Who are the members of the Governing Body?

St Ebbe’s is a Church of England Aided School but largely state funded, so the composition of the Governing Body [GB] is determined by the Department for Education. All governors are elected or appointed for a 4 year term. At the first full GB meeting of the school year governors elect a Chair and Vice-Chair and at the first committee meetings of the year appoint committee Chairs and decide how those meetings will be minuted. The Governing Body also appoints Associate Members who can bring specific skills and knowledge to meetings. They make an equal contribution to the work of the GB but have limited voting rights.


Two of the governors are elected by parents: Malcolm Cubitt, Simon Bridson-Jones

One elected by staff: Step Gilroy Lowe

One appointed by the Local Authority: Hugh Starkey

Seven governors represent the school’s Church of England foundation.

Three are appointed by the Diocese of Oxford:  Andrew Godley, Joyce François and Steve Whitla

Two by the Parochial Church Council of St Ebbe’s Church; Pete Wilkinson, Janet Rayment

Two by the Parochial Church Council of St Matthew’s Church: Steve Hellyer, Tony Lee

The Head has the option of being a governor and Susie Bagnall has chosen to do so.

Associate Members: Clare Whyles and Jo Horn,

If you would like to know more about individual governors, please see the governor profiles for more details.



  • Janet Rayment

    Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor
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  • Hugh Starkey

    Local Authority Governor
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  • Simon Bridson-Jones

    Parent Governor
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  • Andrew Godley

    Foundation Governor
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  • Steve Hellyer

    Foundation Governor and Vice Chair
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  • Pete Wilkinson

    Foundation Governor
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  • Joyce François

    Foundation Governor
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