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The governing body is a group of people from different backgrounds, with the common interest of seeing Faringdon Community College remaining a vibrant, well led, and recognised centre of learning excellence for the community, which ensures all pupils and staff can thrive and develop the ability and resilience to successfully address life's challenges.

As you’ll see from our bios below, we are a mix of parents and ex-parents of FCC students and members of the local community, so all have a vested interest in ensuring that we deliver the best experience for our children, both in the classroom, and through the extra-curricular opportunities we can offer.

If there is anything that you would like to bring to our attention, then please get in touch with us.  It is only through engagement with, and support from, parents and other interested parties that we will be able to meet our own, and your, aspirations for our community's school. To contact the governor, please email the clerk to the LGB:

The structure and remit of the FLT members, Trustees, and its committees, including the LGBs, is available on the Trust website.

Clerk: Alex Molton

Paul Ray (Acting Chair of Governors and Community Governor)   

Link Roles: Business Studies/ Economics link governor, Finance Governor and sits on the pay committee

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 06-2-2019 to 21-07-2027

Paul joined the FCC governing body in February 2019. He is a Community Governor and Vice Chair of the LGB. He manages an electronics testing business, which has given him skills in a number of areas including strategy, recruitment and financial planning. He previously worked in procurement, gaining useful experience in negotiation and project management. Paul has two sons, one of whom is at FCC. 

Jane Braddy (Vice Chair and Community Governor)   

Link Roles: English Link Governor, Safeguarding Governor

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 29-11-2021 to 28-11-2025

Jane Braddy started as a Community Governor at FCC in 2017.  She had been volunteering as a governor at a local primary school for six years prior to taking on the role at FCC.  She has sons who are currently attending the college. 

Jane works as a GP, at the local White Horse Surgery, three days a week. She has a special interest in the health of women of all ages and has also held several extended roles. In the past, Jane worked in Mental Health and Paediatrics.

As well as her various roles as a governor, Jane also attends the school each week with her PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog, Lego. Lego works with FCC students to help promote positive mental and emotional wellbeing.

Kathleen Thomas (Staff Governor)

Link Role: Pupil and Staff Wellbeing, Website Governor

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 10-01-2023 - 09-01-2027


Samantha Gould (Parent Governor)

Link Role: Art Link Governor

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 12-10-2022 to 11-10-2026

Jane Hulse (Parent Governor)

Link Roles: Child Development Link Governor, Special Educational Needs & Pupil Premium

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 13-07-2022 to 12-07-2026

Jane Hulse joined the governing body in September 2022. She is a GP living in Faringdon and has two sons at FCC. Jane has a background of military service and understands the issues that may affect military children. She has a long history of working with children through volunteering at her sons' primary school and extensive involvement in scouting. She is focused on all young people getting the best experience of childhood and education.

James Barnes (Parent Governor)

Link Roles: Information Technology Link Governor, Admissions Governor

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 13-07-2022 to 13-07-2026

James joined the governing body in July 2022 and has one daughter at FCC. He has worked in the veterinary industry for the last 20 years in various roles, and currently works as a business and strategy consultant for pet insurance businesses. He has experience in partnership management, strategy, risk management, finance and HR.

Liz Holmes (Associate Governor)

Link Roles: Humanities Link Governor, Staffing & Safer Recruitment Governor

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 22-04-2020 to 21-04-2024


Governor Interests Declaration
Governor attendance record

For any information about the governors, please contact the clerk to the LGB Alex Molton at

Local Governing Body Meeting Minutes