Governor Details


Emma jukes

Mrs Emma Jukes
Chair of Governors
Parent Governor

I have lived in Horley for over 20 years with my husband and we have 2 sons (one in Year 11, and one who will be joining Year 7 this coming September). 

I have spent most of my career working in HR, Project Management and Business Transformation since I graduated from University, across several industries including the oil industry, civil engineering, fast moving consumer goods (FMGC) and most recently in IT for Microsoft as a Global Director of Strategy and Planning in the Cloud Operations and Innovation business.  

Before joining the Governors in October 2020, I spent 4 ½ years volunteering as a Trustee and the Group Secretary to our one of our local Scouting Groups.  Since taking up the Parent Governor role which I have enjoyed so much I recently undertook the Vice Chair role to become even more involved, I have learnt a lot about the passion of the staff and students at Oakwood and especially through my designated Senior Leadership Team Governor Link (we each focus on a particular area). 

In the background I also volunteer as a Microsoft Accessibility Ambassador to showcase how tech can be used to ensure accessibility to all (especially in education) in schools, but also businesses as well.

Term Start - Oct 2020
Term End - Oct 2024

Parent Governors 

Kate attwood
Mrs Kate Attwood
Vice Chair of Governors
Parent Governor

I moved to the area in 2002 and enjoy the semi-rural environment and green surroundings.  I run a busy NHS dental practice in Hove and have done for 23 years, during this time I have also been an assessor for dental nurses, overseeing their training to gain a formal qualification.  I enjoy all the varied aspects of my job and I am especially passionate about health and safety & staff wellbeing.

My belief is every child is deserving of the best education available to them.

Term Start - Nov 2020
Term End - Nov 2024

Sarah Limb
Mrs Sarah Limb
Parent Governor

I have been in Horley for 35 years. My son is doing his GSCE’s and my daughter is yet to go through Oakwood. I am therefore committed to working for the benefit of the whole school towards achieving the best education for all, with limited options for secondary education in Horley.

I have worked in financial services/legal insurance for 25 years. With management experience, I am able to listen effectively to objectively question and debate relevant topics. I have a can-do positive approach and will take pride in representing the school. I am also a unit leader within Girlguiding.

Term Start – Mar 2024
Term End – Mar 2028

Andrew Davies
Mr Andrew Davies
Parent Governor

I have lived in Horley since 2002 with my wife and two children both of whom attended Oakwood School.  My daughter has now moved on to University and my son is currently studying for his GCSE’s.  Both of them have had a positive experience during their time at Oakwood and I believe that the character that they have developed will enable them to thrive in their future.

As well as being a parent, I bring to the governing body my experience as a law graduate and Advanced Practitioner in Commercial and Contract Management currently working as a Senior Commercial Manager for an aerospace and defence corporation.

Term Start - Jun 2019
Term End - Jun 2027

Staff Governors

Jon gladstone
Mr Jon Gladstone
Headteacher Governor

I am originally from East London and started my teaching career in South East Essex, follow by a period of time as the National Specialism Coordinator for Maths and Computing Colleges at The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, in Westminster.
I relocated to West Sussex as Assistant Headteacher at The Weald School Billingshurst before being promoted to Deputy Headteacher at Oakwood School in April 2008.  I have been a Senior Leader at Oakwood since then in a variety of roles including, responsibility for Behaviour and Attitudes for Key Stage 4, Curriculum and Timetable, Partnerships, Teaching and Learning and OFSTED preparation.  I am delighted, thrilled and excited to be taking up the position of Headteacher at Oakwood School from September 2023.

Term Start - Sep 2023
Term End - N/A

Anthony welch
Mr Anthony Welch
Staff Governor

I have been teaching science at Oakwood for over two years.  Prior to becoming a science teacher I was a chartered chemical engineer for over 25 years working in the UK and internationally.
I have extensive experience of school governance having been a primary school governor for nine years (two as chair of governors) and a secondary school governor at another school for five years.  Outside of school, I have two children at University, two black Labradors, and have lived for the last 25 years in Crawley.

