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Governing Body


The School is currently governed by a group of  8 Governors. Katrina Scott is the ex-officio Governor appointed by the Archdeacon of the Diocese, Jo Jonson is ex-officio Governor as Head of the school, and Rachel Howie is a foundation Governor, appointed by the Diocese, to serve from 1st June 2017 to 30th May 2018. James Macdonald and Susie Tombs are foundation Governors, Hugh Fuller and Jo Bowen-Jones are both parent Governors,  Alyson Jessopp is staff Governor and Amanda Tudor is the Local Authority Governor.

Any communication with the Governors should be addressed to the Clerk to the Governors. The email address is


Chair: Katrina Scott

I am the Rector of 7 village churches and also Area Dean of the North Cotswold area within the Diocese of Gloucester. I am a wife, and Mum to two children. I have been a governor of a variety of schools, in Coventry and in the Cotswolds, and enjoy the opportunity to work within education for the good of each child and family.

Areas of Responsibility: Staff & pupil morale; SIAMS; Church school distinctiveness; RE; Community relations, safeguarding.





 Attendance Record of Current Governors:


Register of Interests:

Joanna Jonson: is employed as Head of the School.  This is a pecuniary interest.


Katrina Scott: Is a Governor of two local schools:  Temple Guiting Church of England Primary School and The Cotswold School. These are non-pecuniary interests.


Rachel Howie: To be confirmed.



Details of Additional Governors who have now ended their term of service.


Hayley James appointed from 28 5 16 to 27 5 17 Interests: Providing Governor training for the LA. Non pecuniary interest.

Ruth Kessell appointed from 28 5 16  to 27 5 17 Interests: Providing Governor training for the LA. Non Pecuniary interest.

Brian Bartlett appointed from 28 5 16, stepped down December 2016. Interests: none.

Deb Harris appointed from 28 5 16 to 30 9 17.  Interests: none


Details of Previous Governors who were serving during 2015-2016, including start date of first term, date stepped down, Governor type and attendance at meetings in 15/16 academic year. Please see document below:

Register of interests of Previous Governors

Kim Binder None

Craig Bishop Vicar of St James Church Chipping Campden and of St Eadburgha's Ebrington. Children attending the school. These are non-pecuniary interests.

Julia Colbourne-Newstead Child in Class 3, year 3 and Child in Class 2, year 2. These are non-pecuniary interests.

Ben Daldry Paid member of teaching staff. This is a pecuniary interest.

James Grabham Child at the school. This is a non-pecuniary interest.

Joan Holden None

Alyson Jessopp MDSA at the school - a Pecuniary interest. Married to Chris Jones, Chair of Governors - a non-pecuniary interest.

Christopher Jones Trustee of the playing field and recreation ground trust; Member of Chipping Campden Town Council. Both non-pecuniary. Married to Alyson Jessopp. This is a pecuniary interest as she is an MDSA.

Joanna Jonson Employed as Head of the school. This is a pecuniary interest.

Rowan Keyte Parent of pupils at the school in Years 2 and 3. This is a non-pecuniary interest.

Lorna Oswell Parent of a child in class JC4. This is a non-pecuniary interest.

Jonathan Rawlings Wife employed as a TA at the school. Pecuniary interest.

Sharon Righton Paid member of teaching staff. A pecuniary interest.

James Wilkinson None.


Clerk to the Governors

Clerk: Jordanna Jones

The clerk is a paid employee, working on average 10 hours per month, Mondays 10am - 1pm and appointed by the Governors. Jordanna has been clerk since 1st September 2017.


The school has three Trustee bodies:


  • The Churchwardens of St. Eadburgha's, Ebrington


  • The Churchwardens of St. James', Chipping Campden


  • The Thynne & Weymouth Endowed Schools Foundation : Children who attended St. James', who live within the boundaries of the parish of St. James', are provided with a small grant to help them buy certain essentials before transferring to secondary education, on leaving Year 6.  At the point when they move on to higher education, after A levels, those who transferred to Campden School are offered a further grant as long as their permanent address is still within the parish boundaries.  A supplementary grant is provided as they enter their third year in higher education, again, with the residency proviso. 

    Those students who attended St. James' and still comply with the residency clause, who decide to leave Campden School after GCSE results, may apply for a grant if they decide to continue their studies at one of the further education colleges.  The Trustees, however, do not pay out on these grants until the student provides written proof of his/her satisfactory completion of their chosen course.
  • St James' & Ebrington C. of E. Primary School
  • Pear Tree Close, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire,
  • GL55 6DB
  • Ebrington Site
  • Hidcote Road, Ebrington,
  • Gloucestershire, GL55 6NQ
  • 01386 840634