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Meet Our Governors

Last updated: May 2024


Amy Jones

I joined the school in 2011 as a newly qualified teacher. I was appointed as an Assistant Headteacher, with Inclusion & SENCo responsibility in September 2017. In September 2023, I became the Acting Headteacher and then secured the permanent role of Headteacher this month. I am passionate and dedicated to making sure Bayards Hill Primary School is the best it can be for all pupils. I have an 11 year old son who keeps me busy outside of school and loves spending time at the local Skate Park. My hobbies include: decorating & DIY, baking (mainly banana cake!) and spending time with my family and friends.

Linda Earnshaw

I started as a governor at Bayards in July 2019 and I was appointed Chair of Governors in September 2021. I have 26 years experience of teaching maths in secondary schools and also had a separate career as finance director of a software company. I have one son in his late twenties who has a keen interest in history.  I enjoy working with all the staff at Bayards, supporting them on improving the education of all the children attending the school. 

Elizabeth Bruerton 

Bruerton, Lizzie

I joined Bayards Hill School in 2018 as an Early Years Teacher. Prior to training as a teacher and joining this brilliant team, I worked in Children’s Publishing, specifically with children’s story comics. I had the pleasure of organising exciting outreach opportunities for children and families to work with professional comic artists, exploring imaginative worlds and creating weird and wonderful stories to accompany creative and crazy characters. Going from working with hundreds of children in auditoriums and mud-puddled festival fields, to working with 30 children in a classroom might sound quite different, but it isn’t! The creative learning opportunities are endless! Every day is different, equally as imaginative, wonderful and crazy. I am proud to be a member of the team here at Bayards, and take great pleasure in supporting the young people in our care. Outside of school I enjoy being outdoors, rock climbing, singing and playing the ukulele (badly), growing plants and being in good company.  

Glynis Phillips

I joined the Governing Board in 2013 when I was elected as the local County Councillor. My background is as a manager in the Civil Service and the NHS. We can reduce inequalities through the provision of quality education for all our children and this is a shared objective of all the staff and governors.

Sophia Krakowian

I became a Bayards Hill School governor in July 2022 and I am the Link governor for both Finance and Health and Safety. I am a Chartered Accountant and worked in the City of London for a number of years as an investment analyst and in the capital markets area. In my spare time I enjoy photography, cinema and walking.


Ali Dunnett 





I joined as a governor at Bayard’s in June 2023. I work in research for schools and universities, helping to improve the children’s and students’ experience. I have two children in their twenties and a Westie who loves going for walks, especially to new and exciting places. I enjoy sewing and making things and spending time with friends and family.

Francis George MSc ACCA ACA

I am a qualified professional accountant working currently with CRM Students as a Management Accountant with in-depth  knowledge and experience of Accounting and Administration for close to 20 years with pupils of several age brackets, from the child who is struggling to decide if he/she needs a secondary education, to the adolescent who doesn’t see the possibility of getting a post-secondary education.

Recently moving to Oxford as married father of twin girls Zoe and Hephzibah both age 5 Schooling in St. Frideswide Church of England Primary School Oxford is passionate  in helping others attain their full potentials through education, improved learning, upskilling and reskilling, resulting from my belief that “people need to own their future, rather than letting their future own them”.

Anna Kaminska





I am proud to be appointed to the Governing Body starting in June. I am the mother of two beautiful children and I understand the importance of good quality education. I am excited to be given this opportunity to support the school to be welcoming, friendly and safe place where children love to come. I love spending time with my family, and I enjoy travelling and exploring new places.
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