21st November 2017

Governance Details

Governance Structure

As a result of Great Oaks converting to an Academy and forming the Solent Special Education Trust with Rosewood School, we needed to develop a new Governance structure in line with Department for Education requirements.

There are three layers to the Governance:

  • Members – Responsible for overseeing the work of the Trustees
  • Trustees – Responsible for appointing Headteachers, finance across the schools,  Headteacher’s performance management, reporting to the Department for Education and overall standards across the schools
  • Governors – Each school in the Trust has its own set of Governors responsible for monitoring teaching and learning within the school, pupil outcomes, behaviour, safeguarding, school leadership and individual school budgets

The current make-up of each group is highlighted below

Members

Liz McCaughey – Paediatrician for over 30 years. Specific experience of the local Child Protection service, Safeguarding and medical issues.

Phil Orchard – Secondary school teacher and Church Pastor and more recently involved in delivering person-centred planning to people with various disabilities.

Nick Vaughan (Chair) – Senior LLP Partner and Head of Charities and Education at Paris Smith LLP, Solicitors.

Tony Boyle –  Chartered architect who runs his own design company in Southampton.  Parent of pupil who attends Great Oaks College.

 

Trustees

Tony Boyle – Vice Chair and Chartered architect who runs his own design company in Southampton. Parent of pupil who attends Great Oaks College

Susan Williams – Worked in Education in Southampton for 27 years and for the last 15 years was responsible for SEN at the School where she worked.

Nicola Caroline Le Prevost – Nick qualified as a doctor in 2004 and has been working in community paediatrics since 2010.   Since 2013 she has been a governor of a mainstream primary school where she has taken an active role as link governor for safeguarding and special educational needs.

Andy Evans – Headteacher at Great Oaks School.

Zoe Evans – Headteacher at Rosewood School.  Accounting Officer/CEO.

Liz McCaughey – Paediatrician for over 30 years.  Specific experience of the local Child Protection service, Safeguarding and medical issues.

Juno Hollyhock – Juno’s background is with a range of charities and local authorities, supporting the children and young people’s agenda. Her recent role was with the Learning Through Landscapes charity where they worked to support as many children as possible in range of settings to experience the benefits of the natural environment in their learning and play.

Scott Ashmore

Malcolm Smith

 

Great Oaks Governors

Sue Williams – Chair and worked in Education in Southampton for 27 years and for  the last 15  years was  responsible for SEN at the School where she  worked.

Neville Button – Vice Chair An accountant who has been working in Financia’ Planning at Southampton City Council since April 2009, and prior to that spent 18 years with the Audit Commission.

Tony Boyle – Vice Chair and Chartered architect who runs his own design company in Southampton. Parent of pupil who attends Great Oaks College.

Andy Evans – Headteacher.

Debbie Fredericks – Worked for Great Oaks School for  5 years as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and completed her HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) in August 2014.

Geraldine Lindsay –  Joined the school in 2008. She is the Key Stage 3 Manager and Head of Maths at the School. She currently oversees the transition of students in Year 6 to the school.

Ilda Ourique – Teacher and Communication co-ordinator Great Oaks School.

Len Mockett – Retired Laboratory Manager at the University of Southampton.  Previous Chair and vice-chair.

Claire Sorfleet – Consultant Needs Assessor for the Disabled Students’ allowance.   Parent of ex-pupil.

Phil Orchard – Secondary school teacher and Church Pastor and more recently involved in delivering person-centred planning to people with various disabilities.

Scott Ashmore – Accountant Southampton University. Parent of Year 9 pupil.

Mary-Jane Barford-Foster – Previous Primary School Governor. Parent of Year 10 pupil.

Rosewood Governors

Liz McCaughey – Paediatrician for over 30 years. Specific experience of the local Child Protection service, Safeguarding and medical issues.

Zoe Evans – Headteacher at Rosewood School. Accounting Officer / CEO.

Clair Smith – Treasury,  Accounts Assistant,  producing management accounts at McCarthy and Stone.  Previously  at Prysmian Cables and Systems  CIMA qualified.

Colleen Grice – Parent Governor.  Worked in Health Services for 32 years, the last 12 as an Occupational Therapist.  Specific experience of physical and mental disabilities, functional illnesses (depression, anxiety, dementia, cognitive impairment) and Health and Therapy.

Rob Burton – Parent Governor.  Works at Southampton Solent University, running the Sport and Outdoor Management department.  Specific experience of develop curricula and quality assurance..

Georgie Knight- Staff Governor.  Started as a volunteer 12 years ago and after training is now a qualified teacher.

Vicky Morgan – Staff Governor.  A Special Support Assistant, with many years’ experience of working at Rosewood.