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Local Governing Body Constitution:

At least six Foundation Governors appointed by the Archbishop (or as many more are required to ensure that the number of Foundation Governors exceeds the number of all other Governors by at least 2.)
One Foundation Governor position must be made available to the Parish Priest
One member of staff
Two Parent Governors
The Headteacher

Roisin Phillips Chair of Governors
Philippa Moggridge Vice Chair
Fr Philip Foundation Governor
Helen Self Foundation Governor
James Chivenga Foundation Governor
Karen Turnor Foundation Governor
Tinelly Sambo Foundation Governor
Brenden Thompson Parent Governor
Michelle Bedford Parent Governor
Clare Trivett Staff Governor
Kathy Smith Clerk to the Governors
How does the Governing Body work?

The governing body has a key role in supporting the school and Headteacher, achieve successful outcomes for its pupils.

Strategic support: helping the Headteacher and team set down the school's development plans.

Critical Friendship: being supportive but always challenging the school to strive to do better.

Performance Management: monitoring the school's performance, and working with the headteacher and her team to address any issues.

Capital Planning: making sure the plans and funding are in place to continually keep the school premises and equipment up to date and fit for purpose.

The full board meets at least once a term.  There are then two main sub-committees, the Premises and Finance Committee (PFP) and the Curriculum, Admissions, Discipline and Administration Committee (CADAC).  These committees meet more frequently, ensuring all the plans and recommendations of the Full Governing body are being carried out.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I have a concern / issue /problem who do I speak to? What process do I follow?
Each problem is different, but please feel free to speak directly to Mrs Collier or Miss Bingham

2. I would like to be a governor what should I do?
Please call us on 01295 263740 or

3. What future plans are there for the school?
The governors regularly discuss the future strategy for the school.  We have identified some strategic themes and continually review how we are doing against them.                       

These themes are:

  • Any child who comes through the door, regardless of their ability, reaches their potential spiritual, emotional, social and academic.
  • Continue to develop mutual respect between everyone in the community – school, Parish and wider.
  • Deepen and broaden engagement with all stakeholders.
  • Deliver the best most inspiring curriculum we can.
  • Embrace and adopt, where appropriate, leading edge technology.
  • Create an environment that allows our staff to do their best work and enhance the learning experience of the children.
  • Maintain and develop the current school and keep a watching brief on external factors in order to lead the way on future opportunities and be ready to act.

4. Do the governors ever run sessions for us to meet/chat to them?
We have run sessions in the past and would be happy to do so again if the demand is there.

Contacting the Governors

Should you wish to contact the School Governors, you can email Clerk to the Governors in the first instance. 

Our school is part of The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company (PFMAC), the family of Catholic schools in Oxfordshire, who work together to promote the teaching of Christ and the Catholic faith.  

We believe each person is a unique creation made in the image of and likeness of God, called by name, with a special vocation and gifts to bring to the world.  We seek to develop these talents in each individual by being a beacon for Catholic education in Oxfordshire. 

PFMAC Organisational Structure

If you wish to know more about PFMAC please see link below.

The Local Governing Body is entrusted, by the Board of Directors, with delegated authority within our school.

The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England and Wales with company number 9113542 and registered address Addison Road, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 9DG. 

For more information about The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company please visit their website