As a governing body we welcome dialogue from any interested parties and can be contacted via our Chair at

All schools are managed by a Local Governing Body.  As a school within the Corvus Learning Trust and as delegated by its Trustees, the Oaklands Infants governing body works closely with the Headteacher and senior staff to run the school in line with government.

The Oaklands Infants Local Governing Body consists of 

i. 8 Co-opted Governors – appointed by the local governing body

ii. Two parent governors – elected by ballot of parents

iii. Two staff governors – appointed after ballot of school staff

iv. The Headteacher – ex officio

They are all volunteers who give their time and expertise free of charge to ensure that the school is run well, within budget and prioritises the needs and well-being of pupils and staff.

Each member of the governing body is assigned to specific areas of strategic oversight. These include Curriculum, Finance, Safeguarding and Equalities Duties holding executive leaders to account

The Governing board has the following core strategic functions.

   Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, ethos, and strategy for the school
  • Holding Executive Leaders to account
  • Overseeing financial performance

Governors hold an important public office, and as such they should be visible to their school and wider communities.  

Governor Communication

Andrew Gorham – Clerk to Governors

Governor Roles

Strategic OversightAreas of FocusGovernance Team
Quality of EducationCurriculum (Intent, Implementation, Impact)Kate West / Mat Parker/ Harriet McAuley
Personal DevelopmentSMSC / British Values / Healthy Living / Attitudes to Learning / BehaviourMat Parker / Sapphire Hill / Michelle Presland
Leadership & ManagementGovernance / Vision & Ethos / Trust Engagement / Staff Wellbeing & Development Mat Parker
Health & SafetySchool SiteKevin Davies
Policy & ComplianceCorvus Learning Trust Policy Adoption and IntegrationChris Rossiter / Sapphire Hill
Community RelationsLocal Community & Business Engagement Kathryn Pierce
FinanceHarriet McAuley/ Michelle Presland
SENDChris Rossiter / Kathryn Pierce
Pupil PremiumHarriet McAuley
SafeguardingKate West / Harriet McAuley
EYFSEarly Years Foundation StageSapphire Hill / Kathryn Pierce
Equality DutiesMat Parker
AdmissionsMat Parker/ Ellen Weston

Governors who have left in past 12 months:

Chris Rossiter July 2023

Carole Barke July 2023

Alun Hughes February 2023

Hannah O’Neil December 31st 2022

Angus Goodenough December 31st 2022