St Francis C.E. Primary School

St Francis C.E. Primary School

  • “Governors share the passion of senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Teachers make activities fun and relevant, which captures pupils' interests and ensures their good learning.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “There is a strong and positive ethos in the school.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Pupils make good progress across the school, particularly in writing and mathematics.”OFSTED June 2016
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Parents

Steven Richards

Steven Richards

My name is Steven Richards and I am a parent governor elected to the School Governing Board in 2012. I am chair of the Resources Committee, which reviews school finances, school premises and staff issues, and health and safety, etc. I have one child at St Francis and another two who have been through the school and are now at Oxford Spires Academy. I am the Software Validation Manager of a clinical trials unit working in Churchill Hospital.

Fran Mundin

I joined St Francis as a parent governor in September 2015. I sit on the curriculum committee and am the literacy link governor. I have lived in Oxford since 2007, am married to Andrew and have two children. My elder daughter started school at St Francis in 2014 and I have another daughter who was born that year. I worked as a journalist for ten years, specialising in education journalism, before moving into marketing. I currently work as marketing and communications officer for Headington School. I love dancing, baking and music but most of all reading and writing, a love I would like to see reflected not just in my own children but also in their wider school community. I joined the governing body because I feel strongly about supporting my local school and community in whatever way I can.

Barbara Thompson

I joined the governing body at St Francis as a parent governor in March 2016 and currently sit on the resources committee. I moved to Oxford from London in 2010 and am married to Andrew, our son attends St Francis. I have worked in book publishing, mainly as an editor, for twenty years and feel strongly that cultivating strong literacy skills from an early age is vital for children’s success at school. I love reading and collecting books, music, film and foreign languages.

Rita Cabrita

Hello, my name is Rita Cabrita and I am originally from Portugal. I have lived in Oxford since 2002 and I currently live in Temple Cowley with my husband and three children, one of which attends St Francis nursery. I have been a Governor since November 2016 and I currently sit in the Resources Committee. I became interested in the  parent governor position because I thought it would be useful to use my skills and experience drawn from my professional role as a Practice Manager at a local GP surgery. I believe those skills to be useful in helping St Francis CE Primary School to maintain its mission and values and achieve its targets of delivering a first class education to KS1 and KS2.
In my spare time I  enjoy reading, walking and travelling to new places.