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Eynsham Partnership Academy

Central Team


Chief Executive Officer (Interim) - Sarah Kerswell


Sarah has worked in education for more than 20 years including working as Headteacher at Hanborough Manor School 2006-2017 and during this time Sarah was seconded to other local primary schools in order to support with school development.  Since 2015 Sarah has been the Primary Executive Lead of the EPA and is also currently the Interim CEO.  

Chief Financial Officer - Ros Avery FCA

Professionally qualified as a chartered accountant Ros has over 25 years Finance and Governance experience in the private, public and charity sector. She has worked as a Finance Director with an international charity for 20 years. She served as a non-executive director in the NHS in Oxfordshire for 8 years, with roles including Children's champion and Chair of the Audit Committee.

School Improvement Officer - James Bird


James has worked in education for nearly twenty five years. He initially worked as a Medical Education specialist within a large teaching hospital and medical school, this included managing Welsh Assembly projects to develop postgraduate medical education across Wales. He retrained as a primary teacher and has worked in a number of roles across all primary age ranges – including senior leadership within two primary schools. James worked in an advisory role for a local authority before joining Oxford Brookes University as a teacher trainer and educational researcher specialising in learning technologies. Since 2014 he has combined work at Oxford Brookes with being School Improvement Officer within the EPA. James has also been Chair of Governors of one of the EPA schools. He was appointed as a skills director on the EPA board.