Liz Tyler - Chair of Trustees. Liz worked for Pearson for 22 years and was responsible for the development of teaching and learning materials for use in UK primary and secondary schools and FE colleges. This involved understanding and interpreting educational policy and the latest research on effective pedagogies in order to create services that support teachers have a greater impact on learners. She has been a secondary school governor in the past.
Ian Busby - Vice Chair of Trustees and Chair of pay and audit. Ian is a partner in the consulting arm of a London law firm. He is on the advisory board of the CCP Research Foundation that focuses on conduct and ethics in financial services. He is the former chair of the NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Ian's children have attended Cheney School since 2009.
Dr Bridget Durning is Senior Lecturer in Sustainability in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She teaches students at all levels in higher education - foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate and also delivers professional development courses. Bridget has one child who went to Cheney and is currently at University. Bridget has been involved in School Governance in Oxford for over 16 years with experience from Foundation Stage to Secondary and was Chair of Governors of Cheney School for a number of years. Bridget was one of the founding directors of the Trust.
Pat O'Shea - Safeguarding Trustee. Pat has spent over 40 years in secondary education, with 16 years in senior leadership of comprehensive schools, including two headships. She has also been a teacher trainer and lecturer at Oxford University, local authority senior adviser, Ofsted inspector and school improvement consultant. In the latter capacity she has worked extensively with Cheney School. Headington is her home, and she is part of a group which aims to promote equality of opportunity, fairness and good practice in Oxfordshire schools. Pat is currently a postgraduate student at Oxford Brookes University.
Dr Ann Childs is an Associate Professor of Science Education at Oxford University – she has been involved in Science Teaching at the University since 1995. Ann has a degree and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham and has taught Science in Secondary Schools in the Uk and West Africa for eleven year – 7 of those as a Head of Chemistry and Head of Science. With a keen interest in the teaching of Science, Ann has been involved in the writing of a number of books on the subject.