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The Board

We are proud to work with 'Inspiring Governance' and 'Academy Ambassadors' to recruit out Board members. 

We are currently seeking a HR and Marketing professional to further strengthen the team.

Our current team are:-

Davina Mackay  - solicitor

Davina studied social and political sciences at Cambridge University and then trained as a solicitor at Speechly Bircham Solicitors in London. She has been working in the charity legal sector for the past 18 years. She is currently The Legacy Manager at the National Trust and has previously worked at The British Red Cross Society, RSPCA and Save the Children. Davina lives in Wantage and is married with two daughters. Her younger daughter has congenital heart disease and global development delay and attends Fitzwaryn School. Her daughter has thrived at the school. Davina aims to contribute her expertise to the Trust Board so that the Academy Trust can move forward and continue to help all the children that attend the schools achieve their full potential.

Tim Hodgson - IT specialist

Tim is an IT Professional with over 20 years experience, encompassing Product Development & Lifecycle (Hardware and Software), Project Management, Service Operations and Manager roles. For the last 15 years he has worked for a global company, planning, commissioning and supporting international locations from Spain to Russia and from Norway to Cape Town.

Barbara Harker - Educational leader

Barbara's career has been based in the Education Sector following a degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Education. She worked initially in primary schools in Manchester, Oxford and Ethiopia and gradually became drawn to supporting those with additional needs. Barbara was a SENCO in a large primary school and a Special Needs Advisory and Support Teacher working across the Faringdon and Wantage Partnership. She was privileged to work as deputy and then Headteacher at Fitzwaryn. During this time, she led on formulating and managing a seven-million-pound redevelopment project. Barbara served on the school organisation committee and the school forum. She has continued to work with families of children with SEND since her retirement and as a director of the PAT.

Paula Bolton - Qualified Accountant

Paula is a chartered tax advisor, qualified accountant working in professional services since leaving university 12 years ago. Paula currently provides tax help for older people. Paula is an adopter parent and adopter buddy in her spare time.

Gay Campbell - Risk Manager 

Gay has worked in the banking sector for 30 years, developing relationships with corporate clients in the UK and overseas and, for the past decade, leading a regulatory and operational risk management team. She has two grown up children and lives in rural Oxfordshire