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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 One 2021-22










Cheryl Bracey has been a parent governor since December 2017 and is the Chair of the Curriculum and Standards committee, with a son in Year 12.

Cheryl has worked for Nationwide Building Society since 1998 in a variety of roles including back office functions leading large operational teams before moving into change delivery and business readiness in 2004. Her current role as a Senior Change Manager, is to shape and deliver change to colleagues in Nationwide’s branches with a responsibility for cost, governance, risk and controls.


Parent GovernorsOrdinary GovernorsStaff GovernorsCo-optionsAssociate MembersStaff Contributors and Secretary
Mrs Jennifer Warriner

Mr Stuart Norridge

(Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs Andrea BirdMrs Ruth ReavleyHead GirlMiss Caroline Skerten

Acting Deputy Headteacher

VacancyMr Richard Martin


Mr Matthew Albrighton (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 Sarah Evans

HR Manager

Mrs Cheryl BraceyMr 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

Safeguarding Role Description



Governor Committee Structure 2021-22

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)
Mrs A Bird Mrs C BrownMr D GrimsleyMr M WillisMrs A Sherwood
 Mrs G Renwick Mr M AlbrightonMr P Foster Mr M AlbrightonMrs C Bracey
Mr M AlbrightonMr D GrimsleyMr C CowleyMr S CarrollMr S Norridge
 Mrs J Warriner Mrs R Reavley Mr M AlbrightonMrs J WallMr M Albrighton
Mr R Martin
Boarding Committee Terms of Reference 2021-22Curriculum and Standards Committee Terms of Reference 2021-22Finance & Premises Committee Terms of Reference 2021-22Staff & 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
Mr M Albrighton01.09.2021 While in post as HeadteacherHeadteacher,

Director of Wysdom Touring Park,

Burford Foundation Governor & Trustee Uganda Link

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
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
Mr M Willis19.01.2021Four Years18.01.2025Parent of Burford School student
Mrs S Matthews25.3.2020Resigned24.5.2021
Mrs K HaigResigned31.8.2021
Mrs V Spracklen04.01.2021Resigned06.10.2021
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