School Governors

Icknield Community College Governors

The Governing body looks to fulfil a largely strategic role in the running of the school. This strategic framework is established by:

  • setting aims and objectives for the School;
  • adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives; and
  • setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

The Governors monitor and evaluate progress towards achievement of those aims and regularly review the framework for the school in light of that progress.

The Full Governing Body meets six times a year and has agreed delegation of some responsibilities to committees and to the Head. ICC Governors have five regular Committees which also meet throughout the year and handle most of the routine business. A number of ad hoc committees meet as required.

Regular Committees

  • Leadership and Management
  • Behaviour and Safety
  • Teaching and Curriculum

Ad hoc Committees

  • Pupil Discipline - reviews and hears appeals on exclusions
  • Staff Dismissal - staff discipline and dismissal
  • Staff Dismissal Appeal - appeals against staff staff discipline and dismissal
  • Performance Appraisal - monitors performance of the headteacher

All Governors serve on at least one of the regular Committees and on ad hoc committees as required. Named Governors take responsibility for Health and Safety (H&S), Special Educational Needs (SEN), Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities. Governors also establish a link with a School Faculty to develop a better understanding of the working of the school.

David Marcou
Chair of Governors

Governor types and numbers

  • Clerk (1)
  • Community (7)
  • LA (1)
  • Parent (2)
  • Staff - Head (1)
  • Staff - Teacher (1)


Governor typeNameExpiry
Clerk Helen Batten  
Community Rhian Woods 22/02/2020
Community Andrew Winton 31/08/2018
Chair David Marcou 31/08/2020


Gillian Goosen 31/08/2020
Staff James Barringer 31/08/2018
Community Matt Aspinall 31/08/2019
Community Stan Terry 25/03/2018
Parent Alex Tait 23/10/2018
Parent Sean McCarthy 14/03/2021
Headteacher Mat Hunter (Headteacher) Ex Officio 

Icknield Community College information

  • Head teacher: Mr Mat Hunter
  • DfE number: 4082
  • School type: Secondary
  • School category: Community
  • Telephone number: 01491 612691
  • Address: Love Lane, Watlington, Oxon, OX49 5RB




Leaders have ensured that students make consistent and strong progress over time as a result of effective teaching. (Ofsted 2015).