Our governors come from across the community, representing a range of skills and expertise. There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups; these are Community governors, the Local Authority, Parents and Staff. All governors have equal status, no matter how they are appointed.

We, as governors, have great pride in our school and all that it has achieved. We are responsible for the strategic direction of the school, monitoring standards and policies and ensuring value for money.

We meet regularly, both at full governing body meetings and at committee level. If you would like to find out more, please contact the school office by E-mail or by telephone on 01293 527473.

Mission Statement

We are committed to giving the children the best start in life and ensuring they achieve the expected academic standards for their age alongside developing their self-confidence, a positive attitude towards learning and becoming a valuable member of the community. 



Roots to grow, Wings to Fly, Success and Confidence for all!


Chair of Governors: James Sharpe, an appointed governor
Vice-Chair of Governors: Dawn Rhodes, an appointed governor.

We currently have 9 governors:

  • 1 Headteacher
  • 2 staff governors
  • 2 parent governors
  • 4 appointed governors


There are six meetings of the full Local Governing Body each academic year. In addition to this, there are two committees who have delegated responsibility laid out in their terms of reference.

Staffing and Pay Committee

The Staffing and Pay Committee meet at least annually to review the whole school pay policy, review all staff members pay and agree matters relating to staffing.

Standards Committee

The Standards Committee meet at least annually to review the previous year’s data including attainment, using the Governments ASP data analysis.. The school reports to the LGB throughout the year at half termly meetings.


The Oaks Local Governing Body (LGB)


Governor Name Type Current Term of Office Declaration of Interest to 31st August 2021 Area of Responsibility

Attendance % Academic Year 2020-2021

James Sharpe

Start Date: Dec 2007

Chair from 1 Sep 17

Appointed 27.09.2021 - 26.09.2025 None Chair of Governors, Staffing & Pay Committee, Safeguarding Finance, Standards (including Pupil Premium) 100%
Ryan Sallows 


Start Date:

1 Jan 2017

Appointed 03.02.2021 - 02.02.2025 None Finance Standards Website 100%

Montgomery Parrott

Start Date:

2 Oct 2020

Staff (Teacher) Governor 2.10.2020 - 1.10.2024 None Pupil Premium 100%

Alan Gunn

Start Date: Sep 2013

Headteacher Sept 2016 to date None


Safeguarding Lead


Samantha Andews-Fisher

Start Date: Jan 2011




Link Inclusion: SEND & LAC

Link Writing


Dawn Rhodes

Start Date:


Vice Chair from 25.9.17

Vice-Chair 27.09.2021-26.09.2025 None

Vice Chair

Staff & Pay Committee


Link Reading


Lisa Gent

Start Date:

Feb 2015

Clerk Feb 2015 to date None Clerk to the Governors (admin) N/A

Tracey Davis

Start Date:


Staff (non-teacher) Governor




Health & Safety


Natasha Jones

Start Date:


Parent Governor 4.2.2020 - 3.2.2024 None

Link Wellbeing

Link Maths


Sharon Johnston

Start Date:


Parent Governor 4.2.2020 - 3.2.2024 None Link Maths 50%

We have not had any leavers from our Local Governing Body in the last academic year.

James Sharpe - Chair of governors contact