Oakley Vale Primary School

Part of the Brooke Weston Trust

Educating the next generation of inspirational adults



"Governance is now increasingly effective. Governors visit the academy regularly, and many are linked to specific areas of the academy’s work. In this way, they obtain a clear view of its strengths and weaknesses, and gain a good understanding of the quality of teaching."
Ofsted 2015

Governance Information

The Local Governor has responsibility for contributing to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Ensuring the school and staff have the correct resources and support to fulfil their function.

For information about our governing body, including membership, attendance and register of business interests, click here

Oakley Vale Primary School is part of the Brooke Weston Trust. Brooke Weston Trust is governed by the Board of Directors who are ultimately responsible for holding the Executive Team to account. At Brooke Weston Trust we place great significance of the importance of governance in raising school standards and ensuring effectiveness in the running of our academies.

The Board of Directors delegate responsibilities to specific committees in order to aid them in carrying out their function. For more information about Brooke Weston Trust governance, including information about the Funding Agreement, Articles of Association, Annual Account and Report etc. please click here


To contact a member of the governing body, please email the clerk to the governors Anna Trott on atrott@brookewestontrust.org




Emma Goodwin


Stephen Prati

Chair  of Govenors - responsible for Data Outcomes

Kemi Waterson-Zhou

Parent Govenor - responsible for Early Years

Helen Palmer-Smith

Parent Govenor - responsible for Safeguarding & Child Protection

Warren Simpson

Malcolm Prati


Bill Tomlinson

Co-opted Govenor - responsible Pupil Premium

Co-opted Govenor - responsible for Health & Safety

Parent Governor - responsible for Sports Premium

John Pratt

John Henrys

Leyton Smith

Claire Johnson

Jenny Tew

Co-opted Governor - responsible for SEND

Co-opted Governor - trust representative

Executive Principal - trust representative

Staff Govenor

Staff Govenor





We often have vacancies for community governors. Becoming a governor is one of the most significant ways to help promote the partnership between the school and the local community. The governing body, with the Principal, is responsible for the running of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance.  

Anyone who has an interest in education and relevant skills to fulfil the role of a governor can apply when a vacancy arises. We warmly welcome candidates from every area of our school’s community. Governors need not be experts in the field of education but need to have an interest in the school and in the welfare of our children and have the time and willingness to get involved. Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a governor attend free induction training. Please click on the attachment below for more information. 

Please click here to view the register of business interests for the governing body.

Brooke Weston Trust Governance



  1. Community Governor - election letter