Local Governing Body

The Governing Body meets as a whole four times a year but conducts much of its business through the following specialist committees, which meet regularly through the year:

Curriculum & Standards (Chair: Jon Driscoll)
Sixth Form (Chair: Paul Smith, Didcot Girls' School Governor)

The Chair and Vice Chairs may be contacted directly on: governors@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk

The Governing Body expects the school to be a safe and enjoyable place for teaching and learning and has high expectations of its staff and students. It is proud of the achievements of its students whether academic, vocational or in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including within Didcot Sixth Form, which we run in partnership with Didcot Girls' School. We are also a proud member of the wider Didcot community.We were pleased that OFSTED evaluated the school as Good at its latest inspection in 2020 and that the report commented 

"St Birinus School is a vibrant and inspiring place for pupils to learn. Pupils are very proud of their school. They feel it is a friendly and welcoming place where they really feel valued."

 However, we always strive to do better, to deliver the best possible education for our young people so that they can each achieve their full potential and make the most of the opportunities and face up to the challenges before them.

Conor Byrne, Chair of the Governing Body

Governance Officer: Mrs J Wright, jwright@ridgewayeducation.com

SBS Local Governing Body

Name

Appointment type

Term of office

LGB/Committees

Special roles

Mr Graham Ballantyne

Parent

05/12/19 – 04/12/23

LGB

LGB Vice Chair

Mr Conor Byrne

Trust-appointed

09/10/18 - 08/10/22

LGB; RET Finance & General Purposes Governor Representation

LGB Chair; Pupil Premium

Mr Jon Driscoll

Trust- appointed

19/07/18 - 18/07/22

LGB; C&S Committee; Sixth Form Committee

LGB Vice Chair

Mr Andrew Forgan

Trust- appointed

26/02/19 - 25/02/23

LGB; C&S Committee; Sixth Form Committee

Careers

Mrs Nicola Gregory

Trust- appointed

19/07/18 - 18/07/22

LGB; C&S Committee

 

Mr Angus Horner

Trust- appointed

05/02/20 - 04/02/24

LGB

 

Dr Andrew Kaye

Trust-appointed

22/09/17 - 21/09/21

LGB

Health & Safety; SEND

Mr William Manning

Ex-officio - Headteacher

From 01/09/19

LGB; C&S Committee; Sixth Form Committee

 

Mrs Sally Povolotsky

Parent

05/12/19 – 04/12/23

LGB

 

Mrs Sally Scott

Parent

09/10/18 - 08/10/22

LGB; C&S Committee; Sixth Form Committee

Safeguarding

Mrs Rachael Warwick

Ex-officio - EHT

 

LGB

 

Historic records - governors who have left within the last year

Name

Appointment type

Appointment dates

Mr John Naughton

Trust-appointed

09/10/18 – 19/02/20

Mrs Samantha Hook Parent 05/12/19 - 08/09/20
Mr Stephen White Trust-appointed 23/09/17 - 15/10/20
Mr Andrew Heley Staff 20/03/19 - 09/12/20

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
SBS Governor Attendance 2019-2020 03rd Sep 2020 Download
SBS Governors Register of Business and P... 09th Dec 2020 Download
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