Jennie has been a Parent Governor at Hornton Primary School since 2013 and Chair of Governors since November 2015. She became a Director of the Warriner Multi Academy Trust at its establishment in 2015. She currently works as a Lead Early Years Advisory Teacher for Oxfordshire County Council, following a teaching career in the early years and across the Primary age range. Her professional job complements her roles as Governor and Director and there are many areas of expertise which enhance her position as chair of the data and curriculum committee at Hornton and member of the School Improvement committee of the WMAT, including around safeguarding, the EYFS, data analysis and curriculum development.
Roger is the longest-serving governor of Hornton Primary School, having served since 2000. He's a freelance television journalist, making films for series like the BBC's Panorama and Channel 4's Dispatches. He also has good contacts with the Banbury Guardian and uses his journalistic expertise to try to raise the profile of the school in the local media. He is now also a Director of the Warriner Multi Academy Trust and sits on the Central Services Committee.
Patrick Taylor is a parent governor at The Warriner School and a member of the senior leadership team at a local 11-18 school. His areas of expertise are in English, sixth form teaching, and literacy across the curriculum. He works part-time as an Ofsted inspector, and has supported schools in challenging circumstances prepare for their Ofsted inspection. He has a son in Year 10 at The Warriner, and has served as a parent governor at a primary school for eight years. Patrick uses his school and Ofsted experience to help directors interpret the performance data, in his role as Chair of the School Improvement Committee of the WMAT.
Janet Watts has managed and led multi skilled teams over the course of her career in the financial services industry and, since having children, she has continued this in the voluntary sector chairing several local groups. She has spent the last 12 years working for a small but dynamic gastro pub company handling a variety of areas such as recruitment, IT, H & S, compliance and facilities management and brings these skills to the Warriner Multi Academy Trust where she sits on the Central Services and Personnel committees. Janet has been a governor at the Warriner School since 2011 and chairs the Admissions Committee as well as being a member of the Teaching & Learning and Disciplinary Committees. Both her daughters attend The Warriner School. She strongly believes that we now have control over our own destinies with the schools in the Trust being empowered by the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources to offer an enriched and seamless education to all our pupils.
Brian Heather (ACMA, CGMA)
Brian has lived in Sibford Gower since 2006 and has been a Governor at Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School since 2007 (and Chair since late 2009). He is married with 2 boys who have both have attended Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School and are both now at the Warriner School.
During the day Brian is a qualified accountant working for BT, currently as the CFO of their Europe and AsiaPac audio and video conferencing business and in his spare time helps to coach a successful boys youth football team.
Brian was part of the steering group that brought together the schools now part of the Warriner MAT, and he used his business experience and skills in helping to deliver a successful conversion to academy status….and is looking to continue using his skills in his capacity as a Director and Chair of the Finance Committee as part of the Warriner MAT board, to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved for all of the pupils across the four schools.
Duncan has been a Governor at Horton Primary School since 2004 and was Chair for 6 years until 2015; he is currently Chair of Finance and Personnel. Duncan is also a Governor at The Warriner School and has been Chair of Governors since October 2015. He has 2 daughters, both attended Hornton Primary School and the youngest is currently in the Warriner 6th Form. Duncan is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in Industry for over 30 years.
Duncan was also part of the steering group that ultimately formed the Warriner MAT. He is a Director and The Chair of the Board of Directors and as such is also a Member of the Warriner MAT.
Dr Kay is the head teacher of The Warriner and the CEO of the Warriner Multi Academy Trust.
Mark has been a governor at Bishop Carpenter School since 2005 and has been chair of governors since 2009 until this year. He is married with 3 children who have all attended Bishop Carpenter and the Warriner School. Mark has worked for large multi national corporations in senior sales, marketing and procurement positions. Mark is looking to use these skills in his capacity as a Director and Chair of the Central Services Committee. As one of the directors who helped in the transition to Multi Academy Trust Mark wants to ensure that all children are able to reach their full potential at all of the schools.
Lynne has been a Governor at Hornton Primary School for several years. She became a Director of the Warriner Multi Academy Trust at its establishment in 2015. Lynne has considerable experience in the field of education, working in both secondary and higher education establishments. Her professional job supports her roles as Governor and Director and member of the Data and Curriculum committee at Hornton and member of the School Improvement committee of the WMAT.
Gerard moved to Bloxham in February 2015 to take up an appointment as the Chaplain of Bloxham School. A few months later he was invited by the Church of England acting diocesan bishop of Oxford, and the Diocesan Board of Education, to become their appointed Director on the WMAT. Gerard was ordained as an Anglican priest in London in 1983; became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2001; and was awarded a Ph.D. in History from the University of Essex in 2013 - the year in which he became a widower. He has been involved in the governance of five primary schools in the past thirty years, including being the Chair of Governors of two of them. He is currently a member of the Council and of the Education Committee of Haileybury College, a large independent school in Hertfordshire.