The TGC members are:
Liz Wickens (Co-chair, TGC)
Liz Wickens has served as a governor of Wheatley Primary School for ten years, originally as a parent governor, then community governor and most recently as a member of the IAC. As community governor, Liz initiated an ongoing project to establish a Trust to manage the Littleworth playing fields jointly for the benefit of both school and community. Professionally, Liz is a freelance editor with 20 years experience working for an educational assessment publisher.
Liz is the TGC link governor for Pupil Premium and is a member of the Exec committee.
Lou Golding (Co-chair, TGC)
Lou has lived in Wheatley for the last four years and attended Wheatley Park School many years ago. She has three sons - one in Y4, a toddler and a new baby (congratulations!) - and is an active member of the school's parent community. Professionally she has a global role within a Market Research company.
Lou is the TGC link governor for Health & Safety and is a member of the Resources committee.
Karen Metcalfe (Chair, Exec committee)
Since September 2015 Karen Metcalfe has been working as a Diocesan Link Adviser for Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE). Previously she was a primary headteacher for seven years. She also undertakes primary inspections for Ofsted.
Karen is the TGC link governor for SEND and is the Chair of the Exec committee.
Huw is a headteacher of a school within ODST and is the Chair of the Resources committee at Wheatley. Having originally worked in a bank, he has been a teacher for over twenty years, with a special interest in the enriched curriculum, particularly music and drama. In his spare time he plays with local orchestras and walks Digby, his school's therapy labradoodle. Huw is a link governor for Equalities.
Sue grew up locally and went to Wheatley Park School.
She is the Deputy Headteacher for Wheatley Nursery and John Watson Special Schools, having been jointly employed by the schools in various roles since 1996. Her professional interests are Early Years and Outdoor Learning. Sue has been a Governor at another local school for seven years.
She has 2 children in local schools - their current interests are shopping and being outdoors so she’s often out and about with them. She also enjoys watching cricket at all levels and participating in Garsington Pantomimes, usually playing animals with not too many lines! Sue is the TGC link governor for Safeguarding and is a member of the Exec committee.
Rebekah has lived in Wheatley for the last four years, has a son in Y3 and was previously a governor before the IAC was formed.
Professionally, Rebekah has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over twelve years in a variety of roles including Managing Director of a telephone fundraising agency, Membership Development Manager for a Professional Body and currently as Development Manager for a psychology-focused behaviour support charity working with young people aged four to eighteen.
Rebekah is the TGC Link Governor for Behaviour and a member of the Resources committee.
Liz has lived in Wheatley for over 30 years and her now grown-up children attended the primary school. During that time Liz was a parent governor for eight years. A primary school teacher by training, Liz spent 14 years in Ofsted with a number of roles primarily improving quality in early years. Liz now works as an early years consultant providing support, guidance and training to national early years organisations.
Liz is TGC Link Governor for EYFS and also Equalities, and is a member of the Exec committee.