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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:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

As well as the full governing body, we have 3 committees. These are as follows:

Strategic committee - Chair: Mr Jason Toft

Resources (including Premises/Health and Safety) committee - Chair: Mrs Sue Newman

Achievement 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 (2019 onwards).

 

The following acronyms are used for the different committees:

AFPC = Audit, Finance and Premises Committee

SVC = Strategic Vision Committee

CSC = Curriculum and Standards Committee 

 

 

 

Name

 

Appointment

Date

 

Term of Office End Date

 

Type of Governor

 

Committee

Membership

 

Pecuniary

Interests

Membership

of Other Governing

Bodies

 

Personal

Relations in School

 

Chair of Committees

 

Steve Furnival

 

 

27/05/2016

 

26/05/2020

Co-opted

AFPC

Sandycroft Construction Ltd – employee

None

None

AFPC

 

Margaret Tatton

(Interim Vice Chair)

 

05/09/2017

 

04/09/2021

Co-opted

AFPC

SVC

CSC

None

Alexandra Junior School

 

Trustee for OCT

Niece (staff)/great nephews (pupils) in school

CSC

 

Jason Toft

(Interim Chair)

 

10/02/2017

 

09/02/2021

Co-opted

AFPC

SVS

SCC

 

None

None

Close friend of a member of staff/parent in school

SVC

 

Ben Wilson

 

27/09/2017

 

26/09/2021

Co-opted

SVC

None

None

None

N/A

 

Steve Smith

 

30/03/2017

 

26/09/2021

Co-opted

CCS

SVC 

Staff member

None

None

N/A

 

Peter Dawes

 

27/09/2017

 

26/09/2021

Staff

SVC

Staff member

None

None

N/A

Rhiannon Buddin 28/11/2018 28/11/2022 Parent

 

AFPC

SVC

None None 1 child in school N/A

 

 

 

Find Out More About Our Governors!

 

Jason Toft - Interim Chair of Governors

 

I was appointed initially as a parent governor in 1999 and am now currently serving as a co-opted governor. I sit on all three of the Committees as well as the Head teacher Performance Management group. I have recently been elected vice-chair of the Governors. Both of my boys have attended Oakhill Primary school and I have lived in Oakhill for over 25 years.

I work for Staffordshire County Council within the Transformation Team as a Project Support Officer and I have recently finished a 2 year secondment with Staffordshire Police where I worked on their transformation programme.

I work voluntarily as a trustee of the West End Methodist Church where in July 2016 I helped pull together a bid for Big Lottery Funding. This bid was successful with the project being awarded £467,365 enabling us to offer services that reach out in to the community to assist dysfunctional families, people who are lonely or isolated and others who find difficulty in fitting into the local community.

 

Margaret Tatton - Interim Vice Chair of Governors

 

I am a co-opted governor. I sit on the all three of the Committees and am the link governor for Pupil Premium I have a great attachment to the area as I have always lived in Oakhill and both our daughters attended Oakhill Primary school.

I am a retired deputy head teacher; I worked in a large inner city high school. I had particular responsibility for training new teachers as well as the appraisal and professional development of all staff both teaching and support. I was a member of SACRE which is responsible for writing and monitoring the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. I am a member of the consultative management group of one of the largest examination boards.

 

Stephen W Furnival

 

I have been a governor at Oakhill School for almost 23 years, initially as a Parent Governor whilst my son and daughter attended the school and for the past 14 years as a Co-opted Governor.

I have worked in the construction since leaving school and I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

I was involved with the original refurbishment of the buildings when it was altered from the old high school into the new primary school which means I remember the original timber framed school buildings.

 I am currently a member of the Audit, Finance and Premises Committee.

 

 

Ben Wilson

 

I have recently been appointed as a co-opted governor. I currently work for VOICES as a Community Development Manager where I support people who have had experiences of mental ill-health, homelessness, offending and addiction to move into volunteering opportunities within in the community. So, I have a lot of experience working with different statutory and voluntary sector partners to produce beneficial opportunities for everyone. I am excited at the opportunity to be a governor for Oakhill. I am really looking forward to supporting the work of the fantastic staff, parents and children who are so driven to make their school and community even better.

 

Steve Smith

 

I am a co-opted governor at the school and have been so since July 2015. I am the deputy headteacher and I teach in Apple class which is one of our year 6 classes. I have been at Oakhill for 6 years having taught for a previous 5 years at Abbey Hulton Primary School. My main academic interests are in maths and computing and I also enjoy teaching (and playing) a wide range of sports. I lead data and assessment for the whole school and present this to both governors and other agencies on a regular basis.

 

 

Peter Dawes - Staff Governor

 

I became a staff governor in September 2017. I qualified as a teacher in 2007 from MMU and have worked in a number of schools before I came to Oakhill in 2011. During my time at Oakhill I have taught in Reception and Year 1. I am currently the P.E co-ordinator, however before that I was responsible for History. I enjoy teaching P.E, History and Geography. 

 

Rhiannon Buddin

(Photograph to follow)

 

Recently appointed parent governor. Further information to follow.

 

 

 

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