The school’s governing body is generally responsible for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of education. They act together rather than individuals. Each Governor’s term of office is four years. Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Body with varying terms of office at the committees discretion. The Governing Body currently has two Associate Members to assist them in their work.
The full governing body meets 6 times a year. Groups of Governors form committees to meet and discuss such topics as the curriculum, personnel matters, finance, school improvement, Health and Safety, site and buildings.
On 26th January 2015 the governing body was reconstituted to 11 Governors as follows:
- 1 LA Governor
- 4 Parent Governors
- 4 Community Governors
- 1 Staff Governor
- The Headteacher
Please to read our Governor’s profiles below.
Oldfield Governor Profiles
Viv Williams - LA Governor
Viv is Chair of Governors and SEN Governor. She also is a member of FPP, CC&C, TPPC, and Target Setting Committees. She first became associated with the school in 1982 and has had 2 children at Oldfield who both had an excellent start to their education. She was PTA Secretary throughout her children's time at the school and was elected Parent Governor in 1985. She is currently a Local Authority Governor and Link Governor to the OSA. Viv is also our SEN Governor. Viv has been on the Board of Governors from 27th September 1996, and her current term of office is due to end on 12th June 2025.
Gina Botterill - Community Governor
Gina joined the Governing Body in 2003 which followed her time on the OSA Committee where she served as both Secretary and joint Chair. She Chairs the Curriculum, Communication and Children (incorporating health and Wellbeing), Committee (CC&C), serves on the FPP Committee and the Teachers Pay and Performance (TPPC) Committee. Gina is also the Safeguarding Governor. She also looks after the Key Stage 2 Library in a voluntary capacity. After re-election, her current term of office is due to end on 31st August 2025.
Gina works in her own HR Consulting business with her husband Ian. Their son Matthew attended Oldfield until 2005 and he is now working in Africa after completing his degree at University studying Zoology.
Kate Walker - Community Governor
Kate joined us as a Community Governor in February 2019. She sits on the CC&C Committee, Her current term of office was due to end on the 10th February 2024. Kate is our Health and Safety Governor. Kate has agreed to stay on as a Community Governor until February 2027.
Dr Beth Wynne-Evans - Community Governor
Beth joined us as a Community Governor on 7th March 2022 and is a member of the FPP Committee. Beth lives within walking distance of the school and was extensively involved with the Oldfield School community over the nine years her two sons attended (2011-2020), including being OSA Chairperson for three years. Her current term of office is due to end on 6th March 2026.
Mrs Cathy Davies - Community Governor
Cathy Davies joined us as Community Governor on 7th March 2022. Cathy's two children have both been pupils at the school between 2012 and 2021. Her term of office is due to end on 6th March 2026. Cathy is our Pupil Premium Governor.
Mrs Sam Pickering – Staff Governor
Sam Pickering joined the Governing Body on 20th June 2021. Sam is a Teacher in an Early Years class. Sam's current term of office is due to end on 19th June 2025.
Mr Advait Patil – Parent Governor
Mr Advait Patil was elected as a Parent Governor with effect from 9th November 2021. He has a child currently in Year 3. Advait is Vice Chair of our CC&C Committee. He provides his IT expertise in our annual Parent Survey. His term of office will end on 8th November 2025
Mr Justin Glanvill - Parent Governor
Justin Glanvill joined the Governing Body in February 2019, elected by the parents. He has two children, one in Year 5 and one in Year 3. Justin is the Chair of the FPP, Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee. His Term of office was due to end on 10th February 2023. Justin was re-elected as a Parent Governor and will continue until 10th February 2027.
Ms Poornima Karunacadacharan - Parent Governor
Poornima Karunacadacharan was elected by Oldfield parents on 1st February 2023 to commence her term of office from 11th February 2023 until 10th February 2027. She is a parent of a child in Early Years. Poornimima is currently going through the Governor Induction Process.
Ms Alice Donato - Parent Governor
Alice joined the Governing body as a Parent Governor in December 2019. She has a child in Year 4. Alice is the Vice Chair of the Governing Body and sits on the FPP, CC&C and Target Setting Committees. Her term of office ends on 4th December 2023.
The governing body would like to thank both Lorraine Woolrich for all her support as a Community Governor, who left us in 2022, and Babita Datta as a Parent Governor whose term of office ended on the 11th February 2023.
Associate members are people who the governing body have appointed to assist them in their duties. Associate members do not have any voting rights at Full Governing Body meetings, but Voting Rights may be given at committee level.
Dr Caroline Scott-Lang
Caroline Scott-Lang joined the governing body on 23rd October 2016 as an elected Parent Governor. Due to work commitments, Caroline moved to an Associate Member.
Caroline has one child in Year 4 and she sits on the CC&C committee. Her term of office was due to end on 22nd October 2023 but has agreed to stay on until 31st August 2024.
John Puri joined the governing body on 1st November 2022 as an Associate Member. He is an ex-parent and has experience in business. He assists the FPP Committee in their work on Finance. His term of office is due to end on 31st October 2024.
Curriculum, Communication and Children (Incorporating Health and Wellbeing)
|FPP||Finance, Premises and Personnel and Sustainability|
|TPPC||Teachers Pay and Performance Committee|
Other committees are convened when necessary during the year ie; HT Pay and Performance, Target Setting
Any other committees i.e.; exclusions, complaints, are appointed as and when required from the Governing Body members.
Governors monitor curriculum subjects and carry out visits to both subject leaders and classes.
All Governing Body minutes are available to view upon request at the school office