Staff Team

Leadership Team

Principal: Matthew Watt

Assistant Principal: Angelina Abayateye

Assistant Principal: Natalie Gregory

Assistant Principal: Jess Peiro (maternity leave)

Assistant Principal: Paul Robertson

Inclusion Leader/ SENCo: Kasi Brock

Operations Manager: Julia Tompkins

Teaching Staff

Reception Teachers: Angelina Abayateye, Emily Gregory, Zoi Garyfallou

Year 1 Teachers: Hannah Holbrook, Nana Forson

Year 2 Teachers: Natalie Gregory, Laura Gatford

Year 3 Teachers: Alice McMillan, Caroline Watkinson

Year 4 Teachers: John Kirkland, Kristin Cardenas

Year 5 Teachers: Emma Hugo, Hannah Dawson

Year 6 Teachers: Paul Robertson

PPA and Cover: Alex Smith, Amy Layen, Laila Dowse, Nadia Pellizzon

Support Staff

Admin Team: Gordy Munday, Lyn Fuller, Valerie Cutter

Facilities Team: Ilidiko Racz

Pastoral Team: Demi Bates, Philippa Todd, Carol Jackman

Teaching Assistants: Adonai Boamah-Nyamekye, Anne Gordon, Anne Leadbetter, Arabella Wilson, Donna Khan, Jahanara Khan, Jonathan Steinegger, Kay Adams, Kendra May, Liz Murphy, Manu Eller, Rachel Carter, Ricardo Pardo, Samina Farooq, Shareen Mahmood, Tasheca Smith, Tina Lewis, Tracey Veal, Twalha Omar

Wraparound Care (including Lunchtime Supervisors): Dennis Veal, Tracy Kelly

World Book Day 2019

Star Learner Assembly 2017

50th Day of School 2018

Full Governing Body

Tyndale Community School is run by Chapel St Community Schools Trust in partnership with Oxford Community Church.

“The right school can transform a child’s life and help them achieve things they may never have imagined. Through the free schools programme, it is now much easier for talented and committed teachers, charities, parents and education experts to open schools to address real demand within an area.”

Department for Education

The school is governed by a Local Academy Board combining local parents, teachers, business people and community leaders. Working with many other volunteers, the governors’ aim is to develop a school that meets the needs of local families, encourages the aspirations and attainment of local children and enables the whole community to invest in future generations.

Board of Local Academy Board Members:

Keith Elmitt (Chair)

Now retired, Keith Elmitt has been involved in education all of his working life. He has a BA (Hons) Degree in Science from Oxford University alongside a Masters in Education from Oxford Brooks University. Keith has been a teacher for over twenty years, with ten of those in senior leadership position including headship. He was also instrumental in setting up Tyndale Community School and has served as a governor since the school began. Keith is also a governor for another local primary school, where he served as Chair for several years. Up to retirement Keith was on the pastoral staff of Oxford Community Church, a school partner. To contact him please email: or post via the school’s office.

Sue Mortimer – Trust Nominated LAB Member

Caroline McNicoll – Parent LAB Member

Augustine Kanu - Parent LAB Member

Jess Peiro – Staff Nominated LAB Member

Dianne Carbon – Trust Nominated LAB Member

Emma Regardsoe – Oxford High School Nominated LAB Member

Maureen Thompson – Trust Nominated LAB Member

Stuart Larkin – OCC Nominated LAB Member

Dave Munday – Vice-Chair, OCC nominated LAB Member.

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Trustees of ODST

Kathy Winrow

Expertise: School Improvement and Governance

Kathy has over 20 years experience as Headteacher of an outstanding secondary school in Bracknell Forest. She is a former National Leader in Education and former Lead Inspector-Adviser on School Leadership in Hampshire.

Kathy has been an Ofsted Inspector and held regional and national positions in education. Formerly also the Accounting Officer of an Academy Trust; currently member of the CoE General Synod and trustee in several other organisations.

Sir Clive Booth

Expertise: Finance, HR and Governance

Sir Clive is a former senior civil servant (HMI); former vice-chancellor and chief executive of Oxford Brookes University; current chair of an environmental charity and president of Oxford Civic Society; published author on education policy and charity governance.

He has previous governor experience within 2 schools; was chair of the Teacher Training Agency (from 1997-2003); chair of the Nurse’s Pay Review Body (1997-2004); he conducted a major review for the Home Office of Policy Pay Negotiations in 2007 and he is an editorial review board member of the Oxford Review of Education.

