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.
    Appointed by academy members – 13/06/2011

Nick Vaughan (Chair) – Senior LLP Partner and Head of Charities and Education at Paris Smith LLP, Solicitors.
    Appointed by academy members – 01/09/2017

Tony Boyle –  Chartered architect who runs his own design company in Southampton.  Parent of pupil who attends Great Oaks College.
    Appointed by academy members – 01/09/2017

Sheena Williams –
    Appointed by academy members – 16/09/2020

Carol Dixon –
    Appointed by academy members – 03/12/2019

Chair of Trustees

Tony Boyle – Chartered architect who runs his own design company in Southampton. Parent of pupil who attends Great Oaks College
    Appointed by academy members – 16/09/2020
    To – 01/10/2021

Trustees

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.
    Appointed by academy members – 01/09/2017
    To – 31/08/2023

Andy Evans – Headteacher at Great Oaks School.
    Appointed by Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal – 01/09/2017
    To – 31/08/2023

Zoe Evans – Headteacher at Rosewood School.  Accounting Officer/CEO.
    Appointed by academy members – 01/09/2015
    To – 31/08/2023

Liz McCaughey – Paediatrician for over 30 years.  Specific experience of the local Child Protection service, Safeguarding and medical issues.
    Appointed by academy members – 03/10/2018
    To – 31/08/2023

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.
    Appointed by academy members – 01/09/2018
    To – 31/08/2022

Scott Ashmore –
    Appointed by academy members – 03/10/2018
    To – 01/09/2021

Malcolm Smith –
    Appointed by academy members – 03/10/2018
    To – 01/09/2021

Sue Williams –
    Appointed by academy members – 01/09/2017
    To – 31/08/2023

Rosemary Gregory –
    Appointed by academy members – 15/09/2019
    To – 31/08/2023

Accounting Officer

Zoe Evans – From – 01/09/2015

Cheif Financial Officer

Jennifer Frost – From – 03/08/2019