Welcome to the Governors’ page of the Oakwood School website. On these pages you will be able to read information about our role in the school, how we work and who we are. We would also like to hear your views about the important issues facing the school and your children at the school.

To contact us directly, please email

Our Responsibilities

The Governing Body is made up of volunteers from the local community, parents of children at the school and teachers. We work closely with the Headteacher and his colleagues to help raise the standards and performance of the students and the Governing Body has three primary functions:

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

Governors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school, it is important that school staff are given appropriate opportunities to resolve concerns before the Governors provide additional external scrutiny. In most instances, good open communication ensures concerns are resolved effectively. If however, having been through the stages laid out in the school’s complaints policy here and the concern is not resolved, then the concern or complaint can be formalised, details of the process can be found here.

Who is on the Governing Body?

  • A list of school governors can be found by clicking here
  • A list of the governors' responsibilities (“links”) can be found here
  • A register of governors' business interests can be found by clicking here

The governing body at Oakwood is made up of –

  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 4 parent governors (elected by parents of the school)
  • 1 staff governor (elected by staff in the school)
  • 1 ex-officio Headteacher (this means that the Headteacher of the school is automatically a governor and is counted in the staff governor numbers above)
  • 6 Co-opted governors

Governing Body Key Foci and Committees:

Within the Governing Body, there are distinct areas of focus with a lead (or link) governor who leads these sections of the Governing Body agenda.  In addition, there are distinct committees that look at specific aspects of work and report back via minutes to the Governing Body.  Each of these committees has Terms of Reference, a Programme of Work for the year and a Chair appointed by the Governing Body.  At Oakwood we have the Full Governing Body (FGB), Resources for Learning (R4L), Pay and Pay Appeals amongst others.


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