Jesper has been a governor at Comper since September 2016 and Chair of Governors since September 2020. He also sits on the Resources and SSMJ Partnership committees. Both of his boys were at Comper and are now at SSMJ Primary School. Prior to being a governor at Comper Jesper was a Trustee at Autism Early Support, a charity specialising in early intervention for children with autism or communication difficulties. Jesper lives in an adjacent street to Comper and runs his own consultancy specialising in innovation and sustainability.
Vice Chairperson and Health & Safety Governor
Rachel has been a parent governor since 2020. She has one child in Comper and the other in SSMJ. Rachel is head of school in another city school and has been involved in many governing bodies over the years, however the change to parent governor is a different experience for her; being a Mummy instead of head of school gives a new insight to the role!
Rachel is currently on the teaching and learning committee and also the named link safeguarding governor.
Alex has been a governor at Comper since December 2017, and sits on the Teaching and Learning committee. His eldest daughter was at Comper, his middle daughter is there now, and his youngest son will go there when he’s older. Alex lives close to Comper, and works for an international development organisation based in Oxford.
Hester has been a parent governor at Comper since September 2020, and sits on the Teaching and Learning Committee. Her youngest is at Comper and her eldest at SSMJ. Hester trained as a piano accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music and now teaches piano, singing, and early years music through the Kodály Method.
Nick has been a governor at Comper since November 2015. Both of his children attended Comper for their Reception year and are now at SSMJ. He is currently the chair of the school's Teaching and Learning Committee. He also teaches and does research about people's learning and memory as part of his job as a professor in experimental psychology at the University of Oxford.
Ben has been a governor at Comper since [EEK – not sure when – I think 2011], and was Chair of Governors until September 2020. He sits on SSMJ Partnership and Resources committees. Both of his children were at Comper –his daughter is now at SSMJ Primary School; his son attends Oxford Spires Academy. Ben lives in an adjacent street to Comper and is the founder Director of the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (www.ivar.org.uk).