PAUL BATHO - FOUNDATION GOVERNOR
Paul was appointed as an Oxford Diocesan foundation governor in 2016.
He is a chartered surveyor specialising in the valuation of and investment in commercial property. After working in the City of London for many years he spent 8 years as a director of the College of Estate Management at Reading University and now runs his own practice specialising in consultancy and professional training & education.
He has lived in Upton near Didcot for over 20 years. He is a churchwarden of St Mary’s, Upton and is actively involved in village life.
KAY DOUBLE - FOUNDATION GOVERNOR
Kay was appointed as Oxford Diocesan foundation governor at Stockcross School in 2009. Very soon after her appointment she became Vice-Chair of Governors and then Chair of Staffing. She is now currently Chair of Governors.
Her professional background was in high level PA work and then Administration Management, specialising in HR. Although born and bred in Newbury, she has lived in New Zealand, Worthing, Wiltshire, Eel Pie Island in Twickenham and then in 2009 returned to Newbury with her husband. Her granddaughter, Grace, used to attend Stockcross School and is now in Secondary school.
Gavin is currently the Local Authority Governor and has represented them since 2007. He held the position of Chair of Governors between 2009 and 2013. He is married to Kate and lives in Marsh Benham with his two daughters, Olivia and Polly who were both pupils at Stockcross school.
He moved to the area approximately 10 years ago and works for BT based in London where he looks after one of their Sales Divisions in their Wholesale business. His previous experience includes Surveying and IT Services and his interests include running and golf which he has recently taken up.
CHRISTINA LYLE - FOUNDATION GOVERNOR
Tina was appointed as Foundation Governor for Boxford PCC.
Her background and education is in agriculture and environmental science, while professionally she has pursued a career as a chartered accountant.
After many years living in West London, where her three children grew up, she and her husband managed to ‘Escape to the Country’, when their youngest left home after finishing her degree and they then moved to Boxford.
She has a long term interest in the development and needs of young people of all ages and has recently taken on the treasurer-ship of the Newbury YMCA, with their revived mission to provide a town centre youth café and social hub in Newbury.
Tina is also an actively practising Christian.
LORRAINE GRAHAM - FOUNDATION GOVERNOR
Lorraine was appointed as Foundation Governor for Stockcross PCC in 2012 She and her husband live in Chilton Foliat with their two children. Lorraine’s youngest child, Armand, attends Stockcross School and Lorraine has participated in many school activities including the PTFA. Lorraine is currently Vice Chair of Governors.
KATE WARD – PARENT GOVERNOR
Kate was a practising Employment lawyer for 9 years prior to becoming a full time mum 5 years ago. She has worked within a team, for a diverse spectrum of clients, applying her knowledge to problem solve and action strategies. She has also has a qualification in community mediation. During her time at home she ran a franchise for 2 years organising and leading music groups for babies and toddlers. She is married to Daniel and has three children. Her two elder ones are in the Infants and her youngest is nearly 2. She is a practising Christian and is keen on singing/music and the outdoors. Kate ‘s focus is on continuing to build the strong school community.
Katie Dickens has been teaching for over 25 years. She has taught every age and stage from Early Years through to Degree Level and Adult Education. Now in her second headship, she took on the role of Executive Headteacher of Welford and Wickham and Stockcross CE Primary Schools in September 2015. She is a linguist, speaking French, German and Spanish, with a first degree in Russian. She also holds a PGCE from Homerton College Cambridge and an MA in Education from Oxford Brookes. She is married with three children and enjoys walking with her black Labrador, Archie.
John moved to the area in 2003 and became ex-officio governor in 2010 when he took on the post of Rector of the East Downland Benefice. He is married to Philippa (who teaches at a local secondary school) and has two school age daughters. In addition to general governor duties John comes in to take weekly assemblies and is charged with monitoring all aspects of safeguarding, behaviour and welfare for the governing body in his role as the designated Safeguarding Governor.