Welcome from our Chair

Hello and a warm welcome to all our new parents and carers!  Welcome back, too, to all our parents and carers with children who are returning for a new school year.

We wanted to take this opportunity to give you some background information on the role School Governors play, who we are and what we do and to provide you with an update on our work over the last 12 months. 

We feel very privileged to be able to work with Ms Marsh and her staff to ensure that the children at Botley School receive the education that they deserve. We have the following functions:

  1. Working alongside Ms Marsh and her leadership team to help shape the strategic direction for Botley School and its priorities for the new academic year;
  2. Supporting Ms Marsh and her leadership team in driving those priorities forward and challenging and reviewing progress against those priorities; 
  3. Overseeing the School’s financial performance and ensuring that the budget is well spent; and 
  4. Ensuring that our School runs in a smooth, safe, efficient and legal way;

We meet as a whole Governing Body six times a year. In addition to this, we have two committees, our Performance, Standards and Curriculum Committee and our Finance, Strategy and Resources Committee, each of which is responsible for different aspects of School life. Much of our work is done in these committees, and each committee will meet regularly each term. Some of our Governors also fulfil statutory roles which oversee different aspects of School life, for example Safeguarding and Health and Safety.  As well as these roles, some of us are linked to specific subject areas within the School (for example, Maths, English and Special Educational Needs) and will visit the classroom regularly to review progress.  You can find out more about us and what we do by following the links below.

Lorraine Desai (Chair) - September 2017

Contact or meet us

Contact us via the school office or come and see us at one of our drop-in sessions listed below.

Date Day of Week Time
3rd October 2017 Tuesday 1500-1545
23rd November 2017 Thursday 0825-0910
31st January 2018 Wednesday 1700-1800
13th March 2018 Tuesday 0825-0910
9th May 2018 Wednesday 1500-1545
28th June 2018 Thursday 1700-1800

Minutes of meetings

Minutes of Governors meetings are available from the School office.

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Family Services


School Update - 5:15pm

Plan is to open tomorrow as usual

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Update - 7:20

School Closed

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School Update

Site inspection being carried out

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Update 2.45pm Monday 11th December 2017

Plan is for school to be open.

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School Closure

School Closed to all Monday 11th December

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