Clanfield Church of England Primary School

Governor Members & Structure

A little introduction from each member of our Governing Board follows:

Governor Constitution

Governor Declarations

Collecting and publishing Governing Board Diversity data.

The governors of Clanfield CE School believe it is important that boards reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people.

The governors are currently collecting data on the diversity of the board, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform their recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making.

Due to our relatively small governing body we do not publish this diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.

 

Mrs Kim Rogers - Headteacher

I have been in education for 28+ years. I bring a wealth of senior leadership experience in primary schools including work as an Ofsted inspector and School Improvement Advisor for Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust.
 
I have significant experience as a governor and I am currently a governor at my sons C of E School.
I believe that every child deserves the very best provision and opportunities so that they can reach their full potential. I am passionate about ensuring the school continues to be a thriving part of the local community for many years to come.
 
I live in West Oxford with my husband and 2 children and enjoy running, cycling and yoga.

Mrs Olivia Hawkins - Chair of Governors, Local Authority Governor

I am a mum of three, the youngest of whom attends Clanfield Primary School.  I work in the education sector directly with children and their families and also offer training and consultation in behaviour and communication to various organisations.  My experience working in safeguarding and wellbeing has led to my role on the governing because I am passionate about supporting the children and staff to thrive and enjoy their time at Clanfield.

Mrs Krystina Reape - Vice Chair of Governors

After nearly 20 years of working for the NHS, I made the move into Business and HR Management, within local community-led businesses and charity groups. I am passionate about health and wellbeing, and am looking forward to working with Clanfield CE Primary School.

In my spare time you can often see me out walking my dogs, or trying to find the perfect family picnic spot!

Mr Andy Uglow - Chair of Resources Committee, Co-Opted Governor

As well as being a parent of two children who have attend Clanfield, I am an experienced secondary school leader with a specific interest in the development of excellence in the classroom, driven by evidence-based best practice.
 
I am the Chair the Resources Committee and have specific responsibility for overseeing the very exciting work that is going into the development of the curriculum. In addition to my responsibilities in school, I serve as a founding Trustee of the Rafiki Thabo Foundation - a charity that provides educational support to young people in Lesotho, Kenya and Uganda.

Miss Rebecca Thomas - Staff Governor

My name is Rebecca Thomas and I have been a Staff Governor since I started teaching at Clanfield CE Primary School in January 2020. Over the years, I have taught a range of year groups in a variety of educational establishments and I am currently based in Diamond Class with Year 1 and Year 2.
 
Through working in a variety of Educational Establishments, I recognise the importance of providing a safe, caring, supportive and effective environment that brings opportunities for each child to make those essential steps in life.
 
I am excited to have joined Clanfield CE Primary School at a time when we are developing the Whole School Ethical Curriculum and making positive changes, which will benefit the children and families in our community.
 
As a staff governor, I am keen to ensure that the views of the staff, the governors, the parents and, most importantly, the children are shared and valued.

Mr Ian Smith - Foundation Governor & Chair of Curriculum Committee

I am married to Rosemary and we have two married sons and four grandchildren. One son lives in London, the other in Cambridge. We live in Clanfield, Rosemary works for the NHS.

I am a chartered engineer and worked for thirty years in the corporate sector, principally in building materials manufacture and then rail infrastructure maintenance. I then made a move into the charity sector, helping a Christian charity grow from its Oxford base to eleven countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  As a qualified coach, I now work part time with the charity and I am also director of The Bridge Partnership, a coaching and consultancy practice. We support leaders and organisations in seasons of change to help build bridges to safely navigate difficult transitions. I enjoy reading, cars and gym work-outs and still aspire to complete a half-marathon!

Mr Mike Hawkes - Foundation Governor

I am a resident of Clanfield.  My wife and I moved here from Watchfield last year.  Our family is mainly in the local to the area.  We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
 
I am retired after a career that included 29 years in the Army and then 17 years in various management roles in the IT industry.  My experience includes leading and managing people as well as budgets.  Both in the Army and also in industry I have been involved in various ways in teaching and training.

Mrs Nicola Cooper - Parent Governor

I joined the Governors Board as a parent Governor in September 2020 when my daughter was in reception. I currently own the bakery-café in Clanfield and have close links with the community having grown up in the village myself and also attended the school. 
 
Prior to this I worked as a Dietitian in the NHS for ten years, most recently working with children and young people, where I lead a Child Weight Management Service for school aged children.  This involved leading the specialist nutritional care of both overweight children, and those with severe eating disorders requiring hospitalisation.
 
I then spent three years working as a Senior University Lecturer in Dietetics where I developed my teaching and research skills, acquiring a real interest in pedagogy.
 
I look forward to developing my skills further and contributing to the board during this term, and am very grateful for the opportunity to have an input into this important function.

Mrs Zoe Thomas - Parent Governor

I have worked in the travel industry for over 15 years, the majority of that time has been leading teams and working to exceed targets for both sales and service. Key aspects of my role are forward planning; developing people to help them achieve their full potential; ensuring people have the tools they need to perform their role to the best of their ability and clear communication.

I became a Governor as I am passionate about ensuring that all children at Clanfield have the best opportunity to learn and develop. I have lived in Clanfield for six years, I have a daughter at the school and twin boys who will start next year.