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Meet Our Governors

Last updated: 25/11/2022



Charley Eaglestone

I joined the school in 2018 as Deputy headteacher and was appointed as Headteacher in December 2021.  I have two children, Ava and Charles, who are 5 and 1 respectively. My hobbies include: playing guitar, skateboarding, supporting Oxford United and cycling.  I have been teaching for 13 years and love working at Bayards Hill Primary School.

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. 

Catherine Kneafsey

I joined the governing body of Bayards in July 2020, having previously been a governor at a secondary school. I was appointed Vice-Chair of Governors in June 2022 and am also Link Governor for SEND and one of the link governors for Quality of Education in the curriculum. I originally trained as a secondary school teacher of English but have worked part-time at levels from primary to Further Education in this country and in Italy. I have particularly enjoyed working as a teaching assistant with pupils with special needs. However, most of my career has been outside the classroom in educational publishing for primary level, mostly for Oxford University Press. I am a keen singer and theatre-goer and I love walking and running  round Headington and in the Oxfordshire countryside. Reading has been an important part of my life and I’m looking forward to volunteering  in the future Bayards school library. 

Rosa Arias-Yague

I joined as a governor at Bayards in December 2020, excited about contributing to the school. I have been living in Oxford since 2008, and working as a teacher since then until 2018. I currently work on a not-for profit organisation aiming to build more inclusive learning and working environments where everyone can thrive. I love travelling and learning about other cultures, I love dancing (and doing this with my daughters, it is always sooo much fun). I looove having friends for dinner, and mindfulness and yoga restore my energy and give me peace. 

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.


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