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The Governors

The governing body of Quainton Church of England School is made up of five members from the local community and we have different professional backgrounds. We are all very passionate about the school and the children.  We are highly involved in school life and actively seek to promote the broader aims of the school in the community.


  • Strategic decision-making
    We work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and are involved in all strategic decision-making for the school.


  • Accountability
    We are fully accountable for our decisions and are compliant with the government’s statutory requirements. We have a highly robust system in place to evaluate the effectiveness of our work and will take action if necessary.


  • Balancing challenge and support

           Using our own professional expertise and the challenge and support approach, we help the headteacher succeed in the key areas of teaching and learning within the school.


Our Governors:


  • Chair of Governors

       Katie Smith - (Teaching & Learning, Performance Management, Early Years, Pupil Premium and SEND Governor)


  • Vice Chair

Elaine Kirkpatrick-Brown (Chair of the Resources Committee, Teaching & Learning and Health & Safety Governor)


  • Staff Governors

           James Vernon (Headteacher)

  Matthew Woods (Teacher)


  • Other Governors

            Nicola Beesley - (Vice Chair of the Learning & Teaching Committee, SIAMS, Leadership, Performance Management, Pupil Premium and SEND Governor)

   Deborah Hoadly (Chair of the Learning & Teaching Committee, Safeguarding, Data Protection, Performance Management and Early Years Governor

  Erskine Smart (Vice-Chair of the Resources Committee, Development, Equalities)

  Reverend Steve Flashman


We meet several times a year and records of our attendance are detailed below.


If you have any questions, we can be contacted via the school office:  


Telephone: 01296 655242

E-mail: office@quainton.bucks.sch.uk