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Meet the Governing Board

Meet the Governing Board


Kevin Moyes - Chair of Governors - Term of Office Ends July 2020


I have worked for Oxfam for many years and currently have a very demanding senior leadership role as Head of the Oxfam Reward Shared Service. I am a full member of the Charted Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) and have Finance and Premises Experience. 


I am also the Chair of Governors at St Blaise C.E Primary School and Cropredy C.E Primary School , an Executive  member of the Oxfordshire Governors' Association and a member of the Oxfordshire Schools' Forum. I have been a governor for many years and became a governor because I had a poor primary school education and wanted to ensure other children did not. As the Chair of Governors I am responsible for helping the governing body to work as a team and to Challenge, support and contribute to the direction of the school.  I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and two daughters, walking our two Beagles and gardening.


Other Areas of Responsibility within the school include:


  • Chair of the Resource Committee
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Health & Safety Link Governor


If you would like to contact me then you can do so by e-mailing


Judith Bennett OBE - Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2020 


I taught English at secondary school level for 24 years, including running a large Department and being a member of the Senior Management Team. Since that time, in addition to a period as a manager in a publishing firm, I have devoted much of my time to school governance. I have been a governor at secondary and primary schools and have served three periods as chair of governors.


I am Secretary, and a founder member, of the Oxfordshire Governors’ Association, working in that role with the local authority; and was a director of the National Governors’ Association, serving as its Chair from 2006-08. I have been a governor trainer and helped to write support material for governors for the NGA, NCSL and the National Audit Office.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:


  • Child Protection Link Governor
  • Member of the Performance Committee
  • Headteacher Performance Management


Rachel Caseby - Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2020


I have been involved in education for all of my working life having been a teacher, headteacher, headteacher mentor, parent and governor. More recently, I coordinated the parent admission advisers for the County, and now I provide governor training, and am involved in supporting governance within Oxfordshire schools.   I have experience of most areas of governance but am particularly interested in governors promoting excellence within teaching and learning.


In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, pottering in my garden and baking.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:


  • Whistle blowing Governor 
  • Chair of the Performance Committee
  • Member of the Resouce Committee
  • Headteacher Performance Management


Natalie Harwood - Staff Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2020


I am delighted to be joining the governing body in the position of Staff Governor.  I have been at Marsh Baldon since September 2015 and am currently in the role of  Year 4, 5 and 6 teacher and Literacy Lead. 
I have been teaching for around 5 years in 4, very different schools- both inner city and small village schools and have taught Years 1-6. I feel the experience of working in different types of schools had provided invaluable lessons which I have used to help develop and improve my teaching practice. 
My background before teaching was in the Performing Arts and I went to drama school for three years where I took a degree in Acting. I went on to work in touring Theatre for a few years, I decided to work a TA 'in-between acting jobs' and loved it so much I then did a PGCE and have never looked back.  Despite the hard work involved, I think teaching is the most rewarding job in the world and I feel extremely lucky to work with the wonderful children at Marsh Baldon. Helping them to grow and flourish is both a privilege and a pleasure. 
As Staff Governor, I am proud to support the school and our fantastic team and will strive to do all I can to ensure the success, welfare and happiness of the children at o
ur lovely school.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:


  • Member of the Performance Committee


Julia Rowe- Parent Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2020


I have lived in Toot Baldon for 13 years and have had children attending the village school for 7 years.  I have four children, all of whom have attended the village school; my younger two are currently in Class 1.

I have a PhD in chemistry and have worked for Johnson Matthey, a FTSE100 chemicals company, for 20 years.  For the last 10 years I have worked in the Head Office in a small team responsible for delivering our “Sustainable Business” strategy and reporting progress to stakeholders.  I have a particular focus in the areas of climate change adaptation and ethical sourcing.

I love to be outdoors and am happiest when up a mountain, preferably wearing a pair of skis. I also enjoy singing and playing the flute.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:


  • Chairing Community Engagement Working Party.
  • Member of the Performance Committee


Paul Fermer -Co-Opted Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2020


I am the father of two- Jessica and James, and have lived in the village for the past 9 years with my wife Lisa. I have worked for Oxfordshire County Council within the highways & transport directorate for the last 10 years where I am currently part of the senior management team responsible for the delivery of new transport schemes and network management functions. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Business Management and I am a Transport Planner by profession. In My spare time, I enjoy classic cars, horse riding, swimming and playing badminton.



Other areas of responsibility within the school include:


  • Member of the Resources Committee


Tina Flannery - Parent Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2020


I live in Sandford on Thames with my partner Jamie and our two lovely boys Ethan 5, and Lewis 3. I enjoyed a very long career in Catering and previously the Music Industry, where I lived and worked mostly in London.  I moved home to Oxford in 2009. I became a teaching assistant at an Oxford school and then briefly became a childminder so I could be home with my youngest. I recently returned to work at my old school as a PA to the Headteacher, in February 2016.

I decided to apply for Parent Governor as I hope I can make a positive contribution to the school. I am really excited to be a member of a governing body that will help bring Marsh Baldon Primary from strength to strength. And I am also really looking forward to the future years of both my boys being pupils here. 


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:


  • Member of the Resources Committee

Jennifer Morton Flannery - Foundation Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2020


I have lived in Toot Baldon since 1973 and all three of my children attended Marsh Baldon School in the late seventies.  I was next part of the school community when, up until about ten years ago, I was a Parish Council Governor for thirteen years, including three as chair.  More recently I have been part of the church team that leads collective worship.


Since I retired (I worked as an accountant for Oxford University) I have been ordained into the Church of England and am serving my curacy in the Dorchester Team Ministry, which includes the Baldons and Nuneham Courtenay.  I am also a Trustee of Friends of Sabeel UK, who work as advocates for a just peace for the people of Palestine and Israel.  I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, reading and watching television.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:


  • Member of the Performance Committee


Advisers to the Governing Board


  • Margaret Wolf - School Improvement Officer


Governor Vacancies: We currently have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor - if you are interested in finding our more please contact: Tracy Richardson -  


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