School Governors

At Icknield Community College, the governing body has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction, by:  

  • Setting and ensuring clarity of  vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the headteacher
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets
  • Performance managing the headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Overseeing financial performance, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

The Icknield Community College Governing Body will consist of up to 15 Governors including:

  • Two elected parent governors
  • Two elected staff governors
  • The Headteacher as ex-officio governor
  • Up to 11 Trust-approved community governors
  • All governors, with the exception of the Headteacher, will serve a four year term of office.

 Currently, the following governors are:

Governor typeNameExpiry
Clerk Helen Batten  
Community Rhian Woods 22/02/2020
Community Andrew Winton 31/08/2019
Community Gillian Goosen 31/08/2020
Community Chris Williams 18/09/2021
Community Matt Aspinall 31/08/2019
Community Kate Bodle 18/09/2021
Community Stan Terry 26/03/2018
Community David Marcou  (Chair) 31/08/2020
Staff James Barringer 31/08/2019
Staff Leanne Wilson 13/10/2021 
Parent Alex Tait 23/10/2018
Parent Sean McCarthy 14/03/2021
Headteacher Mat Hunter  Ex Officio 


The governing body meets 11 times per year, approximately once per month, and is supported by a trained clerk. 

The full terms of reference for the governing body is attached below.

Icknield Community College information

  • Head teacher: Mr Mat Hunter
  • DfE number: 4082
  • School type: Secondary
  • School category: Community
  • Telephone number: 01491 612691
  • Address: Love Lane, Watlington, Oxon, OX49 5RB




The headteacher, leadership team and other senior leaders set very high expectations for the school. They have established an ethos that encourages and supports good behaviour, attitudes and learning. (Ofsted 2015)