Emily Weaver

I moved to Chipping Norton 16 years ago with my husband and two sons but I have been involved in the community of Chipping Norton since beginning teaching at St Mary’s Primary School in Chippy 21 years ago.

Before qualifying as a teacher I completed a degree in Archaeology and a Masters in Anthropology. My dreams of becoming Indiana Jones changed however, whilst working on an Archaeological dig, then I realised I got more of a buzz explaining the history to school children than actually being in a trench.

My boys both attended St Mary’s and made full use of all the amazing opportunities we have for extracurricular activities locally and I truly believe Chippy is a perfect place to bring up a young family.

As well as teaching I became the Children’s Director for Chipping Norton Literary Festival, a volunteer role where I was responsible for programming the Children’s events for both schools and the Festival weekend. This allowed me to work with all the schools in the local area and deliver my passion for reading and its importance for young people.

Last year I left my job at St Mary’s, a scary step but one which has allowed me to further develop my role in the community. I now supervise the Chippy Larder, which allows me to connect with many people and I am thoroughly enjoy getting to know more of our residents.

I have been a member of Chipping Norton Operatic Society for 16 years and have enjoyed playing a range of roles on the Chippy Theatre stage.

Currently I am learning British Sign Language, partly because I would like to go into Special Education but also because I want the council to be accessible to all.

Hopefully you can tell my passion is working within the community to better outcomes for families and young people and it is my hope that being a Town Councillor will assist me in this goal.

21 June 2023
Last Updated
14 May 2024