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 25/03/2022
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 every half term, 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




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