|Parent Governors||Simon Robson (Vice Chair)
|Staff Governors||Maria Delany-White Headteacher (ex officio)
|Link LA Governor||John Matthews (Chair)|
|Foundation Governors||Fr Jamie
|Clerk to the Governors||Guy Rogers|
John Matthews (Chair)
I am the Local Authority Link Governor and am chair of the Governing Body at St Edmund’s. I have been a Governor at St Edmund’s for 11 years. I have no children at the school but live just round the corner and I am a parishioner at St Edmund’s. I have been a purchasing manager all my working life and now work as a management consultant specialising in this area. I have no background in education, apart from having attended school many, many years ago, however this has proved no barrier to my supporting and contributing to the life and governance of the school, once I had got over the initial task of learning a bunch of TLA’s (three letter acronyms)!
Fr Jamie McGrath
As parish priest of Our Lady and St Edmund parish I am a Foundation Governor of St Edmund’s school. I serve on the Admissions committee. Until recently I was also Episcopal Vicar for Education in the diocese of Portsmouth. Since I arrived in Abingdon in 2010 I have been thrilled by the way important links between parish and school continue to strengthen. With the senior leadership of the school we strive to enhance the Catholic ethos in a nurturing and wholesome way.
Simon Robson (Vice Chair)
I am a Parent Governor and Vice Chair of the Governing Body at St Edmund’s. I have been a governor for three years. My three children are all at the school, my eldest daughter is in Year 4, my youngest daughter is in Year 2 and my son is in Year 1. I will be involved with the school for many years to come and for this reason wanted to become part of the school community. After graduating from University I have spent most of my career working in public services. I currently I am chair of both the Teaching and Learning committee and the Admissions committee. I also have responsibility for Safeguarding on the Governing Body
I joined the Governing Body at St Edmund’s as a Parent Governor in September 2016. I have two children at the school – my eldest son in Year 6 and my younger son in Year 2. I expect to be involved at the school for many years to come as my daughter should be joining in 2020! I have been involved in the PA for the last few years and regularly drop my sons off at school in the mornings on my way to work. After graduating from University, I spent a very enjoyable year working for an organ builder in the North East of England, before returning to University for further study and post-Doctoral research. For the last 13 1/2 years, I have been working for Sophos, testing the products, building the website and supporting systems used to build and test computer security products. I am a member of the Resources committee. I also have responsibility for Health and Safety on the Governing Body.
I am a Foundation Governor and joined the governing body in April 2018. My background is in education and I have taught mainly Primary and Early Years children. I am now retired and I am enjoying helping in school by hearing children read. I sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Admissions Committee. I am a parishioner at Our Lady and St Edmund’s Church.