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Oakley Vale Primary school

Governors

"Governors know the school well and are ambitious for its future. They are effective at holding the principal to account for school improvement. They provide appropriate challenge and question the information she provides."

Ofsted 2017

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 Pauline Forman on pforman@oakleyvaleprimary.org

Designation/Responsibility

 

OAKLEY VALE GOVERNORS

NAME OF GOVERNOR

ROLE

APPOINTING BODY

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

DATE TERM OF OFFICE ENDS

Stephen Prati

Chair of Governors

Local Governing Body (co-opted)

May 2017

May 2021

Emma Goodwin

Principal

Ex-officio

N/A

N/A

Pauline Forman

Clerk to Governors

N/A

N/A

N/A

Claire Johnson

Staff Governor

Elected by school staff

October 2016

October 2020

Helen Palmer-Smith

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

December 2017

December 2021

John Pratt

Co-opted Governor

Local Governing Body (co-opted)

December 2017

December 2021

Malcolm Prati

Co-opted Governor

Local Governing Body (co-opted)

December 2017

December 2021

Julia Dickinson

Co-opted Governor

Local Governing Body (co-opted)

July 2019

July 2023

Natasha Thomas-Francis

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

September 2019

September 2023

Laura Cole

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

September 2019

September 2023

Gemma Escritt

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

September 2019

September 2023

Ruth Eaton

Staff Governor

Elected by school staff

November 2019

November 2023

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