Our Governors

Mr Chris Rossiter – Chair of Governors

I am a psychologist and CEO of national children’s charity, Driver Youth Trust, which supports disadvantaged children. It is my firm belief that every child should be given the opportunity to succeed, particularly when they struggle in school.

As the Chair of Governors at Oaklands I bring an understanding of educational policy and management experience to the school, which I feel is particularly valuable in times of change.

I am a fellow of the Royal Society and member of the British Psychological Society.

Mrs Carole Barke – Governor

I am a Mum of three, with two children currently at Oaklands Infant School, in Reception and Y2.

I hugely enjoyed, and valued, my own education experience and realise the importance of a good school in shaping a child’s outlook so that they can be happy, sociable and successful in life. I therefore feel excited and privileged to have the opportunity to be a parent governor and part of the school community. 

I Chair the Community sub-committee and am also part of the Resources sub-committee. I am linked with Chestnut class and always enjoy my visits to meet the children.

Miss Sukina Carr – Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor at Oakland Infants for over four years having applied because I was keen to be involved in the local community. Most people have been to school so will have a view on what were positive moments for them, I really enjoyed school and so would like the chance to make a positive difference on children going through the school process now. The time as a governor to date has been educational and interesting, especially the 2016 Ofsted inspection. Besides being a governor, I work as an accountant in an IT company and have lived in Crowthorne for a number of years now and can sometimes be found out for a run in the village.

Mr Kevin Davis – Governor

I am a father of four, the youngest having just started at Oaklands this year, and my eldest in her final year at University. I work within the Engineering Construction Industry and having travelled extensively with work I am now keen to become more involved in the school. I have always been impressed with the values and environment at Oaklands, and when the opportunity to become a parent governor arose, it was an easy decision to apply. I am looking forward to contributing to the development of the school and the children’s experiences, which at this stage of their lives is so important.

Mrs Dawn Croxford – Parent Governor

Hi, I’m mother of 2, the eldest having started in Reception at Oaklands this year. Before having my children I was a Primary school teacher, mainly teaching Year 1.

I have also taught one to one at a school locally as a Pupil Premium teacher. I feel excited and privileged to be part of the governing team and hope to make a positive contribution to the future of Oaklands.

I am on the Teaching & Learning and Community sub-committees. I will be linked with Ash class and I’m looking forward to meeting the children and their parents at class visits and assemblies!

Mrs Lesley Brown – Co-opted Governor

I am a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and have been working in the school since my own children were pupils. My role includes supporting children in the classroom, and I particularly enjoy running the friendship group and overseeing the library. I have been a Staff Governor for eleven years.

Miss Kirsty Field – Staff Governor

Kirsty Field former governor, term ended 19.7.2019 .

Mrs Hannah O’Neill – Headteacher

In September 2017, I joined Oaklands Infant School as Headteacher. Prior to joining Oaklands, I was five years as a deputy at an outstanding infant school in Bracknell Forest and before that, 14 years at a primary school in Wandsworth.
I am a Specialist Leader of Education, have moderated Key Stage One in different schools and have been the leader of Special Educational Needs for the past 11 years.

The ethos and values initially attracted me to the school, along with the professional teaching team and the great links with governors, parents and the wider community.

I find the school has a real family feel about it, with everyone working together to create a love of learning for the children.I feel honoured and lucky to be working with such a great team of people and children.

Mr Mat ParkerVice Chair

Mr Angus Goodenough – Co-opted Governor