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Working together to succeed

'Working together to succeed'

About Oakridge School Governors

GOVERNORS' ETHOS

 

"Pupils at Oakridge School are nurtured in a cohesive community through the provision of a safe, supporting and caring environment.  We strive to be the best we can by challenging, inspiring and encouraging success."

 

The Role and Work of the Governors

 

In accordance with the Government’s requirements for all governing bodies, the three strategic functions of Oakridge Governing Body are:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Governance Arrangements

The Governing Body of Oakridge School is constituted as follows:

 

Name

Governor Type

Role

Committee

FromTo

Mrs. V. Osbaldeston

Co-opted

Chairman

Headteacher Performance Review

27/01/202005/03/2024

Mr. S. Cook

Headteacher

 

 

  

Mrs. M. Bull

Co-opted

Vice Chair

Safeguarding &  

Development

 

Headteacher Performance Review 

Pay Review Committee

13/11/201712/11/2021

Ms. K. Wilson

Staff

 

 01/09/202131/08/2025

Mr. B. Moore

LA

 

Headteacher Performance Review

14/07/201813/07/2022

Mrs. C. Dollins

Co-opted

Health & Safety

Pay Review Committee

26/03/2019   25/03/2023   

Mr. M. Akhtar

Parent

 

 

26/03/201925/03/2023

   

 

 

 

  
      

 

The Governing Body meets every term for a formal pre-arranged meeting but the Governors are in school much more often. They also attend committee meetings and other ad hoc meetings called for a variety of reasons. At our full Governing Body Meetings, we receive and discuss reports from the Headteacher, other members of the Senior Leadership Team and from various committees. We monitor the results of internal and external assessments of the children’s progress and measure the impact of policies we have adopted to help the school’s work.

 

We oversee all of the school’s financial budgets. Governors make sure that the school spends wisely and we are receiving good value for the money.

 

We also ensure that the school’s provision complies with current equalities and safeguarding legislation and that the children and staff have a safe and healthy place in which to work. We work with the school to plan its development whilst maintaining its core vision and ethos.

 

All Governors sit on at least one of the two committees.

 

The Teaching and Learning Committee considers important information about children’s achievement and progress in order to ensure Oakridge provides an improving quality of education and learning. The committee has studied progress for different groups of children, to ensure that all years, groups and pupils are being taught well. We have discussed teaching initiatives in a number of curriculum areas and assessment methods to better understand how these are improving children’s learning.

 

The Resources and Finance Committee  oversees the financial performance of the school and makes sure that money is well spent. We also ensure the school is a safe place for children and staff and a place that is conducive to good teaching and learning.

 

Governors may be contacted through the school office.

 

If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a Community governor and want to bring your expertise to the governing body please contact the school office on 01494 520341. All that is needed is to be over 18 years of age, a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity to work with other people. You will find it a very rewarding way to put something back into the community.

 

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