Governor Information

Martyn Simmonds - Chair of Governors

Term of Office - Martyn joined the Governing Body in 2017.  

He qualified as a teacher in 2000, following 20 years in business management.

Martyn has worked at Orchard Fields Community School for more than 15 years as a part-time teacher and intervention tutor.  Martyn is also Chair of Curriculum and Standards.

Karen Atkins

Further information to follow.

Adrian Clark

Further information to follow.

Elaine King - Governor

Term of Office - Elaine joined the Governing Body in 2017.

Elaine is a qualified Social Worker and for the past seventeen years has worked at Banbury Academy where she is the Welfare Manager.  Elaine has three children aged 7, 11 and 23.

Elaine's main governor responsibility is Safeguarding.

Jeannette Law - Governor 

Term of Office - Jeannette joined the governing body in 2008, originally as a Community Governor  

Jeannette is a former Junior School teacher (in Dagenham for 9 years). 

For the past 14 years she has been working as the Children and Families worker for St. Paul's church, Banbury.  Orchard Fields Community School is in the Parish of this church.

Tom Halford - Staff Governor

Term of Office - May 2020

Tom has been a Primary teacher since 2014 and has taught in both Oxfordshire and Essex. 

Tom currently leads Maths and Computing within school. When he is not teaching, Tom is either running or competing with his local judo club.

Sean Woodcock – Local Authority Governor

Term of Office – July 2020

Sean was born and raised in Banbury attending local schools.

He has been a Town and District Councillor for the area surrounding the school since 2012.

He currently works in social housing but previously worked in education.