Sue Neal - Chair
3 years ago I moved to Banbury from Warmington, where my husband’s family farmed for many years. We worship at the Peoples Church and I am a member of the Kids Team. 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 roles are as SEND and Mental Health link and as 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 and the Safeguarding governor.
I joined the governing board as a Foundation Governor in 2017 and I am now vice chair, a member of the standards committee, and link governor for Kites. 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.
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 and am now chair of the resources commitee and link governor for Eagles. 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.
I joined the Governing Body in December 2019 as a parent governor. I have two children attending Wroxton School and have lived in Banbury for over 20 years. I grew up in Macau and education has always been important to me and my family. It is my sincere belief that every child deserves a good education. I am part of the Resources Committee. As a full time working mum, I wanted to play an active part in the school and be able to share my skills and experience from my job as a Buyer and be able to contribute back to the community.
I have lived in Banbury for 25 years and when my son was born, it was always my intention that he should spend his primary school years at Wroxton Primary School. We both made several lifelong friends through his time there and have always had a real affinity with the village through school and attending All Saints Church prior to the current restrictions.
He is now about to make his own way into the world, and I feel I can give something back to help Wroxton Primary School to continue offering young people that chance that he enjoyed.
I was part of the school PTA and always helped in any way I towards fundraising and school events
I have been a governor for 18 months now and as well as a link governor, I sit as part of the Resources Team and assist when time allows for Guided Reading.
I have been with Bibby Financial Services for the last 5 years with responsibility for local Health and Safety and in particular risk assessment, a skill that I hope will be of value to the governor role.