Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Local Governing Committee is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Bridge Academy Trust
Oaklands Infant School joined Bridge Academy Trust on 1st September 2018.
To view our Member and Trustee information, please follow this link: Members and Trustees.
To view the Bridge Academy Trust Annual Accounts and other information please follow this link: Bridge Academy Trust.
To view the Bridge Academy Trust Strategic Plan please follow this link: BAT Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024
The school’s governing body is consists of eleven volunteers whose main responsibility is to set the strategic vision for the school and promoting high standards of educational achievement.
The Local Governing Committee holds the school’s leaders to account for the quality, standard and effectiveness of the teaching and learning. Through the Local Governing Committee, the school is accountable to Bridge Academy Trust, the parents of the pupils and to the wider community.
The Local Governing Committee is also responsible for ensuring that the school fulfills its legal obligations, for the provision of the curriculum, staffing, the social care and development of the pupils, and other statutory requirements such as developing school policies, setting targets, managing performance and so on. It is also responsible for evaluating the progress of the school, making sure that effective monitoring is taking place and making strategic decisions on the basis of this evaluation.
Governors are most useful to the school by being supportive yet challenging. If the governing body gets the balance right it can both support the school and promote its improvement effectively.
The Governing Committee meet at least once a term, with one of these meetings often devoted to moving forwards the strategic vision of the school.
The Oaklands Infant School Governors:
Mrs Cath Williams
Chair of Governors
Mrs Helen Craig
Term of Office: 05.10.22 - 04.10.26
To contact the Chair please contact the school office or
Clerk, Mrs E Park - [email protected]
Vice Chair of Governor
Mrs Lucy Borella
Term of Officer: 03.11.20 - 02.11.24
Mrs Lucy Hawkridge
Term of Officer: 09.11.20 - 08.11.24
Mrs Susan Sorlie
Term of Office: 02.02.2023 - 01.02.2027
Miss Sam Jones
Term of Office: 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2026
Miss Gemma Cranstone
Term of Office: 29.09.2021 - 28.09.2025
Mrs E Park