Burford Primary School
Burford Primary School
Burford Primary School
Local Governing Body

Dr Joanna White - Community Governor, Co-Chair
Jo has been a community governor at Burford Primary School since 2022. She lives in Burford with her husband and two young sons, who now attend Burford Primary School. She is the Co-Chair of the Board of Governors, Chair of the Resources, Finance and Facilities Committee and is involved with Head Teacher Appraisal. She is the nominated Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding and Health and Safety.

Jo has worked for the RAF for 23 years and her current posting is as a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at RAF Brize Norton and the Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham. She works clinically in the Nuffield Department of Anaesthesia at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.


Mrs Hannah Lake - Co-Chair
Hannah has taught in state secondary schools in Oxfordshire and London, working in the classroom as an English subject specialist, and also in leadership. Hannah lives in Burford with her family; her children all attend, or have attended, Burford Primary. As a parent, educator and member of the community, she is invested in making Burford Primary the best it can be.

Hannah is committed to ensuring high quality, positive learning experiences are accessible to all, so that every child at Burford Primary is able to maximise their potential, and feel proud of both their own achievements and their school.


Mrs Holly Docherty - Staff governor
Holly is the Early Years Lead, Early Reading and Phonics Lead, SENCo and Staff Governor at Burford Primary School. Holly has been teaching for twenty years, five years of those at Burford Primary. Last year, Holly completed a Masters Degree in Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion which is something she is incredibly passionate about. Holly is a member of the Quality of Education Committee with a focus on SEN and Reading.


Mrs Sally Hunt - School Business Manager- Resources Committee
Sally started working for Burford Primary School in the school office in 2004. She studied an 18 month course in School Business Management with the National College of School Leadership and after gaining her qualification became our School Business Manager in 2009.


Mrs Alison Marshall - Community Governor
Alison moved to the Cotswolds three years ago after living in Buckinghamshire where she worked as a primary school teacher. While living there, Alison was a school governor for twelve years at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and eight years at the school where she worked. After moving here, Alison felt she’d like to use her experience in education as a governor at Burford Primary School. Alison has responsibility for SEN and Inclusion and is part of the Quality of Education committee, with a focus on Reading.


Mrs Liz Jackson - Community Governor
Wanting to give something back to the local community, Liz joined the governing body in 2022. Liz has been involved in education for over 30 years, initially as a teacher of modern languages and later delivering PHSE workshops and training for teachers. She now runs her own counselling and training practice and is a volunteer youth worker in Burford church. Liz is very much looking forward to getting to know the school better by regular visits, attending special events and helping out in the classroom. Liz is particularly interested in whole school well-being and supporting the pupils to thrive. Liz is part of the Quality of Education committee, with a focus on Writing.


Mr Erling Lindoe - Community Governor
Erling runs a successful local estate agency business here in Burford. He is passionate about supporting the local community, of which a strong primary school is such an intrinsic part, hence his decision to join the board of governors in 2022. Erling is part of the Quality of Education committee, with a focus on History and Geography. He is also part of the Admissions Panel, Headteacher Appraisal and has responsibility over Pupil Premium.


Mrs Amy Wiggin - Parent Governor
Amy moved to Oxfordshire in 2019 with her husband, who is currently serving in the RAF, and their three daughters. Her two eldest daughters attend Burford School and her youngest is currently in Year 2 at Burford Primary. Amy has worked in education for the last 4 years and is currently School Business Manager and DDSL at Charlbury Primary School. Amy is committed to supporting the school to ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


Burford Declarations of Interest Summary 2023-24

Burford LGB Attendance 2022-23

Burford LGB Attendance 2021-22

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