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The Members of the Trust established the academy trust. They form the highest level of the governance of the Trust, acting as the ‘guardians’ of the Trust and having an overview of its governance arrangements.

Find out about the Members below.

Gavin Robinson

Gavin is Chair of the Members of the EPA.  He has been an Appointed Governor at Bartholomew since February 2011, is Chair of the Strategic Resources & Financial Management Committee and a member of the Teaching, Learning & Outcomes Committee.  He is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer and works in Corporate Development for a FTSE 250 UK listed international distribution business with headquarters in London.

Jo Godsal

Jo is Clinical Director and Ofsted Registered Manager for a large therapy provider, responsible for therapists working nationwide with adopted children who have experienced trauma and attachment difficulties, as well as in education, healthcare and social care. 


Rev David Tyler

David is Archdeacon of Dorchester and is on the Board of Members representing the Oxford Diocese.  David was previously Rector of Hanborough and Freeland and a governor at both Freeland C of E Primary and Hanborough Manor CE Primary and through his role as Rector had regular contact with both Freeland and Hanborough C of E Primary schools.  David has two children who have attended Hanborough school and Bartholomew school.  Prior to being ordained David worked as a Chartered Accountant for a large firm in London.

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan joined the Board of Members in March 2018. He currently works as a Project Manager for Help for Heroes (charity helping recovery of wounded, injured, sick veterans). Prior to this, he was a Project Manager and Business Analyst at the Poppy Factory, working for a collaboration WIS Veterans Employment Group, and has previously worked in different roles at the University of Oxford, finishing as a Project Manager in IT Services.