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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 2021-22 which is reviewed annually and signed by each member upon appointment.


Governor Profile – Term four 2021-22

Matthew Willis

Matthew Willis has been a parent governor since December 2019 and is newly the Vice Chair of the governing body. He has two daughters in the school.

Matthew is the co-founder and Partner at strategic communication consultancy Fourtold. Set-up in 2013, the company now employs 30 people in offices in Oxford and Brussels, helping some of the world’s biggest companies to manage their reputation and engage with policy, especially around topics connected with sustainability. He used to spend a lot of time travelling to meet with clients and colleagues, but in recent times mainly commutes to a posh shed at the bottom of his garden.


Parent Governors Ordinary Governors Staff Governors Co-options Associate Members Staff Contributors and Secretary
Mrs Jennifer Warriner

Mr Stuart Norridge

(Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs Andrea Bird Mrs Ruth Reavley Head Girl Miss Caroline Skerten

Deputy Headteacher

Miss Sally Gaudion Mr Richard Martin


Mr Matthew Albrighton (Headteacher)  Vacancy Head Boy Mrs Suzanne Reeve
Company Secretary
Mr Philip Foster Mrs Angela Sherwood Mrs Clare Brown


Deputy Head Girl Mr Alan Staniforth
Business Manager
Mrs Ginny Renwick Mrs Julie Wall  Mr Chris Cowley   Deputy Head Boy

Mrs Sarah Evans

HR Manager

Mrs Cheryl Bracey Mr Steven Carroll

(Chair of Governors)

     Mr Daniel Pullin & Mrs Sharon Scantlebury

Assistant Headteachers

Mr Matthew Willis

(Vice-chair of Governors)

 Mr Derek Grimsley

Mr Stuart Bassett

Assistant Headteacher

Attendance at Full Governing Board Meetings 2020-21




Governor Committee Structure 2021-22

Boarding Committee Curriculum & Standards Committee Financial Management, Premises, Health & Safety Committee Staff & Student Development Committee Strategy & Development Committee
 Mr S  Norridge (Chair) Mrs C Bracey (Chair) Mr R Martin (Chair) Mrs A Sherwood Mr S Carroll (Chair)
Mrs A Bird  Mrs C Brown Mr D Grimsley Mr M Willis Mrs A Sherwood
 Mrs G Renwick  Mr M Albrighton Mr P Foster  Mr M Albrighton Mrs C Bracey
Mr M Albrighton Mr D Grimsley Mr C Cowley Mr S Carroll Mr S Norridge
 Mrs J Warriner  Mrs R Reavley  Mr M Albrighton Mrs J Wall Mr M Albrighton
Mr R Martin
Boarding Committee Terms of Reference 2021-22 Curriculum and Standards Committee Terms of Reference 2021-22 Finance & Premises Committee Terms of Reference 2021-22 Staff & Student Terms of Reference 2021-22 Strategy Committee Terms of Reference 2021-22

Governor Details, Pecuniary & Personal Interests


Governor Start date Term of office Finishing date Pecuniary & personal interests
Mr M Albrighton 01.09.2021  While in post as Headteacher Headteacher,

Director of Wysdom Touring Park,

Burford Foundation Governor & Trustee Uganda Link

Mrs A Bird 03.04.2017 Four years (2nd term) 02.04.2025 Finance Manager at Burford School

A Bird – Husband – Burford School Staff

Mrs C Bracey 13.12.2017 Four years (2nd term) 12.12.2025 Employer – nationwide Building Society

Parent of Burford School student

Mrs C Brown 12.12.2018 Four years 11.12.2022 Burford School Staff

Parent of Burford School student

Mr S Carroll 6.7.2020 Four years 5.7.2024 Parent of Burford School student
Mr C Cowley 03.04.2017 Four years (second term) 02.04.2025 Burford School Staff
Mr P Foster 23.02.2018 Four years (2nd term) 22.02.2026 Parent of Burford School student
Miss S Gaudion 05.01.2022 Four years 04.01.2026 ICAEW Member
Mr D Grimsley 01.01.2012 Four years (3rd term)  31.07.2023 None
Mr R Martin 6.7.2012  Four years (3rd term) 5.7.2024  None
Mr S Norridge 01.09.2014  Four years (3rd term)  8.7.2022  None
Mrs Ruth Reavley 24.5.2021 Four years 23.5.2025 Burford School Foundation

Burford Parochial Church Council

Falkland Hall/Burford Archive Project

Mrs G Renwick 13.12.2017 Four years (2nd term) 12.12.2025 Related by marriage to a member of teaching staff

Parent of Burford School student

Mrs A Sherwood 07.01.2019 Four Years 06.01.2023 Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Parent of Burford School student

Mrs J Wall 12.12.2018 Four Years 11.12.2022 None

Grandparent of a Burford School student

Mrs J Warriner 12.12.2019 Four Years 11.12.2023 Parent of Burford School student
Mr M Willis 19.01.2021 Four Years 18.01.2025 Parent of Burford School student
Mrs S Matthews 25.3.2020 Resigned 24.5.2021
Mrs K Haig Resigned 31.8.2021
Mrs V Spracklen 04.01.2021 Resigned 06.10.2021
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