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Governing Body

Bartholomew School has a Local Governing Body (LGB) comprising Trust appointed governors, elected parent governors, elected staff governors and the Headteacher.

The LGB is a committee of the Trust and has responsibilities delegated to it via the Trust Scheme of Delegation. The LGB meets once every half term as do three sub-committees with delegated powers which monitor different areas of the school’s performance.

For a full list of governors, their business interests and attendance, please click on the link below:

Business interests and attendance October 2020

News and updates from the governors can be found in our end of term Newsletters and on the Letters Home page (please select 'Govenors' from the drop down list).

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please check our Vacancies page as well as the above updates for further information.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Govenors, please refer to our Contact Us page.

Governor Profiles

Lucy dickinson

LUCY DICKINSON

Category of governor

Director appointed

Term of office

6 February 2019 – 5 February 2023

Committee membership and roles

Chair of Governors, member of Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication, Teaching, Learning and Outcomes, Strategic Resources and Financial Management
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 Bartholomew
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

Coleen hunter

COLEEN HUNTER

Category of governor

Academy appointed

Term of office 

21 May 2020 – 20 May 2024

Committee membership and roles

Vice-Chair of Governors, member of Strategic Resources and Financial Management
Work

Retired – previously Senior College Officer and a Member of the Governing Body of Worcester College in the University of Oxford. I served on a number of College Committees, Governing Body, Finance, External Relations, Buildings, and Gardens and Grounds.  My main role as Director of Development and Alumni Relations was to take overall strategic responsibility for Fundraising and Alumni Relations which included building effective relations with donors and alumni

Links to the school/area

Lives in Witney

Why did you become a governor? 

Working in higher education for over 30 years has given me a wealth of experience; serving on Committees within a College environment and raising funds to support their strategic aims.   I am absolutely passionate about education, and I wanted to use the knowledge I have gained over the years which I believe will be useful as a Governor at Bartholomew School

 

JANE OSBORNE

Category of Governor

Academy appointed

Term of office

1 September 2020 - 31 August 2024
Committee membership and roles

Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication (Chair), Safeguarding Governor, member of Teaching, Learning and Outcomes and Strategic Resources and Financial Management. Trustee of the Eynsham Partnership Academy

Work

Retired Teacher
Links to the school/area

I have lived in Eynsham for over 40 years. All of my 4 children attended Eynsham Primary and Bartholomew School, during which time I was involved in the work of the PTA as well as serving as a governor in both schools, initially as a parent governor and latterly as a representative of the community

Why did you become a governor?

To support the school in providing the best possible education for the children and young people in its community

Gavin robinson

GAVIN ROBINSON  

Category of governor

Academy appointed

Term of office

6 February 2019 – 5 February 2023
Committee membership and roles

Chair of the Strategic Resources and Financial Management Committee. Member of the Teaching, Learning and Outcomes Committee. Chair of the Members of the Eynsham Partnership Academy

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

Tessa ford

TESSA FORD

Category of governor

Academy appointed

Term of office 

4 February 2020 – 3 February 2024

Committee membership and roles

Chair of Teaching, Learning and Outcomes committee. Pupil Premium Governor. Member of Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication
Work 

Mainly retired but continue to work as School Improvement Adviser to some schools in West Berkshire

Links to the school/area

I was previously a parent governor at Eynsham Primary school and enjoyed that involvement. Having recently retired from working as a School Improvement Adviser I was keen to make best use of my knowledge and skills to support the school in my community

Michael ryan

MICHAEL RYAN

Category of governor

Academy appointed

Term of office

21 May 2019 – 18 May 2023

Committee membership and roles

Member of the Teaching, Learning and Outcomes committee and the Strategic Resources and Financial Management committee. Elected Trustee of EPA

Work

I am now retired except for my Parish Council where I am Parish Clerk

Links to the school/area

I had two grandchildren 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

Gill dixon

GILL DIXON

Category of governor

Parent

Term of office

12 June 2018 – 11 June 2022

Committee membership and roles

Teaching, Learning and Outcomes, Strategic Resources and Financial Management
Work

Director of Teachers To Your Home Ltd, an educational company, based in Oxfordshire, which works with 20,000 teachers, who provide high quality home tuition and home schooling across England and Wales

Links to the school/area

Work with 20,000 teachers in schools and colleges across England and Wales

Why did you become a governor?

Previously Head of Trent College (2006 to 2014), a large independent day and boarding school in Nottinghamshire; also Governor of Witham Hall Prep School (2012 to 2104). Our family relocated to Oxfordshire in 2015 to set up our own business. I wanted to become Governor of Bartholomew School as I have a thorough understanding and appreciation of the role of a Governor, in both providing collegiate support and robust challenge for a school, to help determine its ambition. I also have broad experience of the workings of the relevant Sub-Committees, though my experience is all from the context of the Independent Sector; which can have a different dynamic

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CRAIG THOMAS   

Category of governor

Headmaster

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JANET HAMMOND

Category of Governor

Staff 

Term of office 

9 October 2018 – 8 October 2022

Committee membership and roles

Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication
Work 

I have several roles at Bartholomew School; I teach RP, coordinate the internal admissions, I am the Looked After Coordinator and work within the Alps Centre

Links to the school/area

I have lived in Eynsham for over 25 years and as such my three children all attended. I also work at Bartholomew and have done for the last 13 years

Why did you become a governor? 

I first became a Governor because I was interested in how the school was run, from a more strategic view; I also wanted to see how I could contribute, in a small way, towards an already successful school

Shelley bruce

SHELLEY BRUCE

Category of Governor

Appointed

Term of office 

15 November 2018 – 14 November 2022

Committee membership and roles

Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication, Strategic Resources and Financial Management

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

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FIONA LOADER

Category of governor

Parent 

Term of office 

26 May 2021 – 25 May 2025

Committee membership and roles

Strategic Resources and Financial Management Committee
Work

Chartered Accountant (UK & Australia) – partner in a major chartered accountancy firm. I am currently taking a career break to raise my young family

Links to the school/area

My parents moved to Eynsham in 1983, so I have lived here on & off since then. I moved back to live here permanently in July 2018.I have two sets of twins; my eldest two attend Bartholomew School, whilst the younger two will be joining when they complete primary school

Why did you become a governor? 

I am keen to represent the parents at the Governor meetings and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to the continual success of the school. I believe that my professional experience, along with my strong commitment to the school, would enable me to make a significant positive contribution and add value to the school governing body

Janine broome

JANINE BROOME

Category of governor

Parent

Term of office 

26 May 2021 – 25 May 2025

Committee membership and roles

Teaching, Learning and Outcomes

Work 

Senior Project Manager currently working for AirTanker at RAF Brize Norton

Links to the school/area

We moved to Eynsham 10 years ago (2011) just before my eldest son joined the Foundation class at Eynsham Community primary. I was a member of the primary school PTA for the 10 years that my sons were in the school, including a few years as secretary

Why did you become a governor? 

My younger son joined Bartholomew in September 2021. This seemed a good time to try to support the senior school more. I want to represent a parent’s view in the TLO committee and the wider governing body. I enjoy learning more about the challenges and successes of the school

 

ADEMOLA ADEDIRAN

Category of governor

Parent

Term of office 

14 October 2019 – 13 October 2023

Committee membership and roles

Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication

Work 

Further information to follow

Links to the school/area

Further information to follow

Why did you become a governor? 

Further information to follow
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