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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 Governors’ Code of Conduct 2019-20 which is reviewed annually and signed by each member upon appointment.


Parent GovernorsOrdinary GovernorsStaff GovernorsCo-optionsAssociate MembersObservers and Secretary
Mrs Jennifer WarrinerMr Stuart Norridge

(Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs Andrea BirdMrs Sarah MatthewsHead Girl
Mr Steven Carroll

(Vice-chair of Governors)

Mr 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 BoyMr Brett Jouny
Deputy Headteacher & Director of Boarding
Mrs Cheryl BraceyMr John White   
Mr Daren Riseley Mr Derek Grimsley

(Chair of Governors)

Governor Attendance at Full Board Meetings 2018-19

Safeguarding Governor role

Governors’ Code of Conduct 2019-20


Governor Links with Departments 2019-20


DepartmentLink GovernorDepartmentLink Governor
ArtSarah MatthewsPSHE & Pastoral CareStuart Norridge
BoardingStuart NorridgeLearning ZonePhilip Foster
Careers & BusinessAngela SherwoodScience & Mathematics Daren Riseley
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 2019-20


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 Mr D Riseley 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 2019-20Curriculum & Standards Committee Terms of Reference 2019-20Finance & Premises combined Terms of Reference 2019-20Staff & Student Development Committee Terms of Reference 2019-20Strategy & 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 Carroll11.11.2016Four years10.11.2020None
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 Martin01.08.2016 Four years31.07.2020 None
Mrs S Matthews(01.04.2015)25.3.2019 One year 24.3.2020De Montford University Law Society
Mr S Norridge(01.09.2014)9.7.2018 Four years 8.7.2022 None
Mrs G Renwick13.12.2017Four years12.12.2021None
Mr D Riseley11.10.2019Four Years10.10.2023None
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 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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