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

 

Fran Mundin

I joined St Francis as a parent governor in September 2015. I chair 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.

Maria Hart

My name is Maria Hart and I have been appointed a Parent Governor starting September 2018. I sit on a Curriculum Committee and was given a link role in improving outcomes for children by ensuring their engagement in lessons and sense of themselves in the wider community.

I was born in Poland and moved to Oxfordshire in my late teens. My background is in Humanities and Social Science and I have some hands-on experience in teaching. Currently I’m a stay at home mum – my son is at St Francis and my daughter has already completed her statutory education.

My interests are quite diverse and range from politics and restorative justice to local countryside and gardening. I’m very passionate about education and a concept of lifelong learning. I’m excited by the opportunity to contribute to successful running of St Francis School.  

Rohit Karwal

I joined the governing body at St Francis as a parent governor in September 2018 and am the finance link governor. I sit on the resources committee and my son currently attends the school. I have lived in the local area for over 25 years, with close ties to the school having also previously attended as a child. I currently work within financial services and have joined the governing body to support the school in any way I can and give back to the school and the local community that I have been a part of for many years.

Steven Richards

Steven Richards

My name is Steven Richards and I am an associate governor, having formerly been a parent governor. I am the Software Validation Manager of a clinical trials unit working in Churchill Hospital.

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 am currently an associate governor, having been a parent governor between November 2016 and September 2018. I became interested in governance 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.