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 EYFS.
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 a son in year four, a toddler and number three on the way, 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.
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 head teacher for seven years. She also undertakes primary inspections for Ofsted.
Karen is the TGC link governor for SEN.
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.
The TGC also welcomes Rebekah Sammut, written profile will be posted shortly.
The TGC also welcomes Liz Elsom whose profile and picture will follow shortly.