The governors of our school are a very hardworking and dedicated group of people who are passionate about improving the education and school life of our children. On this page we have introduced ourselves and would welcome any feedback or questions you would like to put forward.
If you would like to find out about how to join the Governing Body or if you have any questions or feedback, please contact Catherine Musgrove, Clerk to the Governors at The Warriner School
Introducing the Governors
Caroline Bird is a director appointed governor, joining July 2010. Caroline works as an audience recruitment specialist with over 17 years’ experience working for her marketing company. As Customer Relations Manager (CRM) one of her main roles is Business Development for the company; she also provides clients with a tailored and specialised telephone marketing service and is highly successful in arranging top level appointments. She feels very excited to be connected to the school as a Governor and always looks forward to helping in any way she can, hoping some of her enthusiasm and experience may be used to benefit the well-being of the school and progress its future.
Chloe Buckenham was elected as staff governor in May 2016. She joined The Warriner School in September 2015 as Head of Sixth Form having moved into teaching from Law where she qualified at the Bar. Chloe previously has worked as Head of Department having qualified as a teacher in 2006 and teaches across all the Social Sciences. She is a keen musician, playing in a number of concerts annually; mainly in and around her home town near Cambridge. Chloe will be working with both the Teaching and Learning and Admissions Committees.
Ian Broome was elected as a parent governor in March 2014.
Christopher Colombo has been a director appointed governor since December 2012 . His career has been in the Motor Industry at Ford of Europe and Jaguar, where he had a number of senior roles in Finance and Marketing & Sales, as well as Director of Product Planning and Engineering Operations. He is now semi-retired. He read Classics at Reading University and subsequently qualified in Accountancy and took an MBA at London Business School. He is married with two grown up children and has lived in Bloxham for 30 years. This is his first experience as a school governor and he is very enthusiastic to bring his experience to support the growth plans of The Warriner School. His initial focus will be primarily on Finance, Business, and funding aspects of the School including the Farm.
Natalie Dayer has been a director appointed governor since May 2015. She is the SEN Link Governor. She currently supports children, young people and their families at a local Special School. Natalie graduated in Materials Engineering and has worked within research and development, marketing and sales roles prior to retraining after having a family. She has two children at The Warriner School. Natalie is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Premises Committee.
Arash Fatemian is a director appointed governor.
David Foster is a parent governor, elected in June 2016. He has one daughter at the Warriner in Year 8 and one son currently at Deddington Primary School in Year 6. He qualified as a manufacturing engineer before working for the Ambulance Service for 13 years. This is his first experience as a school governor and he is very enthusiastic about working with the school. His initial focus will be primarily on the school buildings and premises.
Annabel Kay has been Headteacher of The Warriner School since April 2011.
Toni Peppard is a parent Governor, elected in March 2014. She has one daughter at The Warriner in Year 9 and one daughter at Christopher Rawlins primary school in Year 5. She is a qualified solicitor and works at a local firm in Banbury. She is also an owl with the 1st Adderbury Brownies, and is the Chairperson of the Friends of the Warriner School. She is the link governor with the Art department and the Library.
Duncan Raper is a Director appointed Governor. Duncan has been the Chair of Governors since October 2015. He has 2 daughters; 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.
Patrick Taylor is a Director appointed Governor 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 11 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 governors interpret performance data. He is currently chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee.
Janet Watts has been a Governor at The Warriner since March 2011. She has two daughters at The Warriner. Prior to becoming a governor she had been Chair of Deddington Primary School PTA for 5 years. After many years of managing large Customer Service teams in the financial services industry she has spent the last 13 years working for a small but dynamic local gastro pub company handling a variety of areas such as recruitment, IT, H & S, compliance, facilities management as well as managing their Healthy Eating initiative for primary school children. She feels that all children should have a strong, supportive framework at school which can guide and help them reach their full potential. . She is Link Governor for PE, Music and Geography, chairs the Admissions Committee and sits on the Teaching and Learning and Disciplinary committees.
Hollie Williams is a director appointed Governor and has been teaching Philosophy & Ethics at The Warriner School since September 2007. She is currently Head of The Philosophy & Ethics and Personal, Social, and Health Education Department.