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Meet the Governing Board


Meet The Governing Board


Kevin Moyes - Chair of Governors - Local Authority Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2020


I work for Save the Children International in a  very demanding senior leadership role as Head of Global Reward and Employee Engagement.  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  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.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:

  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Chair of the Staff Pay Panel
  • Member of the Resources Committee
  • Health and Safety Link Governor


If you would like to contact me then you can do so by e-mailing or sending any hard copy correspondence c/o the school office.



Rachel Caseby - Co-Opted 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:

  • Whistleblowing Governor 
  • Chair of the Performance Committee
  • Member of the Staff Pay Panel
  • Headteacher Performance Management


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


I live in Chiselhampton with my partner Jamie and our two lovely boys Ethan and Lewis, who are both pupils at the school. 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 am currently the School Manager of an Oxford Primary School. 


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:

  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Member of the Resources Committee
  • Member of the Staff Pay Panel
  • SEN Governor


Jennifer Morton - 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 lead 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
  • Child Protection/Safeguarding Governor


Stephan Dance - Foundation Governor - Term of Office Ends February 2021


I am a resident of Marsh Baldon and a member of the Parish Council. I work for the government, based in Whitehall, London where I am responsible for supporting the effective delivery of the UK's major economic infrastructure projects and programmes. Between 2000-2012 I was a Trustee and Deputy Chairman of the Girls Day School Trust, which educates c 20,000 pupils at primary and secondary levels in 29 schools across the UK. I have two grown-up children with my wife, Debbie.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:

  • Member of the Resources Committee


Samantha Hunter - Parent Governor - Term of Office Ends January 2022


I have spent most of my career in hospitality management and ran my own event business for several years. I now work as a social media and Marketing Manager. I have a degree in hospitality management and Accounting which I completed in Oxford. I moved to Garsington in 2015 with my husband and two girls, the eldest of which attends Marsh Baldon C.E Primary School currently and my youngest is due to start in September 2020. I decided to become a governor to support the progression of the school and increase communication and promotion to the community. In my free time I enjoy crafting, baking, reading and teaching my daughters to horse ride.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:

  • Member of the Performance Committee


Matilda Attewill - Staff Governor - Term of Office Ends January 2022


I have worked as Class One teacher at Marsh Baldon CE Primary School since September 2016.  It is a position that I enjoy hugely; I feel very privileged to play a part in the development of such young children and I am proud to part of such a dedicated team of staff at our unique village school.  I grew up in Marsh Baldon, before moving to Kent where I completed my teacher training at Canterbury Christchurch University.  My first post was at Great Milton Primary School, where I worked in Early Years Foundation Stage.  My daughter attends Marsh Baldon CE Primary and we live in Stadhampton. I am very excited to be joining the Governing Board as a staff representative; the future of the school is something that I am fully committed to, and feel very positive about.


Tom James - Co-Opted Governor - Term of Office Ends July 2022


After a brief career as a neuroscientist, I have spent my whole working life in schools.  For the past 19 years, I have been Sub-Warden at St Edward’s School in Oxford.  Four years ago, I was asked to join the Blackbird Leys Academy trust, initially as a member of the IEB for Windale Primary School and in January I became Chair of the IEB at Orchard Meadow School.  Ensuring the very best education for our youngest children is very important to me.  Having retired from teaching and recently moved to Marsh Baldon, I am keen to help, where I can, with the local community.  Outside of teaching and running schools, I have been a school inspector for Ofsted as well as Independent Schools Inspectorate, with particular expertise in compliance, health and safety and pastoral care.


Other areas of responsibility within the school include:

  • Chair of Resources Committee
  • Member of the Pay Committee
  • Headteacher Performance Management


Governors who left in the last year

  • Judith Bennett OBE - Co-opted Governor
  • Julia Rowe - Parent Governor
  • Natalie Rushton - Staff Governor
  • Sarah Awuye (Prev. Herring) - ex officio Staff Governor
  • Tracy Smith - Co-opted Governor
  • Paul Fermer - Co-opted Governor


Advisers to the Governing Board

  • Margaret Wolf - School Improvement Officer
  • Karen Metcalfe- Diocese Adviser

Register of Business Interests and Governor Attendance