Governing Body

The Governors of Charlbury Primary School are committed to supporting the school to become the best provision possible both for our own students and as a community and borough resource.

They are dedicated to the school and are effective in helping define the strategic direction of the school. They question and challenge to ensure excellent practice across all areas of school development.

As in other multi-academy trusts, our Local Governing Body is accountable to Trust Directors and plays a fundamental advisory role to this higher Board. For more information about the River Learning Trust’s governance structures, please visit the dedicated Trust page here.

An aim of our governing body is to be as open and as approachable as possible, therefore we are keen to hear from you if you have any questions relating to the school from a strategic perspective. To reach any of us please drop an email to or leave a message at the school reception with your question and we will come back to you. Please indicate which governor you would like to respond.

Patricia Winstanley - Chair of Governors

Mike Hughes - Vice Chair of Governors

Janet Burroughs - Chair of Impact Committee

Patrick Stimpson - Chair of Resources Committee

Liz Drake - Safeguarding Governor

Rachel Claridge - Parent Governor

Lauren Bond - Co-opted Governor

Gareth Epps - Co-opted Governor

Jennie Grierson - Staff Governor

Scott Lewis - Headteacher

Scott joined Charlbury Primary School as headteacher in January 2020. Having started his teaching career in East London, he has worked in several Oxfordshire schools in different leadership capacities since moving to the county in 2016.

Rachel Houghton - Clerk to the Governors