School Governors play a key role in the leadership of Myton School and work together with staff to make sure that the school provides a challenging and supportive environment for students.

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please contact the Clerk to Governors on [email protected].

Board of Governors – Myton School Trust

Chair of Governors: Mr Mike Oldridge

Vice Chair: Mr P Freeman

Head Teacher: Mr A R Perry

Mrs Charlotte BlakeElected Parent Governor08/07/201908/07/2019-31/08/202328/04/2023FGB: 4/4
Mr Pete Freeman
Governor appointed by academy members20/05/201920/05/2019-31/08/2024Vice Chair of GovernorsFGB: 6/6
Mr Terry GoodwinGovernor appointed by academy members25/09/202325/09/2023-24/09/202708/11/2023
Mr Tom GarnerStaff Governor26/09/202226/09/2022-25/09/2026FGB: 5/6
Ms Annabel GoddardCo-opted Governor16/05/202216/05/2022-15/05/202601/02/2023FGB: 1/3
Mrs Jacqui Grey
Governor appointed by academy members07/12/202017/12/2020-31/08/2025Vice Chair of Finance, Personnel and External CommitteeFGB: 6/6
Mr Mike Oldridge
Governor appointed by academy members18/03/201901/09/2019-31/08/2024Chair of Governors, Chair of Blue Committee, Safeguarding GovernorFGB: 6/6
Mr Spencer Payne
Governor appointed by academy members07/12/202007/12/2020-31/08/2025Chair of Finance, Personnel and External CommitteeFGB: 6/6
Sharmila PopatElected Parent Governor25/09/202325/09/2023-24/09/2027
Mr Andy PerryGovernor – ex officialFGB: 6/6
Mrs Bal Sahota
Elected Parent Governor08/07/201908/07/2019-31/08/2024Chair Red CommitteeFGB: 6/6
Mrs Katherine SherrattCo-opted Governor16/05/202216/05/2022-15/06/2026FGB: 6/6
Mr Jody TraceyElected Parent Governors25/09/202325/09/2023-
Patron – Mr Matt Western MP

To see a list of Governors’ business interests, please download the Register of Business Interests Jan 2023

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  • Governor appointed by Academy Members
  • 1 September 2019 – current

Mike Oldridge is the Chair of Governors at Myton and Link Governor for SEND, equality and mental health.

By profession I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Senior Manager in the NHS. I am also a Justice of the Peace for Coventry and Warwickshire criminal bench. Prior to being a governor at Myton I was a governor at Briar Hill and St Margaret’s primary school, and previous to that was Chair of Trustees of Relate South Warwickshire.

  • Governor appointed by Academy Members
  • 20 May 2019 – current

Pete Freeman is an Executive Coach, working with Senior Leaders across a wide range of sectors from Finance, Retail, Aerospace, Transport, Medical Devices, Industry bodies and the NHS. He also leads a team who perform Board Performance Reviews for Trade Associations, FTSE350 and similarly sized organisations. He has had a career in finance and has owned and run an SME.

With first-hand experience of leadership across a number of industries, he brings an understanding of how to manage and lead effectively both individually as well as collectively as a Senior Leadership Team. With a background in banking, he also brings a good level of oversight to the finances and risk awareness of the school.


  • Governor appointed by Academy Members
  • 7 December 2020 – current

Spencer Payne is a senior manager in local government (Warwickshire County Council) with experience in data analysis and performance management.

I have worked with colleagues in Education Services for many years and have around ten years’ experience as a governor at Myton and elsewhere. I am experienced in leading large-scale projects, collaborating with stakeholders and providing scrutiny and challenge where required. Leading a team of more than fifty staff, I am familiar with people management, workforce planning, HR processes and understand the importance of ongoing professional development for all staff. I manage a service budget of more than £2m and am experienced in effective financial planning, including procurement and contract management.

  • Governor appointed by Academy Members
  • 7 December 2020 – current

Jacqui Grey is currently a Myton School parent, local resident and Warwick District Councillor for the Myton & Heathcote ward where the school is located.

I am a Biological Science BSc (Hons) graduate whose professional career has involved senior global Research & Development, Operations and Procurement roles within Pharma/Medical and later the FMCG sectors.

  • Co-opted Governor
  • 8 July 2019 – current

Bal Sahota is a Higher Executive Officer working for the Department for Education, dealing with Ministerial correspondence from their constituents, provide briefing notes, chairing meetings and leading on tasks.

I have dealt with complaints and safeguarding concerns from parents/carers about Academy schools and colleges. Previously I have worked at HMRC dealing with self-employed customers covering complaints, appeals and analysing information from various sources to compile potential tax evasion intervention packages for delivery to local compliance.

I was a governor at a Primary School and got elected as a parent governor at Myton School (total 14 years’ experience). I have a lot of experience working effectively with various stakeholders and to ensure school policies are compliant with regulations. I am organised, a good communicator, and good listening skills. I am an accredited Health and safety representative. I am also a Mental Health First Aider.

  • Staff Governor
  • 26 September 2022 – current

Tom Garner is currently the Assistant Head of Sixth form and has been with Myton School since 2019. Tom qualified as a Biology teacher in 2014.

  • Governor – ex official – Headteacher
  • 28 November 2016 – current

Andy Perry has been Head teacher at Myton School since 2016. Prior to that he was Deputy Head teacher (from 27 April 2011).  Andy qualified as a History teacher in 1999.

  • Co-opted Governor
  • 16 May 2022 – current

Katharine Sherratt is an in-house solicitor specialising in employment law working for Leicestershire County Council. In her role, she advises the HR team and all departments within the Council (including maintained schools and academies who buy into the service) on all areas of employment law including redundancy, performance, disciplinary and grievance matters, TUPE transfers and employment tribunals.

With over 16 years of experience in the employment field since qualification, she brings expert scrutiny on all HR based issues within the school. Furthermore, Katharine has significant experience with the negotiation of contracts, tenders and achieving best value as she works closely with the contracts’ team at work. Whilst her main expertise is in employment law, she also offers significant knowledge in other legal areas and has analytical skills that are valuable in assessing the strategies being adopted by the school.

  • Governor appointed by Academy Members
  • 25 September 2023 – current

Jody Tracey joined as a Governor of Myton School in 2023, having been a Governor of All Saints & Emscote School Federation since 2017 where he is currently Chair. Jody is also a Governor at Evergreen School in Warwick.

Jody previously served as a District and Town Councillor between 2019 and 2023 community engagement and protection of the most vulnerable in our towns. Jody has lived in Warwickshire for over 15 years having worked in the town for some town before starting his own business.

Jody has 25 years experience in Commercial and Procurement roles and hopes to bring some corporate compliance and structural experience to the board as well as supporting the great work of the school.


  • Elected Parent Governor
  • 25 September 2023 – current

Sharmila Popat is currently a Myton School parent and has an MSc in Information Technology for Management. She is a qualified Business Analyst currently working in the Global Engineering industry. She also has extensive experience of working in the Financial Services industry.

Clerk to Governors

Please contact Governors c/o Clerk to Governors, Myton School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PJ, [email protected]

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