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.
Julian Soanes was appointed to the EPA Members Board on the 1st September 2020 and is also the Chair of the EPA Trustees. Julian is the CEO and Founder of a Global automotive engineering company specialising in electric and autonomous vehicles. The business is located in both Oxford UK and San Jose, California with outlets in both China and India. Julian was appointed to the board of directors in 2019 and had previously served as a primary school governor for over 8 years.
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 is a dramatherapist working with primary aged children with social, emotional and behavioural problems. He manages a project providing therapies to schools, works clinically in mainstream and specialist provision and teaches and supervises trainee therapists. He is on the board of members, appointed by the community primary school.
Rev David Tyler
David is Associate 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 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.