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Tomlinscote AQC

Rebecca Davis (Chair)

Rebecca is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney who, after more than 25 years working in City law firms, set up her own legal practice in 2017.  Rebecca became an AQC Councillor in 2018 and has a daughter at Tomlinscote with another daughter due to join the school shortly.  Rebecca became involved with the AQC in  order to learn more about how Tomlinscote operates and also to utilise her broad legal and business experience.  In sharing her skills, Rebecca hopes to help Tomlinscote continue to improve upon the existing very high standards, to give all of our children the best possible opportunities in life.

Colin Cavan (Vice Chair)

Colin has spent over 32 years with BP Group plc.  He joined the AQC because he has a strong desire to support Tomlinscote School provide the very best education possible to all children including his sons, who attend the school.  Colin’s particular interest is in helping Tomlinscote ensure all pupils leave with the best possible outcomes and to help them prepare for an increasingly competitive jobs market.

Rebecca Barnes

Rebecca is the Head of Creative Arts at Tomlinscote School.  Rebecca has worked at Tomlinscote for 13 years starting out as an NQT.  Her subject specialist is Dance and in more recent years has also trained in Creative Media.  Her role consists of leading her team of Creative Arts teachers to develop a high standard of learning and teaching across both Key Stages.

Rebecca is also heavily involved in the wider community at Tomlinscote.  Yearly she undertakes the responsibility of organising a welcome for new staff, assists in the assessing of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and is deeply involved in the schools Main School Production.

Jamie Gardner

Jamie is a former Tomlinscote pupil and entered service in the Armed Forces straight after secondary  education.  A 24-year career followed, with service across the world in various roles including Lead Auditor, Health and Safety Advisor, Project Manager and Senior Asset Manager at formation level.

Sinc‚Äče completing his service, Jamie has worked for a London Bus operator delivering contracted services to TfL.  During his time here, he lead the implementation of multiple continuous improvement initiatives and was also the primary business point of contact for the Traffic Commissioners Office and DVSA.  More recently, Jamie has taken a Programme Director position with an IT and Security Group.

Giles Johnson

Giles studied Business and Statistics at university and has spent his career working in in business change, identifying and implementing successful business strategies.  He has four children, two of whom are currently studying at Tomlinscote.  Making a contribution to the community is a core value for Giles and through his skills he hopes to help improve the quality of education and outcome at Tomlinscote.

Rebecca Jukes

Rebecca is Assistant Headteacher at Ravenscote School, responsible for Year 6.  This role provides  a solid knowledge base regarding the specific children that feed into Tomlinscote, the curriculum they have covered and the concerns they have regarding the move to the next stage of their education.  Rebecca works with The Prospect Trust developing best practice to support children transitioning from junior to secondary 

Rebecca’s subject speciality is English but  as a primary school teacher in her sixth year, has experience teaching across the curriculum.  Rebecca is about to begin training to become a Designated Safeguarding Lead and so will have heightened knowledge of safeguarding and procedures to offer.

Sara Long

Following the completion of a degree in Engineering, Sara has pursued a career in IT.  Over recent years this has taken a focus on the importance of 'Quality', looking at achieving long term benefits from quantifying mistakes and successes. Sara has two children who both attend Tomlinscote.  

Nikolina McKenzie

Nikolina is originally from Bulgaria and has lived in UK since 2003.   Following the completion of two Masters Degrees in Finance and Business Administration, Nikolina has spend over 25 years woking in Finance, Strategy and Management.  In recent years, her career focused on Change Management which brings challenge and opportunity.  With two children, both currently at Tomlinscote, Nikolina is passionate about education and the impact it has on peoples lives.

Heather O'Connor

Heather is an ex-student of Tomlinscote and her own children have only recently left the school.  Benefiting from a wealth of Tomlinscote knowledge, Heather also cares passionately about the school.  Over twenty years of experience as a secondary school teacher, in both the state and independent sectors, provide useful insight for the AQC.

As a regular attendee of the Parental Forum, Heather is well aware of parental concerns, especially in understanding how best to support children in the face of the ongoing and sometimes daunting, educational reforms.