Witney Community Primary School
Governors
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Who We Are
Mrs Claire Butler: Chair
I have lived in Witney since 1999 and am a qualified Accounting Technician. I run my own bookkeeping practice and have a son at Wood Green school and a daughter in Year 4. I am proud to be the chair of our Governing Body, working closely with my fellow governors, our Head Teacher Mrs Meyer and other staff members to ensure that our school provides the best possible education for its pupils. The Governors and I are extremely proud of the school’s achievements, as recognised in our Good OFSTED report in July 2017, and we continue to work hard to raise standards every day.
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Mrs Suzanne Reeve: Vice Chair
I have two children at the school, twins in Year 6. I became a Governor in September 2012 and prior to that I was a member of the Friends of WCPS for three years. I was closely involved in the fundraising efforts to refurbish the school swimming pool which reopened in summer 2013. This, in addition to a working background in Health and Safety and premises management led me to join the Resources Committee of the Governors. As a Governor, I most enjoy the times when we get to see the School at work; when it is noisy and alive with learning.
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Mrs Doreen Comley: Co-opted
I have lived in the West Oxfordshire Area for most of my life, and recently in Witney. I wanted to become a Governor of the Witney Community Primary School because although I love Witney I do not have specific links to the school so begin with no pre conceived ideas about its governance.
I have thirty years of experience working in education: first as a lecturer in Computing at Abingdon & Witney College, then as their Staff Development Manager with addition responsibility for Student Retention and Achievement.
I retired from a full time role in June 2006, but maintained my links to the College as a part time Lecturer in Computing delivering the Foundation Degree in Computing in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University, and as an Assessor for NVQ Apprentices taking the Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms.
Whilst my experience is with a different level than Primary education, I believe that there are fundamental principles that apply to all sectors of education, and I would like to be involved in supporting the school to build upon existing successes.
 
David Eustice: LA
I am married with two children and six grandchildren.
I have lived in Witney since 2016, however I have lived in Oxfordshire since 1980.
My employment has been varied but educational after leaving school aged 15. My main employments have been Royal Navy-10 years and Thames Valley Police-37 years. I am currently employed as a Public Protection Officer working closely with other professionals involved with safeguarding including the LADO team. I hope to support the safety of children in the school enviroment so that they learn and have fond memories of their school experience.
 
Mrs Fiona Gove: Teacher
I have worked at Witney C P School for about 20 years and in that time, I have also worked in other schools in the area, as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and an advisory teacher specialising in SEN for the Local Authority. Currently, I spend Monday to Thursday at Witney C P in my role as Assistant Head for Inclusion and I spend Friday working in an advisory capacity in a large school in Oxford. I am Mum to two teenage girls and I am also a long term Foster Carer for two siblings, who have lived with us for about 8 years. Life at home is busy, ferrying children to and from activities, walking the dog and trying to keep on top of the house and garden but I wouldn't have it any other way. This is the first time I have taken on the role of Governor and I am looking forward to the experience.
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Kelly Harding: Parent Governor
I have two children who attend Witney Community Primary School and they are currently in year 4 and reception. I have worked in HR for approximately 17 years for a local organisation who develop scientific research instruments and solutions. I love to visit the school as much as I can and enjoy seeing the children learning and playing. I am continually impressed by the standards of teaching and learning around the school and the level of engagement from the pupils. I enjoy supporting the school, giving something back to an establishment that do so much for so many children and I am proud to be part of this governing body.
 
Mr Jonathan Horn: Co-opted
My name is Jonathan Horn, I have two sons, Joshua in year 1 at WCPS and Benjamin who is 2½.
I work for a local business, RM, in the Results division which deal with online marking of A-level and GCSE exams, professional qualifications and international English Language Examinations. We also collate and publish on behalf of the DfE all of the Key Stage and exam results tables.
The reasons for wanting to become a Governor are firstly that I believe that the primary school years are not only important for laying the foundations for your education but also how you view and engage with education for the rest of your life. I also admire the schools approach to educating in that it is about the child as a whole and not just the statistics. I also want to give something back to a school that does so much for my child and for all of the children that they educate and enthuse on a daily basis.
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David How: Co-opted
Occupation: Commercial Insurance manager for 40 years now retired.
Family: Married with two sons, three grandchildren.
Moved to Witney from Southampton in 1989
Interests/ Activities: Exam Invigilator at Woodgreen, Committee member of Witney Boys and Girls Youth Football League, Committee member of Brize Singers Choir, Local Witney and District Football referee, Oxfordshire Cricket Association Umpire for Witney Swifts CC, Also enjoy the role as a steward at the Witney and District History Museum.
 
Mrs Jill Meyer-Young: Headteacher
I have been Head teacher at Witney Community Primary School for over 12 years and live locally. I have been instrumental in the many changes across the school and am very proud of the developments making us the school we are today. I intend to continue working with the children, parents, staff, governors and community to further improve and develop the school from strength to strength.
 
Ann Sambrook: Co-opted
When my own children passed through Oxfordshire schools I worked in the office of a primary school and also as clerk to governors throughout the county. I am a Chartered Management Accountant and for the last 13 years I have worked supporting schools in Oxfordshire with their financial management. I hope my experience will contribute towards making the very best of the resources available to the pupils to enhance their education.
 
Mr Trevor License: Parent Governor
 
Witney Community Primary School      Hailey Road      Witney      Oxon      OX28 1HL     
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