Mrs Anne Dellar (CEO)

Expertise: Education, Governance and Finance

Anne is CEO of ODST. She was previously Diocesan Director of Education for the Anglican Diocese of Oxford for 7 years, and has held various leadership roles within Salisbury Diocese and Oxford Diocese.

She has 25 years’ teaching and leadership experience in schools, including as a secondary headteacher at Bristol Cathedral School and deputy head of The School of St Helen and St Katharine in Abingdon. She also has a former career in retail management.

Mr Stephen Barber

Stephen is a former Safeguarding Adviser at the Diocese of Oxford and has over 20 years’ experience of working as Social Worker within three London Boroughs.

He is a former chair of three local Safeguarding Children Boards (West Berks, Reading & Wokingham); committee member and former Trustee of British Association for Adoption and Fostering; former Special Terms Inspection for Social Services Inspectorate of the Department of Health.

Dr Priscilla Chadwick

Expertise: Education and Governance

Priscilla is a former Principal of Berkhamstead Collegiate School, and first female chair of the Headmasters’ Conference (HMC). She serves on a number of independent and state governing bodies.

Priscilla is a published author, with particular interest in church schools and religious broadcasting; chair of the Dioceses Commission; and a member of the Church of England’s National Board of Education. Priscilla authored the CofE’s “The Church School of the Future” report (March 2012), she is a former Dean of Educational Development at South Bank University and current Chair of Governors at Wren Academy in London

Rev'd Canon Brendan Clover

Expertise: Education and Governance

Brendan is currently Senior Provost of The Woodard Schools, which is a family of 45 schools in England and overseas, covering independent, state maintained and academies, including Bloxham School in Banbury.

He was formerly Dean of Emmanuel College Cambridge, and Canon Precentor of Bristol Cathedral from 1999 to 2006.

Paul Sanderson

Expertise: Education

Paul has been headteacher at the independent Bloxham School since 2013. He has previously taught at Lancaster Royal Grammar, Oundle and Carr Hill High, and was a Deputy Head and Director of Curriculum at Gordonstoun.

In addition to his responsibilities at Bloxham School, Paul has served as an ISI inspector since 2013 and has been elected onto the governing board of Beachborough School.

Ms Jo Fageant

Jo is a former Educational Adviser in Berkshire, and former Assistant Director and Principal RE Adviser with Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE).

She is also a highly experienced trainer and inspector for SIAMs (Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist schools).

Rt Rev'd Colin Fletcher

Expertise: Governance and Community

Colin has been Area Bishop of Dorchester in the Diocese of Oxford for 18 years.

He is a well-known figure to those working at all levels in local government, and is actively involved in the wider community e.g. as Chair of the county-wide Stronger Communities Alliance.

Ms Joanna Moriarty

Expertise: HR Management and Governance

Joanna currently works in recruitment in the third sector, focused on board and chair appointments.

She was formerly in senior leadership at the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) – a publishers within the charitable sector.

She is a National Leader of Governance, and former Chair of Governors of Kidmore End Primary School, now an ODST school. She is an elected member of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education and sits on the board of two other charities.

Mr Chris Wheaton

Expertise: Finance

Chris has 20 years’ experience in financial analysis, currently within the Energy Sector. He is also currently Chair of Governors at The Hendreds CE Primary, and Chair of the ODST Finance Committee.

He is a former charity volunteer; experienced conference speaker and media commentator across TV (e.g. BBC News, CNBC etc) and press (Financial Times, WSJ).

Mr Tony Wilson

Expertise: Education

Currently the Director of Education for the Diocese of Oxford, Tony possesses extensive headship experience including providing intervention for schools in challenging circumstances as well as leading a school designated as outstanding.

In his current role at ODBE, Tony oversees all aspects of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education’s work across 283 schools, 19 MATs and 9 local authorities. In addition, Tony has international school improvement and system leadership experience gained from his role as Principal Education Consultant in The Kingdom of Bahrain and is the director of an educational consultancy.

Associate Members

  • Alison Jesticoe (Audit committee)
  • Richard Ireson (Audit committee)
  • Catherine Jones (Finance committee)
  • Linda Hull (Curriculum and Ethos committee)
  • Christian McGuinness (Curriculum and Ethos committee)