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Claire hughes Claire Hughes 
Category of governor Community Governor
Term of office  03/07/2017 to 02/07/2021
Committee membership and roles TBC
Work  Geography teacher and KS3 coordinator for Geography at The Cherwell School in Oxford since 2010. Previously Geography teacher at Guildford High School, Surrey and a research student at School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. 
Links to the school/area Lives in Eynsham.
Why did you become a governor? 

I am a firm believer that access to a quality education, and the opportunities afforded by it, can have one of the most significant impacts on a young person’s life.

With this in mind, I want to support our local school in continuing their excellent work with our young people, especially through this tumultuous time in education.

 

Carl mason Carl Mason
Category of governor Parent Governor
Term of office  September 2016 - Date
Committee membership and roles

Member Behaviour, Ethos and Wellbeing Committee

 
Member SRFM
Work  Head of Resource Management for Thames Valley Police, former research academic, company director, trainer and risk assessor. Retired Police Officer.
Links to the school/area Lives in Eynsham, one daughter at Bartholomew
Why did you become a governor? 

Very conscious of the impact of austerity measures on state schooling, I wanted to become involved in the life of the school to help maintain it at the high levels of performance it has consistently shown. I see the role as one of support and constructive challenge.

Eleanor tingle photo Eleanor Tingle
Category of governor Parent Governor
Term of office   
Committee membership and roles

Safeguarding Governor

SEND Governor

Behaviour, Ethos and Well-being Committee

 
Other committees as necessary to effectively fulfil these roles
Work 

Chief Executive of an arts psychotherapy service

   This includes the role of therapies lead at an out of area school

My clinical work as an HCPC registered arts psychotherapist (music) focuses on teenagers experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Many of these young people have additional needs and all are extremely vulnerable.

 
Teaching fellow at the University of Birmingham
Links to the school/area I live in Eynsham, close to Bartholomew School. My elder child is now at university having studied at Bartholomew. My younger child has just entered the school sixth form. 
Why did you become a governor?  Through my work I have experience of providing clinical and consultancy support to a large number of 

mainstream and special schools. I was keen to become involved in my children’s school and to use my skills and experience in the local community.

Gavin robinson Gavin Robinson
Category of governor Appointed Governor
Term of office  27-Jan-15 to 26-Jan-19
Committee membership and roles

Chair of the Strategic Resources and Financial Management Committee

Member of the Data, Achievement and Sixth Form Committee

Chair of the Members of the Eynsham Partnership Academy

 
Second term as an Appointed Governor
Work  Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer by profession. Since 1991 I have worked in different roles and in different locations for a FTSE 250 listed Industrial and Electronic Components Distributor. I’m currently in the Corporate Development area.
Links to the school/area Have live in Eynsham since Easter 2009
Why did you become a governor?  Having settled in Eynsham I wanted to be more involved in the local community. In early 2011, when I saw that Bartholomew were looking for new governors and in particular one with Finance experience I saw this as a great way to use my professional knowledge to help drive an exceptional educational experience for the young people in our community.
  Kevin McCarthy
Category of governor Parent Governor
Term of office  09/02/2017 - 08/02/2021
Committee membership and roles

Vice Chair, Behaviour, Ethos and Wellbeing Committee

Former Chair of Behaviour, Ethos and Wellbeing Committee, and have participated in Communications, Strategic Leadership in ICT (SLICT), and website redesign working groups

 
Second term as Parent Governor
Work  Currently Sales Development Manager at Oracle Corporation, and have worked in the IT industry for over 25 years
Links to the school/area Lives in Yarnton, and has 2 daughters in Year 11 and Year 7
Why did you become a governor? 

I originally wanted to play a more active part in my daughters’ schooling by getting involved in the governance of the school. Having found this an interesting and rewarding experience, I then decided to stand again for election earlier this year to support the school through the challenges and transitions it will face in these austere and uncertain times

Jenny faulknerjpg Jenny Faulkner
Category of governor Academy appointed
Term of office  15/12/2014-14/12/2018
Committee membership and roles

Data, Achievement and Sixth Form (DASF)

 

 
Former Chair of DASF, former member of Behaviour, Ethos and Well-Being Committee (BEWC)
Work 

Lecturer in Chemistry, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford

Associate Lecturer, Open University

 
I now work part-time as I have a young family. I have previously worked at various UK universities and abroad researching and teaching Chemistry and involving work with schools to widen participation in Higher Education from under-represented groups
Links to the school/area

Live in Stanton Harcourt, children currently at Stanton Harcourt Primary School

 
I am also a Director of the Eynsham Partnership Academy and a Parent Governor (and a Vice-Chair of Governors) at Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School.
Why did you become a governor? 

Before relocating to Oxfordshire, I was Chair of Governors at a school in Bolton. Once we had settled in the local area, my work at universities and my interest in widening participation in Higher Education meant I was keen to continue as a Governor.

