Oakfield School
The Governing Body

The Governing Body

Governing Body

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.

Governing Body:

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

  • (Noel resigned from the Governing Body on 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:

Name Status Appointment by Committee Responsibility
Lee Morfitt Co-opted Governor (Chair) Governing Body
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Standards & Curriculum,
  • Pay
  • Chair (Governing Body)
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Quality of Education
  • Science
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Standards
  • Leadership & Management

 

Suzanne Wilson Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair) Governing Body
  • Vice Chair (Governing Body)

 

Noel Atley Co-opted Governor

  • (Noel resigned from the Governing Body on 14/03/2022)
Governing Body
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Standards & Curriculum
  • Chair – Finance & Personnel
  • Chair – Standards & Curriculum)
  • Residential Provision
  • Finance

 

Huw Jones Co-opted Governor Governing Body
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Standards & Curriculum
Caroline Low Co-opted Governor Governing Body  

 

Kerry Fowler Co-opted Governor Governing Body  

 

Eleanor Batty Staff Governor Staff
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Standards & Curriculum

 

Rachel Davies Headteacher (non-voting)
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Standards & Curriculum

 

Governor Business Interests 2021/2022:

Name Nature of Business Date of Appointment/Acquisition of Interest Date of Cessation of Interest Relationship to School Staff
Lee Morfitt
  • Governor – Stepney Primary School
  • Governor – The Hub School
Suzanne Wilson None declared
Noel Atley None declared
Huw Jones
  • Director – Innov8 Consulting, Managing Consultant
  • Director – Maldaba Ltd, Technology Company
  • Governor – Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
April 2008

 

June 2016

 

 

February 2018

Caroline Low None declared
Kerry Fowler
Kenneth Jordan Married to a member of the school support staff
Eleanor Batty
  • Support Assistant – Stag Support Services, Supporting Children
  • CFR – NHS Ambulance Service
October 2020

 

 

July 2019

Rachel Davies
  • Trustee – Humber Education Trust (HET)
  • Governor – The Market Weighton School
April 2020

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

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.

Parent Governors

Parent Governors are elected by other parents.  They are the parents or carers who have children of school age.

Staff Governor

Staff Governors are elected by the school staff.  We currently have one Staff Governor along with the Headteacher.

Committees

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.

Meetings

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
Meeting Date Attendees
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.