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Realising potential through partnership

John Kirk: Vice Chair, Board of Directors; Resources Committee Chair

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While a new Director on the Academy Board, I have been an active member of the Watchfield Governing Body for 4 years including time serving as Chair and Finance Lead. During this period, I worked with colleagues to effectively transition the school into the Academy structure and recruit both a new headteacher and deputy headteacher.  We subsequently developed a new approach to local governance to manage school resources and outcomes more effectively.  My experience leading and managing teams – both in the Royal Air Force Regiment and the commercial sector - has enabled me to understand how successfully bring together people, processes and resources to deliver the best outcomes for an organisation.  Both of our children were educated within the Academy from Watchfield Primary School through to graduating from Faringdon Community College’s sixth form.   As a family, we recognise and celebrate the value of a quality education, received in the local community, that is flexible enough to realise the potential of every child -  whatever their particular individual talents.       


Attendance at Full Board Meetings 2016/17: 5/6

Term of office: 6th October 2016-5th October 2020 (4yrs)
Membership Type: Appointed by Member