description


Governor Links with Departments 2020-21


DepartmentLink GovernorDepartmentLink Governor
ArtSarah MatthewsPSHE & Pastoral CareStuart Norridge
BoardingStuart NorridgeLearning ZonePhilip Foster
Careers & BusinessAngela SherwoodScience & Mathematics
English, Drama & MusicGinny RenwickStudent CouncilAndrea Bird
EALPhilip FosterP.E.Steven Carroll
Gifted and TalentedPhilip FosterGeography, HistoryStuart Norridge
AlumniRichard MartinSixth Form and Post 16 EducationJulie Wall
LibraryPupil Premium GovernorPhilip Foster
Modern LanguagesCheryl BraceyBusiness ClubRichard Martin
ICT & Technology Philip FosterGDPRCheryl Bracey


Governor Committee Structure 2020-21


Boarding CommitteeCurriculum & Standards CommitteeFinancial Management, Premises, Health & Safety CommitteeStaff & Student Development CommitteeStrategy & Development Committee
 Mr S  Norridge (Chair)Mrs C Bracey (Chair)Mr R Martin (Chair)Mrs A SherwoodMr S Carroll (Chair)
Vacancy Mrs C BrownMr D GrimsleyMrs A BirdMrs A Sherwood
 Mrs G Renwick Mrs K HaigMrs V Spracklen Mrs K HaigMrs C Bracey
Mrs K HaigMr D GrimsleyMr C CowleyMr S CarrollMr S Norridge
 Mrs J Warriner Mr P Foster Mrs K HaigMrs J WallMrs K Haig
Mrs R ReavleyMr R Martin
Boarding Committee Terms of Reference 2020-21Curriculum & Standards Committee Terms of Reference 2020-21Finance & Premises combined Terms of Reference 2020-21Staff & Student Development Terms of Reference 2020-21Strategy Committee Terms of Reference 2020-21

Governor Details, Pecuniary & Personal Interests



GovernorStart dateTerm of officeFinishing datePecuniary & personal interests
Mrs A Bird03.04.2017Four years02.04.2021Finance Manager at Burford School

A Bird – Husband – Burford School Staff

Mrs C Bracey13.12.2017Four years12.12.2021Employer – nationwide Building Society

Parent of Burford School student

Mrs C Brown12.12.2018Four years11.12.2022Burford School Staff

Parent of Burford School student

Mr S Carroll6.7.2020Four years5.7.2024Parent of Burford School student
Mr C Cowley03.04.2017Four years02.04.2021Burford School Staff
Mr P Foster23.02.2018Four years22.02.2022Parent of Burford School student
Mr D Grimsley01.01.2012Four years 31.07.2023None
Mrs K Haig01.01.2009Until conclusion of Headteacher roleN/AHeadteacher of Burford School/ Director-Wysdom Touring Park/ Trustee-Burford Foundation Governors & Uganda Link
Mr R Martin6.7.2020 Four years5.7.2024 None
Mr S Norridge(01.09.2014)9.7.2018 Four years 8.7.2022 None
Mrs Ruth Reavley24.5.2021Four years23.5.2025Burford School Foundation

Burford Parochial Church Council

Falkland Hall/Burford Archive Project

Mrs G Renwick13.12.2017Four years12.12.2021Related by marriage to a member of teaching staff

Parent of Burford School student

Mrs A Sherwood07.01.2019Four Years06.01.2023Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Parent of Burford School student

Mrs J Wall12.12.2018Four Years11.12.2022None

Grandparent of a Burford School student

Mrs J Warriner12.12.2019Four Years11.12.2023Parent of Burford School student
Mrs V Spracklen04.01.2021Four Years03.01.2025Parent of Burford School student
Mr M Willis19.01.2021Four Years18.01.2025Parent of Burford School student
Mrs S Matthews25.3.2020Resigned24.5.2021
Mr D Riseley11.10.2019Resigned8.9.2020
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