Margaret Wolf ( Chair ) - ex-headteacher

Margaret Wolf



Paul James - Executive Head of the River Learning Trust

Paul James


Nick Baggett -  Senior finance officer with the County Council.



Darrell Wood



Jean Noonan - Health and Safety


I have 37 years experience of working in education. At the moment, I work for Oxfordshire and South Gloucestershire as an educational advisor, chair a large partnership of primary, secondary and special schools and work as an Ofsted inspector. I retired last year from headship of a large 3-11 primary school in Abingdon. During this time, I was a consultant headteacher for a school in special measures. I have also been a governor of a local nursery school. Previously, I was the deputy headteacher at Donnington Middle School: a school some residents may remember or even have attended.




Paul James is a qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience in schools, including in senior leadership roles in a range of secondary education settings, and as a primary school governor and IEB member. Until recently he was a Headteacher of a comprehensive school of over 1800 students, which is a National Teaching School. He is currently a National Leader of Education alongside being Chief Executive of the River Learning Trust.














I am a teacher with over twenty five years’ experience in education. I have been Head Teacher of three schools in Oxfordshire and am currently head of a large primary school near Bicester.  In 2014 I qualified as an inspector for Ofsted, and have carried out inspections in London and Milton Keynes. I have some previous experience of working in Rose Hill Primary School, when the Education Action Zone operated in the late 1990s and early 2000s.






I have worked for Oxfordshire County Council for 12 years, the first four years as a Teaching Assistant at St John Fisher RC School.  Since 2009 I have been part of the OCC Health and Safety Team.  I currently work as the School’s Health and Safety Team Manager.  I have some previous experience working with Rose Hill Primary School as a Clerk for the Governing Body and have visited the school to undertake its annual Health and Safety monitoring visit.