Governance & Local Partnership Governing Body 


This Academy is a part of United Learning (UL) whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

Pegasus Local Governing Body members Role Contact details
Jane Watret Chair of Governors

correspondence can be sent c/o Pegasus Primary School

Helen Cook Local Governing Body Member  
Aja Jackson Staff Governor  
Laurence Scott  Staff Governor   
Katie Towers-Clark Local Governing Body Member  
Aidan Meynell Local Govering Body Member  
Jamie Smith  Parent Governor   
Tess Kirkby  Clerk to the Local Governor Body   


Dates of Local Governing Body meetings 2023/24

25th September

13th November

22 January 2024

4th March 

8 May

8 July

Copies of LGB minutes may be made available on request or viewed by contacting the clerk to the LGB.


Jane Watret

I am Chair of the Local Governing Body and have a long association with Pegasus School, having first volunteered to be a governor in 2004. Now retired, my working life was in education, most recently advising and supporting schools in Human Resources. Before working in Human Resources I was an English teacher and senior leader in secondary education.

I enjoy being a governor. It is a privilege to support the Headteacher and staff of Pegasus School to provide opportunities and challenge to inspire the children and help them to grow and develop to become outstanding learners.  

Helen Cook

I joined the Local Governing Body in 2010 following the Pegasus School Christmas production at Oxford Castle, where I worked at the time. I was a History teacher before moving into heritage education and I also assess cultural venues on their learning programmes. 

I am interested in how children can be inspired and challenged to make academic progress and engage with the wider world. I am proud to be part of the wider Pegasus community and support the staff to help every child reach their full potential. 

Katie Towers-Clark

Inspired by ten years in classroom supporting roles, in numerous schools across England and Germany, I completed a BA Hons in Education and Lifelong Learning at Oxford Brookes, PGCE with QTS and I am currently completing an MA in Education (Teaching and Learning).

I am a class teacher and Academic and Curriculum lead in an Oxfordshire based school. Additionally, I enjoy attending educational conferences and practice led research to support the multifaceted roles encompassed in educational settings. 

My experience and skills support my role as governor at Pegasus, a position I have held past six years. The role is rewarding and allows me to give back and make a difference to the young people of Pegasus, whilst being a member of the wider community.

Aja Jackson

I have been working at Pegasus school for eleven years. I started at Pegasus whilst completing my Forest school leader training and enjoyed teaching the children about the wonderful world of outdoors. I then began working as a TA and found a passion for working with children, particularly those with additional needs. I quickly became a cover supervisor, teaching children aged 3-11.

Over a year ago, I began my new position within school as a Therapeutic Mentor which allows me to support many children within our school individually or in small groups. I support the children that may be facing a tricky time in school or at home. 

I am incredibly passionate about my job and the well-being of the children within our school. I strongly believe that all children deserve an equal opportunity to education and am very proud to be a part of this. 


Aidan Meynell

I have recently joined the board of governors at Pegasus having been inspired by the very special nature of the school and the commitment to it shown by all the staff, alongside the external partnerships and community initiatives the school provides to give all the pupils an outstanding and special learning environment.

I was born in Cowley and having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, I hope to be able to add a complimentary external perspective to the governors in our support of Pegasus, it's staff and it's children.


Laurence Scott

I joined the board of governors at Pegasus in January 2024 as a new teacher to the school. Having recently started my career as a teacher I was inspired by the forward thinking and proactive nature of the school to give my support in making a difference at Pegasus.

As a class teacher I am able to interact directly with staff, pupils and parents at Pegasus which aids my role as a governor. I am passionate about education and the development of pupil learning and believe every child should be entitled to a positive school experience.  


Jamie Smith

I joined the governing board in March 2024 as a parent governor at Pegasus, I have been interested in becoming a parent governor for some time now and decided this year to jump in and offer my time and support where needed.

I have two children in the school so am looking forward to seeing in depth how the school runs and how it provides its incredible teaching to all the children. I also aim to provide insight from a parental point of view.



LGB Details

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