Goring C. of E. Primary School


There are over 300,000 school governors across England, making them the largest group of volunteers in the country.

The governing body contributes to the school by fulfilling three roles:

  • Providing a strategic view
  • Acting as a critical friend
  • Ensuring accountability

Elected governors serve a four-year term of office, which can be renewed after this period (with the exception of parent governors if their children leave the school). The Chair of Governors is elected annually.

The full governing body meets regularly throughout the school year to receive a report from the Headteacher and to review the development of the school. In addition, governors share responsibility with the staff through sub-committees for areas such as:

  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Admissions
  • Buildings and grounds
  • Finance
  • Curriculum and staffing
  • Recruitment and appointment of new staff

Financial Benchmarking

To compare Goring CE Primary School with other schools, please use the GOV.UK benchmarking tool.

To contact the Chair of Governors, please email chairgovernors@goring.oxon.sch.uk.


  Governor   Category of Governor First Appointed   Term Ends
  Iain Alexander   Foundation - PCC  Jan 2011   Jan 2027
  Wynne Barrett   Foundation - PCC  Feb 2023   Jun 2027
  Amanda Clegg (Vice Chair)   Co-opted   April 2018   Sep 2027
  Paul Davies   Foundation - PCC  Jan 2023   Mar 2027
  Henry Fay (Chair)                         Foundation - Diocese   Nov 2019   Nov 2027
  Hannah Grey   Associate member  Sep 2023   Sep 2027
  Janet Haresnape   Local Authority  Feb 2023   Sep 2027
  Louise Hewitson   Parent  Nov 2023   Nov 2027
  Kelly Mitchell   Associate member  Sep 2023   Sep 2027
  Tim Monk   Foundation - PCC  1999   July 2027
  Ben Phillips   Foundation - Ex-officio  Jan 2019   ongoing
  Gail Rainsden   Foundation  Jan 2023   Jan 2027
  Bernadette Sachse   Parent  Jan 2020   Jan 2028
  Helen Scurr   Foundation - PCC   Sep 2010   Oct 2026
  Ailsa Toolin   Staff  Sep 2019   Sep 2027
  Angela Wheatcroft   Headteacher  Sep 2009   ongoing

Chairs of Committees

  Chair    Committee
  Louise Hewitson   Finance
  Bernadette Sachse   Admissions
  Paul Davies   Personnel 
  Henry Fay   Ethos 
  Tim Monk   Buildings
  Amanda Clegg   Safeguarding
  Janet Haresnape   Curriculum

Our Governors

Iain Alexander


Amanda Clegg


Henry Fay

Chair of Governors/Foundation:Diocese

Hannah Grey


Tim Monk


Ben Phillips


Bernadette Sachse


Helen Scurr


Angela Wheatcroft


Ailsa Toolin


Gail Rainsden


Paul Davies


Wynne Barrett


Janet Haresnape


Louise Hewitson


Kelly Mitchell

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