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
Ian Broome was re-elected Parent Governor in March 2018, he has worked for the same local company for over 30 years first in electronic design and currently in software development. He is married with two children one currently attending the Warriner, the other left in July 2017 and has lived in the village for over 19 years. He has many years’ experience of being governor and is still a governor at the local primary school where he first started, his main focus is safeguarding and health and safety within the school.
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.
Lotty Keys is a Staff Governor and has been teaching at The Warriner since 2010. Originally appointed as Head of PE for 5 years, she became Head of the current Year 10 in 2015. Lotty has now also taken up the position of Assistant Headteacher. She is currently on the Teaching and Learning committee and is in charge of the delivery and monitoring of A Level Physical Education in the Sixth Form. In her spare time she is dedicated to physical training and has to-date completed four full Ironman Triathlons.
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.
Sarah Wilson–Medhurst is a parent governor, elected in March 2018. Sarah has one child at the Warriner. Sarah is a university lecturer and staff developer with particular interest in in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. This includes encouraging more girls and women into those STEM related subjects and careers where they are under-represented. Sarah is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.
Graham Wyeth has been an elected Parent Governor since March 2018. He has three daughters studying at The Warriner School in Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11. He has 28 years’ experience working in the public sector, in the UK and overseas, and has gained qualifications and experience and led teams in areas of: facilities and estate management; project and programme management; performance and risk management, personnel and recruiting; and financial / accounts administration. Whilst his early studies lay in the earth sciences, he gained his MBA in 2014. He is keen on sport and adventurous activities and spent many years within and supporting youth organisations. He also assists a local Royal British Legion Branch and chaired one of its youth organisation. This is his first taste of being a school governor but he looks forward to keenly supporting The Warriner School and its community. Graham is currently a member of the Admissions Committee and Premises Committee and also supports the Curriculum & Data Committee.