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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 Derek Grimsley 

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 Code of Conduct which is reviewed annually and signed by each member upon appointment.


October 2019

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor. We have six nominations for election. Letters, ballot papers and personal statements of the candidates have been sent home with students on Thursday 24 October 2019. Each parent can cast one vote and the ballot closes on Thursday 14 November 2019.

For queries or further information, please contact Suzanne Reeve, Company Secretary & Returning Officer at:-

Documents can be viewed at:



Parent GovernorsOrdinary GovernorsStaff GovernorsCo-optionsAssociate MembersObservers and Secretary
VacancyMr Stuart Norridge

(Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs Andrea BirdMrs Sarah MatthewsTori Mead
Head Girl
Mr Steven Carroll

(Vice-chair of Governors)

Mr Richard Martin


Mrs Kathy Haig Headteacher VacancyHarry McInroy
Head Boy
Mrs Suzanne Reeve
Company Secretary
 Mr Philip FosterMrs Angela SherwoodMrs Clare Brown


Charlie Clarke
Deputy Head Girl
Mr Alan Staniforth
Business Manager
 Mrs Ginny RenwickMrs Julie Wall Mr Chris Cowley Charlotte Crook
Deputy Head Boy
Mr Brett Jouny
Deputy Headteacher & Director of Boarding
 Mrs Cheryl BraceyMr John White   
  Mr Daren Riseley Mr Derek Grimsley

(Chair of Governors)


Governor Attendance at meetings 2017-18

Safeguarding Governor role

Governors Code of Conduct 2018-19


Governor Links with Departments 2018-19


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


Governor Committee Structure 2018-2019


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)Mr S Carroll (Acting Chair)Mr D Grimsley (Chair)
Mrs S Matthews (Vice-Chair) Mrs C BrownMr J White(Vice-Chair)Mrs A BirdMr S Carroll (Vice-chair)
 Mrs G Renwick Mrs K Haig Mrs J Wall Mrs K HaigMrs C Bracey
 Mrs K HaigMr D Grimsley Mr C Cowley Mrs A SherwoodMr S Norridge
 Vacancy Mr P Foster Mrs K HaigMrs K Haig
Mr R Martin
Boarding Comittee Terms of Reference 2018-19C&S CommitteeTerms of Reference 2018-19Finance & Premises Committee combined Terms of Reference 2018-19Staff & Student CommitteeTerms Of Reference 2018-19Strategy & Development Terms of reference 2018-19

Governor Details, Pecuniary & Personal Interests

GovernorStart dateTerm of officeFinishing datePecuniary & personal interests
Mrs A Bird03.04.2017Four years02.04.2021Finance Manager at Burford School
Mrs C Bracey13.12.2017Four years12.12.2021None
Mrs C Brown12.12.2018Four years11.12.2022Burford School Staff
Mr S Carroll11.11.2016Four years10.11.2020None
Mr C Cowley03.04.2017Four years02.04.2021Burford School Staff
Mr P Foster23.02.2018Four years22.02.2022Director of Hellios Information Ltd

Councillor of Bampton Parish Council

Mr D Grimsley01.01.2012Four years 31.12.2019None
Mrs K Haig01.01.2009Until conclusion of Headteacher roleN/AHeadteacher of Burford School/ Director-Wysdom Touring Park/ Trustee-Burford Foundation Governors
Mr R Martin01.08.2016 Four years31.07.2020 None
Mrs S Matthews(01.04.2015)25.3.2019 One year 24.3.2020None
Mr S Norridge(01.09.2014)9.7.2018 Four years 8.7.2022 None
Mrs G Renwick13.12.2017Four years12.12.2021 

Director of Kubernetes Ltd

Mrs A Sherwood07.01.2019Four Years06.01.2023MCIPD

Non-executive Director of the British Computer Sociaety

Mrs J Wall12.12.2018Four Years11.12.2022None
Mr J White01.04.2018 Four years31.03.2022Governor of Burford Primary School & Trustee of Burford Pre-school

Spouse – Trustee of Burford School Foundation

Mrs K Simpson – end of term01.11.201431.10.2018
Mr A Pitman – resigned01.01.201731.12.2018
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