Our School


Rush Common Primary is an academy school and part of The Abingdon Learning Trust.  

Working in partnership with the Headteacher and staff, Governors ensure high standards of achievement for the young people in the school. Governors have three core strategic functions delegated to us by The Abingdon Learning Trust Board:

·         Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school, within the context of The Abingdon Learning Trust. 

·         Monitoring plans to improve outcomes for children

·         Holding the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and its pupils.

Governors meet as the Rush Common School Local Academy Committee.


Terms of Reference

Local Academy Committee

Rush Common School Governors

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Nominated by Declarable interests
Helen Andrews Appointed governor 9 Dec 20228  8 Dec 2026  ALT Trustees None
Sarah Clare Appointed governor

11 Dec 2020 10 Dec 2024 ALT Trustees None
Fraser Clarke   Appointed governor     21 March 2024      20 March 2028      ALT Trustees None
John Cully Appointed governor

30 Mar 2023 29 Mar 2027 ALT Trustees None
Surja Datta (Chair) Appointed governor 10 Dec 2019 9 Dec 2025 ALT Trustees None
Kristen Fawcett Headteacher       None
Rebecca Howe (Vice chair) Appointed governor 27 Nov 2023 26 Nov 2027 ALT Trustees None
Lawrence Pacey Parent governor 1 Feb 2023 31 Jan 2027 ALT Trustees  None
Andrew Shouler Appointed governor

10 Dec 2021 11 Dec 2025 ALT Trustees None
Amy Smith Staff governor 22 Nov 2023 21 Nov 2027 Staff Election None
Rebekah Tennyson    Appointed governor     21 March 2024      20 March 2028     ALT Trustees      None
Hannah Walker  Parent governor  21 Nov 2021  20 Nov 2025 Parent Election  None

Attendance 2023-2024

Click here for more information on Governance at Trust level.