Mrs Rachel Davies

Chair of Governors

Mr Lee Morfitt – Co-opted (Office Ending 31/08/18) – Health and Safety

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Chris Straker – Co-opted (Office Ending 28/08/2018) – Residential

Co-opted Governors

Mr Brian Hick (Office Ending 06/11/2018)

Mark Nickolay (Associate)

Parent Representative

Mrs Tara Bilton (Associate)

Mr Ken Jordan (Office Ending 28/08/2018) – Pupil Voice

Mr Neil Kitching (Office Ending 30/04/2019) – Safeguarding

Staff Representatives

Ms Donna Lethem (Office Ending 22/03/2020)

Clerk to the Governors

Ms Maria Bannister

As we head towards the exciting journey our new school, I thought it wise to share some information with you regarding our 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 our time freely and voluntarily to ensure that the School receives all the help we can offer in order to reach its goals. We make collective decisions about planning school improvement and development and are answerable to the parents and carers, the local community and the local authority. We delegate the day to day running of the school to the Head Teacher, Rachel Davies.

The Governing body of Oakfield is made up of representatives from the Local Authority, as well as Parents and Staff from the school.

The Role of the Oakfield Governing Body

  • To provide a strategic view of where the school is going.
  • To establish the School’s 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 Head Teacher. Our current chair is Lee Morfitt.

Staff Governor

Staff governors are elected by the school staff. We currently have 1 staff governor along with the Head Teacher.

Parent Governors

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

Authority Governor

Authority governors are appointed by the Local Authority. The LA will appoint any person they feel is appropriate.


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. Our current committees are: Personnel & Finance and Standards & Curriculum.


Oakfield holds Full Governing Body Meetings and Committee Meetings each term.

Contacting the Governors

You can contact the governing body via the school office.