Kidlington Primary & Nursery School is an academy managed by The
White Horse Federation. Each school within The White Horse Federation
is managed by a local
in partnership with the school
and staff, governors ensure high standards of achievement for the
children in the school. They focus on strategy and school
to realise these aims. They have three core strategic functions
delegated to them by The White Horse Federation Board:
- Setting the vision, ethos, and strategic direction of the school within the context of The White Horse Federation.
- Holding the principal and senior staff to account for the educational performance of the school and its children.
the school remains within the budget delegated by The White Horse
Federation and making sure the money is well spent.
you have any questions for the local
are welcome to contact them via the clerk
You can do this by leaving
the attention of the clerk
the school office or
sending an email to [email protected].
of the West Kidlington Primary & Nursery School local
worked for many years for Oxfordshire County Council and is now an
She has wide experience of working with headteachers
in all types of schools and has also frequently delivered training
for governors. She has been a member of 4 IEBs, one as chair.
In the past, she
worked with the school as the local
a parent governor, I have a keen interest in supporting the school to
create an environment that is safe, inspiring,
encourages everyone to contribute to the school’s success.
want to ensure that all children move through the school not only
achieving their academic best, but also understanding and practising
broader life skills,
as confidence, kindness,
have two children at the school, but see this role as one that
supports all our children.
30th November 2017
is a parent governor and has two children at West Kidlington,
currently in key
2 and key
1. Her family has also used nursery,
Skips, and Magpies so
has experienced all parts of the school. Mairi has a scientific
background and works in Oxford as a senior manager, with a particular
interest in developing a strong organisation backed by pragmatic and
I have worked at West Kidlington for 6 years. Initially employed as a long term supply teacher, working across the school, before accepting a permanent teaching position in Key Stage 2. I have experienced the school going from strength to strength in the last few years. I believe that as the elected staff governor and a class teacher, I have a valuable voice on the Local Governing Board, where I can help governors with my knowledge and experience, as the school continues to improve and move forward. I genuinely love teaching at West Kidlington and working with the wonderful children, parents and staff and look forward to what comes next for our school.
Date of Appointment: 13th December 2018
Date of Appointment: 1st April 2019
Date of Appointment: 1st April 2019
delivers training and
principals as well as developing whole White Horse Federation systems
for assessment and portfolios of evidence. He takes the lead for
White Horse Federation is a values-based organisation. Simon is a
Simon Isherwood (Principal)
5th September 2016
joined West Kidlington Primary School as the principal
in September 2016. I
am highly motivated to improve the education provision for all
children in the school.
see a tremendous spirit throughout the school
like to provide, through my role as principal
a school that is current, inspiring,
pioneering. Prior to this appointment, I was headteacher at Bladon CE
Primary School for five years. I have also worked as a
for the local
My wife is a teacher and my two children attend Oxfordshire primary
and secondary schools. We talk school a lot in my house!
Cook (Clerk to the LGB)
Alison works as a higher-level teaching assistant at West Kidlington Primary School. Initially appointed as clerk to the governing body in January 2016, she has more recently undertaken clerking duties for the IEB and the TMB. She now acts as clerk for the LGB.