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Renate Sherwood: Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor - Progress and Attainment and Resources Committee

I moved from Germany to England in 1995. I am married and have 3 children, all have been (and 1 still is) in Wroxton Primary School. I have been a Governor since 2007 and became Chair of Governors in January 2013. I love Wroxton school and am working with our great teaching staff and fellow Governors to make it an even better school! I work part time as a midwife for the Oxford NHS Trust. As a family we belong to the Peoples Church in Banbury where I am quite involved in childrens/teenager work. I love being outdoors, gardening, reading and music.

Revd. Dr.John Reader: Vice Chair of Governors - Resources Committee

I live in Wroxton and am Rector of the Ironstone Benefice which includes 8 rural churches.

I have served on five other primary school boards of governors and am also a Director of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust.


Carol Taylor - Staff Governor


I joined Wroxton  June of 2014 as a maternity cover initially. I have since taken on the role of Assistant Head Teacher and teach the Year 5/6 class. I have responsibility for literacy, curriculum, RE and collective worship.

Richard Makin: Foundation Governor - Progress and Attainment Committee

I have lived in Wroxton since 1992 and, although now adults, both my children attended Wroxton Primary School. Originally from Manchester, I joined the Army at the age of 18. Having served 9 years, I left and moved to Oxfordshire. I now work as an engineer at Oxford University in the Department of Physics. I am married and my interests are painting, learning the guitar and living with three retired greyhounds. I have been a Foundation governor since 2011 and my wife, Diane Makin, runs the schools Night Owls Club.


Sue Neal: Foundation Governor - Progress and Attainment


I live with my husband in Warmington, where my husband's family have farmed for many years. We worship at the People's church in Banbury where we are responsible for discipleship training. Until I retired a couple of years ago I worked at Banbury School for 20 years, mainly in the areas of maths and SEN. My own children attended a local primary school and I am very committed to encouraging and supporting such invaluable local resources as Wroxton school in any way I can.


Lynda Spokes: Foundation Governor - Resource Committee


I worked as both a teaching assistant and a teacher at Wroxton for over 20 years. I gave up my position to concentrate on my ministerial role. I have recently become a governor at St Marys School in Banbury as well as being a governor at Wroxton. 


Suzie Bates -  Governor - Parish Council representative


Don Crook - Parent Governor


Neil Dewhurst  - Associate Governor - Pay and Personnel


I work for the NASUWT Union. I was a fulltime governor until I moved to the North of the country several years ago. I have maintained the position of Associate governor with particular reference to pay and personnel. I still have one child at Wroxton in Year 5.


Justine Sullivan - Associate Governor - Resource Committee


I have a background in finance having worked for the MOD for many years. I gave this up when I had my own two children. Since then I have worked in a variety of finance jobs and also as a teaching assistant at both Wroxton and a previous school. I have worked as Office Manager here at Wroxton since September 2011. I am responsible for all finance work at Wroxton and was asked to join the resources committee.