Meet the Governors

 

Who are the Governors?

The Governing Body play a vital part in the running of the school.  They are a group of volunteers who are responsible for holding the school’s leadership to account and make sure that the school is performing and improving. 

A full copy of details about the Governing Body including minutes of meetings, visit the Governor page on KLZ.  Alternatively, copies of all minutes can be found in the school office and are available on request.

If you would be interested in joining the Governing Body, contact the school for more information.   

What do Governors do?

Governors form part of the Strategic Leadership of the school.  For more information on Governors and their role in school, please read the Oakland’s Code of Conduct.

 

How do I contact them?

You can use the contact form opposite to contact the Clerk to the Governors.  They will respond as soon as possible and within one working week.  It is important that in the event of a complaint, the school’s complain policy has been followed that that you have spoke to the school directly. 

School Governors

These are the Governors of Oaklands School.  By clicking on the names of the individuals, you will be able to read a short biography of each of them.

NameRoleResponsibilitiesTerm of officeBusiness Interests
Nicki ASHBYParent GovernorL-KS2, SEND, Whistleblowing 19 Sep 2016 – 20 Sep 2020  
Dennis McFARLANEParent GovernorU-KS2, Vice-chair, Health & Safety, Chair of Finance. 19 Sep 2016 – 20 Sep 2020  
Karen ALBERTStaff GovernorKS110 Jun 2016 – 9 Jun 2020 
Barry SYMONSHeadteacher 1 Apr 2015 – 
Adrian GULVINLA GovernorL-KS2, Pupil Premium1 Sep 2016 – 31 Aug 2020Local Councillor, Portfolio holder for Resources.
Rosemary TAYLORCo-opted GovernorKS1, CLA, Safeguarding & Child Protection24 Sep 2014 – 23 Sep 2018 
Caroline WEBBERCo-opted GovernorEYFS, Chair of Standards25 May 2016 – 24 May 2020EY and CC Quality Team Manager at Medway Council
Venn RAMACo-opted GovernorChair20 Oct 2016 – 19 Oct 2020Member of Fort Pitt Thomas Aveling Academy Trust.  Director of  Tambrell Properties LTD.  Chair of Parkwood Residents Association.
Rita HOLDINGCo-opted GovernorEYFS, SEND, Health & Safety21 Sep 2016 – 20 Sep 2020 
Daniel MOORECo-opted Governor  20 Sep 2017 – 19 Sept 2021 
  VacancyCo-opted Governor   
  VacancyCo-opted Governor   

 

Structure of the Governing Body

Full Governing Body

Mr Veen Rama (chair)
Mr Dennis McFarlane (vice chair)

 

RESOURCES subcommittee

Nikki ASHBY

Adrian GULVIN

Rita HOLDING

Dennis McFARLANE

Barry SYMONS

 

Linda HOWLAND (Associate member)

STANDARDS subcommittee

Rita HOLDING

Louisa JONES

Rosemary TAYLOR

Caroline WEBBER

Barry SYMONS

 

Catherine McLaughlin (Associate member)

 

Attendance Record 2016-17

The table below shows a record of who attended (Y), those who did not attend but sent apologies (A) and those who did not attend and no apologies were sent.  Anyone not required to attend the meeting are marked as – for that meeting. 

 FGB 21.09.16 

Resources
 16.11.16

 Standards
11.01.17
FGB
14.12.16 
 Resources
22.03.17
FGB
22.03.17
Finance
26.04.17  

FGB
26.04.17

Standards
24.05.17

Finance
12.07.17

 FGB
12.07.17
K AlbertYYYYYYY
N AshbyYYYYYYYYAYY
A GulvinAAAAYYYAYY
R HoldingYYAYYYYYNAA
D McFarlaneY Y Y Y YYYYY Y
V Rama – Y YY Y Y YYYY Y
B SymonsY Y Y Y Y Y YYYY Y
R TaylorYYYYYYYYYYY
C WebberAYYYYYYYY
Vacancy           
Vacancy           
Vacancy           

 

Associate Members without voting powers & Clerk

Mrs Carol WRATE

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Catherine McLAUGHLIN

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Louisa JONES

Assistant Headteacher