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Colin Parker


It is with great sadness and a tremendous sense of loss that we have to let you know that Colin Parker, our Chair of Governor’s, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday 24th October 2020. At this most difficult time, we extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Mr Parker’s family, friends and the wider community of our local church, St Matthew & St Oswald’s Church and the staff and pupils at King Edward VI Aston School in Birmingham where he had been headmaster since 2004.


Colin was an integral part of our governing body. Joining in September 2013, he helped to guide the school over a number of years with integrity, honesty and sound judgement. Our children and achieving the very best for each and every one of them was at the heart of everything he did.


We all feel blessed and proud to have worked alongside him and know his loss will be felt deeply.

Parent Governor 


We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor. If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact the school. 

Welcome to our Governors Section


All governors of St Oswald’s C of E Academy are appointed to a four year term of office.


Governors are all members of the full local governing body. They have responsibility for monitoring key areas so that the governing body can offer appropriate challenge and support to the school.


Our governors can be contacted via the school office.


Our Local Governing Body


Name Date of Appointment Current term of office end date Category of Governor Appointed by Role Committee and Monitoring
Colin Parker 20/09/2017 19/09/2021 Foundation MAT Chair of LGB


LGB, HTPM &  Pay


Leadership, Christian Ethos and Health & Safety

Eleanor Jackson 30/09/2015 02/07/2023 Foundation MAT Vice     Chair of LGB




Quality Of Education, Behaviour & Attitudes, Child Protection & Safeguarding

Nicola Tysall 05/07/2019 05/07/2023 Foundation MAT  

Committees: LGB


Behaviour & Attitudes

Hilary Elizabeth Lorimer 01/01/2015 n/a Headteacher MAT Ex Officio Committees: LGB
Clare Lisa Baxter 02/10/2017 01/10/2021 Staff Staff  

Committees: LGB and

supporting Pay Committee

Zoe O'Connor 18/07/2019 17/07/2023 Community MAT  




Quality Of Education and Christian Ethos

Elizabeth Robinson 05/10/2017 04/10/2021 Community MAT  

Committees: LGB, HTPM & Pay

Monitoring: Personal Development and Early Years

Shakti Tiwary 01/07/2019 01/07/2023 Community MAT  

Committees: LGB



Nicole Bloomfield 20/11/2019 20/11/2023 Parent Parents   Committees: LGB
Jonathan Groves 25/10/2019 25/10/2023 Parent Parents   Committees: LGB
Nodyne Maria Onfroy 01/04/2018 31/03/2022 Parent Parents  

Committees: LGB

Monitoring: Personal Development & Early Years

Alex Rigler n/a n/a Clerk n/a Clerk  
Vacancy     Staff      

Pecuniary Interests


Name Pecuniary Interests
Colin Parker

Pecuniary Interests:

Headteacher of King Edward VI Aston School, B6 6DJ; 

Other Governorships:

Trustee - Aston University Engineering Academy Education

Trustee - Prince Albert Community Trust Education

Eleanor Jackson None declared
Nicola Tysall None declared
Hilary Elizabeth Lorimer None declared
Clare Lisa Baxter 1 day per week secondment at Leamington Hastings C of E Academy
Zoe O'Connor None declared
Elizabeth Robinson House Mistress & Teacher at Rugby School
Shakti Tiwary None declared
Nicole Bloomfield None declared
Jonathan Groves None declared
Nodyne Maria Onfroy None declared
Alex Rigler Clerk to Governors at: St Nicolas Academy; St Laurence's Primary School; Leamington Hastings Academy; Stretton Academy; St John's Academy

Attendance at meetings


Name Attendance at Meetings 2016/17 Attendance at Meetings 2017/18 Attendance at Meetings 2018/19
Colin Parker

FGB : 6/6; Resources : 5/5; SIAMS : 1/1

FGB : 6/6; Resources : 2/3

LGB 6/6
Eleanor Jackson FGB : 5/6; Resources : 5/5; FGB : 6/6; Resources : 3/3 LGB 6/6
Hilary Elizabeth Lorimer FGB : 6/6; Resources : 4/5; P&S : 3/3; SIAMS : 1/1 FGB : 6/6; Resources : 1/3; P&S : 3/3; SIAMS : 1/1 LGB 4/6
Clare Lisa Baxter FGB : 6/6; Resources : 5/5; P&S : 3/3; SIAMS : 1/1 FGB : 6/6; Resources : 3/3; P&S : 3/3 LGB 6/6
Elizabeth Robinson n/a FGB : 4/6; P&S : 3/3 LGB 3/6
Nodyne Maria Onfroy FGB : 4/6; P&S : 2/3 FGB : 2/6; P&S : 3/3 LGB 1/3
Shakti Tiwary n/a n/a 1/1
Nicola Tysall n/a n/a 1/1
Nicole Bloomfield n/a n/a n/a
Jonathan Groves n/a n/a n/a

Governor Resignations


Name Date of Appointment Term of office end date Category of Governor Appointed by Attendance at Meetings
Louise Adams 04/07/2017 16/09/2018 Parent Parents


FGB : 4/6; Resources : 3/3; SIAMS : 1/1

Antony John Darby 23/9/2013 31/8/2017 Community MAT FGB 1/6; Resources 3/5; Pay 1/1
Susan Goss 26/04/2017 14/01/2019 Community MAT


FGB : 6/6; P&S : 3/3


LGB 2/2

Oliver Harry John Mears 23/3/2014 29/10/2017 Foundation Ex officio FGB 6/6
Kerry O'Grady 20/09/2017 10/07/2019 Staff Staff


FGB 3/6; P&S 1/3


FGB 5/6; P&S 3/3


LGB 6/6

Miriam Hannah Paget-Kent

14/06/2016 06/09/2019 Parent Parents


FGB 5/6; Resources 3/5; SIAMS 1/1


FGB 4/6; Resources 3/3;



LGB 2/6

Selene Lara Warrilow 1/7/2015 28/6/2017 Community MAT FGB 4/5; P&S 3/3; Resources 3/5

Details of the governance structure at the Trust can be found can be found on the following links: