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 became a Governor in September 2012 when I had three children at the school. They have now all moved up to secondary education. I currently link with P.E. and R.E. provision in the curriculum, visiting the school to look at how both these subjects are being taught and how funding is used to support these subjects. I am Vice-chair of the governing body and Health & Safety governor. I enjoy working with school staff to ensure the best outcomes for children. It is lovely to see the fantastic displays of the children's work around the school.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mr Jonathan Horn: Co-opted
My name is Jonathan Horn, I have two sons, both of whom attend WCPS.
I work for a local business, RM, in the Results division which deals 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.
My 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 school's 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 children 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.
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Mr Trevor License: Parent Governor
I have lived in Bampton and Witney for over 50 years and have had two children recently go through WCPS with another two in year 3 and year 4. I work for a public transport provider on their Oxford to London route, I am also their eco-driver relief champion helping to make sure their vehicles and drivers are reducing their carbon footprint. In my spare time I am heavily involved in local politics which lets me make the contacts to help get our school more widely known and giving more opportunities for our pupils to be involved in their local community. I have been elected the parent governor which gives me the opportunity to get involved in helping this brilliant school achieve even better results. I believe primary schools build the love of learning which allows you to achieve anything you want to do. This school has that same ethos at the core of everything it does. I want every child to leave this school having had the level of education which will allow them to realise any dreams they may have and to also see learning as an on-going process to carry on through life.
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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.
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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.
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Charlotte Stringfellow: Teacher
After moving away to study at University, I moved back to Witney to begin my career in teaching. I started working at Witney Community Primary school in September 2015 and it is an excellent school to teach in. I recently joined the governing board in April this year and I am looking forward to seeing and supporting the school from another perspective to ensure the best for the children that we teach.
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Witney Community Primary School      Hailey Road      Witney      Oxon      OX28 1HL     
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