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Meet the Governors

Governing Body

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 governors 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 and can be found here


Alex Bond (Community Governor and Chair)

Link Roles: DT Link Governor, Finance Governor, H & S Governor, Premises Governor

Term of office: 4 years

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

Alex has been a governor at FCC for over ten years, and is the current Chair of the governing body, as well as sitting on the FLT Resources Committee.  By day, Alex is a consultant engineer running a consultancy business, focusing on asset integrity management and safety.  In his spare time, he is the Regional Education Officer for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers with an aim of promoting STEM activity and support from practicing engineers in the Thames Valley region.  Both of his daughters were educated at FCC.


Paul Ray (Community Governor - Finance & Premises)   

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 (Community Governor and Vice Chair)   

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, working 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 well-being.


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


Michael Mayes (Community Governor)

Link Role: PE Link Governor  

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 26-11-2019 to 25-11-2023

Mick has a daughter at the school.  He is a serving soldier and has been since 1985.  By trade he is a logistics specialist and has been heavily involved in managing inventory, procurement contract management and have also been an inspector of accounts. Mick is currently employed in looking after the welfare of serving personnel and their families, including safeguarding.  Mick says "I wanted to become a governor so that I could have some input into the school environment and, in a small way, help the pupils to achieve the best they can.  I want to be able to support the school, the staff and the pupils in any way that I can.  In my spare time I like to read and watch sports.  I am an England Boxing Major Panel official and spend a lot of time officiating at various competitions."


Ruth Long (Community Governor)

Link Roles: MFL Link Governor, and sits on the pay committee

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed-end date: 12-10-2022 to 11-07-2026


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


Clerk: Alex Molton


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