Multi Academy Trust and Local Governing Body

Ret logo1aThe Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) is the Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which oversees Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School and Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School. It was created in 2012 when Didcot Girls' School converted to academy status to help facilitate future collaboration and partnership with other schools. In October 2013, RET was successful in its application to the Department for Education for sponsor academy status.

St Birinus School joined the MAT on 1 September 2015.  The increased collaboration between the two secondary schools helps to deliver a number of benefits including educational excellence, improved value for money and wider opportunities for partnership.

Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School joined the MAT on 1 April 2019, giving us the potential for further collaboration and the opportunity to build an exceptional  coherent education provision from nursery up to, and including, sixth form. 

The MAT Board has ultimate responsibility for running each academy within its structure and for setting the vision for schools within the MAT. The MAT has a master funding agreement with a supplemental funding agreement for each academy.

As Executive Headteacher and CEO, Rachael Warwick has oversight of all Trust schools, Didcot Sixth Form and the DGS Teaching School Alliance. She works closely with the Headteachers, the Director of Didcot Sixth Form and the Director of the DGS Teaching School Alliance to ensure high standards and a culture of continual improvement.

The core values of high quality teaching and learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive community underpin the Trust’s continuing development and support its commitment to excellence.

Key documents relating to the MAT are made available on this website. However, if you wish to know more about the MAT and how it operates please do not hesitate to contact Sophy Parkin-Haig, Company Secretary for RET, on sparkin-haig@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk. We will be pleased to hear from you.

Registered Office Address:

Ridgeway Education Trust

Didcot Girls' School

Manor Crescent

Didcot

OX11 7 AJ

Telephone: 01235 812092

 

Company Number: 
8104201

Ruth Elliot, Chair of the Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) comprises the following members:

Name

Appointment type

Term of office

LGB

/Committees

Special roles

Mrs Lauren Bartle

Trust-appointed

06/12/18 – 05/12/22

LGB; C&S Committee

 

Mr Nic Chapman

Trust- appointed

16/04/18 – 15/04/22

LGB; C&S Committee

International

Mr Nigel Cribb

Trust- appointed

16/04/18 – 15/04/22

LGB; C&S Committee

Child Protection/Safeguarding

Ms Ruth Elliot

Trust- appointed

25/09/18 – 24/09/22

LGB; C&S Committee

Chair

Dr Paul Smith

Trust- appointed

25/11/19 – 24/11/23

LGB; Sixth Form Committee

Careers Lead

Sixth Form Committee Chair

Mrs Smita Gadher

Parent

07/01/19 – 06/01/23

LGB; Sixth Form Committee

 Child Protection/Safeguarding

Mrs Georgina Littler

Ex officio (Headteacher)

01/05/20 - 

LGB; C&S Committee; Sixth Form Committee

 

Mr Tony Jessop

Parent

07/01/19 – 06/01/23

LGB

Health & Safety

Mrs Jill Judson

Trust-appointed

10/05/16 – 09/05/20

LGB; C&S Committee

C&S Committee Chair

LGB Vice Chair

Mrs Diane Morgan

Trust-appointed

09/10/18 – 08/10/22

LGB; C&S Committee

SEND

Mrs Rachel Norman

Parent

06/06/20 – 05/06/24

LGB; Sixth Form Committee

Pupil Premium Governor

Wellbeing

Mrs Rachael Warwick

Ex officio (Executive Headteacher)

 

LGB

 

Ms Carole O’Connor

Staff

26/11/19 – 25/11/23

LGB

 

Ms Lara Martin

Staff

 26/11/19 – 25/11/23

LGB; C&S Committee

 

 

Historic records - governors who have left within the last year

Name

Appointment type

Appointment dates

Ms Laura Jones

Staff

27/09/17 – 25/05/19

Mrs Sarah Newey

Staff

19/07/18 – 24/07/19

Mr Tom Goodenough

Ex Officio (Headteacher) 25/09/18 - 30/04/20
Mr Chris Campbell Parent 07/06/16 - 06/06/20

Governance Officer: Mrs J Wright, jwright@ridgewayeducation.com

 

Ridgeway Education Trust Members

Trust Members

Appointed

Ian Barnes

June 2012

Philip Davies

June 2012

Marcus Gover

June 2012

Stephen White

September 2015

Oxford Diocese (represented by Gordon Joyner)

April 2019

Historic (left in the last year)

Appointment Dates

Richard Hadland

14 Sept 2015 – 03 Dec 2018

John Naughton

14 Sept 2015 – 30 Nov 2018

Ridgeway Education Trust Trustees

Trustees 

Appointment Type

Appointment Dates

Committees

Paul Allen

Member-appointed

21/01/2019 – 20/01/2023

Finance & General Purposes

Rita Atkinson

Diocesan-appointed

01/04/2019 – 31/03/2023

Audit

Christopher Campbell

Parent Trustee-appointed

13/06/2016 – 12/06/2020

Finance & General Purposes

Ruth Elliot (2nd Vice Chair)

Trustee-appointed

26/02/2019 – 25/02/2023

Finance & General Purposes (Attendee – no voting rights); Audit (Chair)

Marcus Gover (Chair)

Academy Director

31/10/2019 – 30/10/2023

 

Andrew Harrison

Trustee-appointed

30/10/2019 – 29/10/2023

 

Jill Judson

Member-appointed

13/06/2016 – 12/06/2020

Audit

Andrew Kaye

Diocesan-appointed

01/04/2019 – 31/03/2023

Finance & General Purposes

Paul Shaughnessy

Diocesan-appointed

01/04/2019 – 31/03/2023

 

Rachael Warwick

CEO

 

 

Finance & General Purposes; Audit (Associate Member)

Stephen White (Vice Chair)

Trustee-appointed

02/07/2017 – 01/07/2021

Finance & General Purposes (Chair)

Historic (left in the last year)

Appointment Type

Appointment Dates

Committees

Richard Hadland

Parent Trustee-appointed

04/09/2015 – 03/09/2019

Audit

 

 

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