Sue Neal - Chair
I have recently moved to Banbury from Warmington, where my husband’s family farmed for many years. We worship at the Peoples Church in Banbury and are responsible for discipleship training. Until I retired I worked at Banbury school for 20 years, mainly in the areas of SEN and maths. I have 9 grandchildren of primary school age and younger and am passionate about every child fulfilling their potential in a caring, nurturing and supportive environment. My particular governor responsibilities are as SEND and Kestrels link and as co-chair. I am a member of the Standards committee.
I have lived in Wroxton since 1992 and, although now adults, both of my children attended Wroxton Primary School. I work as an engineer in the Department of Physics at Oxford University.
I have been a Foundation governor since 2011 and I am Chair of the Standards Committee, the Safeguarding governor and the link governor for the Eagles class.
I joined the governing board as a Foundation Governor in 2017 and am a member of the standards committee. I've lived in Wroxton for 10 years with my husband and 3 children, who have all attended Wroxton school, so I have an understanding of the school as a current parent. My experience is that it is a nurturing school that is committed to teaching children the importance of values.
My work is as a doctor at Katharine House Hospice and the Horton Hospital and I am also responsible for the regional training of doctors wishing to specialise in this area of medicine.
Revd Dr John Reader
I have been Rector of the Ironstone Benefice since 2009. In previous parishes I hasve served on a number of school governing bodies including being chair of governors 3 times. I have been a board member of the Oxford Diocesan School Trust since 2012. I have degrees from Trinity College, Oxford, the University of Manchester and a doctorate from the University of Wales, Bangor, have published 6 solo books and co-edited or co-written another 14 publications. I am an associate research fellow of the William Temple Foundation and an honorary senior lecturer of the Institute of Education, University of Worcester.
I joined the governing board as a Parent Governor in 2017 and I am a member of the standards commitee. I have lived in Banbury for 9 years and I am originally from London. I have two children, one whom is now at sceondary school and one currently at Wroxton school. This has and continues to give me insight as a parent of a child at the school.
My background is in administration, event coordination and family support. I am a qualified social worker and I work within a Local Authority Children's Team. I attend Faith Tabernacle Community Church in Banbury where I am an ordained Deacon as well as the church secretary.
I joined the Governing Board in the summer of 2019. The school has always maintained a link with the Wroxton and Balscote Parish Council, usually by having one of its members on the board. Currently no member of the Council was available to take on this role, so I was delighted to be able to offer to do this myself. I am married to a parish councillor and although I have never had professional involvement in them, I have always been interested in schools since my own children attended them; I now have five grandchildren at state primaries or secondary schools (the other five being abroad or too young).
I have lived in Balscote since 2001. Before retirement I was a magistrate on a London bench for 25 years, and also a volunteer and one time branch director at Central London Samaritans, both of which have given me what I hope are very useful skills and experiences. St Mary Magdalene in Balscote is my local church.
I really look forward to doing the best I can for the school together with colleagues from the Governing Board.