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Our Governors

The role of a school governor is a demanding but very rewarding role. School governors are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. We work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and staff of the school.


Governors are all volunteers and are drawn from the representative school groups; teaching and school support staff, parents, community and local authority.  Together we form the governing body and have responsibility for raising school standards through our three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend.


If you are interested in becoming a school governor or finding out more about the role, please contact the school in the first instance.


Email addresses for Chair of Governors and Vice chair are as follows:

Chair of Governors - Mr K Moyes:

Joint Vice Chair - Mrs E Ricks-Neal:

Joint Vice Chair - Mr D Anderson:

Clerk to Governors - Ms H Roberts:


You can write to our Chair of Governors:

Mr K Moyes

c/o Carterton Primary School

Burford Road



OX18 3AD


CPS Governor Roles 2021-2022





General Roles

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Rachel Claridge


Head Teacher






Chair of Governors (CoG)

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Whistleblowing (GWB)

HT Appraisal

Leadership & Management (GL&M)







Pupil Premium (GPP)

Sports Premium (GSP)

Dean Anderson




Joint Vice Chair of Gov (VCoG)

Safeguarding (GSafe) 






Catherine Leach



Health and Safety (GH&S)







Communications Lead (GCom)






HT Appraisal











Recruitment/HT Appraisal

Chair of CCSC (CoC)

Joint Vice Chair of Gov (VCoG)






Chair of F&P (CoF)

Finance (GFin)





Mr K Moyes - Chair of Governors

I have been a school governor since 2012, and I am currently also the Chair of Governors at:

· Gateway Primary School, Carterton

· Five Acres Primary School, Bicester

· Bishopswood Special School, Reading


I have extensive experience of leading governance in schools where rapid school improvement needs to me made to ensure the school is providing the very best education and life experiences to its pupils. I also carry out the governor training for Oxfordshire’s Governor Services and external reviews of governance for schools who are seeking an external evaluation of their governance.


I became a governor because I had a very poor primary school education and I wanted to ensure that other children did not have the same experience, because I know first-hand the challenges this creates.


I am also an Executive People and Culture Director for an international charity and live in Abingdon with my wife and two daughters.

Mrs E Ricks-Neal - Joint Vice Chair                   

My name is Elaine Ricks-Neal. I am married and I live in Cumnor village, Oxford. I am currently part -time Director of the Berkshire Teaching Alliance, having recently retired from a Local Authority position of Principal Adviser for School Improvement and Governance.  I have spent a lifetime in education, starting out as a secondary English teacher, moving on to school senior leadership positions and then to Local Authority Advisory roles. I have been a County Adviser for English, Ofsted Inspector, Senior Regional Adviser when working with the National Strategies and I am co-author of the National Association of Able Children in Education "Challenge Award" quality mark for schools. I  feel privileged  to have had the opportunity to work with school leaders across England, Wales and internationally.  I am passionate about working with schools to provide no less than an outstanding education for all its pupils, irrespective of its context. I am delighted to have joined CPS as the Local Authority Governor and I hope I can help and support the school on the journey to achieve its ambitious goals.

Mr D Anderson - Joint Vice Chair

I’m Dean, a proud father to my son and husband to my lovely wife. My son is 5 and is currently here at Carterton Primary School. I am a serving member of the Royal Air Force and am currently posted at RAF Brize Norton. I am a mechanic by trade but currently working in adult teaching which is what has given me an interest in education and training. I wanted to become a governor as I have a lot of passion for ensuring all young people get the best possible opportunities and chances to succeed in life and primary education is a key part of giving children that platform from which they can excel and become the best possible versions of themselves. As my son is here, Carterton Primary School was the natural choice and when the opportunity came up to become a governor here, I took it with both hands! I am passionate and have great ambitions for the school and along with the other governors I’m excited about what we can achieve, we have a great team in place and with our support we want to help them grow and ensure the school reaches its maximum potential. I am the designated Safeguarding Governor and it’s a role I am very passionate about, I am involved in safeguarding in my role as a trainer at RAF Brize Norton and I am utilising my current knowledge as well as adding to it with several courses. I want to help achieve a school environment in which everyone feels happy and safe so that we can maximise the learning that is taking place in school.

Mrs A Hill

I am excited to be joining the CPS team in September. For the past 15 years I have worked at a large primary school in Oxford where I have taught throughout Key Stage One and Two and have been the Phase Leader in Year 3/4 for the past four years. Before training to be a teacher in 2003 I lived and worked in Japan for three years and can still speak and write a few words of Japanese. I live with my husband and a very energetic 5 year old son.  In my spare time I can be found with my nose in a book or learning lines for my village’s annual pantomime. I am really looking forward to getting to know you!


Mrs L Sutton

I’m Libbie Sutton, I am a wife and mother to five lively children, of which only one now remains at Carterton Primary School. I became a governor because I have a strong belief that parents play a vital role in the success of a school and the education of their children. Our children can only reach their potential when we work together. Carterton Primary School is a fantastic school with dedicated and loving members of staff, a place where our children are known for their uniqueness. I have had children at this school for the last ten years so have seen the journey it has taken and continues to take. I am excited to join it as SEND Governor.

Attendance at Meetings

Carterton Primary School
  If Spaces are shown in the table below, this indicates places within the constitution which can optionally be filled.  Where Vacancies are shown this indicates places within the constitution which should be filled.
  Nominating AuthorityFirst AppointedTerm StartTerm End
 Co-opted governors    
 Dean Anderson 07 Jan 201907 Jan 201906 Jan 2023
 Mr Steve Green 20 Jan 202020 Jan 202019 Jan 2024
 Mr Nick Johnson 07 Jan 201907 Jan 201906 Jan 2023
 Mrs Catherine Leach 11 Jul 201911 Jul 201910 Jul 2023
 Mrs Rachel Pugh 11 Jul 201911 Jul 201910 Jul 2023
 Mrs Elizabeth Sutton 04 Jan 201917 Sep 202016 Sep 2024
 Vacancy (1)    
 Mrs Rachel Claridge 09 Jan 2019  
 Local Authority Governors    
 Mrs Elaine Ricks-Neal 01 Jul 202101 Jul 202130 Jun 2025
 Parent governors    
 Dr Dan Clark 17 Sep 202017 Sep 202016 Sep 2024
 Vacancy (1)    
 Staff governors    
 Mrs Aisling Hill 16 Sep 202116 Sep 202115 Sep 2025

Declarations of Interest