Welcome to the Governors' section!
Our Governors work extremely hard to ensure that Oakhill Primary continues to be a fantastic school. Their remit is as follows:
During our inspection in October 2023, Ofsted agreed that our Governors do an excellent job of the above and they stated the following in their report, "The trust and local governors provide strong support for the school."
As well as the full governing body, we have 3 committees. These are as follows:
Strategic committee (Full Governors) - Chair: Mr Jason Toft
Audit, Finance and Premises committee - Chair: Mr Jason Toft
Curriculum, Standards and Quality committee - Chair: Mrs Margaret Tatton
Further information about who the governors are, and which committees they are a member of, can be found below. Also below is a report of the work the Governing Body have undertaken each academic year (2021 onwards).
The following acronyms are used for the different committees:
AFPC = Audit, Finance and Premises Committee
CSC = Curriculum and Standards Committee
All Governors attend Full Governors meetings.
For further information on the structure of our Multi Academy Trust including the profiles of our Trustees please follow this link to the Orchard Community Trust website: https://www.orchardct.org.uk/governance-structure-1/
Term of Office End Date
Type of Governor
of Other Governing
Relations in School
Chair of Committees
Alexandra Junior School
Trustee for OCT
Niece (staff)/great nephews (pupils) in school
Close friend of a member of staff/parent in school
Principal of Ormiston Packmoor Academy
Ormiston Packmoor Academy
Black Firs Primary School
|1 child in school
Beth Else (staff)
Assistant Headteacher at Forest Park Primary
Our Governors are appointed by the following:
The following individuals were members of our Governing Board and left within the last 12 months. They go with our sincere thanks for their contributions to Oakhill.
Find Out More About Our Governors!
Jason Toft - Chair of Governors
I have been a Governor at Oakhill Primary School for over 20 years, initially starting as a Parent Governor. I was appointed vice chair of governors in 2017 and became chair in September 2019.
I worked for Staffordshire County Council for over twenty five years in project management and transformation roles. In August 2019 I had a change of career and became an Investigative Officer for Staffordshire Police. I have two sons who have both attended Oakhill and have one grandson who is now attending the school. I care passionately about the staff and children of Oakhill Primary School and I will always strive to give them the very best.
Sharon May - Vice Chair of Governors
I have been the Principal at Packmoor Ormiston Academy since 2016, prior to that I was a headteacher at another local school in Stoke on Trent. I have worked in Education for over twenty years, predominantly in Stoke, Staffordshire and Cheshire. I became vice chair of the Governing Board in September 2021.
I am really pleased to have recently become the new Staff Governor. I began teaching at Oakhill in September 2022, but I have taught for an additional three years at Hempstalls Primary School. I am currently teaching in Year 3 and lead Design and Technology for the school, which I thoroughly enjoy. I am enthusiastic about encouraging creativity in the classroom and often convey this through the use of drama and performance across the curriculum. I am also extremely passionate about reading. I love to express this by sharing my favourite books and authors with the children and consistently promote a love of reading, both in my classroom and around school.
I am delighted to take up my first Governors role at Oakhill Primary School. I am currently Assistant Head Teacher and Curriculum Lead at Forest Park Primary School where I have worked for the last 20 years, with many wonderful youngsters and their families, in a range of roles. I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals. I am really looking forward to working with the children, staff and families within the school community.
I’m pleased to take up my first governor post at Oakhill Primary School. I am a curriculum leader for sciences at a local further education college. I am passionate about STEM being accessible to all students throughout their education and ensuring students are given the best opportunities to succeed. I have a background in forensic science before moving into education and have experience in curriculum development, quality assurance and mentoring new and trainee teachers.
Pen portrait to follow