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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 – January 2021


Mrs Sarah Matthews is Vice Chair of the governing body. Sarah has served as a governor since 2015 and has sat on the Staff and Student committee and Boarding committee. In her role as Vice Chair she ensures she keeps up to date with the work of all committees and is particularly involved in ensuring effective governance practices. Sarah has a legal background, having worked as a Solicitor for many years specialising in health and safety and employment law. She now teaches employment law at De Montfort University, Leicester.



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

Mr Stuart Norridge

(Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs Andrea BirdMrs Sarah Matthews

(Vice-chair of Governors)

Head GirlMr Brett Jouny
Deputy Headteacher & Director of Boarding
VacancyMr 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 Derek Grimsley

Attendance at Full Governing Board Meetings 2019-20

Safeguarding Role Description


Governor Links with Departments 2019-20


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, RE, History & PsychologyStuart 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)Mr S Carroll (Acting Chair)Mr D Grimsley (Chair)
Mrs S Matthews (Vice-Chair) Mrs C BrownMr D GrimsleyMrs A BirdMr S Carroll (Vice-chair)
 Mrs G Renwick Mrs K HaigVacancy Mrs K HaigMrs C Bracey
Mrs K HaigMr D GrimsleyMr C CowleyMrs A SherwoodMr S Norridge
 Mrs J Warriner Mr P Foster Mrs K HaigMrs J WallMrs K Haig
Mr 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 & Development Terms of reference 2019-20

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
Mrs C Brown12.12.2018Four years11.12.2022Burford School Staff
Mr S Carroll6.7.2020Four years5.7.2024None
Mr C Cowley03.04.2017Four years02.04.2021Burford School Staff
Mr P Foster23.02.2018Four years22.02.2022None
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
Mrs S Matthews25.3.2020 One year 24.3.2024De Montfort University Law Society
Mr S Norridge(01.09.2014)9.7.2018 Four years 8.7.2022 None
Mrs G Renwick13.12.2017Four years12.12.2021Related by marriage to a member of teaching staff
Mrs A Sherwood07.01.2019Four Years06.01.2023Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
Mrs J Wall12.12.2018Four Years11.12.2022None
Mrs J Warriner12.12.2019Four Years11.12.2023None
Mr J White – Resigned01.04.20186.7.2020
Mr D Riseley – Resigned11.10.20198.9.2020
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