Dr Alison Mitchell, Chair of Primary LGB
A scientist by qualification, I spent several years working in academic research before embarking on a fulfilling career in the pharmaceutical industry. Living in Kintbury with my family since 1994, I have supported the local community in various voluntary roles.
I started my experience in school governance in 2005, and as a mother of 5 children who have been through, primary, secondary and further education my passion for schools to provide children with the best possible opportunities to become successful and life-long learners continues.
In 2014, I was delighted to become a governor at Speenhamland School and support its transition to Newbury Academy Trust. I feel very privileged to work alongside staff and fellow governors and trustees across all three schools in the Trust and value the opportunity to make a positive impact on the well-being and outcomes of pupils/students throughout their schooling.
Mr Hugo Bailey
After moving back to Newbury where I grew up, I was appointed to the local governing board in 2022 and I'm keen to give back some of my time to education in my local community. I have a particular interest in education and hope to move into teaching later in my career. I have a wide range of skills and experience across a variety of industries working for several technology start-ups and I hope that this breadth can provide a useful perspective to the board. In my work on the board, I have a particular focus on management/leadership, data analysis, impact assessment and project management and I hope to get involved in other areas of school life. In my spare time, I am a keen woodworker - making furniture in particular - and long walks in the countryside.
Mrs Karen Osmond
Mrs Natasha Purcell
Mrs Jen Wheeler
Dr Charlotte Wilson
I am proud to be the Executive Headteacher and CEO of the Newbury Academy Trust. I love working across our schools which are at the heart of our community serving children and their families. I am a qualified Geography Teacher and have taught in a range of comprehensive schools since qualifying in 1996. I am passionate about lifelong learning and recently achieved my Doctorate in Education from Reading University. I am also a Lead Ofsted Inspector across the South East region.