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.

To contact the Governors please contact the Clerk to the Governing Board, c/o Carterton Community College, Upavon Way, Carterton OX18 1BU or via email:

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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

Nadine Vaillant Hill


Vice Chair of Governors

Edward Bindloss Gibb


Chair of Finance & Resources

Edward Bindloss Gibb


Chair of Curriculum, Standards and Performance

Craig Brown


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Kayleigh Anstee
Staff Governor

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.

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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

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Damian Booth
Executive Headteacher

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.

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Craig Brown
Co-Opted Governor
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Hazel Fleming
Co-Opted Governor
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Mr Craig Harvey
Parent Governor

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.

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David Marriott
Appointed Governor
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Mr Phil Trinder
Co-Opted Governor

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.

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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.

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Gareth Woolhead
Co-Opted Governor

Associate Governors

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Peter Almgill
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.

Clerk to the Governing Body

Jonathan Smith
Clerk to the Governing Board

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.