We CARE • Curiosity - Aspiration - Respect - Enthusiasm


We CARE • Curiosity - Aspiration - Respect - Enthusiasm

Meet our Governors


To contact a governor please phone 01491 651862 or email them at office.2596@cholsey.oxon.sch.uk

Members of the school governing body are as follows:

Andy King - Chair of Governors/Community Governor

Chair of Governors/Community Governor

Gilly Newbold - Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Elly Reiszner - Clerk


Heidi McSweeney - Head Teacher

Head Teacher

Sophie Harrison - Community Governor

Community Governor

Caroline Ward - Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Lauren Addison - Staff Governor

Staff Governor

Naomi Haig - Community Governor

Community Governor

Lisa Johnson - Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Sharon Stanley - Staff Governor

Staff Governor

Dan Mayer - Parent Governor

Parent Governor

John Bevington - Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Cholsey Primary Academy and the OPEN Umbrella Trust

We became an academy on 1st November 2013 under the OPEN Umbrella Trust.

Articles of Association

OPEN Articles
of Association

Current Trustees’ Report

Final Consultation Report

Register of Business
Interest Governors

OPEN Newsletter

The Role of the Governing Body

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives. The key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’; this means to support, challenge, and ask questions and ultimately to be accountable to the school community and the Government for the standards, resources and finances of the school.

Cholsey School’s governing body consists of twelve governors. They are volunteers and come from all walks of life. The parents of children at the school elect parent governors who are there to represent the parents’ views. Other governors are community governors who are elected by the governing body. The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually by the governors at the first meeting of the academic year.

The chair of governors is Mr Andy King, who can be contacted via the school office.

The school is managed by the school management team led by the Headteacher with the support of the governors. We like to regard ourselves as a team which includes all the parents working together to promote a stimulating and rewarding experience for the children.

The Governing Body’s Structure

Click on the image to view/download the organisational structure of the Cholsey School Govering body.

Governors Structure 2019