St. Bartholomew’s CE Multi Academy Trust
We are proud to be a part of St. Bartholomew’s CE Multi Academy Trust, to find out information about the Trust click here.
Previously the school was a part of the Shire Learning Trust, to view historical information relating to TSLT please see the links below:
Chair of Governors and Parent Governor
Originally from Sheffield, I moved to Stone, Staffordshire with work in 2002 and then onto Woodseaves with my now fiancée, Jen in 2016. We have three children at the school spread across 4 academic year. I work as a commercial accountant for a multi national catering company in their sports and leisure division and spend my work time between home, Salford, Edinburgh and elsewhere where needs must. I have been a governor since December 2017 and Chair of governors since September 2019. My personal aim as a governor is to give something back to the community which we love so much and I am keen to work positively with all the stakeholders involved with the school so that the learning outcomes for every child are the best they can be.
Chair of Finance & Health & Safety committee and Co-opted Governor
I moved to Woodseaves with my wife Jackie in 2011, having lived in Telford prior to that for all of my child and adult life, having raised 3 children who are now well into adulthood themselves. I work as a Civilian in MoD, having done so since 1984, mainly in IT based roles; the most significant of which were running the Computer Suite that controlled a 100,000 pallet semi-automated warehouse and more recently working in the Finance Pillar of Defence Business Services for the last 12 1/2 years developing and running a database that captured information in respect of MoD assets that are in the custody of Industry partners and posting their values into MoD’s General Ledger. I have recently moved, on promotion, to the medical world of Defence Medical Services where as a Senior Data Engineer I’m going to be responsible for Data Governance and Data Quality across their business. I have been a Governor since 2017 and Chair of the Finance, Premises, Health & Safety Committee since October 2019. My personal aim of being a Governor was to give something back to the community that I had chosen as my home and saw this as a fantastic opportunity to do so.
Chair of Curriculum Committee and Community Governor
I have lived in Woodseaves for nearly 37years during which time I have been involved with many of the village groups and activities. At present I serve on the Village Hall committee as minutes secretary.
I have been a community governor at Woodseaves Primary Academy since March 2017. I am a retired Primary School Teacher who has worked across the whole primary age range but have most experience in KS1.
As a governor at Woodseaves I am keen to ensure that the school provides a high quality of education for all its pupils through a curriculum that is creative and stimulating.
Born and brought up in Aberystwyth, I left Wales to study at the University of Sussex and in the United States. I started work in the telecommunications industry in 1996 and have now been with Vodafone for 20 years, where I lead several nationwide project management and delivery teams. I have experience in network engineering and service management, and I enjoy working for such an inclusive, innovative and dynamic company.
Having lived in the local area since 2004, I moved to Woodseaves in 2013. We chose Woodseaves particularly for the pre-school and school, but also for the beautiful scenery and strong sense of community. My partner, Ade, and I have 6 children, with the youngest 3 still at home with us. Our 11 year old son has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, so we understand the challenges that living with disability and SEN can bring, especially within education. We also operate a small business based in the village
I am passionate about literacy in schools and have been a volunteer reader at Woodseaves Academy. I am also a Councillor for High Offley Parish, and I am very pleased to now be able to contribute to the school community as well as the village, drawing on my skills and experiences to do so.
I live in Gnosall and am now retired. For almost 40 years I taught in Primary Schools in Staffordshire, specialising in Mathematics, Science and Music. At the present time I’m Churchwarden and organist at Christchurch Knightley and St Mary’s High Offley. Two years ago, through my links with the Church, I was invited to become a Foundation Governor at Woodseaves and since then have been actively involved to ensure that the school’s vision and values reflect the Christian ethos of the school and to strengthen the link with Christchurch. I’ve regularly attended Collective Worship and assisted with running a Children’s Club once a month.
Nicky Burrows Berry
Coopted Governor. SEND lead
I have lived in Church Eaton since 2015 after relocating from Cheshire. I am a Deputy Head teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience, working in London for 12 years and then heading back to the North once I had children. I have taught many year groups and have been a Deputy Head for over 10 years. When not at work I love spending time with my family and our dogs.
I have been a governor at Woodseaves since September 2019 and my aim as a governor is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential through the provision of a broad and exciting curriculum, and most importantly, that they enjoy and cherish their time at Woodseaves.