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Bishopswood School

Bishopswood School

Part of The Propeller Academy Trust


Mark Winch

Mark has been a Governor in Oxfordshire for over 9 years and has Chaired in both the primary and secondary sectors. In those 9 years Mark has been part of a Governor Board that moved an inadequate school to outstanding as well as working to make the school the hub of the local community. Mark carries out Governor training for Oxfordshire County Council and supports other Governing Boards in improving their governance practices. Mark’s background is in the NHS where he has held a number of board level roles with responsibility for governance, performance, organisational change and strategic implementation. He is passionate about building the links between schools and the wider community and ensuring that schools offer the best education to all its children.


James has been teaching in schools for over ten years. He is a mathematics specialist and has taught across the state and private sectors leading curriculum and assessment design with great success. Currently he is Senior Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead at The Oratory Prep School near Goring. He believes that all children should have access to outstanding learning opportunities and pastoral care.