Committee of Representatives


Scheme of Delegation

Governor Details

Our committee of representatives are:

Michele Heath - Foundation Representative, Chair of Committee of Representatives 

Elected: 03/07/2014  

Hello everyone, I am excited to be your Chair of Committee for the present term of office.  I am a maths consultant with many years of teaching experience. I still have as much passion for education as I did when I started my career over 40 years ago, I hope to continue working in the field of education for many years to come.  When not working I am fully involved in community life being President of my local WI and on the committee of our Theatre Group. I also love ballroom dancing and have been lucky enough to have danced in finals in the home of ballroom, Blackpool.  When possible I take every opportunity to travel especially to Australia to visit family.


Fr Andrew Foster - Foundation Representative

Elected: 01/04/2013

Andrew Foster has been a priest since 1998.  Previously he lived for 11 years in Innsbruck, Austria in an international Catholic lay community before training in Rome for priesthood.  He came to St Joseph's Parish, Carterton from the Parish of Our Lady and St Rose, Weoley Castle and St Peter, Bartley Green in Birmingham in 2008 and has been a Foundation Representative at St Joseph's School since then. He finds Carterton a pleasant and friendly place.  He enjoys nature and the countryside and having inherited his Dad's dog, Flynn (a Border Collie cross) last year, he has been discovering beautiful circular walks around Carterton.  He considers that St Joseph's Parish belongs principally to the baptised Catholic constituent members and seeks to lead the parish by consensus and encourages initiatives by parishioners.  He hopes, by renovating the parish hall, to create an amenity at the service not only of the parish but also of the school and local community.  The roof of the hall and church harbours a breeding colony of about 15 pairs of swifts which we should be proud of and do all we can to maintain.  Discovering the treasure of Our Lord's love and the wealth of Christian and human culture within the provision of excellent teaching and learning should be the principal aim of the school.


Lisa Smith - Principal 

Elected: 01/04/2013

I joined the school in 2009 as Deputy Headteacher.  I really enjoy working at St Joseph's and it has been a fantastic opportunity to be on both committees; I have learned how the committee members support and help continue to develop the ethos and journey of the school; supporting staff and children to achieve the best possible outcomes.  

In September 2015 I became Head of Teaching and Learning and have valued the support and commitment of the committee members through this transition.   In my spare time I enjoy relaxing with a good book and spending time with my family - especially my grand-daughter!  

I was appointed Principal in September 2017.

Hannah Stone - Staff Governor

Elected: 13/07/2017


James Andrews - Foundation Representative

Elected: 24/01/2017

James Andrews is father of 3 children, all attending St Joseph's.  He took on the role of Foundation Representative after 2 years of being chair of a publicly funded school in Alberta, Canada.  James serves on the Achievement Committee and is particularly focused on encouraging children to experience the wonder and amazement of technology, the natural world and their own capabilities.  He is a serviceman and and enjoys cycling, running and reading, particularly about 20th century history and cutting edge technology.


Rebecca Lewis - Parent Representative

Elected: 10/11/2017

I've lived in Carterton for two years and have a child attending St Joseph's.  I have joined the Committee of Representatives as I am keen to support the school in as many ways as possible as a Parent Representative.  I work in Public Health/Health Promotion (though currently on maternity leave) and have an interest in physical activity and music.  I enjoy being outdoors and exploring Oxfordshire.


Amanda Cross - Parent Representative

Elected: 10/11/2017

I am delighted to have just become a Parent Representative at St Joseph's.  I have two children in years 6 and 2, who have both been at the school since reception class.  In this time I have enjoyed getting to know the school as a parent and have volunteered with forest school, educational trips, PTA and I always enjoy watching assemblies, school masses and other events that are held.

I have a good relationship with staff, they work extremely hard to make school happy and successful and my children are thriving.  I would like to reflect my gratitude by giving more of my time and I hope to be a positive influence to the Committee in the future.  I’m a stay at home mum, but have worked in finance and fundraising in the charity sector and my husband is a secondary school teacher.