The Members of the Trust

Our Members monitor the work of the Trust Board to ensure that it is upholding the vision and values of the Trust.

Further details can be found in our Trust Constitution here.

Dr Deborah Gill

Deborah Gill holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and has more than 30 years' experience in medical research. She is currently an Honorary Lecturer and Associate Professor of Gene Medicine at Oxford University, developing new genetic treatments for lung diseases. She also has oversight of the academic progression and training of post-graduate students in Medical Sciences. She has been a school governor for more than 15 years, with experience of being the Chair of Governors at both primary and secondary level. She has been involved in all aspects of teaching and learning, analysing exam performance data and liaising with teaching staff. She also has expertise in the induction of new governors and the training of governing bodies for maximising impact.

Ms Kirsten Robinson

Kirsten Robinson is a qualified CPFA accountant with over 20 years of experience and is a member of the Institute of Management. She is currently a bursar of a college at the University of Oxford and has had a career in national audit and local government finance, procurement, performance management and governance, university finance, management and governance. She has experience of chairing governing bodies at both primary and secondary schools, and of being a non-executive board member on a Housing Association board, a small charity trustee and company secretary. In June 2016 she became a National Leader of Governance for the NCTL, a role that provides support to school Chairs of Governors to improve school performance.

Diocesan Board of Education

As a mixed multi-academy trust with both community and Church of England schools the Diocesan Board of Education acts as a Member of the Trust in a corporate capacity through the Diocesan Director of Education or otherwise as it shall direct. Further details about the Diocesan Board of Education can be found here:

Mr Paul Whitehouse

Paul Whitehouse is an IT professional with over 20 years' experience in data management and financial systems. He spent a number of years implementing and supporting financial systems in the UK and New Zealand. More recently he has been focussed on data architecture and governance for a large multi-national business. He was Chair of Governors at Madley Brook Community Primary School.