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Governor Profiles

Jane Osbourne
Category of governor Academy appointed                                         
Term of office  31 August 2020
Committee membership and roles Behaviour, Ethos, Wellbeing and Communication, Data, Achievement and Sixth Form, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum.
Work  Retired Teacher
Links to the school/area All of my 4 children attended Bartholomew School, during which time I was involved in the work of the PTA. I have been a governor for many years and latterly chair of the governing body.
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.
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

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.
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)

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 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.

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.

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.


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

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

  Sarah Duong
Category of governor Community Governor
Term of office  27.02.18 – 26.02.22
Committee membership and roles

Strategic Resources & Financial Management

Teaching & Learning

Work  Previously a Chartered Surveyor, I have since worked for an investment management company, and as the Business Services Programme Manager for a Policy Consultancy.
Links to the school/area

I have lived in Eynsham since 2006

Why did you become a governor? 

To help support the high standard of education and environment provided by the school, given its importance for the local community as a whole.

Gill dixon Gill Dixon
Category of governor Parent
Term of office  Four Years commencing 12.06.18
Committee membership and roles tbc
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. 
  Janet Hammond
Category of governor Staff Govenor 
Term of office  27.04.18 – 26.04.22
  Craig Thomas
Category of governor Headmaster


Martha Hawes

Category of governor


Term of office

4 years

Committee membership and roles

Teaching, Learning and Outcomes



Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion)/SENCO at The Cherwell School in Oxford.



Links to the school/area

Live in Eynsham.




Why did you become a governor?

In order to contribute something to my local community - using the knowledge that I have from my profession to support another school in the area. Education is my vocation and I am particularly concerned about outcomes for disadvantaged learners.


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