I have been the headteacher of Oakwood Infant School since September 2011, having taught at the school since 1997. I have been a member of the Governing Body since 1999 and have been a parent, staff and associate member at various different times!
As the school’s headteacher I work closely with the Governing Body to ensure that our school continues to develop and flourish. I am involved in all aspects of the Governors’ work and attend all committees and meetings.
Each term I report in detail to the Governing Body, evaluating the quality of provision across the school, providing Governors with the opportunity to both challenge and support the work of the school.
At Oakwood we are fortunate to have a highly dedicated and effective Governing body and it is a privilege to work with the Governors to lead our school and ensure that all children receive an outstanding education.
I am a long serving member of the Governing Body, starting as a parent governor when my son entered Year R. I am currently a staff governor representative – it is a privilege to represent such a dedicated and hard-working team of colleagues on the Governing Body.
I became the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) at Oakwood in 2012. In July 2015 I achieved the National Accreditation for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators at Winchester University.
In September 2016 my role changed to Inclusion Leader. In addition to supporting children with Special Educational Needs in the school I share the responsibility with the Senior Leadership Team for overseeing the correct provision is in place to support the needs of every child.
I have had strong links with Oakwood since my eldest son started at the school in 1996. I became a member of the Friends of Oakwood committee and was a parent helper, helping in classes across the school and at annual events such as the Christmas fair and the school barbecue. Becoming a Governor in 1998 gave me an opportunity to support the school in a more strategic role and to make a positive contribution to a school that continually strives for the best for each and every single child. I am currently a member of the School Improvement Committee.