Carterton Community Schools Federation is supported by an active and involved Governing Board. We are lucky to have a diverse range of skills and experience within the membership that can bring true challenge to the Federation. A Governor in a Federation must take into account all schools in that federation, there are no Governors of a particular school.
The role of the Governing BoardKey GovernorsAll GovernorsCommitteesConstitution
Active and involved Governors play a vital role in the success of schools. Our Governing Board;
Contribute to the strategic discussions at governing body meetings
Hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the school’s performance
Ensure the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well
Ensures there are clear and ambitious strategic priorities and targets for the school
For more details on the role of School Governor please visit the National Governors’s Association
Chair of Governors
Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Finance & Resources
Chair of Curriculum, Standards and Performance
Kayleigh has been the Assistant Headteacher at Gateway Primary School since 2016. Joining the school in 2012, Kayleigh worked in Key Stage 2 classes and lead the English curriculum provision as literacy co-ordinator. She is married with a young son, living in Carterton.
Edward Bindloss Gibb
Co-Opted Governor, Chair of Finance & Resources
Edward is a pilot in the Royal Air Force and stationed at RAF Brize Norton. Prior to joining the RAF he was a lawyer in Manchester and London. He joined as a Governor in 2015 and currently serves as the Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee
Damian is the Executive Headteacher of Carterton Community School’s Federation and as such works across the town of Carterton ensuring that all pupils’ needs are met in the three schools. He has over 15 years leadership experience, 12 as headteacher. He has also worked as a school improvement adviser for Oxfordshire county Council and as an Ofsted inspector.
Mr Andy Cross
Andy is an Operations Director for a Wireless Communications Business in Witney managing the day-to-day operations, including contract procurement and budgets. Before this he worked for Cottsway Housing for over 13 years in community involvement / development and Housing regulatory roles, and was key in implementing its award-winning Scrutiny framework. Andy has lived locally his entire life and moved to Carterton over 10 years ago. He has a son and daughter who both go to CPS. You’ll find Andy on the golf course when he has the opportunity to relax.
Mr Craig Harvey
I am currently employed in the RAF, I have been based at Brize Norton since 2003. I am married to Lisa and have 2 boys, Thomas (20) and James (14), who currently attends CCC.
I feel we need to engage with our youth in order to realise their potential and to that end I have run several community groups in the Carterton area including the local Scout Group and a youth football team. I also have previous experience as a School Governor having served 2 terms at Edith Moorhouse School, Carterton, although this was several years ago.
I am a self-motivated, results driven person who has good problem solving ability. I am also a good organiser and work well within a team environment. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, playing golf and watching football. I am also a mountain leader and have organised several expeditions to Nepal.
Co-Opted Governor, Head of School Gateway Primary
Rebecca was appointed Head of School at Gateway Primary in November 2015. She has been teaching for 22 years and has taught across all age phases; Rebecca is Primary trained but has taught in Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools. Rebecca taught Maths at Carterton Community College and worked as part of the Pastoral team for seven years prior to becoming Head of School at Gateway.
Mr Phil Trinder
I’m Phil Trinder, a father of three who has lived in Carterton for thirteen years. My son attended Gateway and my daughters are students there currently. I’m an English (and previously Media) teacher working at The Henry Box School in Witney.
I enjoy cycling and mountain biking, mucking about with Raspberry Pis and making the most of the school holidays.
Nadine Vaillant Hill
LA Governor, Chair
Nadine is passionate about every child’s right to an exciting, enjoyable and excellent educational experience. She has worked in education for nearly twenty years; as a primary school teacher, deputy head, Educational Consultant and now for a leading educational services company. She is a both a Mum and a Nan, loves shopping, baking, and gardening.
Associate Governor, Federation Business Manager
Peter is responsible for all the financial and operational aspects of the College. He joined the school in 2014 after a very distinguished career in the BBC. The college benefits from Peter’s strategic thinking and flexibility. He is determined to make the college a central driving force in enabling the federation of schools to succeed.
Colin joined the Royal Navy on a four year commission and saw service with NATO navies. He then worked for 33 years in London, New York and Toronto with Canada’s largest financial institution. During the latter part of his career, he had the opportunity to work with students from Inner London secondary schools, freshening up their CVs and interview skills and discussing career opportunities across the spectrum. He has now taken on several significant volunteer roles, including as a Federation governor and as Vice Chair. He is committed to quality education for all. Colin says “During my working life, I witnessed first-hand the benefit of education and importance of flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks. I would be so pleased to pass on that skillset to the next generation.”. He has three married daughters and nine wonderful grandchildren.
Clerk to the Governing Body
Clerk to the Governing Board
Jenny is also PA to the Executive Headteacher and an HR professional with many years experience in large organisations. Jenny can be contacted at the Community College.
The Governing Board will form Committees in order to properly scrutinise particular areas of the schools. Details of these committees and their membership can be downloaded below.
The constitution of a Governing Board shows how many governors there should be, how they are appointed and their terms of office. Details of the constitution of Carterton Community Schools Federation can be downloaded below.