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St Francis Church of England School


Lesley Williams

Lesley Williams

I became a Foundation Governor at St Francis, representing the Parish of Cowley in 2014. I live in Church Cowley and worship at St James Church, Beauchamp Lane but also occasionally at St Francis. My career has been in primary education, including headship at Chalgrove, but latterly Extended Schools Coordinator for the Headington Schools Partnership and also working with other Oxford schools on arts projects - particularly Cowley Road Carnival and the Light Night lantern procession. As a member of the Curriculum committee and a task group looking at the faith aspects of school life, I am committed to contributing to the ongoing development of St Francis school, ensuring the best opportunities for pupils, families, staff and the community.

I have Governor responsibility for SEN and Pupil Premium

I also lead the team that brings 'Open the Book' to assemblies fortnightly, telling stories from the Bible.

June Smith

I joined St Francis as a Foundation Governor in 2017 and became chair of the Resources Committee 2018. I worship at St James Church, Beauchamp Lane and live in Horspath with my husband.  We have two grown-up daughters and a grandson. I worked for Oxfordshire County Council as a post -16 education tutor for over 25 years and had great pleasure in working with students who achieve the necessary skills to either gain employment or move into higher education.  To be part of St Francis school is very exciting as I believe that every child should be given the opportunity to receive a good education.