Term Start - Jun 2023
Term End - Jun 2027

Co-opted Governors 

Jayne Dickinson
Mrs Jayne Dickinson
Co-opted Governor

I have lived in Charlwood for 15 years and am married with two grown up daughters.  My work as CEO of the Orbital South Colleges group and former appointment as Principal/CEO of local East Surrey College, brought me into very regular contact with local schools and their leadership teams.  Therefore, I am delighted to serve as a Community Governor at Oakwood.  I have recently moved into semi-retirement but continue to undertake a variety of education and skills consultancy projects at local and national level.  I hold an MA in FE Education Management and a BA (Hons) in Contemporary European Studies as well as teaching qualifications.  Prior to moving to Surrey and working in education, I have worked in hospital management, held a commercial marketing role and at one point ran a successful franchise business.  I am keen to see all young people maximise their work and learning opportunities.

Term Start - Sep 2009
Term End - Mar 2027

Clive Elliot
Mr Clive Elliot
Co-opted Governor

I am married with three daughters, and have lived in Salfords for over 50 years. I was for 16 years Chairman of Salfords & Sidlow Parish Council and remained a member of the Council for some time afterwards. My business career was in the family book publishing company, where I was Managing Director of Elliot Right Way Books, a specialist publisher of practical paperbacks. I sold my business in 2008 and now have plenty of time to devote to voluntary activities.  

At Oakwood I am a former chairman of the Governors’ Resources for Learning Committee, which dealt mainly with budgeting, finance, staff and property matters. On the academic side, I take particular interest in the English department and in discipline issues. My personal interests and hobbies include tennis, croquet, swimming and countryside activities. 

Term Start - Aug 2008
Term End - Mar 2027

James Durrant
Mr James Durrant
Co-opted Governor

I currently work up in London for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) focusing on risk and organisational performance. I have over 11 years of HR and corporate governance experience. Prior to the FCA, I worked for the British Council where I realised just how important schools are in preparing young people to live and work in today’s dynamic and fast-changing world. It is for this reason that I joined Oakwood as a governor. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time exploring Surrey with my young family as we are still relatively new to the area having only moved to Salfords in 2013.

Term Start - Feb 2017
Term End - Feb 2025

Pearl addo
Ms Pearl Addo
Co-opted Governor

I reside in Reigate, and a Middle Leader, Head of Economics/Head Of Learning at a school in West Dulwich. Prior to this, I spent 15 years contributing within the corporate world as a Strategist/Account Director for corporations such as BBH, Saatchi & Saatchi, OMD, MediaCom and Microsoft. My passion centres around curriculum, pupil progress, good behaviour and culture within an educational setting. 

I'm pleased to  join Oakwood School as a co-opted Governor, and look forward to contributing, serving the pupils/community with regards to their secondary education. 

SLT Links: Pupil Progress, Pupil Premium, Behaviour and Disciplinary committee. 

Term Start - Dec 2020
Term End - Nov 2024

Jay burgoyne
Mr Jay Burgoyne
Co-opted Governor

I have lived in and around Horley for nearly 20 years. My eldest child finished at Oakwood last year and I have twins currently in year 9. I was previously a school governor at Langshott Infant school and helped them transition to a primary school. 

On the work front I am soon to celebrate 30 years at Lloyds Banking Group. During that time I have undertaken a number of roles across head office functions and customer facing teams. I now lead a team responsible for providing advice on residential mortgages. 

Throughout my life education has played an important part in creating opportunities for me, I would love that to be the case for everyone.

Term Start - Jun 2022
Term End - Jun 2026

2 1888
Mr Ryan Bull
Co-opted Governor

I currently work at Reigate College as Vice Principal; I have worked there since 2014 after becoming a teacher in 2008.  I am excited to join the Governor team as a Co-Opted Governor and hope to support the school in any way I can.  I bring an enthusiasm for learning and hope to provide support with my experience of working in the 16-19 sector.  I believe strongly that the opportunities students get at school influence their future decisions and the importance of providing students with the right skills for their future careers.

I currently live in Kent with my wife and two children and like to spend my weekends either coaching or watching my children play sports. 

Term Start – May 2023

Term End – May 2027


Local Authority Governor

James baird
Mr James Baird
Local Authority Governor

I grew up in Horley, and have lived here most of my life. Professionally, I run a small accountancy practice, also based in Horley, and bring nearly 20 years of financial experience with me.

I served two terms on Horley Town Council (2011-2019), as well as having previously been a governor at Langshott Primary School. I am currently a trustee of Reigate Sea Cadet Corps, and Chairman of Horley Business Guild.

In what little free time I have, I am a keen salsa dancer, and enjoy watching rugby.

Term start – July 2023

Term end – July 2027


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