At Oakfield School, we have a very active Governing Body made up from a wide selection of dedicated people from all walks of life who give their time freely and voluntarily to ensure that the School receives all the help Governors can offer in order to reach its goals. The Governing Body collectively make decisions about planning school improvement and development and are answerable to the parents and carers, the local community and the local authority. They delegate the day to day running of the school to the Headteacher.
The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Local Authority, as well as parents/carers and staff from school.
|Name||Status||Term of Office – Start||Term of Office – End|
|Lee Morfitt||Co-opted Governor (Chair)||25/04/2020||24/02/2024|
|Suzanne Wilson||Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)||10/07/2021||09/07/2025|
|Noel Atley||Co-opted Governor||26/06/2018||14/03/2022
|Huw Jones||Co-opted Governor||26/06/2021||21/06/2025|
|Caroline Low||Co-opted Governor||22/06/2021||21/06/2025|
|Kerry Fowler||Co-opted Governor||22/03/2022||21/03/2026|
|Kenneth Jordan||Parent Governor||06/04/2021||05/04/2025|
|Eleanor Batty||Staff Governor||06/04/2021||05/04/2025|
|Rachel Davies||Virtue of Office (Headteacher)|
|Maria Bannister||Clerk to Governing Body (Hull City Council)|
Roles & Responsibilities 2021/2022:
|Lee Morfitt||Co-opted Governor (Chair)||Governing Body||
|Suzanne Wilson||Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)||Governing Body||
|Noel Atley||Co-opted Governor
|Huw Jones||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||
|Caroline Low||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||
|Kerry Fowler||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||
|Eleanor Batty||Staff Governor||Staff||
|Rachel Davies||Headteacher (non-voting)||
Governor Business Interests 2021/2022:
|Name||Nature of Business||Date of Appointment/Acquisition of Interest||Date of Cessation of Interest||Relationship to School Staff|
|Suzanne Wilson||None declared|
|Noel Atley||None declared|
|Caroline Low||None declared|
|Kenneth Jordan||Married to a member of the school support staff|
The Role of the Governing Body
- To provide a strategic view of where the School is going
- To establish the Schools values and aims
- To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides
- To ensure that both staff and pupils are able to work and study in a safe and happy environment
- To act as a critical friend to the School
Chair of Governors
The Chair of Governors makes sure that the Governing Body’s affairs are conducted lawfully. He also helps to run meetings and gives advice to the Headteacher. Our current Chair is Lee Morfitt.
Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.
Parent Governors are elected by other parents. They are the parents or carers who have children of school age.
Staff Governors are elected by the school staff. We currently have one Staff Governor along with the Headteacher.
The Governors elect to be a member of various committees. Each committee is specialised and meets regularly as a group. Committees report back to the Full Governing Body.
Oakfield School holds Full Governing Body Meetings and Committee Meetings each term.
Attendance for 2020/2021:
|Name||Status||Autumn 2020||Spring 2021||Summer 2021|
|Lee Morfitt||Co-opted Governor (Chair)||Present||Present||Present|
|Suzanne Wilson||Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)||Present||Present||Present|
|Noel Atley||Co-opted Governor||Present||Apologies||Absent|
|Huw Jones||Co-opted Governor||Present||Apologies||Absent|
|Caroline Low||Co-opted Governor||N/A||N/A||Present|
|Brian Hick||Co-opted Governor||Apologies||Apologies||Absent|
|Kenneth Jordan||Parent Governor||Present||Apologies||Absent|
|Eleanor Batty||Staff Governor||Present||Present||Present|
|Rachel Davies||Virtue of Office (Headteacher)||Present||Present||Present|
|Standards & Curriculum||26/01/2021||Mr H Jones, Mr N Atley, Mrs E Batty, Mr L Morfitt|
|Finance & Personnel||26/01/2021||Mr N Atley, Mrs e Batty, Mrs R Davies, Mr L Morfitt|
|Standards & Curriculum||13/10/2020||Mr H Jones, Mrs E Batty, Mr L Morfitt|
|Finance & Personnel||13/10/2020||Mr H Jones, Mrs E Batty, Mrs R Davies, Mr L Morfitt|
|Standards & Curriculum||08/06/2021||Mr H Jones, Mr N Atley, Mrs E Batty Mrs R Davies Mr L Morfitt|
|Finance & Personnel||08/06/2021||Mr N Atley, Mrs E Batty, Mrs R Davies, Mr H Jones, Mr L Morfitt|
Contacting the Governors
You can contact the Governing Body via the School Office.