Jonathan marks photo Jonathan Marks
Category of governor Parent Governor
Term of office  October 2015 – October 2019
Committee membership and roles

Member of SRFM (Strategic Resources and Financial Management)

 
Former Chair of SRFM
Work  Project Manager and Business Analyst – The Poppy Factory (WIS Veterans Employment Group)
Links to the school/area Live in Eynsham.  All 3 children have been through Bartholomew School.  Youngest daughter has just completed year 13 (Summer 2017).
Why did you become a governor

I became a Parent Governor in October 2011 - just as the school started the process of turning into an Academy Status institution.  It was a steep learning curve!

I had wanted to be a governor in order to make a contribution to the life of the school which has served my son and two daughters well.

 
There is a big responsibility on the governing body to make best use of the resources at our disposal for running a high quality school.  As a governor, I have been even more impressed, than I already was, with the huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes by both teaching and non-teaching staff to make the school a success for everybody.  As governors, we seek to underpin that hard work by high quality governance which brings both support and intelligent challenge in our role as critical friends of the school.
Lucy dickinson photo poss Lucy Dickinson
Category of governor Director-appointed
Term of office  15.12.2014 – 14.12.2018
Committee membership and roles Data Achievement and Sixth Form Committee Chair and participated in the website redesign working group.
Work  Currently self-employed as a Clerk to the Governors, as well as doing freelance environmental, educational and publishing-related consultancy. Academic background in Chemistry, with several years’ experience in science publishing, and grants administration.
Links to the school/area Live in Eynsham and have two children at the Primary School
Why did you become a governor? 

Having both a professional and personal interest in good School Governance, I joined the Bartholomew Governors in order to help support and challenge the school in providing the best possible opportunities for all students.

Michael ryan Michael Ryan
Category of governor Elected
Term of office  Ends 24 May 2019
Committee membership and roles

Former Chair of TLC, member of TLC, DASF and SRFM Committees.

 
Elected Director of EPA.
Work 

Retired from fulltime work, now Parish Clerk for Northmoor.

 
My former work was split in two. First in Clinical Biochemistry within Pathology at the Radcliffe Infirmary, then as Director of Family business, a specialist contractor within the Construction Industry
Links to the school/area

I still have one Granddaughter at Bartholomew.

 
I am involved as Business Advisor to the Young Enterprise Group.
Why did you become a governor? 

I have always had a strong involvement in my local community and with more available time offering myself as a Governor of Bartholomew was a natural progression.

 

Paul stammers photo Paul Stammers
Category of governor Appointed
Term of office  Originally appointed summer 2013, started second 4-year term September 2017
Committee membership and roles

Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee.

Member of Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication Committee.

 
Former member of Data, Achievement and Sixth Form Committee
Work  I am an Author within the Work Winning team at construction and engineering company Costain, having been in a similar role at Amey plc before this. Prior to that I spent 13 years as a newspaper journalist.
Links to the school/area I have lived in Eynsham since 2008 and have two young children, who I imagine will attend Bartholomew.
Why did you become a governor?  I am interested in the rapidly-changing nature of education – especially with the spread of academisation, which has forced schools to have ever-growing business acumen and accept strategic responsibilities. I was keen to apply my communication and analysis skills, being a ‘critical friend’ to the school senior leadership team.
Shelley bruce Shelley Bruce
Category of governor Appointed
Term of office  12/9/17 - 11/9/21
Committee membership and roles

BEWC (Chair), SRFM

Work  Retired from paid employment; Justice of the Peace
Links to the school/area

Lived in Eynsham for 43 years. All 3 of my children went to Bartholomew School.

Why did you become a governor? 

As my grandchildren were/ are approaching school age I became aware of the increasing pressures and challenges placed on our education system and having plenty of free time I wanted to contribute in any way I could to ensure that all children have a solid education to establish a firm foundation for their future lives.

Tony blakeborough Tony Blakeborough
Category of governor Co-opted
Term of office 9th October 2014 to 8th October 2018
Committee membership and roles Strategic Resources and Financial Management (SRFM) and Data Achievement and Sixth Form (DASF)
Work I have just retired from working full time at Oxford University where I was a university lecturer and college tutor. I am currently working part time as the Interim Finance Bursar and a college lecturer at Worcester College, Oxford.
Links to the school/area I live in Standlake and work in Oxford. All three of my children attended the school.
Why did you become a governor? I have experience of running large budgets and teaching in an educational institution, and wanted to share that experience. When I joined the Governing Board my children had just started at the school, but they have now all passed through and gone on to university.
Tracey dyer Tracey Dyer
Category of governor Parent Governor
Term of office  08/12/2014 - 09/12/2018
Committee membership and roles

Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication Committee

Verifier for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

 
First term as Parent Governor
Work 

Head of Secretariat, Oxford Brookes University

 

 
Previously Governance Manager and Head of Executive Office Oxfam International
Links to the school / area Parent of a student at the school
Why did you become a governor? 

To make a contribution to the governance of the school

 

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